Things to do
Explore the beaches – A great option for those who enjoy outdoor activities and scenic views. Walkerville North and South Beach is a popular spot for surfers, with great waves and a consistent swell. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and fishing. There is also a beautiful beach for a leisurely walk and a great spot for birdwatching. It’s a great place to relax, take in the scenery, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Visit Cape Liptrap Lighthouse – A historic lighthouse located near Walkerville South, made with local limestone. It’s situated on a rugged coastal headland, and was built in the early 1890s to guide ships safely through the hazardous waters of Bass Strait.
Visit Wilsons Promontory – Commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is a national park with the entrance located 30-minutes from Jandi. The park covers an area of around 50,000 hectares and is known for its rugged coastal landscapes, diverse wildlife, and beautiful beaches.
The park also offers a variety of hiking trails, with different levels of difficulty and length, that lead to scenic lookouts, beaches, and waterfalls. Some of the popular trails include the Mount Oberon Summit Walk, the Tidal River to Sealers Cove Walk and the Squeaky Beach Walk.
Wilsons Prom is also a great spot for wildlife watching, there are many animals that call the park home, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, possums, and over 200 species of birds.
Take a stroll to the Historic Coastal Cemetary – Located approximately 1km from the Walkerville South Beach car park is a quaint, historic coastal cemetary where the limestone miners and their families were buried.
Waratah Bay Lookout – The trail takes you through coastal scrub and eucalyptus forest, and it’s a great opportunity to see some of the local wildlife, such as kangaroos, wallabies, and various bird species. The lookout point offers panoramic views of the coast and is a great spot to take in the natural beauty of the area and to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wilderness.
Visit Alison Lester’s Gallery – Alison Lester is an Australian children’s book author and illustrator. She is known for her work on books such as “Are We There Yet?”, “Magic Beach” (based on Walkerville South Beach!) and “The Quicksand Pony”. Her gallery and hop is located in Fish Creek, only 20 minutes away, and she can sign copies of her books that you purchase.