Testing of pipis near Venus Bay has identified the presence of high levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison, a serious and potentially fatal illness. Fisheries Victoria is reminding people that pipis harvested from the Venus Bay area should not be eaten due to potentially high levels of toxins found in the shellfish. Any pipis harvested from the Venus Bay area within the last three months should be discarded into rubbish bins, as toxins are not destroyed by cooking or freezing.
at Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Five Mile Track is closed to vehicles at Five Mile Beach. Camping is permitted at the end of the Five Mile Road before the beach fore dunes, however vehicle access is prohibited and prospective campers must carry equipment to the site.
at Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery.
The coastal park transforms from being a peaceful coastal area to wild, windy and awe inspiring in stormy weather. Whatever the season, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is worth exploring.
How to get there
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is situated 160 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It is reached from the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha or the Bass Highway from Inverloch.
Can you find the Eastern Ground Parrot?
Parks Victoria is seeking your help in finding evidence of the Eastern Ground Parrot in the Northern Wilderness of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. Read the fact file for details on how you can help.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park as their Traditional Country. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
A short walk along the beach at Walkerville rings you unexpectedly upon giant brick buttresses protruding from the cliffs like…
This camping area offers shady campsites set among tall Banksias right on the shore of Waratah Bay. The adjacent beach…
Line fishing is popular from the beaches and rocks at Walkerville with anglers seeking Snapper, Sweep, Leather Jacket, Salmon, Yellow-tail…
A broad sandy ocean beach that is popular for swimming and surfing. This beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers during…
Thickets of Coast Teatree together with stands of Coast Banksia are found at Point Smythe and along the coastal sand…
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- Gravel carpark
- Cape Liprap Coastal Park - Park note (PDF 917.2 KB)
- Cape Liptrap Coastal Park - Campground map - Bear Gully (PDF 907.2 KB)
- Cape Liptrap Coastal Park Management Plan (PDF 802.7 KB)
- Cape-Liprap-Coastal-Park-Park-note-accessible-version.docx (MS Word Document 998.2 KB)
- Heritage story - Taking out the limestone - Walkerville (PDF 178.0 KB)