3529 Bass Hwy, Kilcunda 3995
George Bass Coastal Walk
- Get your lungs pumping healthily on this beautiful rugged walk.
- Walk options incl: park one car each at each end of the walking trails [i.e. one at Punch Bowl (near San Remo) and the other at Killy Motel, 3529 Bass Hwy Kilcunda 3995]
- Click HERE for Full George Bass Coast Coastal walk options and info from Bass Coast Council
- Click HERE for the coastal walk map (incl to Shelley Beach, which is approx 12 mins walk)
- Click HERE for Bass Coast and Phillip Island Official Visitors Guide 2020
3535 Bass Hwy, Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia
Kilcunda General Store
Visit the Cool "Old School" Aussie Cafe (cum General Store) and enjoy an easy morning or lazy afternoon meal, sip a cuppa, have a good chat and gaze at the Bass Coast.
At the same, perhaps buy some local produces from Uder & Hoe store behind the Cafe.
Monday to Saturday - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 7:00am to 4:00pm
t: 5678 7390
3531-3533 Bass Hwy, Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia
Enjoy some local beers with Australia pub favorites (local gummy flake, chicken parma and lemon pepper calamari) or sample specials from new Head Chef, Ivan Sanchez Pirez (from Havana Cuba). The Hotel also offers vegetarian and vegan meals, besides gluten and lactose-free options. The kitchen uses fresh local produces.
Sun baked on a golden afternoon, with live music, is a "sunny-option" when the sun comes out to play.
Monday to Saturday - 11:30am to 1:00am (Kitchen close at 8 pm)
Sunday - 11:30am to 11:00pm (Kitchen close at 8pm)
Bass Coast Rail Trail, Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia
Whales Watching and Bass Coast Whale Festival (1-3 July 2022)
Watch whales from wondrous trestle bridge or from Whale Discovery Trail Signs during whales spotting season (April to November). Come for extra fun activities during Bass Coast Whale Festival (1-3 July 2022, this year). More info via: Bass Coast Whale Festival Program.
Daily cruises from Wildlife Coast Cruise are on offer at San Remo and Cowes (near jetty). You get to see enormous seals population around the island besides spotting whales.
Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia
Surf Fishing and Fishing Festival
It is an unknown secret that Kilcunda is a fishing haven and has some of the best fishing spots in Victoria - from fishing at the Powlett River to surf fishing at Bass Coast Ocean, plus the adventurous rock fishing at Punch Bowl.
Alternatively, come join and celebrate "All Things Fishing" at the San Remo Fishing Festival in Sept:
Bass Coast Rail Trail, Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia
Baby Coastal Run and Coastal Run Events
"Baby Coastal Run" and some simple family active play - just right across the Killy Motel, or at Kilcunda Trestle Bridge area. Alternatively, check out Kilcunda annual coastal run events: Kilcunda Half Marathon George Bass Coastal Run (early Feb each year) or "Keeping Kids on Track" Fun Run Festival (mid March each year).
Opposite 3529 Bass Highwy, Kilcunda 3529 or at Seaview Street or just anywhere in Bass Coast
Gaze at Stars or Aurora Australis (when forecasted)
Gaze at stars on pitch black night and be mesmerized. Brew on your life vision at the same
Catch the amazing Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) at southern seaboard, Bass Coast, when forecast to appear. Check these links:
Seaview Street, Kilcunda 3995
Watch the golden sun sets or rises
One of the simplest, natural and beautiful activity, watch the golden sun sets or rises..
Bass Coast, VIC, Australia
Surf the waves
While the "rough and tough" surf beach in Kilcunda is for experienced surfers only, there are other surf spots for beginners and intermediate surfers. These include surf beaches in Phillip Island, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Coronet Bay and others.
Watch and walk the birds' trails at Bass Coast
Watch and walk the birds' trails as Bass Coast is also a birds sanctuary.
930 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven VIC 3925, Australia
Bass Coast and Phillip Island region
Visit Farmers' and Antique Markets around the area
Boasting the largest number of farmers' markets in Victoria as well as countless village shops brimming with antiques, crafts and collectibles, Gippsland is a shopper's paradise. View list of markets and calendar via http://visitbasscoast.com.au/businesses/detail/2016-2017-bass-coast-market-calendar/
Image source: https://www.instagram.com/kongwakmarket/
1835 Dalyston-Glen Forbes Rd, Glen Forbes VIC 3990, Australia
Tasty Reasons to Visit Bass Coast & Gippsland
Numerous tasty reasons to visit Bass Coast & Gippsland besides the un-spoils beaches, lakes and mountains, waterside villages and green rolling hills. The local produce is pretty spectacular - from handmade artisan farm cheese to fish for your supper. And Gippsland pinot noir named Australia's best wine (http://www.bassphillip.com/ and https://www.bassriverwinery.com/blog/bass-river-single-vineyard-2013-pinot-noir)
Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge, Bass Coast Rail Trail, Kilcunda VIC 3995
Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge
Marvel at the rugged coast and natural beauty via the vantage of Killy Trestle Bridge and let your "painting-imagination runs wild-coastally". The amazingly beautiful Trestle Bridge painting is by David Shields and he is wonderfully kind to allow us to share his painting with all of you via our website. You can reach David Shields via David Shield Art
Nyora-Wonthaggi Rail Trail, Kilcunda VIC 3995
Kilcunda Main Beach (near the Trestle Bridge)
Across the road of Killy Motel (near the trestle bridge) is Killy main beach (including the surf beach). Caution on swimming and surfing on Killy main beach as it is a rugged coast with strong rips and high waves.
Watch a short youtube video of Killy Main Beach via this link:
Mouth of the Powlett, 285 Mouth of Powlett Rd, Dalyston VIC 3992
Powlett River Mouth (Opens to Bass Strait Ocean)
Explore the Powlett River Mouth that opens to the Bass Strait Ocean. Play with the sand dune, walk the sandy beach, swim in the Powlett River Mouth, or canoe and paddle board - you are spoilt for choices.
The Powlett River rises on the southern slopes of the Stzelecki Ranges, near Ellerside, north of Inverloch, and flows generally west, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth within Bass Strait, west of Wonthaggi, within the Shire of Bass Coast. The river descends 40 metres (130 ft) over its 27 kilometres (17 mi) course.
3529 Bass Highway, Kilcunda VIC, Australia
e-Bike Tour of Bass Coast Region
Rent e-Bike from Drift Adventures (a local e-Bike provider) and explore Bass Coast region (filled with hidden bike-routes gems). These hidden bike-routes gems include: bike-touring to explore the gorgeous Powlett River (especially the "Mouth of Powlett" where the Powlett River's mouth open up to the ocean), the ocean-mesmerising route of Kilcunda-Bass Coast-San Remo, the eco-Wind Farms and others. Please check out Drift Adventures' website and book your e-Bike.
Access to the Bass Coast Rail Trail map and info via this link: https://d2n3eh1td3vwdm.cloudfront.net/general-downloads/Recreation-and-Culture/Rail-Trail-Brochure.pdf