Two hours drive south-east of Melbourne is Wilson’s Promontory, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Here you can walk remote coastal bushland trails and squeaky sand beaches, swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors, and see many of Australia’s unique native animals enjoying their natural habitat.
Tucked into the northern part of Wilsons Promontory, Corner Inlet’s water is surrounded by the granite hills of ‘The Prom’, the yellow dunes of Yanakie, the green rolling Strzelecki hills, and the low-lying islands of Nooramunga. It is the traditional sea country of the Gunaikurnai people, with commercial fishing being prevalent in the region for over 100 years. The variety of species coming from the Corner Inlet bay are extraordinary due it being the last bay and inlet fishery producing species such as the King George Whiting, Southern Calamari, Southern Sea Garfish, Rock Flathead, Greenback Flounder in Victoria.
Corner Inlet is beautiful for its complexity and diversity, housing a network of mangroves, saltmarsh, mud banks, seagrass beds, rocky islands and deeper channels. Unlike anywhere else in Victoria, its seagrass beds provide shelter to many creatures including a range of crabs, multi- coloured sea stars, sea snails and stingrays. If lucky, you might be able to sight some penguins or a pod of dolphins in the distance as well!
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