Walkerville Camping Reserve

Things to Do 

 -Walk to the Look-out point:  Walk to stunning views, starting at site 44,  about 1.2 km, 40 min one way.     Remember to take your camera.

-Walk to the historical Lime kilns and heritage listed cemetery:  Drive/walk 1.5km towards south.  At low tide walk on the beach (800m) towards the kilns, or take the bush-track, starting just after the boat ramp.  (Strictly no driving on the beach allowed, only for launching boats). You are now in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park.  Whilst there visit the Cape Liptrap Lighthouse

-Walk to Waratah Bay on the beach:  heading North direction, 1hr one way, and see where bush meets the coast.  Strictly no dogs allowed here, as there are breeding programs taking place.

-Have a swim: at North side, entrance behind playground or swim at protected South side (at the Lime kilns). (NO VEHICLES ALLOWED ON BEACH)

- The Cape Liptrap lighthouse:  it’s on an isolated point in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Reserve and can be reached via Walkerville.  Turn into South Walkerville Road then right into the Cape Liptrap Road.

-Drive to Waratah Bay and Sandy Point and explore beautiful beaches.

- Fish Creek:  21km drive.  Visit the Gecko Gallery, Ride the Wild Goat and Celia Rosser Gallery.   Have coffee at 9Acres or The Flying Cow.  Have a meal at Fish Creek Pub or KO Bar-and-Grill.  There is also a hardware store. Petrol and Diesel servo.

- Tarwin Lower: 22km drive, towards Venus Bay.  Find there an Aldi, the local pub, a butcher  and a Mitre 10. Petrol, Diesel and Gas servo at Raymo's Roadhouse.

-Bald Hills Wetlands Bird Life Reserve:  5km east of Tarwin.  The Wetland Walk is 750m in length, about 15 minutes one way.  The walking track from the car park takes you through open woodlands and Paperbark to a large shallow wetland.  From the bird hide you will be rewarded with the sight of a variety of bird life.  NB:  The drive from the main road to the Bald Hills wetland is approximately 5km.  It is a lovely reserve but can at certain times of the year be popular with snakes.

Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management
Walkerville News
No. 4 December 2011
Welcome to our wonderful coast. This newsletter
will bring you up to date on Walkerville
happenings.
Foreshore matters
• The voluntary Walkerville Foreshore Reserve
Committee continued to oversee the foreshore
and caravan park.
• The Committee installed new signs along the
foreshore, replaced old barbecues, continued
weed control programs and continued planning
for the area around the Hall. New shelters are
being ordered for most of the barbecues along
the foreshore.
• Work on a new management plan for the
foreshore continued and will be completed in
2012. If you have any comments or suggestions
regarding the plan contact the President of the
Committee, Bill Bray email: bray@tpg.com.au
phone 5663-2291.
Grants
The committee is grateful to the Department of
Sustainability and Environment for valuable
grant funding used to finance safety signs and
weed control works.
Erosion works
The temporary clay ‘bank’ constructed in 2009
continues to work well, with several minor repairs
being undertaken. Long-term options are being
considered including special geotech bags filled onsite
with sand.
Vehicles on the beach?
A reminder: At Walkerville, vehicles are permitted on
beaches only while launching and retrieving boats and
other water craft at the Bluff and at South near the
Kilns. Vehicles are not permitted to park on any of the
beaches or travel between Walkerville North and South.
Dogs regulations – a reminder to all
• Dogs are not permitted in the Caravan Park at any
time.
• Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9 am
and 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs are permitted on leads on the beach before 9
am and after 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs can be walked along Bayside Drive at any
time.
Please comply with the regulations.
Walking at Walkerville
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the
outdoors at Walkerville. Try:
• Taking the bush walk from the caravan park up
the hill to Prom Views, and along the side track
to the scenic lookout point.
• Walking south along the beach from North to
South (at low tide), and beyond Bird Rock past
the rock pools to Wyberg’s Cave.
• Walking north along the beach to Waratah Bay
beach and township, and beyond to Sandy
Point. (Allow 1 hour + each way to Waratah
Bay.)
• Driving to Cape Liptrap and strolling to the
lighthouse and lookout.
• Exploring other walks in the Cape Liptrap
Coastal Park. See the Cape Liptrap Coastal
Park Parknotes leaflet for information on walks
in the area.
Catch the early sunrise
wville newsletter dec21 2011.docx 2
Caravan Park News
• Substantial damage occurred in March when
about 160 mm of rain washed out an area near
the kiosk. A big clean up was undertaken, the
visitor carpark resurfaced and a new walkway to
the beach installed.
• Works have been undertaken in the caravan
park to improve drainage, upgrade facilities and
improve amenity, and reduce energy use.
• Trees were assessed by an experienced arborist
and several unhealthy trees removed.
Recycling and bins
Good news for the environment! The South
Gippsland Shire Council has recently introduced
new waste treatment procedures which allow
many materials to be recycled. There will soon
be new recycling bins (with yellow lids) in the
caravan park for you to use. Or you can take
recyclables directly to the transfer station.
PLEASE HELP:
Put these materials in the bins with yellow
lids:
• Aluminium and steel cans
• Glass jars/bottles
• Paper and cardboard (crushed)
• Plastics - Codes 1-6
Wrap and put other rubbish in the green
bins:
• Food waste
• Nappies
• Plastic bags and polystyrene
• Broken glass/crockery
• Organic waste
Vehicles on sites
Please comply with regulations which permit a
maximum of 2 vehicles per site (plus up to one boat
trailer). Stickers are issued to paying customers.
Water conservation
The water supply to the Caravan Park is limited.
Please help by taking short showers, keeping water
use to an absolute minimum and following signs on
amenity blocks.
The local water supply is not treated and boiling is
recommended for drinking water.
Fire and safety
The Committee has maintained water storage and fire
fighting facilities in liaison with the CFA and other
agencies.
The Committee encourages all visitors to be familiar
with CFA’s recommendations regarding evacuation in
accordance with Victoria’s Fire Danger Ratings.
Campfires in the caravan park are only allowed in
fireplaces provided, with no fires on Total Fire Ban
days.
Summer by the Sea
There are great Summer by the Sea activities –
Rockpool Rambles, Night Walks, and Geology
Rocks - from January 4 to 18.
Check notice boards for details.
Geology walk – book your family or friends in
Walkerville South in 1899 – Interpretive signs tell the
limeburner’s stor
Walkerville News
No. 4 December 2011
Welcome to our wonderful coast. This newsletter
will bring you up to date on Walkerville
happenings.
Foreshore matters
• The voluntary Walkerville Foreshore Reserve
Committee continued to oversee the foreshore
and caravan park.
• The Committee installed new signs along the
foreshore, replaced old barbecues, continued
weed control programs and continued planning
for the area around the Hall. New shelters are
being ordered for most of the barbecues along
the foreshore.
• Work on a new management plan for the
foreshore continued and will be completed in
2012. If you have any comments or suggestions
regarding the plan contact the President of the
Committee, Bill Bray email: bray@tpg.com.au
phone 5663-2291.
Grants
The committee is grateful to the Department of
Sustainability and Environment for valuable
grant funding used to finance safety signs and
weed control works.
Erosion works
The temporary clay ‘bank’ constructed in 2009
continues to work well, with several minor repairs
being undertaken. Long-term options are being
considered including special geotech bags filled onsite
with sand.
Vehicles on the beach?
A reminder: At Walkerville, vehicles are permitted on
beaches only while launching and retrieving boats and
other water craft at the Bluff and at South near the
Kilns. Vehicles are not permitted to park on any of the
beaches or travel between Walkerville North and South.
Dogs regulations – a reminder to all
• Dogs are not permitted in the Caravan Park at any
time.
• Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9 am
and 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs are permitted on leads on the beach before 9
am and after 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs can be walked along Bayside Drive at any
time.
Please comply with the regulations.
Walking at Walkerville
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the
outdoors at Walkerville. Try:
• Taking the bush walk from the caravan park up
the hill to Prom Views, and along the side track
to the scenic lookout point.
• Walking south along the beach from North to
South (at low tide), and beyond Bird Rock past
the rock pools to Wyberg’s Cave.
• Walking north along the beach to Waratah Bay
beach and township, and beyond to Sandy
Point. (Allow 1 hour + each way to Waratah
Bay.)
• Driving to Cape Liptrap and strolling to the
lighthouse and lookout.
• Exploring other walks in the Cape Liptrap
Coastal Park. See the Cape Liptrap Coastal
Park Parknotes leaflet for information on walks
in the area.
Catch the early sunrise
wville newsletter dec21 2011.docx 2
Caravan Park News
• Substantial damage occurred in March when
about 160 mm of rain washed out an area near
the kiosk. A big clean up was undertaken, the
visitor carpark resurfaced and a new walkway to
the beach installed.
• Works have been undertaken in the caravan
park to improve drainage, upgrade facilities and
improve amenity, and reduce energy use.
• Trees were assessed by an experienced arborist
and several unhealthy trees removed.
Recycling and bins
Good news for the environment! The South
Gippsland Shire Council has recently introduced
new waste treatment procedures which allow
many materials to be recycled. There will soon
be new recycling bins (with yellow lids) in the
caravan park for you to use. Or you can take
recyclables directly to the transfer station.
PLEASE HELP:
Put these materials in the bins with yellow
lids:
• Aluminium and steel cans
• Glass jars/bottles
• Paper and cardboard (crushed)
• Plastics - Codes 1-6
Wrap and put other rubbish in the green
bins:
• Food waste
• Nappies
• Plastic bags and polystyrene
• Broken glass/crockery
• Organic waste
Vehicles on sites
Please comply with regulations which permit a
maximum of 2 vehicles per site (plus up to one boat
trailer). Stickers are issued to paying customers.
Water conservation
The water supply to the Caravan Park is limited.
Please help by taking short showers, keeping water
use to an absolute minimum and following signs on
amenity blocks.
The local water supply is not treated and boiling is
recommended for drinking water.
Fire and safety
The Committee has maintained water storage and fire
fighting facilities in liaison with the CFA and other
agencies.
The Committee encourages all visitors to be familiar
with CFA’s recommendations regarding evacuation in
accordance with Victoria’s Fire Danger Ratings.
Campfires in the caravan park are only allowed in
fireplaces provided, with no fires on Total Fire Ban
days.
Summer by the Sea
There are great Summer by the Sea activities –
Rockpool Rambles, Night Walks, and Geology
Rocks - from January 4 to 18.
Check notice boards for details.
Geology walk – book your family or friends in
Walkerville South in 1899 – Interpretive signs tell the
limeburner’s sto
Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management
Walkerville News
No. 4 December 2011
Welcome to our wonderful coast. This newsletter
will bring you up to date on Walkerville
happenings.
Foreshore matters
• The voluntary Walkerville Foreshore Reserve
Committee continued to oversee the foreshore
and caravan park.
• The Committee installed new signs along the
foreshore, replaced old barbecues, continued
weed control programs and continued planning
for the area around the Hall. New shelters are
being ordered for most of the barbecues along
the foreshore.
• Work on a new management plan for the
foreshore continued and will be completed in
2012. If you have any comments or suggestions
regarding the plan contact the President of the
Committee, Bill Bray email: bray@tpg.com.au
phone 5663-2291.
Grants
The committee is grateful to the Department of
Sustainability and Environment for valuable
grant funding used to finance safety signs and
weed control works.
Erosion works
The temporary clay ‘bank’ constructed in 2009
continues to work well, with several minor repairs
being undertaken. Long-term options are being
considered including special geotech bags filled onsite
with sand.
Vehicles on the beach?
A reminder: At Walkerville, vehicles are permitted on
beaches only while launching and retrieving boats and
other water craft at the Bluff and at South near the
Kilns. Vehicles are not permitted to park on any of the
beaches or travel between Walkerville North and South.
Dogs regulations – a reminder to all
• Dogs are not permitted in the Caravan Park at any
time.
• Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9 am
and 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs are permitted on leads on the beach before 9
am and after 6 pm from December 1 to March 31.
• Dogs can be walked along Bayside Drive at any
time.
Please comply with the regulations.
Walking at Walkerville
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the
outdoors at Walkerville. Try:
• Taking the bush walk from the caravan park up
the hill to Prom Views, and along the side track
to the scenic lookout point.
• Walking south along the beach from North to
South (at low tide), and beyond Bird Rock past
the rock pools to Wyberg’s Cave.
• Walking north along the beach to Waratah Bay
beach and township, and beyond to Sandy
Point. (Allow 1 hour + each way to Waratah
Bay.)
• Driving to Cape Liptrap and strolling to the
lighthouse and lookout.
• Exploring other walks in the Cape Liptrap
Coastal Park. See the Cape Liptrap Coastal
Park Parknotes leaflet for information on walks
in the area.
Catch the early sunrise
wville newsletter dec21 2011.docx 2
Caravan Park News
• Substantial damage occurred in March when
about 160 mm of rain washed out an area near
the kiosk. A big clean up was undertaken, the
visitor carpark resurfaced and a new walkway to
the beach installed.
• Works have been undertaken in the caravan
park to improve drainage, upgrade facilities and
improve amenity, and reduce energy use.
• Trees were assessed by an experienced arborist
and several unhealthy trees removed.
Recycling and bins
Good news for the environment! The South
Gippsland Shire Council has recently introduced
new waste treatment procedures which allow
many materials to be recycled. There will soon
be new recycling bins (with yellow lids) in the
caravan park for you to use. Or you can take
recyclables directly to the transfer station.
PLEASE HELP:
Put these materials in the bins with yellow
lids:
• Aluminium and steel cans
• Glass jars/bottles
• Paper and cardboard (crushed)
• Plastics - Codes 1-6
Wrap and put other rubbish in the green
bins:
• Food waste
• Nappies
• Plastic bags and polystyrene
• Broken glass/crockery
• Organic waste
Vehicles on sites
Please comply with regulations which permit a
maximum of 2 vehicles per site (plus up to one boat
trailer). Stickers are issued to paying customers.
Water conservation
The water supply to the Caravan Park is limited.
Please help by taking short showers, keeping water
use to an absolute minimum and following signs on
amenity blocks.
The local water supply is not treated and boiling is
recommended for drinking water.
Fire and safety
The Committee has maintained water storage and fire
fighting facilities in liaison with the CFA and other
agencies.
The Committee encourages all visitors to be familiar
with CFA’s recommendations regarding evacuation in
accordance with Victoria’s Fire Danger Ratings.
Campfires in the caravan park are only allowed in
fireplaces provided, with no fires on Total Fire Ban
days.
Summer by the Sea
There are great Summer by the Sea activities –
Rockpool Rambles, Night Walks, and Geology
Rocks - from January 4 to 18.
Check notice boards for details.
Geology walk – book your family or friends in
Walkerville South in 1899 – Interpretive signs tell the
limeburner’s story

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