Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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. A variety of coastal walks exist along the shoreline between Venus Bay and Waratah Bay. The broad sandy ocean beaches of Venus Bay are popular for swimming and surfing. Relics of the lime industry can be found in the park including the ruins of the kilns in the cliffs at Walkerville South and the formation of tramways which were once used for hauling firewood to the kilns.
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Victoria, Australia82,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
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 or weather, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is worth exploring.

The Brataualung clan of Kurnai(Gunai) people have used the area of Cape Liptrap for over 6,000 years. Axes and other stone tools were made from quartzile and jasper gathered from Cape Liptrap, chipped to a sharp edge and ground with sandstone. Middens containing charcoal, stone flints and the remains of shellfish mark the location of camps along the coast.

A lighthouse was established at Cape Liptrap in 1913 to improve the safety of coastal shipping. So there is plenty of natural environment to explore in the area. There is a limeburners walk, an old cemetery, the lighthouse and beautiful beaches.
Written 20 September 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Cape Liptrap Coastal Park! We loved to read it described as strikingly beautiful! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written 2 October 2020
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JULIE N
Melbourne, Australia226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It's a little bit of a drive on a gravel road , but the road is in very good condition so easy to travel , the lighthouse is just a short walk from the parking area but again a very easy walk and I have a dodgy knee. make sure in the cooler months you have jackets, hats and gloves particularly if there at the end of the day . We went to the park just to see the lighthouse which is a beauty. Be careful when driving in and out particularly at sunrise and sunset at there is lots of wildlife around . We did the sunset photos and so were driving back just as the sun went completely down , we took it nice and slow on the return drive which was good because we saw 4 wallabies and a massive deer crossed in from of us as well , along with several rabbits , so be safe on this road and do not speed.
Written 1 October 2019
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Karinakc
Parkdale, Australia216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Worth the 8km bumpy dirt road trip to the lighthouse, stunning views, short walk, dogs allowed on lead.
Written 24 April 2019
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simone0712
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
My Dad and I and our two dogs spent a lovely long weekend in Shellback, a house that is part of the collection of unusual properties in Victoria by Dufflebird run by Fleur and Mike.
The house was gorgeous with fantastic views across Wilson’s Prom.
The beds were comfortable and the kitchen and sitting room had everything you could need / want for a weekend away.
Lots to see and do in the local area albeit it was the dead of winter!
Thoroughly recommend for a family holiday or long weekend.
Written 6 November 2018
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anneliesvervoort
Eemnes, The Netherlands9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This wonderful place has amzing views. Enjoy the wildlife and the walk up to the lighthouse. Be careful driving here at night: keep a good lookout for wombats and wallabies.
Written 5 October 2018
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Fiona G
Adelaide, Australia341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
the main component of Cape Liptrap coastal Park is yes you guessed it - the coast. Having said that it is a spectacular part of the coastline looking out to Bass strait. There is nice drives along the surrounding country side to reach the park, and the associated town of Venus bay is quaint with several eating facilities. It is also close to the Tarwin River which has a linear trail which is easy to walk along, with several locations set up to throw in a line.
Written 9 July 2018
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David J
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Coastal national park extending from near Waratah Bay township to near Venus Bay. Includes a variety of forested, heath and coast scrub landscapes. Many excellent lookouts including at the Cape Lip Trap lighthouse. A number of sheltered beaches including Walkerville South, with rough surf beaches further west. Small store and cafe at the carvan park in Walkeville North, but otherwise no shops.
Written 4 February 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
Great spot near to busy wilsons promontory.
Highlights include:
venus bay beaches
cape liptrap lighthouse
walkerville beach and lime kilns
waratah bay beach

A good spot for panaromic view is the cape liptrap lookout on Walkerville rd
Written 25 November 2017
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Most people will come across this coastal park due to visiting the Cape Liptrap Lighthouse. But there are other parts of the park including a trail down to the beach a little to the west of the Lighthouse area.

Further it should be noted that there are other short walks such as that near Walkerville leading to the little lookout known as Walkerville North Overlook. And of course if you end up camping near Walkerville you'll get plenty of time to stroll about the rocky foreshore of the park.

The area has ruggedly beautiful coastline and wildlife such as echidnas, wallabies and the like and landscape photographers will enjoy themselves especially with the views towards Wilsons Promontory.
Written 17 October 2017
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C...
Victoria, Australia82,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
As old as time is the connection between sand and sea... that raw, rugged beauty that makes you catch your breath. What an incredible place to visit... this park that has delightful walks on offer and views that will stop time for you.

If you want to make that connection with nature this is the place to sooth your soul. It's remarkably beautiful.
Written 2 July 2017
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