Visit Port Welshpool, South Gippsland
Port Welshpool, South Gippsland
Port Welshpool is a small fishing town located approximately 200km south east of Melbourne, just five minutes off the South Gippsland Highway, in South Gippsland. Known as a fishing town it is also home to the Port Welshpool Long Jetty which attracts many locals and keen fishers alike.
Port Welshpool Accommodation
There are a range of options for accommodation in Port Welshpool, many of which are holiday rentals through Stayz or Airbnb. Additionally there is Port Welshpool Caravan Park – Long Jetty Foreshore Caravan Park which offers sites for tents and vans as well as cabins. Alternative accommodation beyond Port Welshpool may be found on sites such as Booking.com.
Our trip to Port Welshpool was with extend family and we stayed in Beach Haven Port Welshpool. It is a large house which accommodates eleven people and has three bathrooms. It is fully fenced around the property with a gate at the front entrance. The house is well stocked and the kitchen is set up to feed an army! However, you must remember to bring your own towels and bedsheets (which we failed to do and had to buy on our way down!). Directly over the road is the sea with a magnificent outlook across Corner Inlet Bay, to Wilsons Promontory in the background.
Port Welshpool Fishing and Long Jetty
Port Welshpool is a small town, known for being a fishing village, has the well known Port Welshpool Long Jetty at the entry to the township. We enjoyed walking along the waters edge, watching the Port Welshpool tides come in and out, fishing from the Long Jetty and exploring some of the local area. For first time fishers, we caught a number of different fish – Australian salmon, puffer fish, toad fish and flathead. None were big enough to keep but it was fun throwing in a line off the Long Jetty as the sun began to set.
You can keep up to date with Port Welshpool Fishing Reports, here.
Nearby South Gippsland towns and places of interest
Toora, Welshpool and Agnes Falls
Nearby towns include Toora, where you’ll find Silcock’s Lookout which boasts a magnificent view across to The Prom and an incredible café called Food Move Love- TOORA. Food Move Love is on the South Gippsland Highway so if you’re travelling from Melbourne, you should definitely stop in on your way through and/or make it a planned outing! Toora has a small supermarket where I would suggest you stock up on all of your essentials as well as a chemist.
Between Toora and Welshpool you’ll find a number of turn offs to Agnes Falls which are definitely worth a look (you’ll find photos in a previous post). They are just a short walk from the car park and there are picnic tables and nicely maintained grassed area for a picnic.
Welshpool has a mini supermarket and take away store, an op shop and a hotel. We had dinner at the Welshpool Hotel on Tuesday night, had amazing pizzas and enjoyed local Phillip Island Brewing Co / Phillip Island Distilling Co.
In the opposite direction, you’ll find the coastal and historic town of Port Albert. Port Albert is one of the oldest ports in Victoria which was established in 1841. Port Albert is another quiet town but is a popular place to visit or for an overnight stay. There is a cafe and the popular Port Albert Fish & Chip Co which is where we enjoyed our lunch when we visited.
Port Welshpool through to Port Albert are part of the Nooramunga Coastal Park. The Park is made up of shallow marine waters, granite and sand islands as well as mudflats. It is certainly an interesting region to explore.