Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park


Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Stretching along the Bass Coast from San Remo to Inverloch, Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is a varied landscape of dramatic cliffs, sandy coves, wetlands and underwater reefs that are home to unique flora and fauna. This area is the traditional land and hunting grounds of the Bunurong people. 

The new Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park combines 40kms of coastal reserves from San Remo to Inverloch, to better protect the natural and cultural heritage of this stretch of Bunurong Country while improving access, facilities and recreation opportunities.

From the cliffs of San Remo to Inverloch's sandy beaches, the Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park offers a wealth of activities. Coastal headlands form a dramatic backdrop for water-based activities, while below the surface, the cool coastal waters support a vast array of marine life. The exposed beaches are home to the charismatic and highly vulnerable ground nesting shorebird, the Hooded Plover. At low tide, rock shelves expose large pools of seagrass beds and marine life. Nearby, the coastal heathlands and wetlands are home to a variety of plants and animals, including some stunning wildflowers.

Lookouts near coastal formations, such as Eagles Nest, provide extensive views along the coastline, offering visitors the chance to view whales on their annual migration. The cliffs and headlands were formed 95-125 million years ago and are famous for their nationally significant dinosaur fossil finds.

The park’s name honours the Yallock-Bulluk Clan of the Bunurong People, who have called this area home for thousands of years. Yallock translates to ‘River’ and Bulluk to ‘swamp’ - a reference to the landscape characteristics of the area. Recent historic features of the area can be discovered by visiting the coal mining sites around the township of Wonthaggi.

There are many opportunities for short day walks in the park. Enjoy sweeping views over Bass Strait while following the George Bass Coastal Walk between San Remo and Kilcunda. Wander through the Wonthaggi Heathlands in Spring to witness a rich diversity of wildflowers. Once complete, the new Yallock-Bulluk Trail will connect San Remo to Inverloch, giving visitors the opportunity to walk the entire length of the park (45kms), with many cycling opportunities along the way.

As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

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