Port Welshpool is a popular spot for fishers, well known for its snapper spots, with plenty of squid and flathead. You can fish from the wharves and the rock wall, or head out in your boat from the public boat ramps and explore the fantastic fishing this area has to offer.
The Long Jetty
The Port Welshpool Long Jetty first began construction in 1936 and was built using yellow Stringybark sourced near Woodside. It is the only known curved wooden Jetty in Victoria and one of the longest remaining wooden jetties in Australia. The jetty was closed to public access in 2004 due to a fire but is being rebuilt and should be open again by 2018.
Agnes Falls is the highest single span waterfall in Victoria; it is a beautiful 59 metre waterfall that cascades over a series of rocks. About 200m from the carpark there is a viewing area overlooking the falls with a nearby picnic area. The area is known for a variety of wildlife and is home to many native bird species.
Port Welshpool and District Maritime Museum
The museum has a collection of marine items, maritime relics, official documents and other historical items.
The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.
For more information please contact the museum on 5688 1220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Southern Rail Trail
A 70km trail that runs from Leongatha to Port Welshpool through Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Stony Creek, Buffalo, Fish Creek, Foster, Toora and Welshpool. The trail is an ideal place for walking, running, cycling and horse riding. The end of the rail trail is conveniently located near the entrance of the caravan park so it makes the perfect place to rest and recuperate!
Boat tours are available from Port Franklin that will take you along Wilsons Prom’s amazing coastline. Keep an eye out for seals and dolphins (weather permitting) and take in the incredible scenery the area has to offer.
For further information please contact Refuge Cove Cruises
or Wildlife Coast Cruises
Purchase fresh sea food from the Jetty at Port Franklin
Port Franklin Fresh Fish is a locally run business that provides fresh fish straight off the jetty. Local fish such as rock flathead, King George whiting, gummy shark, calamari, garfish and flounder are available Thursday to Sunday – but we suggest you call ahead on 5686 2352 so you don’t miss out!