Walkerville is a tiny settlement on the sandy shores of Waratah Bay. It was once one of the busiest places in South Gippsland due to its thriving lime industry. You can still see remnants of the burnt-out lime kilns on the cliffs of Walkerville South, also home to a historic cemetery.
The Walkerville township divided into two parts, North Walkerville and South Walkerville, which sit separated by a couple of kilometres, on the shores of Waratah Bay. It is testimony to the rugged nature of this stretch of coast that it is named after the Waratah, one of at least ten large vessels shipwrecked in the area. The skipper, William Bell took refuge in the bay while repairing his craft. Local mythology insists that the ghostly wife of one of the less fortunate sea captains still occasionally appears on the beach.View location
Holidays in Walkerville
Walkerville is a truly magnificent place to get away from it all with many things to do whilst there. There is no longer a township as such, the closest being Tarwin Lower [18 km] or Fish Creek [20km], so if you are a first time visitor to Walkerville it’s advisable to come prepared. The Walkerville Kiosk located at the Walkerville South the caravan park does an amazing job to cater for travellers and locals alike. Make sure you drop in to sample the home made ice cream, pizzas amongst other goodies.
Walkerville has a plethora of things on offer for visitors to discover. Enriched with a truly fascinating history, together with the superb sandy beaches, magnificent coastal scenery and sea caves,Walkerville is truly one of Australia’s best kept coastal secrets.
On 7th January the foreshore committee kindly forwarded to our association for comment a draft copy of a very comprehensive management plan for the period to 2020. This is essentially an update of the previous 2001 management plan.Read More