Coastal guide to nature and history 3: western Victoria

Point Lonsdale to the South Australian border

CONTENTS (Click links below to see sample pages)


  • Purpose and coverage of the book
  • Rewards in store for the coastal explorer

Walking the coastline

  • Advice for the coast walker
  • Safety and the tides

Early history - Aboriginal life and European discovery and settlement

Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

Otways Coast

Shipwreck coast

Discovery coast

  • Port Fairy to the SA border

Coastal animals and plants (sample pages - Coastal plants)

  • Common animals of the coast, including invertebrates that live between the tides
  • Vegetation communities, including seaweeds and plants of cliffs, dunes and heaths

Coastal landforms - Geology of the region and how it determines landforms
Coastal management
References and further reading