Teachers and students are reminded that activities involving the collection or removal of any material, including animals, plants, shells, rocks, sand or seaweed, are not permitted within the Bunurong Marine National Park.
Activities along the coast, including the Dinosaur Discovery and Rockpool Rambles, must take place at low tide. Tide times are charted here for Inverloch or can be downloaded from Marine Science Australia. (The times for Point Lonsdale are close enough to Inverloch tide times.)
Estuaries form a transition zone between river and ocean environments. Subjected to tides, waves and the influx of seawater, as well as flows of freshwater and sediment, they are some of the most productive natural habitats in the world.
The dynamic estuarine areas of Anderson's Inlet, from Inverloch to Tarwin Lower, are ideal sites for school excursions as they contain expansive intertidal environments. Here you'll find coastal scrub, open woodlands, mangroves, saltmarsh and mudflats. Anderson's Inlet is a significant site for wading birds, fish breeding, and endangered species such as the orange bellied parrot.
Screw Creek, which runs into the estuary at the eastern end of Inverloch, is a particularly good destination for school groups as it's easily accessible with picnic facilities and toilets nearby.