Screw Creek lookout

Screw Creek Nature Walk

On a recent trip to Inverloch the kids and I explored a fabulous nature walk along Screw Creek – we finished our our afternoon walk with a well earned pub dinner at Inverloch’s Inlet Hotel.

Screw Creek Nature Walk:  Head through the Eastern Area Camping Ground – follow the road all the way to the end, the track starts at the car park at the end of the road.  Click here for a map.

Inlet Hotel: 3 – 5 Esplanade INVERLOCH.  Click here for map.

We enjoyed our walk late on a spring afternoon.  The tide was in so we didn’t see any of the mud (which apparently is where you can sometimes see crabs moving about) but along the way we did enjoy a stunning view, the most amazing climbing tree ever and ever changing vistas and vegetation along the way.

The path was easy to navigate and the recommended time to walk the circuit is about 40 minutes (it’s about 3km).  We made lots of stops – especially to climb in the tree – so if you factor in time to explore you will need about an hour and a half to let the kids stop and “smell the roses” so to speak.  We had two hours to spare and the sun was glorious – so I let them set the pace.

You can collect a brochure from the Visitors Information centre in Inverloch which shares insights into the different flora and fauna along the walk.  Look out for wombats, echidnas and spoonbills on your adventure.

Dinner at the Inlet Hotel was easy and kid friendly – we arrived at 5.30pm and were presented with colouring in and a kids menu.  The kids both chose the “Animals in the Snow” desert option and you can see why!