ONCE upon a time, Inverloch closed up for the winter after the Easter long weekend and didn’t reopen for business until the Melbourne Cup weekend.
No longer the sleepy, wintertime hollow, Inverloch bubbles along right through the week now with a permanent population they say is bigger than Leongatha’s.
It then jumps to another level of activity each weekend, around its vibrant cafe/market culture and sporty/outdoors lifestyle that features early morning Park Runners, a cycling peloton, salmon fishermen and kite surfers, there’s also Surf Beach dog walkers and surfers and the traditional footy and netball.
With Anderson Inlet and the superb coastal vista, featuring bird life and the ever-changing colours of the sea and sky as a backdrop, it’s a wonderfully active scene that’s attracting more and more interest and participation.

House hunting
Another popular pastime of a weekend is house hunting and according to Jo Ginn at Alex Scott and Staff Inverloch, this coming holiday long weekend will be an ideal time to see what’s on offer with a broad range of properties gearing up for your interest.
“The summer season might be long gone but we’ve continued to see excellent buyer activity right through and while a lot of properties have been sold, we are still getting some excellent properties coming on to the market,” said Alex Scott sales consultant Jo Ginn this week.
“Of course we could always do with more listings because the buyers are definitely there and they’re keen to get moving.
“Where are they coming from? All over really. We’ve got investors, locals buying in or upsizing, people from the Latrobe Valley looking to buy an investment property or a home for the future, Melbourne people. There’s quite a cross-section.
“Everyone has realised how close we are, the roads are good and there’s so much on offer here. We’re not as expensive as the Mornington-Peninsula or the Surf Coast and, really, it’s starting to look like suburbia there now.
“Inverloch still offers a very relaxed atmosphere and the low-impact coastal lifestyle that people are looking for.
“It’s very popular with both ends of the market; with retirees and with families, offering easy access to Wonthaggi, Leongatha or Korumburra for work but also a good service centre locally and the coastal lifestyle.”

Big weekend
Alex Scott has 12 properties open for inspection this weekend (see advert for details), including the following:
• 11 Kenneth Street, Inverloch (open 10am Saturday, June 11. Recently renovated, 11 Kenneth Street is a substantial, four-bedroom home, in a keenly sought-after, established location. Bathed in northern sunlight it boats a well-equipped kitchen, four well-proportioned bedrooms and superb entertainment options. Price $487,500
• 36 Endeavour Place, Inverloch (open 2pm Saturday, June 11). This as new, four bedroom brick home has been intelligently designed with a brilliant floor plan providing an excellent division between the private and social spaces in what is a truly exceptional property. Located close to surf beaches, walking tracks and the town centre; it has many fantastic features but the four-bay garage with space for cars, the boat, caravan and trailer is so intuitive of the coastal lifestyle and a massive selling point. Check it out this weekend! Price $595,000.
• 441 Lynnes Road, Wattlebank (open 1pm Monday, June 13). Here’s the best of both worlds; a delightful four-bedroom home on 4ha (10 acres) only minutes from Inverloch and Wonthaggi at Wattlebank. The 10 acres are fully fenced with the home on its own enclosure and one large paddock, ideal for a hobby farm. The property is ready for you to place your own personality and taste to landscaping whilst appreciating the comforts of the residence. The property has many practical features and would impress on inspection. Price $525,000.
And there’s more, a great deal more to see. For more details call Alex Scott Inverloch on 5674 1111.