Walking towards the surf beach from the pier. Inverloch summer season, 2012/2013.


Our times at Inverloch having a family holiday house there. We have been visiting Inverloch since 1991 and we have seen a lot of changes. The old holiday shacks with character are being replaced with architect designed monochrome boxes. Some do look good and others not so much.

A surprising change is the beach. It’s almost gone from the pier to the old Moller’s Caravan Park (which has now gone too!).

At the caravan and camping park at the other end at high tide the beach does not resume until the fishing club premises. The erosion is due to Smythe’s Point losing it’s sea facing part in a large storm about five years ago.


Inverloch Holiday House Sold

In November 2013 the decision was made to sell the holiday house as it was getting difficult and expensive to maintain from Melbourne. A year later it was sold to a local investor; and at the same time Moller’s Caravan park closed for good.

We leave behind many happy memories and we can now move on to create new ones.

Thank you Hans for giving us a wonderful house for wonderful times.

Sold! After waiting some weeks for the finance to come throught the Inverloch holiday house is now sold. Last time waking in Inverloch, Sep 2014.


Historic photos of Inverloch. A collection of historic photos of Inverloch. If you wish to learn more about Inverloch try the Inverloch Historical Society.

Most of these images came from a pictorial souvenir published by Murray Views and was purchased from the Sea Shed around 2005. From Mark Laidlay’s knowledge of cars, “the era is possibly immediately following WW2, maybe up to 1950 but with no Holdens in sight definitely no later.” Other images came from the State Library.

It’s interesting to note that while the natural features have changed little (including the continuously eroding Eagle’s Nest) the town has changed a lot.

Pine Lodge Motel and The Ripple ketch have interested me as both still have a presence in Inverloch. There are the remains of the driveway and entrance pillars for the Pine Lodge Motel and there’s a full size replica and display of the The Ripple on the Esplanade. Both are explored further below.

Pine Lodge Motel, Inverloch

Pine Lodge Motel, Inverloch

The Pine Lodge Motel at Inverloch Pine Lodge Private Hotel was opened in 1930 with luxury accommodation, entertainment and sporting activities including a nine hole golf course, two tennis courts…

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The Ripple ketch

The Ripple ketch

A collection of photos about the “Ripple”, a ketch that serviced early Inverloch. It was built by Benjamin Davis in 1872 at Davistown, Brisbane Water near Gosford NSW. 3135

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