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Boogie Boarding in Inverloch, Australia by 9-Year-Old

by Family Globetrotters

Boogie Boarding Is One of The Best Family Outdoor Activities. Here Is A Little Travel Story About Boogie Boarding in Inverloch, Australia From the Perspective of A 9-Year-Old Little Globetrotter.

My name is Hannah and I’m 9 years old.

Inverloch, Victoria, Australia.

For the Easter weekend we (my family and 2 other families) went on a trip to Inverloch and Cape Paterson. On the last day of boogie boarding I went to the really deep end of the ocean and I got wiped out a couple times but I still enjoyed myself. There were some BIG waves but it was actually not that scary at all in my opinion. It might be for some people but you will get used to it like me. I liked boogie boarding and jumping waves but my favorite had to be jumping huge waves. That was so much fun!

Boogie Boarding in Inverloch

Hannah Catching Waves on her Boogie Board!

What I liked about boogie boarding was trying to catch the really big ones and catching the wave at the perfect time and going all the way to shore again but I did not like walking back in the ocean. What I did like was when a friend catches the wave with me because I don’t walk back myself and I know how to turn so when I catch a wave I can turn and grab on to their board.

What are the things I did not like? On day 2 at the beach I felt sick so I was worried it would happen again the next day but it did not, thank goodness. It was the best Easter weekend ever and I want to go back!

Inverloch is a popular seaside town on the spectacular Gippsland coastline. It is an excellent destination for families with a wide array of activities including diving, kite surfing, boating, fishing, snorkeling, surfing and swimming. The beaches are lovely with natural inlets suitable for babies and toddlers whilst it also boasts some beautiful rock pools for exploration.

The surrounding areas of Inverloch provide for a great getaway. Try Eagles Nest for stunning rock formations, Cape Paterson where we spent most of our time at the patrolled surf beach, Wilsons Promontory for some hiking or even Leongatha for the wine enthusiast. Only 2 hours away from the heart of Melbourne, it’s a an easy getaway, especially for the ocean loving family like us!


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Priya Florence Shah April 29, 2018 - 4:54 am

What a cutie! I love reading about family travel. I have mostly travelled with family and rarely ever travelled solo. Having kids along just makes it so much more fun.

Family Globetrotters May 4, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Thanks Priya and I couldn’t agree more. I was very fortunate as I travelled a fair bit with my parents so its just something we do on a regular basis. I just went to Eastern Europe on a girls trip for 2 weeks and I missed my daughter so much when I was away!

Priya Florence Shah May 4, 2018 - 5:16 pm

I understand. I hate travelling without my child because I miss him and worry about him. As a child, we often travelled as a large, extended family, cousins, aunts and all and it was glorious fun.

Jas April 25, 2018 - 3:40 pm

Loved the idea of this blog post! It’s awesome to see someone like Hannah immersed in outdoor activities rather than being on a phone all day (which sadly seems to be the trend these days for the younger generation). Makes me wanna challenge myself to boogie boarding too!

Family Globetrotters April 25, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Thanks Jas! I have learnt that kids love the outdoors but it is as much the responsibility of the parent to create those moments and not stay home! Half the problem is parents using devices for their kids so they can get some peace and quiet. As for boogie boarding…… do it!

Iuliana Marchian April 24, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Such a brave kid. I must admit that I have never tried boarding but seeing how much courage you need to have makes me think seriously about starting to do it. The waves in Australia are great. Any other closer location to Europe?

Family Globetrotters April 25, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Thanks Iuliana! Boogie boarding is actually a really good ocean sport for beginners. It only gets a bit scary if you decide you wish to venture out into the bigger waves. Hannah sticks to the smaller ones and closer to the shore. Although in this trip she got braver and was catching waves taller than her. Any ocean around the world will do! Just need to grab a board:)

Mayuri April 24, 2018 - 11:14 am

This post is so heartwarming and the picture is adorable
Boogie boarding seems to be a fun activity
Will try out in the future

Family Globetrotters April 25, 2018 - 5:01 pm

Awww… thanks Mayuri! Boogie boarding is super fun and such an easy sport to pick up for beginners of all ages. Great way to enjoy the ocean!

Nicola April 24, 2018 - 10:53 am

This post is so refreshing! Hannah’s energy and enthusiasm is so contagious. It really put a smile on my face. Sounds like you had a great family break.

Family Globetrotters April 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Thanks Nicola! She does love being out in the water and trying to catch some waves. We really did have a good break. Always good to beoutdoors.

Alice April 4, 2018 - 3:03 pm

I love her sense of adventure at 9 years old! That is so awesome! I haven’t heard it called a boogie board in so long, reminds me of my childhood, I spent hours on mine!

Family Globetrotters April 24, 2018 - 10:57 am

Hahaha! Glad it reminded you of your childhood! You should get back on it! As an adult I still love it and it sure is a workout too!

Possesstheworld April 4, 2018 - 10:07 am

Well done Hannah, it’s great to see such a young woman’s voice in the travel blogging space and the boogey boarding looks like great fun. I might stop off in Inverloch next time we travel to see family. Thanks for sharing and keep on boarding

Family Globetrotters April 24, 2018 - 10:56 am

You welcome! Yes…. definitely make a stop in Inverloch or anywhere of the small towns nearby. So much to offer and see. The beaches are just pristine on that side of the coastline.

Heba El-Hakim April 4, 2018 - 7:32 am

Looks like a place my little globetrotter and I would love to visit! I’m always seeking fun things to do in Australia so this place is going on our bucket list 🙂

Family Globetrotters April 24, 2018 - 10:52 am

Wonderful Heba! Its a great lpace and only about a 2 hour drive from Melbourne so definitely accesisble and easy to get to. Cape Paterson beach was lovely and also patrolled, which is great.

Erica Edwards April 4, 2018 - 6:36 am

I love this post and this idea! As a teacher, I think it’s so incredibly important to show children that their thoughts, opinions and experiences are important and valid, and I’m sure this tough little one was stoked to see her story published! Well done 🙂

Family Globetrotters April 24, 2018 - 10:50 am

Thanks Erica! So great to hear that from a teacher. Hannah does Montesorri and we do love to encourage her to try and find different avenues to write. Besides, I love hearing her opinion about our travels and experiences:)

Hang Around The World April 4, 2018 - 5:34 am

She is very young but with a great determination that in life is never enough… She does an activity that is pretty popular in Australia and that we’d like to do haha

Family Globetrotters April 24, 2018 - 10:48 am

Thank you! She loves the outdoors and luckily in Australia there is plenty of that to do. We love to Boogie Board and she’s is improving everytime we go so will continue it for as long as we can. And it sure keeps us fit! The ocean can be a beast in Australia!

eli April 4, 2018 - 2:15 am

looks like a fun adventure in a fun place!


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