Yanakie, Victoria

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Yanakie is located in South Gippsland Shire
Coordinates 38°49′47″S 146°14′17″E / 38.82972°S 146.23806°E / -38.82972; 146.23806Coordinates: 38°49′47″S 146°14′17″E / 38.82972°S 146.23806°E / -38.82972; 146.23806
Population 382 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3960
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
County Buln Buln
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.


As the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several caravan parks with boat ramps, the main accommodation offered is self-contained cabins e.g. Coastal View Cabins, most offer excellent Prom views, also B&Bs, and other forms of accommodation include camping. There is a general store with a fuel outlet, a CFA station and a community hall. Yanakie lies between Corner and Shallow Inlets on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road. At the 2006 census, Yanakie had a population of 270.[2]

The main activity in the surrounding area is intensive dairy farming, mainly because of its good and reliable rainfall. The area has a picturesque location with views towards the northern end of the Promontory, and towards the Toora Hills and wind farm across Corner Inlet.[3]


The area was one of the last to be settled in rural Victoria. Just south of the township, one can see the Yanakie drain, which was built to drain water from a large swamp prior to settlement and runs from near the national park boundary to empty into Shallow Inlet. The Post Office opened on 5 December 1892 and closed in 1952.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yanakie". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yanakie (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  3. ^ South Gippsland Shire, Yanakie, retrieved 2008-09-10 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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