Just a narrow strip of land separates Yanakie from the glorious Wilsons Promontory National Park, making the small town a stunning place to live and an important tourist destination.
Most locals work in the tourism or dairy industries, and enjoy a great lifestyle with the delights of The Prom on their doorstep.
There's a general store and petrol station in town, with major facilities available at Foster.
The coast on the western side of the town fronts Shallow Inlet, a calm body of water popular with boating enthusiasts.
The Prom itself offers unspoilt beaches, rainforest and magnificent wildlife.