Less than two hours from Melbourne, Cape Paterson has all the attractions of The Bass Coast on its doorstep.
Perfect for a holiday, mid-week or long weekend getaway, a stay at Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson is ideal for anyone wanting to explore the area. Here are some of the delights that await.
Discover coastal scenery
The Great Ocean Road may be better known, but the Bass Coast from Cape Paterson to Inverloch has a charm all of its own and it’s a lot less crowded! The whole area is a designated coastal reserve, so set off on a coastal drive stopping in at scenic sights like the Eagles Nest and The Cave or enjoy fresh air and sunshine on a peaceful stroll along one of the many foreshore walks.
From Undertow Bay to Brown Bay and the Tarwin River to Anderson Inlet you’re sure to find the perfect spot, whether you like beach, rock or river fishing. Bait your hook and try to land a wide range of species including mullet, whiting, snapper, trevally, perch, bream and flathead. Fish from the beach while the kids play in the sand or bring your boat and head out on the water.
Spend a day at the beach
Whether it’s a game of beach cricket, building sandcastles or catching a wave, there’s always a reason to spend a day at the beach. Cape Paterson Beach, known locally as first surf, ticks all the boxes with gently rolling waves, a patrolled swimming area and even rock pools waiting to be explored.
Tour local wineries
More than 100 vineyards dot the Gippsland countryside, so sampling some of the region’s boutique wines is a must. You’ll find seven cellar doors within a 95k-loop from Cape Paterson, taking in Inverloch, Leongatha and Korumburra along the way. The whole circuit takes less than 1.5 hours with no stops so take your time.
Visit Phillip Island
Nearby Phillip Island has a host of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained all day. From the Penguin Parade to the Koala Conservation Reserve there are wildlife encounters aplenty. Ride go-karts on a replica of the Grand Prix track, visit the Antarctic Journey discovery centre or enjoy some family fun at the A Maze’N Things theme park. Be sure to stop in at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory too!
Start planning your ideal trip by booking a stay at Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson today.