CAPE PATERSON is a seaside village located on the southern coast of Victoria, in Australia. The coastline is part of the Bunurong Marine Reserve, which is recognised as a unique marine environment. It boasts several golden sand beaches, interesting rock pools and lush foreshore. The area is also known for surf beaches and fossil excavation sites.
The Aboriginal custodians of the land are the Bunurong people.
All this is only a 2 hour drive from Melbourne CBD.
The township itself, is a quiet place, largely populated by holiday and holiday rental homes and a caravan park that has 3 separate areas along the foreshore and 2 exclusive Ocean Villas with magnificent views of the beach below and looking across the ocean towards Cape Liptrap in the distance!
In town there is a general store and The Cape Tavern. Nearby lies the country town of Wonthaggi, only 8 km away, which has a large number of shops, restaurants and supermarkets and only 15 minutes away is the boutique town of Inverloch - a great place to go for coffee and visit the Shell Museum at the Bunurong Environment Centre. The drive between Cape Paterson and Inverloch is one of the most spectacular roads in Victoria and has several lookouts along the way.
Over the warmer months it is not unusual to see an echidna waddle across the road and sometimes koalas are spotted in the many Manna Gum trees. In the winter months, whales have been seen in the ocean, just from walking along the beach of Undertow Bay. There are numerous birds that live on the foreshore areas and beaches and the rock pools are alive with mini cosmic worlds full of molluscs, crustaceans, and an array of tiny starfish.....