Summer Activities for the Whole Family!
With long days filled with sunshine, Cape Paterson is a great place to spend the summer with the family. Choose to spend your days by the beach, try out surfing lessons, explore the beautiful surroundings by our holiday park, or relax with a yummy lunch. Whatever you choose to do, the Bass Coast is filled with summer activities, perfect for the whole family.
Situated along the foreshore reserve at Cape Paterson, Cape Paterson Holiday Park is walking distance to the local beaches and surrounding nature reserves. With crystal clear waters and an abundance of sea life in the Bunurong Marine Reserve, you can easily lose track of time exploring along the coast on the doorstep of our holiday park. Pack up your beach bag, pop on a hat and some sunscreen and get ready to spend endless summer days on the beach.
1: Eagles Nest Beach. Source: Instagram.
Explore the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
Pop in the car and just 10 minutes up the road you’ll fine yourself in the charming town of Wonthaggi. Delve deep into Victoria’s mining history, explore a range of above-ground heritage sites, a town built on the industry of ‘black gold’ – coal. The State Coal Mine is a must-see in town, taking you back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the early 20th century.
Entry is free to the site above ground where you can meet Cobber the pit pony, climb aboard the old steam locomotive, follow the heritage walk among buildings and gardens or watch a film in the theatrette.
Underground tours run daily at 11:30am and 2pm, taking around 60-90 minutes to complete.
2: Wonthaggi Coal Mine Tour. Source: TripAdvisor.
With plenty of fresh locally grown produce, the Gippsland area has some of the best cafes and restaurants in the region. The Cape Tavern is the town’s favourite eatery with a good selection of pub-style food, fresh seafood and locally caught fish and chips.
If you’re craving a café meal and the best coffee around town, The Local Inverloch is the place to be. This family run café in the heart of Inverloch pours a delicious cup of coffee and boasts an even more delicious selection of pastries, perfect for all the sweet tooths. We can’t go past the almond croissants! With lots of indoor and outdoor seating available, this little gem is the perfect spot to grab breakfast, brunch or lunch with the whole family.
3: The Local Inverloch. Source: Instagram.
Drive Through Bunurong Marine National Park
With a remarkable range of habitats for flora, fauna and marine life, the 2,100-hectare Bunurong Marine is home to a delicate ecosystem of sea creatures, rocky reefs, seagrass beds and kelp forests.
Make the most of the crystal-clear waters, as this part of Gippsland offers visitors wonderful scuba diving and snorkelling. As fishing is prohibited in the Marine Park the marine life is diverse and plentiful. The broad rock platforms and underwater reefs of the Marine Park support a great range of habitats of more than 87 species of fish, including different types of rays, blue-throated wrasse and Port Jackson sharks. Look out for starfish, lobsters and marine snails too! Popular snorkelling spots are Eagle’s Nest, Shack Bay and Flat Rocks.
3: Shack Bay. Source: Instagram.
Ready explore your backyard? We have plenty of accommodation options at Cape Paterson Holiday Park, from 2 and 3-bedroom Ocean View Villas, Glamping sites or book your caravan or camp-site on our website.