The Bass Coast is known for golden beaches and dramatic coastline, and Cape Paterson is no exception. Our small seaside town is a favourite for beach goers, surfers and divers, and a fishing hot spot.
Located ten minutes south-east of the Bass Coast’s main business hub Wonthaggi, Cape Paterson is a haven for families in summer. The beaches come alive with sand castles, boogie boards and ball games during the hot summer months.
The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get hands-on at the coal face and learn how Victoria’s hard working men extracted the black gold.
Enjoy panoramic views of Bass Strait as you meander through farmland, coastal bushland, historic coal mining reserves and rugged coastline. The Bass Coast Rail Trail also links to the George Bass Coastal Walk at Kilcunda.
Eagles Nest is a natural attraction found along the Bunurong Coastal Drive between Cape Paterson and Inverloch. This unusual rock is visible from afar and is one of the most photographed sights in the area.