The Bass Coast region provides an abundance of things to do and see all year round, much of which is right on the doorstep of The Cape. From stunning natural wonders to renowned local produce, below is a short list of things to do and see in the Bass Coast region when you are next in the area.
There are more markets happening in the region than you can poke a stick at. They’re running most weekends in and around Bass Coast, whether you are looking for fresh local produce, plants, clothing or hand made goods, you are bound to find a market that suits you. Click here to view the Bass Coast market calendar.
Surfing, Snorkelling and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The Bass Coast is home to some of Victoria’s most beautiful and uncrowded beaches. Sure, you can sit on the beach and have a swim but if you’re looking for something more adventurous pop into Offshore Surf School in Inverloch. They offer surfing and snorkelling lessons as well as stand up paddle boarding lessons and tours. Who knows, you may find your new favourite watersport.
Bunurong Marine National Park
Located south-east on the edge of Cape Paterson is the Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park, a destination that can be explored by on foot, by boat or sea kayak. The park is home to rock formations, sandstone cliffs, picturesque sandy beaches and a diverse array of plants and animals. If you get the opportunity, it is well worth going beneath the water’s surface to see the breathtaking world below. Though if this isn’t for you, stick to the land and stroll George Bass Coastal Walk.
Eat and Drink Locally
The Cape Tavern situated in the heart of the Cape Paterson township is a destination for classic local pub meals, with a variety of choices to suit everyone’s taste buds. You will also be able to catch live music from time to time. To see upcoming acts, click here.
Dirty Three Wines is a must visit if you are a lover of wine, in particular a Pinot Noir or Riesling. The ever so friendly and helpful husband and wife duo, Marcus and Lisa are the creators behind this absolute gem, so do yourself a favour and pay a visit to the pair in their rustic and vibrant tasting room at 64 Cashin Street, Inverloch.
If you’re looking to treat the kids, Gusto Gelateria & Pastry in Inverloch is home to the best Italian gelati in pretty well the whole of Victoria. Made from all natural ingredients, the team at Gusto bring a little slice of Italy to Inverloch. They also stock other delicious gourmets treats, you won’t be disappointed we can assure you.
The Cape Kitchen offers a menu of carefully sourced foods and thoughtfully made dishes, and unsurpassed views as you dine of Cape Woolami through to Pyramid Rock and out onto Southern Ocean and Bass Strait. The Cape Kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch, as well as offers pop up dinners monthly.
That’s a wrap, see you at the beach soon!