Cape Paterson Caravan Park is a family-oriented park that is perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

Situated along the foreshore reserve at Cape Paterson, our park is planned out to take advantage of the natural setting and proximity to the beaches. We have a wide variety of van or tent sites and self-contained en suite cabins, set among the tea-tree and only a short stroll from the beaches, rock pools and dunes.

For fishing, surfing, swimming, walking or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings - it doesn’t get much better.

No matter your style of accomodation, we have everything you need for a hassle-free stay:

  • Clean, modern amenities.
  • Full laundry facilities.
  • Walking tracks.
  • Fish bait and ice available.
  • Gas refills and swaps available
  • Camp kitchen and barbecue facilities.

Please note that due to the playground in the Orana camp ground being deemed unsafe it has had to be pulled down. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please note there are no dogs or fires allowed in the park.

The Region

About Cape Paterson

Cape Paterson is situated on the southern coast of Australia, approximately 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. The coastline here forms part of the Bunurong Marine Reserve, which is recognised as a unique marine environment.

The Cape is about families, natural beauty and the sea. The bay beach is a delight for children and the modified rock-pool is great for supervised swimming. The beaches are patrolled throughout the summer and on public holidays in the warmer months.

The town of Cape Paterson itself is a quiet place, largely populated by holiday homes. We do have a general store, and a friendly tavern.


The Cape was originally named after Lt. Colonel Paterson, who was 2nd in Command of the Botany Bay Settlement. Much later, when coal mining began at Wonthaggi, the miners were quick to recognise the fishing and recreational possibilities of the nearby coastline. Some of the miners built shacks and boathouses on the foreshore, and supplemented their income by selling locally caught fish and crayfish.

The mine closed in the late 1960s but has remained a local attraction, with underground mine tours held daily.

Today Wonthaggi, only 8km from Cape Paterson, has a large number of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and attractions.

Other attractions

If you’re interested in exploring further afield, Cape Paterson is only 40km from Phillip Island and 70km from Wilson’s Promontory. There’s also the glorious South Gippsland scenery in between. In particular, the drive from Cape to nearby Inverloch is one of the most spectacular roads in Victoria and one of the areas best kept secrets. We’re sure that you’ll find plenty to do in the area if you get tired of relaxing on the beautiful Cape Paterson beaches.

Ocean View Villas

Our ocean view villas have magnificent views of the beach below and across the ocean towards Cape Liptrap. From the comfort of the large covered deck or the big open plan living area, watch the waves smashing on the rocks below, the sunrise in the early morning or even a passing storm.

The villas are well fitted out with reverse cycle air conditioning, dishwasher, oven and cooktop, washing machine, microwave and large refrigerator.

The main bedroom has a queen size bed with an ensuite bathroom, and the second bedroom has a double bed and a set of bunks. Adjacent to this bedroom are two rooms with another shower and toilet in each. The two bedrooms are separated by a large open plan living room containing a large dining table and chairs, lounge suite and a large flat screen plasma TV and DVD player for your relaxation.

The covered deck has a large outdoor table and chairs for you to relax and enjoy the view and your own hooded barbecue.


Because camping isn’t for everyone, we have a number of modern, fully self-contained cabins for hire.

Each cabin has two bedrooms with sleeping accommodation for up to six people. All blankets, linen, pillows and two towels are supplied, except for the holiday season during late December and January, when you need to provide your own linen and towels.

The cabins also have a fully equipped kitchen with gas hot plates, a microwave oven and refrigerator. There is a living area with dining table, settee, TV and DVD player and bathroom with shower and toilet. There are ceiling fans in the master bedrooms and a ceiling fan and heater in the living area.


There are more than 100 powered tourist sites located throughout the park, all in natural, shady bush settings. It’s a perfect spot for the kids, not only because of the playgrounds and walking tracks, but it’s only a short walk to the beach without having to cross any roads.

The main camping area also has barbecues, a camp kitchen, full laundry facilities and modern amenities.


Any queries or to book please call 03 5674 4507 or email at

2 November 2018 to 30 June 2019

(Rates are for two persons sharing double/queen bed)


Ocean View Villas - 2 bedroom sleeps 6 $185 $195
Park Cabins - Large - 2 bedroom sleeps 6 $130 $140
Park Cabins - Regular - 2 bedroom sleeps 6 $120 $130
Extra Adult $12 $15
Extra Child $10 $10
Linen and two towels are supplied except from the Saturday before Christmas to the end of January. Special weekly rates are available.
(Rates are for two persons)


Powered Sites - 6 persons maximun $30 $64
Extra Adult $12 $12
Extra Child $10 $10

We reserve the right to alter tariffs without notice.

Deposits for cabins/villas must be paid when making your reservation. Minimum nightly bookings may apply at certain times during the year, please check with the office. Extra beds used and not paid for in cabins/villas will be charged for. If the additional charge is not paid the guest will not be able to enter the park again.

All cabins/villa units are fully self contained with bathrooms and cooking facilities. Minimun stays apply for Christmas / January holidays, March long weekend, Easter long weekend, and the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Balance of all fees for bookings outside of the above holiday periods must be paid on arrival.

No refunds for early departures and cancellation policies apply. No further discounts are given when using a gift voucher. No Kui Parks or seniors discount given during our peak periods and long weekends - Christmas / January holidays, Australia Day Long Weekend, Melbourne Cup Long Weekend, March Labor Day Long Weekend and the Easter Long Weekend.

Contact Us

Phone: 03 5674 4507

1 Surf Beach Road, Cape Paterson, Victoria 3995