Bunurong Marine National Park

Bunurong Marine National Park, Cape Paterson: Address, Phone Number, Bunurong Marine National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bunurong Marine National Park

Bunurong Marine National Park
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792viv
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
Fantastic coast line.
Nov. 2020
As good as Great Ocean Road if not better. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the Great Ocean Road but it was a gorgeous sunny day. We unfortunately missed the caves as there was a car behind me and could not turn but stopped at the others and love them. Get down and enjoy the walks. All have something different to offer but must have good knees LOL
Written 21 November 2020
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Practical_travel_tips
Melbourne, Australia101 contributions
Stunning.
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Easy walk with spectacular views. If you’re looking for a short,flat easy stroll this is the walk for you. You can access the beach along the way or stay on the cliff tops. It’s up to you.
Written 25 January 2020
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Joy C
Warragul, Australia515 contributions
A magnificent coastline
Nov. 2019 • Friends
We have visited this area since childhood and used to climb down to the beach at Eagle’s Nest. It’s wonderful to know that it is protected now for all to enjoy. There are several well laid out pull offs to drive into to view the stunning coastal vista, or to climb down to the surf beaches. None of these beaches are patrolled and are steep to climb down to, but this all offers the opportunity to visit quite secluded and private beaches. Most have rocky shorelines that vary according to the tide level. A most beautiful pristine coastal area.
Written 17 November 2019
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sodesa
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam766 contributions
Scenic easy coastal drive with fine views of beaches and coastline as you approach Cape Paterson
Apr. 2019 • Family
We had a most pleasant & scenic drive from Inverloch to Cape Paterson. Unfortunately, as it was past 5pm, we had time for only one stop st Eagles Nest beach which was enchanting. I plan to return, and give myself more time to explore some of other beaches. Recommended. An easy 1 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne
Written 21 April 2019
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia1,936 contributions
Bunurong Coastal Drive
Sep. 2018 • Family
This drive takes you along the coast from Inverloch to Wonthaggi in the Bass Coast of Victoria. This is a very scenic drive with lots of spots of interest to call into. If you call into one of the many signed areas then you need to read the information on all the beaches along the way to make the most of your visit. The beaches are beautiful and they vary from one beach to another. When you have completed the drive have a look through Cape Patterson one of the lovely villages in this scenic coastal area.
Written 9 September 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,827 contributions
varied coastline
Jul. 2018
The term often used to describe this national park is the mini great ocean road. pretty apt description. lovely part of state. a hidden gem is the harmers haven area
Written 12 July 2018
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Paddles55
Cairns, Australia794 contributions
The Mini Great Ocean Road
Mar. 2018 • Friends
This beautifully scenic 14 km drive from Cape Patterson to Inverloch Victoria is 140 km from Melbourne. At five designated places visitors can leave the sealed road and park only metres from sweeping views over rugged coastal cliffs, sculptured sandstone headlands, and sandy, wave platform beaches. The first three stops are within the Bunurong Marine National park, which is a 'no-take zone'.
Leaving Cape Patterson, the viewing stops are:
1. The Oaks. A small car-park provides access to a lookout and to a coastal walking track. This is the first viewing point and typical of the Bunurong Coast of Bass Strait.
2. Twin Reefs is the second viewing stop. A gravel car-park provides quick access to a timber platform and proper lookout. A sandy walking track a few metres to the West of the car park leads to the beach 40 metres below.
3. Shack Bay is the third viewing stop and the first view of Eagles Nest, an impressive 20 metre sandstone rock stack. Erosion has produced a craggy, jagged outcrop that is perched on the surrounding wave-cut platform.
4. Eagles Nest is is the next and perhaps most impressive viewing stop. A few metres beyond the sheltered Information Board are timber steps that lead to the beach below.
There is also a well-graded, wheel-chair friendly track that follows the ridge through coastal Tea-tree and Heath before reaching the lookout above Eagles Nest.
5. The Caves is the final lookout and famous for the annual Dinosaur Dig conducted by Monash University. This area has yielded more fossils than any other single site in Australia.
Mobile phone reception is good along the drive, there are no shops, no fuel and no camping in the Coastal Marine Park.
Written 24 May 2018
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DuncanMac52
Melbourne, Australia183 contributions
Good views travelling Inverloch - Cape Patterson
Mar. 2018 • Friends
If visiting Inverloch or Wonthaggi and not in a hurry take the time to travel along Bunurong Rd between Cape Patterson & Inverloch.

The road twists and winds a bit but it's not too hard a drive and the views are terrific, well worth taking the extra time. If you have more time and want to stretch your legs there are a number of walks you can try.
Written 25 March 2018
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Tony M
East Molesey, UK374 contributions
Coastal drive
Mar. 2018 • Couples
More spectacular coastline - Drove form Inverloch along to San Remo - Stopping every mile or so to observe the views - Like everywhere around this whole area very stop has car walk and walkways to assist - Just wonderful
Written 23 March 2018
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,256 contributions
Worth a look
Feb. 2018 • Friends
Visited on Sunday 25th February. We drove between Inverloch and Cape Paterson and was amazed at the scenery we saw. So many beautiful beaches no wonder the area is now designated a Marine National Park.
Written 12 March 2018
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