Visitors to Cape Bridgewater will find the magnificent views and beaches breathtaking.
The area has so much to see and offer. Popular recreational activities include surfing, wind surfing, fishing, swimming, diving, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, gliding, and much more.
Petrified Forest/ Blowholes / Springs
Drive up over the cape to the blowholes, where waves thump into the rocks sending spectacular spouts of spray skywards. It is here you will also find the Petrified Forest. This will intrigue you. This forest is not petrified wood. It is thought to have been a forest of melaleuca which was gradually covered by sand. With water seeping down through the sand, a crust of sandstone was formed on the outside edge of the tree trunks which then gradually increased in size. A 2 km walk west of the headland reveals freshwater springs created when saltwater is filtered through limestone. This area of the Discovery Bay Coastal Park also has the highest coastal cliffs in Victoria, 130 metres above sea level.
Bishops rocksFresh Water SpringsPetrified ForestScenic Walking TracksWhale WatchingSeal Colony
Seal point at Cape Bridgewater is home for up to 850 Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals and is one of the most popular natural attractions in the the South West. Access to view the seals is available by walking track or via a 3 minute boat ride operated by Seals by the Sea tours. This ride will take you alongside the rock platforms and into the watery cave where you will experience a unique interaction within the seals natural habitat. Bookings are essential and can be arranged by us at Seaview Lodge or by calling direct C&J Austin on(03) 55267247 or mob 0427267247.Other attractions around Bridgewater include:
Visitors to Cape Bridgewater should allow extra days to explore the natural attractions of Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Mt. Eccles National Park and Mt. Richmond National Park. Other attractions include freshwater lakes, massive dune systems, magnificent coastal cliffs, volcanic features and sweeping ocean beaches and The Great South West Walk.