Things to See and Do

Surfs Up


The wide surf zone is more popular with wind surfers than board riders, though learners will find the wide, inner surf zone a good place to practice. Bigger swell can generate beach breaks at Bombers and Shelly, while further out on the rocks is a right hand break called Boatshed.

Bats Ridge Caves


Caving at Bats Ridge is a very unique activity that our camp is lucky enough to offer and is definitely one of the favorites. Bats Ridge is home to two impressively large underground caves, and our contracted guide knows all the nooks and crannies. 

Portland Maritime Centre


Victoria’s far south west has a rich maritime history with Portland the site of the state’s first commercial port and once thriving whaling industry.

Centre point of the museum is the historic Portland Lifeboat, one of the oldest of its type in the world and renowned for its role in rescuing survivors from the Admella wreck in 1859.

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Swan Lake Sandboarding

As far as we know, sand boarding is unique to Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp and we consider the activity one of our best assets. The activity is situated at Swan Lake, which is a picturesque rugged area of mountainous dunes that back onto discovery bay. Kids zoom down the endless dunes on old snow boards in a race to get the furthest.

Sand boarding is a half day activity that allow kids to run, roll and board up and down the huge dunes ensuring barrels of excitement with the extra bonus of ensuring kids will happily get to bed in the evening.

Swan Lake is approximately a 40 min drive from the camp and groups are required to supply their own bus. 

Seal Tours

Seals by Sea Tour*

A must do as this activity is hands down a favourite amongst all age groups. As seen on Totally Wild, Coxy’s Big Break, The Best of Getaway and winner of many tourism awards, the Seals by Sea Tour is a sure way to send a buzz of excitement amongst the group.

Board the boat at the boat shed, located only minutes walk from the camp and take the 3 minute trip around the Cape to visit the colony of approximately 1,000 seals. Cruise in and around the watery cave and keep your eye out for Dolphins, Gannets, Albatross and Whales sometimes seen on the trip. On the way home zip along the wave breaks and pose for a photo before disembarking.

Seals by Sea Tours offer significant discounts and flexibility to school groups staying at the Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp and therefore tour durations can be altered to fit each schedule.

Great South West Walk

Great South West Walk                    

We are lucky enough to have the World Class 250km Great South West Walk right at our doorstep and this is something we love to incorporate into our program as often as possible. The entire route spans from Portland to Nelson via the coast or inland however this can be done in small sections. Some of the most popular sections situated close to the camp are the Blow Holes, the Petrified Forest, the Seal Lookout, Discovery Bay or even the Cape Nelson Lighthouse.

Similarly to the Bike Riding, sections of the Great South West Walk are often completed as a means of getting to another activity however this is entirely up to you.