Destination guide

Cape Paterson holiday homes to rent

Cape Paterson is a small and welcoming seaside village with a population of less than 1,000 with a variety of holiday homes to rent, many of which include pet friendly accommodation. It’s particularly popular for its surf and rock fishing, with a number of bays known for catching specific species. Brown’s Bay is a good spot for catching whiting and juvenile snapper, while other locations like Bunurong Marine National Park are protected marine areas. The village has also become enormously popular for its 6 beaches and clear-water rock pools.


Historic sites near Cape Paterson holiday rentals

Cape Paterson, named after Lt. Col. William Paterson, offers a rich history near your holiday accommodation. Many black-coal sites were discovered along the cliffs during the early 19 century, and later the large amounts of coal were transported by ship to Melbourne. Before European occupation the Bunurong indigenous people inhabited the coast for thousands of years. Cape Paterson is also where the country’s first dinosaur bone was discovered in 1903, a piece aptly named the ‘Cape Paterson Claw’ that’s now a part of the Museums Victoria Collection.

Outdoor activities

Things to do near Cape Paterson holiday homes

When you’re looking for a fun time close to your holiday accommodation, you can head to one of the area’s 6 beaches where you can enjoy diverse activities like boating, snorkelling, surfing, diving and rock pooling. Several beachside parks and camping sites are available for exploring as well. Maybe you’d prefer a more educational evening trip, in which case you may be interested in the nearby Wonthaggi coal mine tour, or perhaps the Dinosaur Dreaming centre is more your thing. With all the exciting outdoor attractions and activities available, it’s no wonder so many people choose to stay in Cape Paterson.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Cape Paterson

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cape Paterson is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bunurong Marine National Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Inlet Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Rainbow Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
How to get around

Transport near Cape Paterson holiday homes

Singles, couples and families will find no difficulty reaching their holiday accommodation once they’ve made the proper flight arrangements. Reserving an airport shuttle or private car is a sure way to arrive with the assurance that you’ll have ready transportation around this beachside hamlet with punctual and locally knowledgeable drivers. There are also a number of bus stops throughout the village to help you get where you want to go.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Cape Paterson

You won’t have any trouble finding a place to grab a bite to eat with so many cafes, delis, coffee bars and taverns conveniently located near holiday rentals. An environment of warmth and hospitality is what you’ll find in these local establishments, along with gourmet cuisine and in some instances live entertainment. Beef satay, beer-battered fish and chips, Asian calamari and mean mojitos are just a few of the delicious reasons to dine in Cape Paterson.

Essential info

Information about Cape Paterson holiday rentals

It’s important to know the local weather near your holiday home accommodation. Situated along the north shore of the Bass Strait waterway, the village of Cape Paterson has an oceanic climate that provides a much more narrow temperature range than other regions of Victoria lasting throughout the year. Its daily average temperature in the summer is about 23°C, while the average in winter is around 13°C. This consistent weather makes the area especially popular with travelling campers.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cape Paterson?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 418 holiday rentals around Cape Paterson. From 372 Houses to 12 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cape Paterson is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cape Paterson?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Cape Paterson. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Phillip Island Nature Park: 1,518 holiday rentals
  • Inlet Beach: 519 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Park: 577 holiday rentals
  • Bunurong Environment Centre & Shell Museum: 520 holiday rentals
  • Inverloch Visitor Information Centre: 577 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Paterson listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Paterson?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 372 Houses in Cape Paterson. Our other popular types of Cape Paterson holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 12 holiday houses
  • Villas: 5 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cape Paterson?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Cape Paterson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.