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Cape Bridgewater

Cape Bridgewater ©
Cape Bridgewater is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria located on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay about south-west of Portland and about west of Melbourne.The area was settled in the 1860s by the Henty family who had settled nearby Portland, and a post office opened in 1863 (closed 1968) though known as Bridgewater Lower for some years.Both Cape Bridgewater and Bridgewater Bay were named by named after the Duke of Bridgewater (1756-1829), by Lieutenant James Grant sailing on the Lady Nelson on 4 December 1800.Cape Bridgewater includes the following protected areas within its boundaries - the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and the Mount Richmond National Park.Cape Bridgewater is home to a colony of up to 650 fur seals and has the highest coastal cliff in Victoria. You've now added Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Discovery Bay Marine National Park and then don't miss a visit to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Bridgewater trip planner .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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