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The beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater was once a volcanic island. It is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Portland via Otway Street. The scenery enroute to the Cape offers a glimpse back in time, with stone ruins in paddocks a testament to the area's 1840s farming settlement. The round trip via Bridgewater Lakes and Cashmore Road is approximately 50kms.
Out on Cape Bridgewater, Stony Hill is the highest cliff top on the Victorian coastline, towering 130 metres above sea level. It was once the western rim of a volcano, stretching between the Seal Caves and the Springs. The evolution of a sand pit linked the island to the mainland, dunes formed and have since turned to limestone.
Situated opposite the entrance to Bridgewater Lakes, a steep 50 metre climb to the caves provides an excellent view across Discovery Bay.
This is a popular recreational area for fishing,canoeing and water-skiing. If you're interested in surf fishing, beach combing or walking along 60kms of unspoilt beach, take the walk into Discovery Bay. To get to the lakes, take the scenic 10 minute drive on Bridgewater Lakes Road from Shelly Beach.