Cape Schanck Redevelopment

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Discover the New RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Following two years of design and construction, we're excited to share the progress of the RACV Cape Schank redevelopment.

Cape Schanck was one of RACV’s first resorts, bought back in December 2005. Back then, and even when we started this project, it was hard to imagine what it would look like today. Over the past two years, a team of over 350 construction workers have been working on the redevelopment of the resort, building a striking new getaway destination for our members.

The curvy, three-pronged design, due to open in mid-2018, will lap up stunning ocean and treetop views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort redevelopment

The $150 million redevelopment will give members access to 204 villas, suites and ocean-view rooms, as well as a range of outstanding new facilities, including:

  • An 18-hole championship golf course
  • Restaurant, lounge, cafe, pizzeria and bar
  • A pool, gym, and floodlit tennis courts
  • A kids’ play room
  • Indoor and outdoor sitting areas
  • Underground carparking
  • Day spa
  • Two ballrooms and flexible conference spaces 

Curious about how far it's come? Watch the redevelopment evolve in the time-lapse video below.

Design and Construction

The design for the Cape Schanck redevelopment was created by award-winning architects Wood Marsh, and is intended to be sensitive to the resort’s magnificent location, on the southern-most tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

The design of the resort is unique and modern, including approximately 30,000 square metres of new construction over five levels, featuring panoramic views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay and state-of-the-art facilities.

The redevelopment integrates the resort’s existing golf, accommodation and other facilities within a new centrally located building.

The project contractor is Kane Constructions, who have completed a number of projects for RACV, including our RACV Torquay Resort.

Bathing at Peninsula hot springs

About the Mornington Peninsula

RACV Cape Schanck Resort is located at the southern-most point of the Mornington Peninsula and looks out over rugged Bass Strait.

Attractions on the Peninsula include: dramatic seascapes and beaches, well-marked coastal walking tracks, hot springs, weekend country markets, and mazes and gardens galore.

As a cool climate region, the Mornington Peninsula also offers exceptional food and wine, having made a specialty of the chardonnay and pinot noir wine varieties as well as fine produce such as artisan cheese.

Cape Schanck Resort and the Local Economy

The $150 million redevelopment has also provided a major boost to the Mornington Peninsula economy, being one of the largest single tourism investments in regional Victoria in recent years and creating over 350 construction jobs.

Once the Cape Schanck redevelopment is complete, the resort is expected to create around 60 new jobs in accommodation, hospitality, health and wellness, and conferences and events, bringing the total number of staff to about 150 people.

As the area’s only 200-plus room, 4.5-star resort and conference centre, the redeveloped resort will also increase the number of large-scale events and conferences being held on the Mornington Peninsula, which will boost the local tourism industry for years to come.

Overall, the economic benefit of the new resort is expected to be nearly $12 million a year.

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