Scenic Walking Trails
Looking to get out and about, stretch the legs and breathe in the crisp, clean sea air? Then you are in the right place. The Mornington Peninsula offers a wide range of walking trails which aim to highlight the breathtaking seaside scenery. Whether you are just looking for a casual stroll or if you want something a little more challenging, you are bound to find something perfect for you
The Millionaires Walk
This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. The breathtaking water views across Port Philip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne and Mount Dandenong are amazing. Also, you will get an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions! This easy clifftop walk passes through quite a few gates. Essentialy, you are walking through the yards of the local home owners! Some of the houses are quite magnificent and many have jetties with beautifully built boat houses. On the water you will notice a constant parade of boats passing as well as the Queenscliff-Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry.
To complete the walk, you may opt to return the way you came, or for something a little different, you may like to walk back via Point Nepean Road
Two Bays Walking Trail - 52km Return
This is the longest walking track on the Mornington Peninsula. The walk starts at the Information Centre on Point Nepean Road, Dromana and finishes at Bushrangers Bay at Cape Schanck.
However, if you are not up for a long trek, this walk can be done in smaller sections.
This walk traverses over diverse landscapes and varies from steep gravel sections around the Arthurs Seat area to undulating grassy track.
Arthurs Seat Lookout Hill Circuit Walk- 1km Return
West of the Arthur's Seat summit, along Arthur's Seat Road (before you reach the intersection with the Mornington-Flinders Rd), there is a turnoff on the left into Eaton's Cutting Road which leads to a car park. This is the start of the Lookout Hill Circuit Walk.
This walk passes through stringy bark forest and open sheoak. It offers excellent views of the coast, the rural hinterland and Melbourne.
Kings Fall Circuit Walk - 1km Return
This picturesque walk is suitable for most levels of walker. The Kings Falls Circuit walk starts at the car park on Waterfall Gully Road which is a dirt road. Waterfall Gully Road is located about 1.5kms along Purves Road on the right, from Arthurs Seat Road
Wind aimlessly along the dirt track following through the trees, over boardwalks and be amazed by the vegetation as it changes from shea oaks and scrub to damp humid gully's with an abundance of native ferns to open grassland.
The native plant life in this gully is fabulous. There are masses of ferns including the Scrambling Coral Fern.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled, these plants offer great protection for lizards and other small creatures.
About 250 meters along the path is a lookout with a view across the valley where the waterfall is visible.
Unfortunately due to extreme drought over the last couple of years the waterfall appears to have dried up but despite this the lookout at the waterfall has a picturesque view over the valley. From this point you can either continue on the circuit walk or branch off and take the 4km walk to Seawinds Gardens.
Take your time and explore this wonderful little patch of nature, you won't be disappointed.
This delightful garden in Purves Road, just south of the summit of Arthurs Seat, commands magnificent views of Port Phillip Bay and the
Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. A popular attraction in all seasons, the garden offers electric BBQ’s and picnic facilities, spectacular
views and a range of walking tracks that lead to other areas of the Park.
Seawinds is open to walkers year round.
The carpark opens at 10am daily and closes at 4.30pm on weekdays, 5.00pm on weekends and public holidays and 8.00pm during the summer school holiday period.
Seawinds is closed to vehicles on Christmas Day. Entry is free.
Maps and Further Information
For maps and more information please visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au or contact the Parks Victoria Information Center on 13 19 63