Whether you are seeking solitude, or gathering your large group staying at one of our properties, walking is one of the best ways of experiencing the Mornington Peninsula. You might be training for a trail run such as the Two Bays, or just planning something altogether more leisurely, such as some whale-watching. Luckily there are several excellent walking tracks for you to explore. As a bonus, the scenery won’t disappoint either…
The Coastal Trail
This fairly easy walk stretches 30km from Point Nepean National Park all the way to Cape Schank. There are several sections which make for easy bite-size treks following the cliffs on this spectacular and rugged coast.
The Coppins Track segment runs between the kiosk at Sorrento Ocean Beach, and Diamond Bay 3km away. It is easily accessible from St Pauls Road, walking distance from Spacious Sorrento Retreat. In the 1800s this was a limestone paved footpath!
The Farnsworth Track is a bit more difficult, but no less scenic. This named 1.5km track goes from Portsea Surf Beach to London Bridge. Be careful at high-tide as part of the track runs along the surf beach and can be difficult to navigate without getting wet.
You can join the Point Nepean walking track by taking the extension of the Coastal Trail at London Bridge, called Wilsons Folly Track (1.7km). Alternatively park your car at the Point Nepean Information Centre and enjoy the 5km walk to Fort Nepean. There are a number of side tracks along this walk, including a walk to Cheviot Beach, famous for the mysterious disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt.
This track is easily accessible from BayViews from Drury Lane, in Dromana. The first section is by far the hardest as it ascends Arthur’s Seat. An easier alternative is to drive up the hill (don’t forget to enjoy the views of the peninsula) or take The Arthurs Seat Eagle (gondola) up. Continue walking from the Arthurs Seat Visitor’s Centre. The full walk is 26km going all the way from Dromana to Cape Schank to Bushrangers Bay. The inland section from Bushrangers Bay takes in some of the last remaining native forest on the Peninsula, and is an excellent location for spotting wildlife.
So, slip on those walking shoes and get moving.