Arthurs Seat State Park
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- Established:May 1978
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat State Park is a prominent feature in the landscape of Port Philip Bay. The 314-metre summit provides spectacular views of the bay, which on a clear day can stretch as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon. This park is home to several species of regional importance including the brown bandicoot, koala, tree goanna, southern emu-wren and wedge-tailed eagle.
There is 24-hour access to the park.
Arthurs Seat State Park is located 60km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula (Melway 159 D12). Access to the park from Melbourne is via Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Arthurs Scenic Road.
Things to see and do
Arthurs Seat State Park offers a wide variety of recreational activities which include walking, jogging, photography, nature study, picnicking and mountain biking. The park’s most popular attraction is Arthurs Seat summit, where visitors can take in the stunning views while enjoying a picnic or barbecue. Take the pleasant circuit walk to Kings Falls or visit the delightful Seawinds Garden, featuring indigenous and exotic formal gardens, along with sculptures by William Ricketts.There are many walking tracks across the park that provide visitors with the opportunity to explore the park and appreciate its wide variety of flora and fauna.
Two Bays Walking Track
This 26km track travels from Dromana foreshore on Port Philip to Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck. As this track is quite long it is advisable to break the walk into sections.
Arthurs Seat Circuit Walk
This easy to follow 1.8km circuit walk guides visitors to the major interest points of the summit.
TC McKellar Circuit Walk
This 1km loop track starts from the Seawinds Gardens information shelter.
Kings Falls Circuit Walk
This 1km walk begins on Waterfall Gully Road, taking in the falls which can be seen flowing all year.
Lookout Hill Circuit Walk
This 1km walk starts at the end of Eatons Cutting Road and takes in some spectacular scenery towards Melbourne.
OT Dam Circuit Walk
This 3km circuit walk begins on Arthurs Seat Road and directs visitors to a constructed boardwalk which loops around the beautifully coloured dam.
Arthurs Seat State Park has two designated mountain biking tracks, OT Dam and McLarens Dam. Please keep to the designated mountain biking tracks.
At the summit you will find barbecue facilities, picnic tables, toilets and car parking facilities. The Seawinds Gardens are accessible by wheelchair and have accessible toilets.
All vehicles must park in designated parking bays. Please note there are no camping facilities at this park.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted at this park.
The Seawinds Garden within Arthurs Seat State Park provides the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony or wedding photography. Upon inquiry we suggest you visit the park to view and select the site where you would like to have your ceremony.
See the Event permits page for more information.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria