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Mornington Peninsula National Park

St Andrews Beach
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Montfords Beach
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Koonya Beach
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Another Tooth
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Tooth
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Walking through the Bush
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Cape Schank Escape
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Inside the cave
from Silvia Tomarchio
 
Selfe at Pearces Beach
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Bushranger's Bay
from Paul Threlfall
 
Planned burning in the Mornington Peninsula N
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Planned burning in the Mornington Peninsula N
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Low tide at Elephant Rock
from Phil Skeggs
 
Sea mist illuminated over Picnic Point
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Crashing waves at Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck
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Cape Schanck
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Lowland Copperhead
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Coastal Rock
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Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
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Beach
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Two Bays Walking Track
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Banksia
from Wayne
 
coastal succulents
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Small Bridge
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Grass Tree
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Gumtree
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Bushrangers Bay
from Rob Hackett
 
Pulpit Rock and Pebble Beach
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Spray Point boardwalk
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Picnic shelters at Sorrento car park
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Mushroom Reef at low tide
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View of Mushroom Reef from King Street
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Diamond Bay
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View to the west from The Blowhole car park (
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Flinders Ocean Beach - Mushroom Reef (photo:
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Sorrento Back Beach from Coppins track (photo
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Sorrento Back Beach from Coppins track (photo
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Parks Victoria Junior Ranger Rockpool Ramble
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Rock pools at low tide (photo: Kim Cott)
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London Bridge at low tide (photo: Kim Cott)
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Hang gliders at London Bridge (photo: Kim Cot
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Fishing near Gunnamatta
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Bridgewater Bay (photo: Kim Cott)
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Bridgewater Bay (photo: Kim Cott)
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Koonya at low tide (photo: Kim Cott)
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Looking towards Spray Point from Koonya Ocean
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Pink Fairy Orchids, Greens Bush (photo: Kim C
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Flowering Grass Trees after fire, Greens Bush
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Greens Bush (photo: Kim Cott)
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Lookout on Fingal circuit walk (photo: Kim Co
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Cape Schanck boardwalk (photo: Mornington Pen
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Cape Schanck (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tou
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Cape Schanck circuit walk (photo: Mornington
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Portsea Ocean Beach, lower car park (photo Ki
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Portsea Ocean Beach (photo: Kim Cott)
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Bushrangers Bay (photo: Kim Cott)
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Bushrangers Bay from walking track (photo: Ki
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Brisgewater Bay (photo: Kim Cott)
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Diamond Bay (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tour
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Cape Schanck Lighthouse (photo: Mornington Pe
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Fungi (photo: Kim Cott)
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Fungi (photo: Kim Cott)
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Revegetation at King St (photo: Kim Cott)
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Flinders coast (photo: Kim Cott)
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Coastal view (photo: Kim Cott)
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Spot the echidna (photo: Kim Cott)
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Coastal vegetation (photo: Kim Cott)
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Rockpools (photo: Kim Cott)
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Bay of Islands lookout (photo: Jess Mackay)
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Bay of Islands lookout (photo: Jess Mackay)
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London Bridge (photo: Jess Mackay)
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Sorrento Ocean Beach (photo: Jess Mackay)
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Coppins Track
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Coppins Lookout (photo: Jess Mackay)
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Planned burning in the Mornington Peninsula N
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St Andrews Beach - Mornington Peninsula NP. P
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Change of conditions

Add change of condition
  • The coastal section of the park between St Paul's Beach and Diamond Bay is unsafe for swimming, diving and fishing as there is an increased risk of sharks due to a whale carcass in the area. at Mornington Peninsula National Park, Thursday 30 November, 2017
  • Beach access to St Pauls Beach, Sorrento, is closed for public safety until further notice due to unstable cliffs. at Mornington Peninsula National Park, Friday 23 June, 2017
  • Dogs are now banned in the Mornington Peninsula National Park to provide greater protection for the park’s vulnerable fauna, particularly the endangered Hooded Plover. More information at Mornington Peninsula National Park, Thursday 30 March, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:December 1975
  • Area:2680ha
Barbeque
Cafes/restaurants
Cycling
Fishing
Hang gliding
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
Swimming

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating historic features and is popular for swimming, walking, picnics and nature study, as well as surfing at ocean beaches like Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta.

It includes all of the ocean coast between London Bridge and Bushrangers Bay, plus a stretch from Stockyard Creek to Flinders, and also an area north of Cape Schanck called Greens Bush.

Dogs are not permitted in the park.

Location and access

The park is 90 kilometres south of Melbourne. Most access roads are signposted from the Point Nepean Road. The eastern part of the park, including Cape Schanck, can be reached from Boneo (Rosebud-Flinders) Road.

Weddings

There are a number of options for your wedding ceremony or wedding photography in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Upon enquiry, we suggest you visit the park to view and select the site where you would like to have your ceremony.

For more information read:

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

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