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Bushrangers Bay walking track (Photo: Kim Cott)

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Two Bays Walking Track (photo: Kim Cott)

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Walking track at Cape Schanck (Photo: Kim Cott)

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Walking track at Sorrento Back Beach (Photo: Kim Cott)

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Marker posts for beach access along The Coastal Walk (photo: Kim Cott)

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Signage along The Coastal Walk

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The Coastal Walk, heading towards Cape Schanck (photo: Kim Cott)

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Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk
Sight-seeing

Walking tracks have been built along most of the coastline from London Bridge to Bushrangers Bay, and through Greens Bush.

Arrow markers outline walking tracks. Orange markers indicate longer through tracks and blue markers indicate circuit walks.

The most popular walks are:

The Mornington Peninsula Walk

Experience the diversity of the Southern Peninsula from bay to bush, cape to point. Taking in many areas of Mornington Peninsula National Park this walk can be completed in sections or approximately 100km continuous walk linking the Two Bays Walking Track, Coastal Walk, Point Nepean Walks and Bay Trail.

For more information download the brochure from the Related Documents section below.

Ocean beach walks

Coppins Track

This walk starts at Sorrento Ocean Beach and winds 4 km along the clifftop to Diamond Bay. Take a walk through time, and discover some of the changes that have happened in the area during the last 100 years.

Farnsworth Track

The Farnsworth Track links Portsea Ocean Beach with London Bridge along the cliff tops. The track is 1.5 km long and takes 30-45 minutes to walk one way.

Start at either London Bridge or Portsea Ocean Beach and walk one or both ways along the track. Alternatively, complete a round trip by walking along the track and the beach.

Lifesaving Track

This 11km track was constructed in the 1890s to provide better access to the coast after two devastating shipwrecks.  A number of lookouts provide breathtaking views down the coast, with good vantage points at the Bay of Islands, St Paul’s, Koonya Ocean Beach and No 16 (the 16th lifesaving point). Detours to Diamond Bay, Jubilee Point and St Paul’s are well worth the trip.

The Coastal Walk

For those feeling more energetic, consider the 26km Coastal Walk which extends from Cape Schanck to London Bridge. See spectacular ocean views, hidden coves, rugged cliffs, tidal rock pools and dense coastal scrub.

Arrow markers indicate the walking track, where orange markers indicate longer ‘through tracks’ and blue markers indicate circuit tracks to intersecting locations. Look out for the Hooded Plover symbol which identifies that you are on the Coastal Walk. Check tides before setting off.

Cape Schanck to Bushrangers Bay

Follow the Bushrangers Bay track from the eastern carpark at Cape Schank to see some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. The track finishes at Bushrangers Bay, a sandy beach formed by Main Creek and surrounded by basalt cliffs. The return walk takes about 2 hours.

An extension to the track is part of the Two Bays Walking Track and leads to Rosebud Flinders Road (3km). This track provides fine views and passes through shady banksia groves before continuing northwards across the road and through stands of eucalypt and banksia towards Greens Bush (10km).

Fingal Beach

From Fingal Picnic Area, the 3km track leads through dense ti-tree to lookouts over Bass Strait.

Greens Bush walks

Situated between Arthurs Seat and Cape Schanck, Greens Bush is the largest remnant of bushland on the Mornington Peninsula.  The area contains a variety of vegetation communities and is a wildlife haven, making it an excellent place for nature walking.

Baldrys Short Circuit, 1.6km

A short but rewarding walk that takes you through eucalypt forest. Peppermint, Messmate and Manna Gum are the dominant overstorey species. Depart from Baldry Crossing (Melway map 254 G6).

Baldrys Long Circuit, 3.6 km

This track weaves further into the forest. There are several creek crossings, and the green, moist fern gullies are a welcome contrast to the drier forest. Depart from Baldry Crossing (Melway map 254 G6).

Long Point Circuit, 4 km

Accessed off the Two Bays Track, or midway between Highfield and Gate 3 on Rogers Road, this circuit passes through eucalypt woodlands with views across open grasslands and shady gullies of Coast Banksia and Blackwoods.

Two bays Walking Track, 8.9 km

This longer walk, an excellent way to see Greens Bush, is a link in the 26 km bush corridor from Dromana to Cape Schanck. There are several highlights along the trail - eucalypt forest mixed with spectacular stands of grasstree (the taller grasstrees may be over 200 years old), pockets of tea-tree thicket alive with birds, picturesque fern gullies and open grasslands.

The Two Bays Walking Track is identified by a circular symbol displaying a Blue Wren, which can be seen on signage along the track.

Lightwood Camping Area

Lightwood Creek Camping Area is located mid-way between Baldrys Crossing and Boneo Road on the Two Bays Walking Track. It is a north facing open and level grassy area in a remote bush setting near Lightwood Creek accessible only by foot. The nearest vehicle access is at Rogers Road Gate 3 or from the Baldrys Crossing / Boneo Road trailheads. The camping area consists of two defined zones with space for 4 sites for up to 6 people. One zone has low picnic tables. No toilets are provided. The camp has a 2 night maximum stay.

Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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