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  • A 380 metres section of Coastal Trail track has been closed due to recent land slip. It has been closed to protect public safety and to prevent further environmental damage. An alternative pedestrian access route is provided on the existing Lifesavers Track further inland for approximately 500m. Access down to Bridgewater Bay can be still achieved via the stairs at St. Johns Wood Road side. at Bridgewater Bay, Tuesday 16 July, 2019
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Hang gliding
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving

Popular visitor areas include the historic Cape Schanck lighthouse precinct, the ocean beaches of Sorrento and Portsea, the rugged Flinders coastline and walking tracks through the wildlife haven Greens Bush.

Barbecue facilities are provided Fingal Picnic Area (near Cape Schanck) and Sorrento Ocean Beach. Kiosks operate at Sorrento and Cape Schanck and takeaway food is often available during summer holidays at Gunnamatta and Portsea.

  • mornington - cape schanck

    Cape Schanck Cape Schanck offers stunning landscapes; the mystery of dramatic volcanic features, unspoilt and wild beaches and scenic walking tracks with spectacular ocean views. It is also a site of rich…

  • horseriding

    Horse riding Horse riding is a popular activity in the rural areas of the Mornington Peninsula. As a way of catering for horse riding in the Mornington Peninsula National Park, a small…

  • walking - coast

    Walking 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…

  • mornington - fingal coastline

    Fingal Picnic Area Enjoy a picnic in the peaceful Fingal Picnic Area located two kilometres north of Cape Schanck. This area was subdivided for housing but was re- purchased by the government from…

  • mornington - sorrento back beach

    Sorrento Back Beach Sorrento Back Beach is located around 1.5km south of the town of Sorrento. The beach is a popular location for activities such as surfing, swimming, walking and exploring the rockpools…

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    Portsea Ocean Beach This popular beach is a great location to explore the national park’s wide sandy beaches and naturally weathered cliffs.Popular activities include surfing, swimming, walking and ocean fishing. The beach is…

  • mornington - koonya

    Koonya Ocean Beach This open sandy beach is popular for surfing, fishing and sunbathing. Facilities include two car parks, a lookout and a toilet block at the end of Hughes Road. The beach…

  • mornington - coast

    Pearces Beach A secluded sandy beach accessed via a small car park at end of Pearse Road.

  • mornington - koonya

    Spray Point The spectacular headland provides views over Koonya Ocean Beach to the east and back towards Diamond Bay in the west. The walking track is accessed from a small car park…

  • mornington - teatree creek

    Tea Tree Creek A pleasant 600m track leads from the car park on Boneo Road to the rugged pebbled beaches of Cairns Bay. The walk follows Tea Tree Creek and passes through a…