“Top of the Mornington to ya!”
Now here’s something that’s a little bit off the beaten track. The Mornington Peninsula, just an hour’s drive south of Melbourne, is known for its splendid beaches and wines but the area’s best-kept secret is its magnificent state reserves and national parks.
On our superb 3-day pack-free guided walk we showcase the best walking sections of the 100km Mornington Peninsula Walk, exploring stunning forest and ferny glens, magnificent coastal scenery, and the cliffs of Cape Schanck with its imposing lighthouse.
Add to this sampling the region’s famous wineries, as well as mouth-watering regional cuisine, and you have an unforgettable walking experience.
So what’s the accommodation like we hear you say? Well, you’ll spend two nights at the five-star RACV Cape Schanck Resort abd you’ll expwerience fine a la carte dining each evening served with local wines.
And we’ll throw in an afternoon of wine tasting at Stonier Winery.
The first day’s walk begins at Arthurs Seat a 314m summit overlooking the Mornington Peninsula.
Our hike takes us along a bushland track featuring paperbarks, grass trees, and she-oaks, and through a pretty fern gullies. Along the way enjoy spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay as we make our ways to King Falls.
After lunch, we head to the coast where we enjoy a walk along from Point Leo to Flinders Somers Coastal Reserve.
The second day’s walk takes you from Bushrangers Bay to Pulpit Rock and the basalt cliffs of Cape Schanck. During the walk, you will be able to enjoy stunning views over the sea and rocky bays.
You can admire the sea sculpturing effect of the salty wind, and the landscape created by a lava flow about 60 million years ago. Walk through the banksia forest and try out your bird calls to mimic the local birds.
You may even be lucky enough to spot wallabies or kangaroos along the way. After lunch at Cape Schanck Lighthouse, you will be transported to Koonya Ocean Beach, which is the beginning of the afternoon walk.
On our final day, we explore Point Nepean National Park. Discover gorgeous natural scenery as well as the rich history of the area as you meander past the almost forgotten Police Point; Quarantine Station; the cattle jetty, the shipwreck of The Cheviot.