Local, State & National Parks

Cape Schanck - Mornington Peninsula National Park

Cape Schanck is at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula at the meeting of Bass Strait and Western Port. It has been protected since the 1800's and was made a national park in 1988 and offers spectacular scenery.
There are a number of walks around the area with spectacular views along the rugged ocean beaches of Bass Strait towards Sorrento and Point Nepean.

A short circuit walks takes visitors to the start of the wooden staircase and boardwalk which descends to the pebble beach and rock platform. Several lookouts provide spectacular views over the geological formations called Pulpit Rock and Devils Desk which were created by volcanic activity over millions of years. Care must be taken to avoid the large waves that crash across the rock platforms.

Visitors can walk around the grounds of the Lighthouse and see the former Lighthouse Keepers' residences, which were built in 1859 home to resident lighthouse keepers of the past. The grounds of the Light station are a perfect location for picnics, with views out over Bass Strait as the backdrop, BBQ’s are on site.

Cape Schanck is a good starting point for several scenic walks to nearby Bushranger's Bay, Fingal Picnic Are and Fingal Beach, and is a key start/end point for the Two Bays Track and the Coastal Trail as part of the Mornington Peninsula 100km Walk


422 Cape Schank Rd
Cape Schank Vic


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