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Arthurs Seat Circuit Walk
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314-metre summit, reached by road or on foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon. This easy to follow 1.
Hinterland
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Arthurs Seat to Kings Fall
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314-metre summit, reached by road or on foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon.
Hinterland
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Balbirooroo Wetlands Walk
The Balbirooroo Wetlands are abundant with birds to hear and see. There are information boards along the track that give details of the flora and fauna in the area. This is an interesting, peaceful walk to suit all ages.
Westernport
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Balcombe Estuary Boardwalk Circuit
The Boonwurrung/Bunurong members of the Kulin Nation, the Mornington Peninsula’s traditional owners, called the Balcombe Creek area Tji’tjin’garook – the voice of frogs. A boardwalk and walking tracks run through bushland along the south bank, from the estuary to the Nepean Highway, with two bridges to the north bank creating a circuit.
Northern Peninsula
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Baldrys Crossing Circuit Walk
This walk is in the Greens Bush area of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. This idyllic location is sheltered from the wind and protected from the sun, with great walking tracks, fern gullies and impressive eucalypt forests combined with several crossings over Main Creek.  
Hinterland
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Bittern Coastal Wetlands Boardwalk & Warringine Park
This popular boardwalk showcases the southern-most mangroves in the world, with plenty of bird-life and good views to French Island. The trail is shared by cyclists and walkers, and runs from Western Port marina in Hastings to Jack’s Beach in Crib Point.This trail passes through Warringine Park.
Westernport
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Bittern Trail
From where the Hastings Bay Trail left off, this section follows the stony point train line past the Bittern station, into the Bittern township.
Westernport
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Blairgowrie Bay Trail
Follow the bay trail from the Blairgowrie Shops to Canterbury Jetty Road and witness the beautiful flora bordered beach. There are also sections of the Mornington Peninsula's famous beach houses along this section of the walk to observe.
Southern Peninsula
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Briars Tichin-Goroke Link
This track is a short walk that links the Woodland Walk with the wetlands, hides and Visitor Centre.
Northern Peninsula
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Briars Wetland Walk
Commencing at the gate on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre, this 350 metre boardwalk leads to the Boonoorong and Chechingurk hides. The area, once part of the farm, has been planted with indigenous species and includes several wetlands built on the Balcombe Creek floodplain.
Northern Peninsula
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Briars Woodland Walk
The Woodland and Kur-Bur-Rer Walks commence at the gate on the western side of the Visitor Centre and lead across Stockleys Creek to the Balcombe Creek ford and bridge. Turn right for the 2 kilometre Woodland Walk. At first the path meanders through high quality Manna and Swamp Gum woodland and then more open country where cattle once grazed.
Northern Peninsula
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Bridgewater Bay to Sorrento
From Bridgewater Bay, continue on the Lifesaving Track past the intersections at Fowlers and Montforts Beaches to Spray Point. A short detour provides access to Spray Point, a spectacular headland with views over Koonya Ocean Beach and back towards Diamond Bay.
Southern Peninsula
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Buckley Nature Reserve Walk
Buckley's Reserve contains a vast variety of vegetation including native orchids during the warmer months. This is an easy, peaceful walk that can be done on any day of the year.
Westernport
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Bushrangers Bay Walking Track
Named after two escaped convicts, this lovely walk begins at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse and finishes at Boneo Road. The track passes Bushrangers Bay and lets you discover the plant and animal life of the Cape area.
Westernport
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Cape Schanck to Gunnamatta
Leaving the Cape Schanck Visitor Area car park, follow the sealed Cape Schanck Road for 600m back towards Boneo Road. Turn left onto the dirt track which leads into the national park. Follow the walking track through coastal Moonah woodland towards Fingal and Gunnamatta Beach.
Southern Peninsula
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Capel Sound Bay Trail
This section of the Bay Trail takes travelers from the end of the Rye Foreshore, through the Capel Sounds camping grounds, to Chinamans Creek in Rosebud.
Southern Peninsula
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Cheviot Hill Walking Trail
Cheviot Hill is the park’s highest point and contains World War II fortifications. It overlooks Cheviot Beach, the site where former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared without a trace in December 1967. A memorial is located about 500m further along Defence Road from Cheviot Hill.
Southern Peninsula
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Coolart Woodlands Walking Tracks
There are a series of walking tracks throughout the park (Split into 4 loops) which allow you to explore coastal woodlands, wetland areas, lagoons and the formal gardens which surround the homestead.
Westernport
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Coppins Track Walk
Coppins Track, which starts at the kiosk at the Sorrento Ocean Beach, is a three kilometre guided historic walk that winds along the cliff tops to Diamond Bay tracing the history of the area over the last 100 years. The track follows sections of the original 1800s limestone paved footpath.
Southern Peninsula
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Devilbend Reservoir Walking Tracks
The reserve comprises 422 hectares of native vegetation, almost 250 hectares of water surface area associated with Devilbend and Bittern Reservoirs, 328 hectares of non-native vegetation predominantly in the form of cleared grazed land. Access is currently limited to a 5 hectare picnic area (the former Devilbend Reservoir Park).
Northern Peninsula
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Dromana Bay Trail
Gravel pathway weaves in between the trees on the Dromana Foreshore and takes travelers from one end of Dromana to the other. The Dromana pier and the new Dromana Lifesaving Club are prominent points situated about half way along this trail.
Southern Peninsula
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Endeavour Fern Gully
Endeavour Fern Gully is a 28 hectare National Trust property that encompasses the headwaters of Stony Creek and features an un-spoilt fern gully. The Endeavour Fern Gully is a National Trust property and is one of the rare surviving remnants of this type of indigenous bushland found on red basaltic soil in the Mornington Peninsula.
Hinterland
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Farnsworth Track Walk
The Farnsworth Track is part of the 26km Coastal Walk and links Portsea Surf Beach with London Bridge along cliff tops via two scenic look outs. The walk is identified on signage by the round Hooded Plover symbol.
Southern Peninsula
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Fingal Beach Walk
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 1974 to 1977. Facilities at the site include electric barbecues, toilets, tables and a ball games area.
Southern Peninsula
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Flinders Blowhole Walking Track
At Flinders Blowhole track you can go to the ocean between Cape Schanck and Flinders.The Blowhole track is on Boneo Road (opposite Razorback Road).There is a lookout at the carpark that has magnificent views of the wild surf and rocky Bass Straight coast line.The track to the blowhole is by way of a well-made track and a wooden boardwalk and stairway.
Westernport
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Fort Nepean Walking Trail
Discover a series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Explore the tunnels, forts and gun emplacements from which the first allied shots of World War I and first Australian shots of World War II were fired.
Southern Peninsula
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Fort Pearce and Eagles Nest Walk
Explore the lookouts from the fortifications with stunning views of Bass Strait. The Pearce Barracks site is where many of the army personnel stationed at Point Nepean lived. Eagles Nest was the site of Australia’s largest Disappearing Gun.
Southern Peninsula
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Frankston Foreshore and Pier Walk
Explore the Frankston Waterfront on the 3m wide, raised timber boardwalk designed to protect the vulnerable dune system.There are gorgeous views of Port Phillip Bay. Park in the Kananook Creek Reserve and follow the creek to the Frankston Pier.Walk along the pier to reveal  the 22 letter “secret message” on the pier flags.
Frankston & Surrounds
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Frankston Trail
From the scenic Frankston foreshore precinct, all the way inland to where McClelland Drive meets Golf Links Road, this section of the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail follows tracks next to the Stony Point train line across Peninsula Link.
Frankston & Surrounds
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Greens Bush Short Circuit Walk
A short but rewarding loop track that takes you through eucalypt forests adjacent to Main Creek. Peppermint, Messmate and Manna Gum are the dominant overstorey species.
Southern Peninsula
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