Medium Walks

 

Walk for a few hours or half a day

Pick and Mix what you like - walk along coastline, through bushland, alongside creeks, or down to the sea. Discover wetlands, stands of moonah trees, historical sites and more along the way. Don't forget to take your own water (and sun protection) and wear suitable footwear.

The walks listed below should take between 2 and 4 hours. 

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
Walk Difficulty
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
Walk Difficulty
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
Walk Difficulty
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
Walk Difficulty
Gunnamatta to Rye Ocean Beach
Crossing Gunnamatta car park to the far corner, a link track provides access past a second smaller car park and toilet and out onto the main entry road where the track turns left down to the beach. This section between Gunnamatta Beach and Boag Rocks to the west is along the beach.
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
No. 16 to Bridgewater Bay
Proceed 100m along the road out of the No. 16 car park and the historic Lifesaving Track heads off in to the dense bushland. This is the next section of The Coastal Walk and is a fascinating walk in itself. The 11km Lifesaving Track was built in the 1890s to provide better access to the coast after two devastating shipwrecks.
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
Peninsula Link Trail (North)
Considered the largest piece of “health and fun infrastructure” in the south east of Metropolitan Melbourne, riders and walkers are now able to enjoy the 25 kilometre shared path built as part of the Peninsula Link freeway project.
Frankston & Surrounds
Walk Difficulty
Peninsula Link Trail (South)
Considered the largest piece of “health and fun infrastructure” in the south east of Metropolitan Melbourne, riders and walkers are now able to enjoy the 25 kilometre shared path built as part of the Peninsula Link freeway project.
Frankston & Surrounds
Walk Difficulty
Portsea to Sorrento Bay Trail
This section of the Bay Trail showcases the beautiful part of the Mornington Peninsula between the Portsea and Sorrento Piers. The Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail Extends from Portsea all the way up the Port Phillip Bay Beach to Mornington and through to Frankston where it then heads inland out towards Hastings and the Westernport Bay.
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
Rye Ocean Beach to No 16. Beach
From Rye Ocean Beach continue along the beach past Gunida Court and Alison Avenue inland tracks and around two small headlands. A red-capped post in the dunes indicates the start of the track leading off the beach (approx 2.5km west of Rye car park).
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
Somerville Trail
From the heart of Somerville, this trail leads into the North of Hastings where the turn off to the Bluescope Steel Mill is. This links the inland section of the Bay Trail to the first part of the Westernport coast section in Hastings.
Westernport
Walk Difficulty
Sorrento - Portsea Artist Trail
For many years the picturesque Mornington Peninsula has been an inspiration to a number of famous artists. The Sorrento-Portsea Artists’ Trail brings the works created by these artists to life.The Trail covers the southern most tip of the Mornington Peninsula and is accessed by car and then by foot.
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
Sorrento Back Beach to London Bridge
Crossing the road at Sorrento Back Beach, The Coastal Walk continues through the vegetation above the car park and beach (an alternative track from the Surf Lifesaving clubhouse connects back up with the main track above via Coppins Lookout). A short detour to Websters Lookout gives stunning views over the township of Sorrento and Port Phillip Bay.
Southern Peninsula
Walk Difficulty
Two Bays Walk, Greens Bush Section
The Mornington Peninsula National Park which the Greens Bush section traverses through is the largest area of remnant vegetation on the Mornington Peninsula. It was purchased from the Green Family and incorporated into the former Point Nepean National Park in 1989.
Hinterland
Walk Difficulty
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