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Short Walks: 1-2 hours

Walks for 1-2 hours

Short on time? Want something a little bit less energetic? Take a moment or two to wander along one of the many beach and bush trails for less than two hours return. In this time you can discover a waterfall, find a monument, stroll along a beach track and more. Some are sections of larger walks so pick which one appeals to you.

All the walks listed below should take between 1 and 2 hours.

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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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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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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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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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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Hastings Trail
This trail heads straight through Hastings, covering much of the foreshore and also passing the Westernport Marina. This is the first section of the Westernport bay encountered on the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail and makes for a scenic trip through Hastings.
Westernport
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Hughes Road Bay Trail
This section of the Bay Trail takes travellers through Blairgowrie to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.
Southern Peninsula
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London Bridge to Point Nepean National Park Information Centre
While London Bridge is the end of The Coastal Walk, a pleasant extension through coast Moonah woodlands leads into neighbouring Point Nepean National Park. The track passes Wilsons Folly and comes out on Defence Road. Visitors can continue along the walking track to the Quarantine Station and onto the historic Forts. 
Southern Peninsula
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London Bridge to Point Nepean Road Bay Trail
The first section of the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail joins the ocean beach with the Port Phillip side of the Peninsula through Portsea from the London Bridge car park to the Entrance to the Point Nepean National Park.
Southern Peninsula
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Long Point Circuit Walk
This 4 km circuit leads you through eucalypt forest with bracken understorey, before opening to views across grasslands and gullies of coast banksia and blackwood.
Westernport
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Main Ridge Flora Reserve Walk
One of the hidden secrets of Mornington Peninsula Walks, this track showcases beautiful flora and amazing hinterland scenery.A circuit walk through a picturesque and tranquil reserve. Bulrushes, tree ferns and maiden hair ferns found here.Part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
Hinterland
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Marine Parade (Hastings Foreshore Reserve) Circuit Walk
Take in wonderful views of the Westernport Bay on this picturesque walk along the grassy Hastings Foreshore Reserve.From the Hastings Pier follow the paved track past the restaurant following closely to the waterfront. At the first intersection take the path to the right. Follow this around until you meet up with the boardwalk.
Westernport
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Moorooduc Quarry Circuit Walk
The Moorooduc Quarry was established in 1887 by a Mr. David Munro. In 1888 a railway line was built from the quarry to Moorooduc Station. Stone and ballast was transported from the quarry for the construction of a railway line between Baxter and Mornington.
Northern Peninsula
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O.T. Dam Circuit Walk
A 3 km circuit in tranquil bushland including Eucalyptus forests and with a boardwalk around O.T. Dam. The walk is well sign posted and borders the Hillview quarry.The history of the OT dam is a bit confusing because there are two separate companies involved with similar names.  The OT Company belonged to John Dixon of Prahran.
Hinterland
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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
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Rye Bay Trail
Walk through the tourist hot spot of Rye and take in the beautiful bay views. There are a great array of shops along the Point Nepean Road in Rye and the foreshore is a fantastic place to relax and have some lunch.
Southern Peninsula
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Rye to Blairgowrie Foreshore (Whitecliffs) Walk
Easy walk along the foreshore from Rye Pier to Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Boat Harbour.White Cliffs is a rocky cliff outcrop on a small hill about a kilometre to the West of Rye Pier. There are steps leading to a lookout area at the top of the cliff.
Southern Peninsula
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Safety Beach Bay Trail
This picturesque section of the Bay Trail encompasses the amazing Safety Beach stretch of Port Phillip Bay. Walk along the beautiful white sandy beach and see the Safety Beach Jetty, Sailing Club and the Martha Cove Underpass.
Southern Peninsula
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Seawinds to Seamist Drive Walk
This walk is a small section of the Two Bays Walking Track. It is sheltered from the sun and wind, and provides beautiful views of Arthurs Seat and the amazing Seawinds Gardens.   
Hinterland
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Somers to Sandy Point Walk
This is an incredibly peaceful walk on the long, quiet stretch of beach between the South Sea Road entrance to the beach and Sandy Point. Along the way there are picturesque views to Phillip Island, Cowes and across Westernport Bay.A wooden stairway of one hundred steps down to the beach.
Westernport
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Sorrento Bay Trail
Travel from Sorrento Pier to Cameron's Bight Jetty and witness an amazing stretch of Port Phillip Bay.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
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Sweetwater Creek to Frankston Trail
The trail starts at the Baden Powell Drive and Humphries Road intersection and traverses along the Sweetwater Creek track. Once at the head of Sweetwater Creek, travellers then continue down Olivers Hill, along the foreshore to the Frankston Pier Precinct.This route offers wonderful bush walking and amazing bay views. 
Frankston & Surrounds
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Tyrone Bay Trail
Tyrone Bay is a great stretch of white sand bay beach between Blairgowrie and Rye.
Southern Peninsula
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Wetland Track to Ballarto Road
Part of the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in Frankston. 
Frankston & Surrounds
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Wooley's Beach Walk
This is a quiet stretch of Westernport Bay, weaving through the Wooley's Beach Reserve towards Crib Point. A relaxing, serene walk along an undeveloped part of the Bay. The foreshore area is one of the last remaining examples of the habitat of Western Port, with the diversity able to support a variety of indigenous flora and fauna.
Westernport
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