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Short Walks: Under 1 hour

Walks that take less than an hour

In under sixty minutes you can discover a lot on the Mornington Peninsula. Find walks to lookouts with great views along the coast or over the peninsula, through pockets of bushland or around historical sites. Some are sections of larger walks so pick which one appeals to you.

All the walks listed below should take less than 1 hour.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Kings Falls Circuit Walk
Starting at the car park on Waterfall Gully Road, the walk leads you to Kings Falls and past She-Oaks, Grasstrees, a boardwalk through lovely fern gully, native Wild Cherry, scented Paperbarks and other interesting plants and creatures. The walk has a series of interpretive signs.
Hinterland
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Lookout Hill Circuit Walk
A rewarding 1 km walk in Red Hill through stringybark forest and open sheoak woodlands, with views towards Melbourne.
Hinterland
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Millionaire's Walk
This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. The breathtaking water views across Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne and Mount Dandenong are amazing.
Southern Peninsula
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Mornington Bay Trail
From the scenic Schnapper Point, this trail takes travellers further up the esplanade and then inland, eventually ending up at the Mornington Tourist Railway Station. 
Northern Peninsula
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Panorama Track
Part of the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve.Set amongst the urban development of Frankston, The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve protects an important area of remnant heathland. This is a great spot to take the dog for a walk with a network of walking tracks throughout the park.
Frankston & Surrounds
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Portsea Bay Trail
This concrete shared trail covers the picturesque section of the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail from the Point Nepean National Park to the Portsea Pier.
Southern Peninsula
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Quarantine Station to Gunners Cottage Walk
This is a great site to investigate. Sprawling lawns, historic buildings, great views of the bay and Queenscliff to the northwest all make for a special experience in the largest 'park' on the Peninsula.The walk from the Quarantine station to Gunners Cottage is roughly 1.6km of easy walking.
Southern Peninsula
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TC McKellar Circuit Walk
This gently sloping 1 km walk through undulating bushland starts at the information shelter at Seawinds Gardens. This track is a short track off the main Two Bays Walking Track.
Hinterland
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Tea Tree Creek and Cairns Bay
Tea Tree Creek and Cairns Bay are located 2 km west of the Blowhole lookout and 1 km south of the main Flinders Road. They are two cobble and grey boulder beaches, set in amongst the rugged, 60 to 80 m high, black basalt cliffs that run from Cape Schanck to Point Flinders.
Westernport
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The Friends Track
From the car park in Arthurs Seat Rd between Bellingham Rd and Main Creek Rd, follow the OT Dam Track and turn left at the "Friends" sign post.   Follow this track until it meets up with Arthurs Seat Road.  Follow Arthurs Seat Road back to your car.
Hinterland
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Tootgarook Wetlands Walk
Tootgarook Wetlands is home to numerous animals including frogs and birds. A short walk , but interesting for its habitat values.This area formed part of of a larger swamp that extended from Boneo to Port Philip Bay.
Southern Peninsula
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Tuckey Track Reserve
The Tuckey Track is an interesting walk through history. Following in the footsteps of Lieutenant James Tuckey who wrote 'An Account of a Voyage to Establish a Colony at Port Phillip'. This account provided valuable information about the convict settlement and the landscape in 1804.
Southern Peninsula
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Warawee Circuit Walk to Trig Point
Part of the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in Frankston. Ideal reserve for recreational activities such as nature study, photography and walking. this is a great spot to take the dog. Walk to Trig Point for views of Port Philip and the Dandenogs. 
Frankston & Surrounds
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Woods Reserve Walk
The Woods Reserve is an open eucalyptus forest, containing a small dam. There are plenty of relaxing landscapes throughout the circular walk.  Walk through an open eucalypt forest. Experience the solitude with the trees whispering in the wind.
Northern Peninsula
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