Part of the UNESCO biosphere Reserve, Westernport Bay is a significant area for both marine and tidal habitats.
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Historic Mansion set among wetland environment. Boardwalks and bird hides give great access to birdlife.
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Limited walking tracks around the reservoir. The area has recently been upgraded and additional areas have been opened to the public.
Red Hill - Merricks (Peninsula Pathlinks)
A 5km scenic trail for horseriders and walkers along the old railway line (closed in 1953). You can choose to walk downhill starting from Red Hill, or uphill starting from Merricks. Walking time - apporximately 45 minutes.
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Flinders Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary
Walk along the tidal rockpools with the dark cliffs as a spectacular backdrop.
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A walk through the mangroves of Westernport Bay, with views over French island and Phillip Island. Part of the Warringine Park, Bittern.
One of the best kept secrets of the region. Only accessible by passenger ferry from Stony Point.
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Westernport Bay Trail (Peninsula Pathlinks)
A 26 kilometre shared track for cyclists and walkers that generally follows the Frankston-Flinders Rd from Somerville to Balnarring, linking the townships in between.
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