Walking tracks and easy walks

Walking shoes on…so where are you off to? A stroll along the clifftops at Portsea, home to multi-million dollar mansions? Or a 100km challenge that you can tick off your bucket list?

Nearly 100 walking tracks, trails and short walks mean you’re totally spoilt for choice. Lots of easy coastal walks include beaches, piers, arts trails, historic sites and villages for a lazy coffee. Go inland for shady bush walks, bird-filled wetlands, pretty creeks and ocean views from hilltops. Or step up to the iconic 100km Mornington Peninsula Walk which combines four shorter coastal and hinterland walks.

Walk and wander, stroll and meander. Hundreds of great walking trails are scattered throughout the region. Ranging from under an hour to several days in length, you can pick one to suit your energy levels. The 100km Mornington Peninsula Walk takes in the Two Bays Trail, Coastal Walk, Point Nepean walks and the Bay Trail.

From the picturesque beach front at Frankston, along Kananook Creek, to the significant remnant vegetation reserves at Langwarrin and Cranbourne. From Mount Eliza to Mornington and Mount Martha, across to Devilbend Reservoir at Tuerong. Meander through Red Hill and Main Ridge. Discover the woodlands of Arthurs Seat. Take the Two Bays Trail from Arthurs Seat through Greens Bush to Highfield and beyond.

The southern area of the Mornington Peninsula abounds with great walks. Take in the Bay Trail that meanders gently along the Port Phillip coastline, Point Nepean walks, or trail along the Coastal trail through the more rugged landscapes alongside Bass Strait.

From Pearcedale to Hastings, Somers, Balnarring, Merricks and Point Leo, to Flinders and Cape Schanck. The Western Port area is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as Western Port Bay is a significant area for both marine and tidal habitats.