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Bushrangers Bay Walking Track

Walk Difficulty This walk gives you two ways to access the beautiful Bushrangers Bay. Named after two escaped convicts, the bay comprises of a sandy beach surrounded by basalt cliffs. This serene location is contrasted by the dark and brooding headlands and wild waves that often crash onto jagged rocks guarding the entrance to the bay.

Bushrangers Bay can be accessed from the Boneo Road car park and picnic area (2.5km). This section of the Two Bays Walking Track passes along Main Creek and provides fine views and passes through shady Banksia groves. You also get views over the surrounding farmland and into the creek valley below. There are lots of birds calling as you walk through the Banksia forest and there are grassy clearings where it's not difficult to spot kangaroos.

Alternatively, follow the 2.6km Bushrangers Bay Track from the Cape Schanck car park to see some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. This section of the park was purchased from abutting farms in 1977. This coastal clifftop walk has excellent views over the sea and rocky bays as well as the spectacular Cape Schanck and its lighthouse. Cape Schanck is at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula at the meeting of Bass Strait and Western Port. It has been protected since the 1800's and was made a national park in 1988 and offers spectacular scenery.

Swimming is not recommended at this site as the beach is unpatrolled and often hazardous due to strong rips and large waves.

This walk can be done in either direction or as part of the longer 26km Two Bays Trail.

  • Address:
1350 Boneo Road Cape Schanck Victoria 3939
  • Start/Finish:
Sandy track. Steps in places. Steep path down to Bushrangers Bay. Swimming at Bushrangers Bay is hazardous. It is an unpatrolled beach with strong rips and large waves.
  • Route Information:
One way
  • Start Location:
1350 Boneo Road Cape Schanck Victoria 3939
  • End Location:
420 Cape Schanck Road Cape Schanck Victoria 3939
  • Distance:
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  • Facilities:
Carpark, Lookouts, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Sheltered Area
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