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Autumn outdoor adventures

Known for our striking scenery and rugged coastlines – the Mornington Peninsula offers the perfect backdrop to roam, stroll or wander to your heart's content.

Read on for a little inspiration to get the adrenalin surging for future meanders as you walk this way over autumn

5 bucket-list-worthy clifftop walks

Relaxed ramble, stunning views, on the hunt for places to picnic, we have the lot, check out the 5 cliff top walks we think make the bucket list for must do outdoor adventures this autumn.

100 km walk

With breathtaking scenery across diverse and abundant terrains, the 100km Walk within the Mornington Peninsula continues to challenge and fascinate visitors year-round.

Dog friendly walks

What dog doesn’t love a walk? If you can combine a happy puppy and natural beauty as your backdrop, we think you have the ingredients for a perfect day out. There are plenty of great walks in the region that will inspire (and tire) you and your hound, check out our favourites.

Balcombe Estuary Boardwalk

The 2.5km walking track takes you through bushland alongside the charming Balcombe Creek in Mt Martha. Dogs are welcome, just on a leash as there are precious species of wildlife in the area.  Build your knowledge on local birdlife as you follow the signboards along the way.

The Bay Trail

Heading along the coastline of Port Phillip from Dromana to Portsea is Mornington Peninsula’s Bay Trail flanked by beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters of the bay. There are many sections to choose from with plenty of toilets, water stations and playgrounds along the way. Pathways are shared and have varying surfaces, but it is generally an easy walk to enjoy.


Let your dog run and feel the wind in their fur and sand at their paws.  Here is a list of year-round leash-free beaches.  Just remember that as the sun gets hotter, the sand heats up so to avoid damaging delicate paws either head down early morning or in the evening. The bonus about these times is that there is a chance for you to catch some of our spectacular Mornington Peninsula sunrises and sunsets.

Safety Beach: Tassells Cove - Small Sandy beach between Marina Cove & Bruce Rd

Mt MarthaHawker Beach - Enter via steep fire access track down to beach opposite Helena St

Somers: Somers Beach - 200 metres of sandy beach, east from bottom of ‘hundred steps’  *Please note Somers Beach also has restricted leash-free times.

Discover food sensations like a local on your walks:



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