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An inclusive day trip everyone can enjoy

Looking to explore the Mornington Peninsula, where everyone is catered for this winter? With valuable tips to make your next adventure fun and accessible for everyone, we have planned a daytrip for those with special mobility requirements in mind.

What are you waiting for? Rug up, pack the car and come explore the Mornington Peninsula.

Approximately 79 km each way

Start your day by heading to the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula aboard the Arthurs Seat Gondola.

Arthurs Seat Eagle

Arthurs Seat Eagle is the perfect place to see the region from a different point of view. The fully enclosed eight-seat gondolas allow people of all abilities to comfortably have space to take in the spectacular views over Port Phillip (perfect for staying warm in winter!). At the stations, the slow-moving gondolas allow wheelchairs, prams and strollers to board with ease (please note the doors open to a maximum of 80cm). The team offer ramped access throughout the Summit and Base Stations and accessible observation decks. This location also offers access accessible toilets and Changing Places facilities, ensuring that you will have all you need to stay comfortable. The site provides excellent parking at both stations, with more spaces available at the base than at the summit.

At The Eagle Summit Café, you can enjoy views from almost every table, whether you take advantage of the all-weather outdoor deck or sit inside the light-filled café area and take in the expansive views through the floor to ceiling windows. With gourmet sandwiches, salads and wraps, warm scones with jam and cream, you will find something to please everyone. At the Base Station, The Eagle Kiosk serves cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. So much to see – time to soar!

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is a must-visit attraction to inspire your curiosity about the arts at every age. The team strive to make art accessible to everyone, and as a bonus, entry is free! Their seasonal exhibition program combines various exhibitions, including local artists’ collection and touring shows. The Gallery delivers a range of education, starting with Young at Art, a program for 1-5year olds and an Art and Imagination Program for aged care residents. A family-friendly space, there is a Parent Room for changing. Entry access is one level which makes disabled or pram and stroller access easy with a one-level floor plan.  All videos are captioned for the hearing impaired.

Depending on how much time you have you may also like to spend some time exploring the village of Mornington.  The Main Street is a 5-minute drive from the Gallery and is lined by specialty shops and cafes for you to discover. 

Extend your stay

With so much to see and do, you might be tempted to stay more than a day! If you would like a ground floor apartment or wheelchair access, holidaying with specific requirements is available at some of our accommodation providers. Explore some of the options available for your next getaway here.

Useful tips – Changes Places Toilets

Changing Places toilets are always nearby the locations about at:

  • Octavia Street toilet block, Mornington (near Empire Mall)
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle, 1085 Arthurs Seat Road, Dromana (base station).  Free access to toilet adjacent to the Eagle 

Changing Places can be accessed with a Master Locksmiths key. These are available to hire from several locations, including Arthurs Seat Eagle and the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre.

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