Curated that dreamy bucket list of adventures to look forward to. Collected some inspiring walks for you to meander when we get out and about and begin exploring again. Read on to shake the lockdown blues and start your springtime planning.
Insta-inspiration while we plan
This beautiful region has long been a source of inspiration for photographers. Whether you fall in love with our colourful bathing boxes or the sandy coastline of Port Phillip, we have plenty of vistas waiting for you to capture and share.
Heading over toward Western Port you’ll find Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Here you will be treated to stunning natural beauty with paths leading to magnificent views out over Bass Strait and beautiful rocky coastline. The boardwalk is a mixture of wooden steps and walkway leading down to the water at the foot of Pulpit Rock.
Next on the list is Point King which is accessed via Millionaires Walk which you will find between Sorrento and Portsea. One for the vision board, images taken here will capture world-class views of the bay, beaches, and into the town of Sorrento.
Discover Tucks, home to a playful wine experience on the rolling hills of Red Hill. Look forward to when we can sit back with friends on the most photographed swing on the Mornington Peninsula, sipping their ‘loveable honest’ Tucks Now range and dig into their so insta-worthy menu. There is no doubt they have succeeded in creating a setting that reflects the attitudes and pleasures of a new generation of wine lovers.
Bucket-list of adventures to come.
Dolphins are the socialites of the sea, and if swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list then Spring brings the opportunity to tick it off the list. Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims and Moonraker Dolphin Swims have both won many awards for their eco-friendly experiences and offer a beautiful opportunity to connect with these local dolphin population.
Meet the cheeky Australian fur seals on a half day cruise. You can choose to stay on deck or snorkel with wetsuits provided. Alternatively, you can hire gear to sea kayak yourself to the Dolphin Sanctuary with Bayplay Adventure Tours, or go on a guided snorkelling tour to see the beautiful Weedy Sea Dragons an experience not to be missed!
If you want to be the captain of your own ship then Mornington Boat Hire has a number of boats in various sizes! Make good use of their maps or their fishing App with great intel on the local hot spots, or just enjoy cruising the bay.
Walks to wander when we can.
Down a well-made track and a wooden boardwalk, take in the majestic views of the rocky Bass Straight Coastline and wild surf as you walk to Flinders Blowhole. Enjoy the natural wonders of Elephant Rock and Little Bird Rock or the eagles that like to soar above. Be savvy explorers and keep an eye out for large swells, waves and the slippery bluestone rocks when walking near the much-loved blowhole.
The popular Warringine boardwalk showcases the southern-most mangroves in the world, with plenty of bird-life and good views to French Island. The trail is shared by cyclists and walkers and runs from Western Port marina in Hastings to Jack’s Beach in Crib Point. The trail passes through Warringine Park. Warringine has a wide variety of ecosystems, including mangroves, coastal wetlands, riparian vegetation and healthy woodlands. It is also home to over 100 different bird species, 13 species of reptiles, 12 species of fish, 22 species of mammals, and many invertebrates. Several interpretative signs feature along the boardwalk, describing various features of the Wetlands and their inhabitants.
Gunners Cottage, built in the early 1900s, originally housed military personnel stationed at Fort Nepean. It is the furthest point you can drive to within Point Nepean National Park. From here, make your way down to Observatory Point via the historic Point Nepean Cemetery and what remains of the former quarantine cattle jetty.
At Observation Point, there is a nice picnic area which makes a great place to stop and refuel whilst you take in the fantastic views over Port Phillip, back towards Melbourne, and the length of Point Nepean.
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