The Top 6 Must See Natural Attractions on the Mornington Peninsula
From National Parks, beautiful beaches or if you prefer to unwind relaxing in hot springs, the Mornington Peninsula will not disappoint. The best part is, because it’s a peninsula, you are never too far away from your next beautiful natural attraction. This means less time in the car and more time to experience what this great place has to offer.
What are the must see attractions we recommend?
1. Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Cape Schanck is situated on the southernmost tip of the Peninsula. Cape Schanck lighthouse was the second lighthouse to be built in Victoria in 1859. The lighthouse separates the waters of Bass Strait from the waters of Eastern Point.
Take in the beautiful picturesque views of the ocean below on the boardwalk as well as guided lighthouse tours.
2. Two Bays Walk
Extending from the Port Phillip Bay from Dromana to the ocean coastline of Cape Schanck, this graded Parks Victoria 28km walk extends across farmland, vineyards, dairy farms and national parks to take in spectacular coastal views and is a must do on your lifetime bucket list.
3. Peninsula Hot Springs
If you like the sound of relaxing and rejuvenating in Natural Hot Springs this is the place to be. Sit back and relax in the natural thermal mineral springs or indulge yourself in the Spa centre with a facial, massage or one of the many other spa treatments available.
The Peninsula Hot Springs caters for all ages from infants upwards also offering private bathing areas. This hidden gem is an absolute must.
4. Arthurs Seat State Park
Be greeted by the most sensational views across Port Phillip Bay and enjoy the stunning views of the Melbourne skyline into the distance.
Just a short distance away lies the Kings waterfall. The Kings Falls Circuit Walk will take you through a pleasant, quiet relaxing stroll through bushland, with an amazing array of native plants. With the walking track rated 1/5 for difficulty, this activity is suitable for most levels. Arthurs Seat is a very scenic destination with spectacular views.
5. Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary
Named for its unique mushroom shaped reef and sandstone rock platforms, the sanctuary consists of a shallow reef and gorgeous sheltered rock pools.
This sanctuary, is well known for its vast array of marine life. The Mushroom Reef Marine sanctuary is the perfect place to take the whole family, as the protected environment allows children to explore the rock pools consisting of many marine creatures. You can find many different species of fish, crabs and delicate anemones. At low tide, the mushroom shaped formation is exposed, so be sure to check tidal times while in the area to experience this natural attraction at its best.
The Mornington Peninsula is a beautiful part of Victoria, named by the National Geographic as Australia's best natural site in 2014. These are only four of the many attractions available on this beautiful bay and ocean coastline. Make the Mornington Peninsula your next holiday destination.
6. Point Nepean National Park
Located in Portsea, visitors will take in the original quarantine station, fort and beautiful coastline. Steeped in history, this is a walk you will not want to miss! Paved and suitable for beginners.