Mornington Peninsula National Park is a captivating blend of wild, rocky coastline, stunning beaches, and lush bushland. Just 56 miles south of Melbourne, it’s the perfect destination for a weekend escape. The park’s crown jewel is the Coastal Walk, a 19-mile trail along the clifftops that stretches from Cape Schanck to Portsea. This hike offers breathtaking coastal views, beautiful beaches, and some of the best surfing spots around. Plus, you’ll have the chance to spot kangaroos, dolphins, and a wide variety of songbirds and waterfowl.

A Cultural and Natural Haven

Mornington Peninsula National Park is a significant part of the Aboriginal cultural landscape, situated in the traditional Country of the Bunurong people. We acknowledge and respect the enduring connection the Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters and appreciate their ongoing care of Country. We pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

Best Times to Visit

February through April offers the most pleasant weather, making it an ideal time to explore the park. However, the park is a year-round gem:

  • Spring: Enjoy vibrant wildflowers in full bloom.
  • Summer: Perfect for beach days and swimming.
  • Fall: Prime surfing conditions await.
  • Winter: Fewer crowds mean serene ocean views.

Enhance Your Visit

Round out your adventure with a visit to one of the nearby vineyards, restaurants, or breweries, or enjoy a round of golf. Before you head out, be sure to check local weather conditions and updates, especially regarding bushfires.

Explore Mornington Peninsula National Park for a mix of natural beauty, thrilling outdoor activities, and cultural richness.




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