Last Visited: 04/11/2008
Length (km): 6.5 km
Time (hrs/min): 1 hour 30 mins
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: South-East Victoria
Park: Mornington Peninsula National Park
Closest Town: Flinders (12 km)
Total Ascent: 94 m (according to MapMyHike.com)
Maximum Elevation: 97m (according to MapMyHike.com)
Car Access: The walk starts from the Cape Schanck carpark, which is accessed via a signed turn-off from the Boneo Road (aka Rosebud – Flinders Road).
We only had one car and didn’t want to do the whole 12km return trip (ie. from Cape Schanck to Rosebud-Flinders Rd and back again) so we found that Main Creek/Bushrangers Bay was a good goal to reach. You may need to pay ($4.50) to get into the carpark at Cape Schanck… We arrived before the boom gates were in operation but had to pay on the way out anyway. I’m not sure if this is 7 days, all year round or just in the warmer months. There might be somewhere nearby that you could park on the side of the road to avoid the fee but I’m not sure. I’d pay again next time since the money will go back into park maintanence anyway.
The track follows along the coast and the views are awesome. It’s unfortunate that much of the track is bordered on the in-land side by farmland but this still wouldn’t put me off doing the walk again.
When you get to an intersection in the track, with signs pointing to either Boneo Road or the beach, take the track to the right (the beach). Stairs descend steeply to Main Creek which is a really beautiful spot. This seemed like a good place to explore further but we didn’t stray too far from the creek (we didn’t have a lot of time). The long, steep stairs back up to the track were probably the most challenging part of the walk. We returned to Cape Schanck from here.
View to Cape Schanck
- Cape Schanck Walk is another walk that starts from the Cape Schanck carpark
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