Last Visited: 26/12/2009
Length (km): 1.6 km
Time (hrs/min): 45 mins
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Partial Circuit
Region: South-East Victoria
Park: Mornington Peninsula National Park
Closest Town: Flinders
Car Access: The walk is accessed via the Cape Schanck carpark, which I had to pay to park in ($4.50 at the time). There might be somewhere nearby that you could park on the side of the road to avoid the fee but I’d pay again next time, since the money will go back into park maintanence anyway. The carpark is at the end of the Cape Schanck Road which is off the Boneo Road, about 11 km from Flinders (Melways Ref: 257 F10).
Obviously this isn’t much of a hike but it’s definitely a beautiful spot that’s worth visiting if you’re in the area. From the carpark, take the track to the left of the Kiosk. You’ll soon come to a boardwalk which takes you right down to a couple of stony beaches. After exploring the beaches, return to the beginning of the boardwalk but take the track on the left to return to the carpark.
Amazing views abound and if you’re lucky you might even see penguins. Keep in mind that this is a tourist attraction so it gets very busy at times… I visited early in the morning and was lucky enough to pretty much get the place to myself (there were a few people surfing off one of the stony beaches).
- Cape Schanck to Main Creek (return) is another walk that starts from the Cape Schanck carpark
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