Date Of Walk: 26/12/2009
Length (km): approx. 1.3 km (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Time (hrs/mins): 45 mins
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: South-East Victoria
Park: Mornington Peninsula National Park
Closest Town: Flinders
Ascent: 52 m
Maximum Height: 54 m
Map: Not necessary as the track is very easy to follow from the carpark.
Further Details / Source(s): None (I actually found the track in the Melways but haven’t found any mention of it elsewhere on the web)
Getting There: The walk is accessed via a small carpark on the Boneo Road, about 4 km from Flinders (in between Punchbowl Road and Keys Road). The walk is signed from here as “Access To National Park – Walkers Only” (Melways Ref: 260 J10).
Comments: The land at the beginning of the walk isn’t actually part of the national park but rather public land that has been flagged as part of Melbourne Water’s “Corridors of Green” program (where local councils are supported by Melbourne Water in improving the condition of rivers and creeks by cleaning up weeds, planting indigenous species, etc.).
Though it follows alongside the creek, you can’t actually see the creek until the end of the walk either so there are many nicer spots for a walk on the Peninsula. However, the scenery at the end of the walk (where Tea Tree Creek meets Tea Tree Creek Bay) did make it worthwhile. Bird-life and flies were abundant but I didn’t spot any other wildlife.
Part of the track
Tea Tree Creek
A couple of bits of old machinery make interesting
photography subjects on the beach (I don’t think
I can really say I made the most of it though)
View of the bay from the creek