Distance: 15 Km | Duration: 5.25 Hrs | Grade: Grade 4 | Rating: | Style: Circuit
About the Walk
An invigorating cliff top walk with great views over Bass Strait, with a couple of creek crossings and<br /> views of architect-designed mansions. The walk then heads inland, passing green pastures, interesting<br /> homes and an historic church before returning to Flinders township.
The Walk in Detail
Passing modern houses in Bass and King Streets, cross the car park at the southern end of King St, then take the foot track which drops into the Mornington Peninsula NP. After a steep descent, cross Double Creek before a short, steep climb to the park boundary fence line. After passing cliff top mansions, drop steeply off-track, crossing a small creek at the end of Blowhole Track. View the Blowhole if conditions are favourable. Climb steps to the car park and lookout, and then proceed west along the coastal track, which soon drops steeply to cross a creek before climbing again. Follow the fence line to Tea Tree Creek and skirt around a small disused quarry. An intermittent waterfall at the end of this track could be a morning tea spot.
Turn inland, taking the foot track up to Boneo Road. Cross and walk west for approx. 50m; turn inland (north) along Keys Rd, climbing steadily and passing Punchbowl Rd, until you reach the intersection with Berry Rd. Turn right here, following the unsealed road and enjoying views over the pasture to the coast. Pine trees near the intersection with Mornington-Flinders Rd provide a shady lunch spot.
Turn right, following Mornington-Flinders Rd for 600m to Boyds Rd. Turn left, following Boyds Rd downhill for 2.3km until you see powerlines overhead. Turn right onto a foot track here; it quickly becomes King St. Follow King St back to the historic church, then turn left on a foot track that quickly becomes Barker St. At the junction with Norman St, turn right, walk to the main road, cross and return to the cars.
From Wallaces Rd, turn left into Nepean Hwy. At roundabout, go straight ahead onto White Hill Rd C787 to a T-intersection. Turn right into Arthurs Seat Rd C787; after 800m, turn left into Mornington-Flinders Rd C787 to Flinders. In Flinders, take 3rd right into Norman St; park on RHS near the church. (Melways 261 K8) Distance: 26km
Take care crossing roads; walk on grass verges beside roads when available