Two Bays Walking Track (W16 2018)

Walk 16 Two Bays Walking Track

NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  26 Km   |  Duration:  7 Hrs   |  Grade:  Grade 5   |  Rating:    |  Style:  One Way

About the Walk


Passing through Arthurs Seat State Park and the Mornington Peninsula State Park, this challenging<br /> walk offers wonderful views, wild life, bird life and diverse vegetation, including eucalypt forest and<br /> grass trees. There is also beautiful coastal scenery en route to Cape Schanck lighthouse.

The Walk in Detail

This track is marked along its length with the Blue Wren track symbol. The grade varies from steep sections around Arthurs Seat to an undulating, grassy track through Greens Bush.

The steady climb from Bunurong Track, which offers scenic views of Port Phillip Bay, eventually skirts the Seawinds Gardens, which are just below Arthurs Seat. Continue to McLarens Dam - a good morning tea spot.

Turn right into Waterfall Gully Rd then left into Goolgowie St. The track then follows a reserve and turns right into Yambill Ave. At the roundabout, turn left and continue following the Blue Wren symbols on the power poles along Duells Rd; this section is particularly steep. Turn right at Gardens Rd, where there is a bushwalker memorial. Continue south along the unused road reserve, crossing Browns Rd into Hyslops Rd until you reach Limestone Rd. Turn left then immediately right onto the Greens Bush section of the walking track, where there are many grass trees and some grassy lunch spots.

Continue south, crossing small creeks; kangaroos abound on the grassy slopes to the right of the track. After crossing Boneo Rd, the track enters the Bushrangers Bay section of the walking track. After 2.5km, at the Bushrangers Bay junction, keep right and follow the track westwards, dropping to cross Burrabong Creek, then climbing again to enjoy cliff top views enroute to Cape Schanck.

For more detailed track notes of the Two Bays Walking Track, see the Parks Victoria 'Park Notes: Two Bays Walking Track'

Getting There

From Wallaces Rd, turn left onto Nepean Hwy. At roundabout, turn right onto C788/B110 for 1.5km, then left onto Mornington Peninsula Fwy M11 for 10.5km to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Boneo Rd C777 for 10km then right  into Cape Schanck Rd; drive to end. Leave some cars here. [Finish: Cape Schanck car park, Melways Map 257 Insert ] Now take minimum cars to start: return to M11, turn right for 1.8km to roundabout, turn right onto Jetty Rd for 350m then left into Bayview Rd. After 4.4km, turn right into Bunurong Track and immediately park in Latrobe Pde carpark. (Melways 159 D10) Distance: 51km.

Walk Precautions

Avoid unstable cliffs; take care crossing roads

Additional Information

Melbourne - South

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