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Eaton's Cutting - OT Dam - Seawinds - Arthurs Seat State Park Arthurs Seat State Park

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  • Walk Length: 10 kms
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: Circuit
Eaton's Cutting - OT Dam - Seawinds - Arthurs Seat State Park

Walk Summary

Walk Category: Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Red Hill

Walk Area:  Melbourne South

Distance from Melbourne GPO: 86km

Mobile Phone coverage:  Yes

Walk data collated: October 2011

Walk provided by:  Catholic Walking Club of Victoria & Peninsula Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

Starting at the car park, cross Arthurs Seat Road to Eatons Cutting Road and walk north past Holmes road to the access track (1) into the small park. Walk along the Circuit Track (2) around the hill in the park (you may see some views of Westernport Bay on this track) and return to Eatons Cutting road.

Walk north about 1 km to a track on the left side (3) just past the Tumbywood road reserve.  Follow this track west past the first quarry (4) and continue on till you reach the OT Dam wall (5).  Continue around the OT Dam along the boardwalk (6).

Turn right (east) on the northern side of the dam on the lower road, following the road to another intersection, go a bit further until the bush opens out and you will see good views(7) of Port Phillip Bay.  Return west along the upper  road (ignore the north road) and take a small diversion to view the 2nd quarry (8), go back to the road and continue west uphill till you reach Arthurs Seat Road (9).

Turn left (east) and walk along the northern side of Arthurs Seat Road going past a disused motor garage that used to be original OT cordial factory (10) that drew water off the dam below.  Continue east along Arthurs Seat Road back to the car park at the school.

Getting There

The walk starts at the car park for the Red Hill Primary School. 

Drive to Dromana and turn right (south) into McCulloch Street. Continue under the freeway and turn right into Arthurs Seat Road.  Follwo Arthurs Seat Road to the top of Arthurs Seat and then continue for about 4km to the Mornington-Flinders Road and the the school. 

Further Information

There is a cafe and restaurant across the road from the start/end of the walk.

 Park Victoria: Arthurs Seat State Park

Mobile phone coverage information