Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Rosebud
Walk Area: Melbourne - South
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 91km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes
Walk Details Collated: October 2011
MORNINGTON (Beleura hill) – SCHNAPPER POINT – DAVA COAST – ESTUARY BOARDWALK – MT MARTHA.
Starting at Bunnings car park cross Nepean highway onto Tallis Drive (1) and walk north past the Mornington Golf Course then Carrara Creek Lane to the end. You will then follow a walking track (2) down to Mills Beach. Walk south/west along the beach around a rocky point (3) and along another beach to Schnapper Point (4).
Follow a track on the top of the cliffs to Fishermans Beach and along the beach to Linley Point (5). You can take a short walk to the point. Continue along the walking track checking out various lookouts (6) along the way. Keep your eyes open and look at the street names until you see Augusta Street (7). Cross the road and walk along Augusta Street to the end and you will see a footbridge over Balcombe creek. Go past this bridge and follow the track to a second bridge (8).
Cross this bridge and head back west along the track and you come upon a boardwalk (9) through a swampy area beside Balcombe creek. Continue along this boardwalk and it will become a walking track past the Balcombe Creek Eestuary (10). Continue on to the car park on Watson road.
The walk starts at the Bunnings car park in Mornington (Melways 104 J11) and finishes at the car park on corner of Watson Rd and Esplanade Mt Martha (Melways 144 J11/12)
Drive to Mornington along the Nepean Highway until you reach corner of Bungower Rd and Nepean Highway (should see the Buunings store). Turn in from the highway and park in Bunnings car park or other car park in this area.
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