Sorrento - Portsea (Front and Back Beaches) - Bushwalking Victoria


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Sorrento - Portsea (Front and Back Beaches) Point Nepean National Park

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  • Walk Length: 13 km
  • Walk duration: 4 -5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Sorrento, Portsea

Walk Area:  Melbourne - South

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  107 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes

Walk Details Collated:  October 2011

Walk Details Provided By Peninsula Bushwalking Club & Catholic Walking Club of Victoria

Walk Description

Starting at the car park walk towards the coast past Sorrento Hotel and you will see the Helicopter Rescue Service and across the water the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal(1).  Turn left into the Botanical Gardens (2) and walk through to Point Nepean Road.  Follow Point Nepean road north past an St Johns Anglican Historical Church (3) to Lentel avenue, turn right and walk to the coast. Follow the beach to Point King (4).

Return to Point Nepean Road and follow west to Hemston Avenue and go to the coast. Walk along Shelley Beach to Point Franklin (5) then return to Point Nepean Road.  Still walking west go through Portsea (6) till you reach the Visitors Centre (7) at the Point Nepean National Park.  Walk along Defence Road to Wilsons Folly Track and turn left (south) on this track. Follow Wilsons Folly Track (8) to the London Bridge car park.

Visit London Bridge (9) then head east along the beach past Portsea Surf Beach (10) to Sphinx Rock (11).  Climb the steps and follow the track to Coppins Lookout (12). Return to the track then follow this to the next lookout (13) overlooking Sorrento.  Return to the main track and continue east to Ocean Beach Road.  Walk north along Ocean Beach road past Historic Whitehall Guest House (14).

Continue through Sorento Shopping Centre (15) to the Continental Hotel, turn left into Point Nepean Road and follow west back to the Botanical Gardens car park.

Getting There

Drive to Sorrento either on Melbourne Road or Point Nepean Rd.  Park in Sorrento Park near the Sorrento Pier (Melways 157 B7). 

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