Ascend the summit of the highest viewpoint on the peninsula for breathtaking views, muddling mazes and stunning ornamental gardens.
A walk up the 304-metre granite hill of Arthurs Seat is a peninsula ritual dating back to settlement days. Soak up panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, golden beaches, the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, and Melbourne's skyline far off in the distance.
A triple ascent on two wheels
Check the calendar and time your visit to coincide with the Jayco Herald Sun international cycling event. Watch as the peloton scales the short, sharp peak three gruelling times to end the fourth stage of Australia's oldest stage race. Stick around for post-race entertainment and check out the bike expo if you've been tempted to join the lycra set.
Scenic walks and stunning gardens
Enjoy a barbeque among the William Ricketts sculptures in Seawinds ornamental gardens before setting off on one of the many walking tracks through Arthurs Seat State Park. Prefer something a little longer? Try out the one-hour circuit walk to Kings Falls.
Lose yourself in the Enchanted Maze Garden and wander through its 20 themed gardens, admire the topiary and then relax with a slow picnic lunch among the artworks of the Sculpture Park Walk.
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Set out on two feet to explore Mornington Peninsula along rugged bushland tracks and bayside boardwalks with soaring views of Melbourne and beyond.