Seawinds Gardens


Seawinds Gardens

Arthurs Seat State Park

Located near Arthurs Seat Summit, Seawinds Gardens offers spectacular views across Port Phillip and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula’s from the Bay and Northern Lookouts.

Explore the delightful exotic and indigenous gardens along a network of walking tracks, where hidden gems, such as sculptures by William Ricketts, reward the keen eye.

In Spring, enjoy the colour as the trees and shrubs begin to flower in late August. Summer provides a cooler environment than the surrounding coast at 305m above sea level. Deciduous trees delight in Autumn, and the bare birch and willow branches contrast against the pine in Winter. 

The gardens are popular for picnics with tables, electric barbecues and toilets available adjacent to the car park. Disabled access is available to facilities and walking tracks.

The gardens at Seawinds were developed by Sir Thomas and Lady Travers from 1946. The Travers imported deciduous trees from their property in Parkville and purchase the William Ricketts sculptures from William Ricketts himself.

Things to do in the area


Eagle - the chairlift / gondola takes visitors to the top of Arthurs Seat State Park.

Arthurs Seat Eagle

For a bird's-eye view over Port Phillip, climb aboard the all-weather Eagle, a state-of-the-art gondola which soars high above the trees. The Eagle caters to people of all abilities, the elderly and children. It is wheelchair and pram friendly. Food and coffee is available at the summit station.

Walking in Arthurs Seat State Park

There are many walking tracks across Arthurs Seat State Park for visitors to explore and appreciate its wide variety of scenic views, natural features, and flora and fauna.
A young couple walk along the board walk at Cape Schank.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating historic features and is popular for swimming, walking, picnics and nature study, as well as surfing at ocean beaches like Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta.

How to get there

Seawinds Gardens

Seawinds Gardens are located near Arthurs Seat Summit. Access is from Purves Road and Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat, and there are two carparks.


BBQ - Electric/Gas
Viewing Lookout - Fill Section

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Seawinds Gardens

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Arthurs Seat State Park

    New Mountain Bike Trails now open!

    Wonga – A new 1.5km green (easy) meandering shared user trail with a natural surface trail and minimal grade. This trail links riders from the top of the Park at the OT Tank off Arthurs Seat Road to Wombat junction. Wonga is the Bunurong name for Arthurs Seat.

    Crusher – A 1.1km black diamond (difficult) trail with significant upgrades and an entire new section. Crusher will test your skills from top to bottom.  You will encounter drops, rocks, huge roots, off camber sections and jump lines for those who can find them. Natural and man-made features in abundance. Red Hill technical riding at its best.  Not for the faint hearted.

    Updated map still to come, temporary maps on site (Wombat Junction and OT Tank) to get you there. Thank you for your patience whilst we completed the final works on these trails.

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