Walking in Arthurs Seat State Park

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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.
 

Depending on your interests and fitness, the trails can be used for walking and jogging. They are located throughout the park and can be accessed from major roads and carparks. 

Summit Circuit Walk – 1.8km, 1 hour circuit

A great short walk suitable for most visitors, this loop guides visitors to major interest points including the Seawinds Gardens, Matthew Flinders Cairn, William Ricketts sculptures, lookouts and the Seawinds Nursery Volunteers Indigenous Garden. The formed track is moderately difficult with some steps.

Kings Waterfall Circuit Walk – 1km, 1 hour return

This short walk begins from the Kings Falls carpark on Waterfall Gully Road. Stroll past grass trees, through casuarina forest and into damp fern-lined gullies. View the waterfall which can be seen flowing during the wetter parts of the year. The formed track is moderately difficult with some steps and hills.

OT Dam Circuit Walk – 3km, 2 hours return

Best accessed from Arthurs Seat Road near Main Creek Road, this walk offers views of OT Dam. Located in a deep gully surrounded by native forest, it was originally constructed by the OT company to water their crops. Moderately difficult, formed track with hills.

TC McKeller Walk – 1km, 45 minutes circuit

This loop track starts from the Seawinds Gardens information shelter. The wide, shaded walking track showcases some of the best remnant vegetation in the park.

Two Bays Walking Track – 26km, 8 to 10 hours one way

This scenic track enables people to walk from the Dromana foreshore on Port Phillip to Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck. The full trail can be undertaken by experienced walkers over two days. Parts of the trail can be completed in smaller sections that intersect with roads. This formed track is moderately difficult, with some steps and hills.

 

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.
Mountain bike riders on their bikes in the park

Mountain biking in Arthurs Seat State Park

Enjoy the park's large trail network with friends or individually, or you can join a local riders club. There are options for all abilities.
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.
A retired coulpe chat with a Parks Victoria Ranger at Fort Nepean.

Point Nepean historic highlights

Point Nepean is one of Victoria's most popular heritage sites, boasting a fascinating collection of historic buildings located in dramatic coastal scenery. Explore Fort Nepean and the Quarantine Station on foot or on a hired bike - and enjoy a picnic overlooking Port Phillip. This is a fantastic daytrip near Melbourne.

How to get there

Walking

Walking trails are located throughout the park and can be accessed from major roads and carparks.
BBQ - Electric/Gas
Carpark
Toilets
Viewing Lookout - Fill Section
Lookout

Need to know

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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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Stay safe this summer around waterfalls

    It is not safe to swim under or near waterfalls. The pool at the base of a waterfall can be deep and very cold with the risk of hypothermia, and the force of the falling water can cause difficulties for even strong swimmers. Rocks around waterfalls are often wet and slippery so it is easy to slip and fall in the water or down a cliff, leading to serious injuries. Always heed warning signs and advice even if you are not planning to go in the water and be aware of changing weather conditions. Stay behind safety barriers around waterfalls –they are there to keep you safe.

Similar Trails

 
Two friends in activewear walk away from the lake.

Lake Circuit Trail

Walk, run or cycle this popular trail, which weaves among native vegetation around the picturesque Lysterfield Lake. You're almost guaranteed to see kangaroos and other wildlife along the way.
Two women walking for fitness at Big Rock in You Yangs Regional Park

Flinders Peak Lookout

Starting from the Turntable car park, this walk takes you to the highest point of the You Yangs. This is a challenging walk featuring 450 steps and rising 200m in elevation.
Two women walk up the 1000 steps track.

1000 Steps

Created in the early 1900s, the 1000 Steps was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the climb a little easier. These were replaced by wooden palings before the more permanent concrete steps were installed in 1950.
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