Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park

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Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Pensinsula National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. 

Embracing the wild ocean beaches between Portsea and Flinders, and the kangaroo haven of Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park is a favourite of Melburnians looking to escape the nearby city. Experienced surfers flock to Gunamatta Beach, while rockpools at Sorrento Ocean Beach, close to town, are perfect for families.

Dip into the excellent surf beaches of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Tackle the waves of Gunnamatta, Flinders, Portsea and Rye ocean beaches.

Step out on The Coastal Walk for spectacular coastal views. The two-day walk meanders along high clifftops, through coastal vegetation and past stunning ocean beaches.

A haven for native wildlife such as kangaroos, Greens Bush is the largest fragment of native bushland remaining on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Mornington Peninsula National Park

Accessing the northern areas of the park can be done from Boneo Road, via Cape Schanck.
The southern tip of the park is better accessed from Nepean Hwy/ Point Nepean Road.

When to go

Celebrate the warm weather and make the most of the surfing, swimming, rockpool exploring and beachcombing opportunities within the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta surf beaches are patrolled during summer holidays.

Need to know

Mornington Peninsula National Park

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.

  • Lightwood Camping Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

    COVID-19 closure at Lightwood Camping Area

    In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed all camping areas in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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