Cool weather is the perfect time to explore the Mornington Peninsula hinterland. We are blessed with endless amount of trails across the Peninsula while some of the most magical ones to enjoy in winter are in the hinterland. The trails vary from easy short family walks to challenging long trails. Most of the trails are interlink so you can make your day trip as easy and short or long and challenging as you like with a picnic stop to relax and recharge.
We especially enjoy the Arthurs Seat State Park trails that connect to Seawinds Gardens at the peak of Arthurs Seat. Most trails branch off the famous Two Bays Trails which stretches from Dromana foreshore across the Peninsula to Cape Schanck Lighthouse, 28km of Bliss, a challenging trail with many rewards along the way. But if an easy family day trip with short easy walks is your plan then we have some ideas for you.
Seawinds Gardens is situated off Purves Rd at the top of Arthurs Seat. The whimsical garden combines indigenous flora and formal exotic garden with a collection of sculptures by William Ricketts surrounding a tranquil pond. Being 305m above sea level, the viewpoints around Seawinds Gardens expose spectacular landscape across Port Philip Bay. You will find several short walks across Seawinds Gardens and we highly recommend to visit the ducks in the pond and say hi to the local residents of Seawind, the Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
Between the walks, hanging around with roos and taking photos from every corner, you might build a little hunger. For that we have organised a variety of Picnic Baskets to choose from, check them out here.
To finish off the day, if you’re lucky to be around after a few rainy days, we recommend a short drive to see Kings Fall. An easy circuit meander through boardwalk across a lush fern gully with two viewing point of the waterfall.
A plan to keep you warm every minute of your day with plenty of wonder & meander. So what are you waiting for?