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Arthurs SeatThe perfect place to start your Mornington Peninsula adventure - taking in spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, from Melbourne to the Bellarine.
Ascend the summit of the highest viewpoint on the peninsula for breathtaking views, muddling mazes and stunning ornamental gardens. A visit up the 304-metre granite hill of Arthurs Seat is a peninsula ritual dating back to settlement. Soak up the panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, golden beaches, Melbourne's skyline and the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas. Make sure you're headed to Arthurs Seat in October when the Jayco Herald Sun international cycling event ascends. Watch as the peloton scales the short, sharp peak three gruelling times to end the fourth stage of Australia's oldest stage race. Stay around for the bike expo and the post-race entertainment. Enjoy a picnic or 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, or the one-hour circuit walk to Kings Falls. Lose yourself in the Enchanted Maze Garden and its 20 themed gardens. Admire the topiary and stop for a picnic in the Sculpture Park Walk. Arthurs Seat is less than an hour's drive from Melbourne along the coastline or the Eastlink tollway.
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Take the family to The Enchanted Adventure Garden
The Enchanted Adventure Garden is an award-winning natural fun park, just one hour from Melbourne at Arthurs Seat. Featuring four hedge mazes, five giant tube slides, 20 themed gardens, an outdoor sculpture park and an indoor three-dimensional maze, this beautiful outdoor adventure park has something for everyone. Tree surfing is a high ropes adventure with zip lines, swinging rope bridges, suspended tunnels and a giant Tarzan swing set in the native trees of this ancient woodland garden. There are two courses to choose from: the Grand course for adults and teens and the Nippers course for young children. Make sure you check out the bookings website for additional information before you visit. Spend the day enjoying the park with a picnic, a treat from the amazing lolly shop or a lunch from the cafe. Admission prices are all-inclusive with your entry; visit the maze, gardens and slides with one convenient ticket. Tree surfing is booked and sold separately.
Go mountain biking!
Designated Mountain Bike tracks have been created in sections of the Arthurs Seat State Park. There are a number of routes available Pink Line 0.4km — Two way Rock Salt 1.1km — Top section one Slippery Gypsy 0.2 km — Two-way Wombat 1.7km — One way descending East Link 1.0km — Two ways Pine Climb 0.8km — One way ascending High Roller 1.2km — Two ways Pins and Needles 0.8 km — One way descending Fall Line 0.7 km — One-way descending Deadwoods 0.7km — One-way descending Crits 0.6km — One way descending Loop Trail 1.7 km — Two way Charlottes Pass 1.7km — One way descending Link 0.4km — Two way
Arthurs Seat Circuit Walk
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314-metre summit, reached by road or on foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon. This easy to follow 1.8km circuit walk through the Park guides visitors to the major points of interest close to the summit of Arthurs Seat. Just follow the Crimson Rosella symbols to stay on the track. This leisurely walk includes the Matthew Flinders Cairn, Seawinds Gardens, William Ricketts sculptures, the Seawinds Nursery Volunteers Indigenous Garden and all of the major lookouts. This walk can be done in either direction or as part of the longer 26km Two Bays Trail.
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