If you are thinking about a break away at Cape Schanck you will be surprised at how much there is to do in this corner of the Peninsula. Below are some of our favourites and some hidden treasures. I am sure you will agree there is the perfect combination of peace and tranquility, and also enough to see and do.
Cape Schanck Light House
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse has served shipping since 1859. It was built from dressed limestone and sandstone and is significant because the original mechanisms are still in place.
Things to do: Visit the lighthouse museum
Take a guided tour of the historic lighthouse
See some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne when you follow the Bushrangers Bay Nature Walk (allow two hours)
Take a walk to the tip of Cape Schanck and see Pulpit Rock and spectacular basalt cliffs
Enjoy your lunch at The Pines Picnic Area, where there are electric barbecues
Observe marine life in the rock pools
Bushrangers Bay Walk
This walk gives you two ways to access the beautiful Bushrangers Bay. Named after two escaped convicts, the bay comprises of a sandy beach surrounded by basalt cliffs. This serene location is contrasted by the dark and brooding headlands and wild waves that often crash onto jagged rocks guarding the entrance to the bay.
Bushrangers Bay can be accessed from the Boneo Road car park and picnic area (2.5km). This section of the Two Bays Walking Track passes along Main Creek and provides fine views and passes through shady Banksia groves. You also get views over the surrounding farmland and into the creek valley below. There are lots of birds calling as you walk through the Banksia forest and there are grassy clearings where it's not difficult to spot kangaroos.
RACV Cape Schanck
RACV Cape Schanck Resort is perfectly positioned to make the most of the Peninsula and bask in the effect of a place that’s truly shaped by nature. The five-star coastal retreat includes a luxury spa, a magnificent golf course and locally sourced food and wine at the Resort’s restaurants.
Shaped by the dramatic landscape of the surrounding region, Cape Schanck Resort is the best place to experience one of the most special locations in Victoria.
Flinders is a beautiful and historic coastal village overlooking Westernport, just over an hour’s drive south from Melbourne.
It is a delightful tourist destination on the Mornington Peninsula – an area south of the city, which features townships of real character, galleries, beaches, vineyards, good food and dining and so many varied outdoor attractions.
Flinders boasts special features in that snorkelers from around the world visit to view the iconic weedy sea-dragon under the Flinders pier; there are beautiful walks, the iconic Mushroom Reef marine sanctuary with its birdlife and the beaches – a surf beach and natural beaches, cafes, a range of shopping, including antique shops, a chocolate maker, a village store and the 125 year-old Flinders Hotel, with adjoining motel, which has a chef’s hat in recognition of the quality of its dining.