13 Must-see Views on the Mornington Peninsula

13 Must-see Views on the Mornington Peninsula

Are you ready to embark on a visual journey that will leave you awe-inspired? The Mornington Peninsula, located just an hour's drive from Melbourne, is a haven of stunning landscapes and panoramic views. From rugged cliffs and pristine beaches to lush greenery and expansive coastal vistas, the Mornington Peninsula boasts an array of breathtaking locations that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

To guide you through this visual feast, we've curated a list of 14 must-see views that will redefine your appreciation for natural beauty. So, grab your camera and get ready to explore the Mornington Peninsula like a local.

1. Bushrangers Bay

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Nestled within the Mornington Peninsula National Park, Bushrangers Bay offers a pristine coastal experience. With its turquoise waters and rugged cliffs, this secluded bay provides a sense of tranquility that's perfect for those seeking a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. The 2-hour return walk is worth it to see the iconic Elephant rock!

2. Whitecliffs

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Whitecliffs, a coastal gem, showcases the dramatic meeting of land and sea. The towering cliffs provide a stunning backdrop to the deep blue waters, creating a landscape that's both majestic and humbling.

Park by Rye Foreshore, find the Limekiln and take the stairs up to the cliffs.

3. Arthurs Seat


For a panoramic view that will take your breath away, head to Arthurs Seat. Perched high above the Peninsula, this vantage point offers sweeping views of the bay, the city, and the lush hinterland.

The Arthurs Seat Eagle cable car is one way to see the views! Or, drive up and down the iconic winding road and skip the cable car if heights aren't your thing.

4. Murray's Lookout

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Murray's lookout is a stop along the winding road up to Arthur's seat. There are a few lookouts along this road, but Murray's is our favourite. The view glides along to the tip of the Mornington Peninsula with silhouettes of the Bellarine Peninsula across the bay.

Be careful around the blind corner. If you can reverse into the lookout spot, it will be a bit easier to exit the lookout safely facing forward, but with caution (and potentially a good handbrake start), you should be fine. 

5. Chapman's Point

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Chapman's Point is where rugged coastline meets serene waters. Take a stroll along the coastline and soak in the unspoiled beauty of this coastal marvel.

6. Seawinds Gardens Northern Lookout 

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Nestled within the Arthurs Seat State Park, Seawinds is a botanical garden that doubles as a lookout. Enjoy the vibrant colours of native flora as you take in breathtaking views of the coastline and beyond.

7. 16th Beach

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For a classic back beach experience with a touch of wild beauty, 16th Beach is the place to be. The wooden lookout is a charming spot to stop and let the wind tousle your hair as you watch the moody ocean do its glorious thing. There are stairs down to the sand, so follow up with a stroll. 

8. Point Nepean National Park

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Step back in time as you explore the historic landscapes of Point Nepean National Park. From military fortifications to coastal trails, every step unveils a piece of the Peninsula's rich history.

9. Farnsworth Track

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A nature lover's paradise, Farnsworth Track winds through dense bushland, offering glimpses of the Peninsula's diverse ecosystems. Don't forget your camera – you never know what wildlife might cross your path.

10. West Head Lookout

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For a view that stretches as far as the eye can see, head to West Head Lookout. The elevated position provides an uninterrupted panorama of the coastline and the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean.

11. Flinders Blowhole

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A natural spectacle, Flinders Blowhole offers a mesmerising display as waves crash against the cliffs, sending plumes of water into the air. It's a dynamic showcase of the Peninsula's raw energy.

12. Coppins Lookout

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Coppins Lookout, with its vantage point over Sorrento, is the ideal spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. As the sky transforms into a canvas of warm hues, you'll understand why this is a local favourite.

13. Cape Schanck

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At Cape Schanck, the meeting of rugged cliffs and turbulent seas creates an awe-inspiring spectacle. Take a stroll along the boardwalk to fully appreciate the raw beauty of this iconic Peninsula landmark.

Go Coastal

The Mornington Peninsula is a treasure trove of natural beauty, and these 13 must-see views are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking tranquillity, the Peninsula's diverse landscapes have something to offer everyone. So, pack your sense of wonder and get ready to be captivated by the coastal charm of the Mornington Peninsula.

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