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Two Bays Walking Track (Dromana to Cape Shanck)

Two Bays Walking Track (Dromana to Cape Shanck)

27km

Walks (Day)

Latrobe Parade Carpark, Arthurs Seat VIC, Australia

Latrobe Parade Carpark, Arthurs Seat VIC, Australia

Adventure Description

The Two Bays Walking Track from Dromana, on Port Phillip Bay to Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck is the longest continuous walking track on the Mornington Peninsula. First proposed in 1984 as part of Victoria’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the 27 km track traverses the diverse range of landscapes for which the Mornington Peninsula is famous.This track is the result of many years of planning and hard physical work by Friends and Volunteer groups in conjunction with Parks Victoria. Many visitors will not wish to walk the entire length of the track on a single day.However, it is well suited to being completed over a number of visits by the use of formal and informal circuit walks.The grade and surface of the track varies from steep gravel sections around Arthurs Seat to an undulating grassy track through Greens Bush.Boardwalks, bridges and steps have been installed throughout the track to provide a safer, more enjoyable walk.

The walk is easy to follow due to markings (Blue Wren signposts) and well-placed map boards along the way which is the easiest way to navigate (just start at Latrobe parade carpark and follow the signs)

Many people car shuffle, and do this walk over 2 days. To do so, you can stay at Lightwood Camping area, which has 6 spots (but can easily fit more tents), drop toilets and access to the road 1km away. Lightwood is 17km from the beginning. There is mobile coverage throughout most the trek, and although there is no mobile coverage at Lightwood, there is access via the nearby hill (few hundred meters).

It’s an amazing walk, and a great choice for first time pack carriers. We have marked this as moderate, only because of the stairs at Arthurs Seat at the beginning. Although, the second half of the trail is easy.

Whilst not listed in the GPX, in the second half after bushrangers bay, you can follow the signs to beach/bushrangers bay to extend the second day a bit (which is an amazing beach). Keep in mind, to access bushrangers bay, there are some fairly steep, well defined steps (so it’s fairly fatiguing)

Adventure Details

Difficulty

Moderate

 

Type

Walks (Day)

Known Risks

Slippery (Mud)

 

This information is subject to change and may be incomplete or incorrect. Always be prepared. For More Info, please see Understanding Risks

Trail Map

Total distance: 27307 m
Max elevation: 277 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 940 m
Total descent: -976 m
Download file: two bays walking track - v1.gpx

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