Around Mornington

791 Esplanade, Mornington VIC 3931, Australia

Around Mornington

791 Esplanade, Mornington VIC 3931, Australia
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1 h 11 m
4.76 km
Intermediate
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Summary

Along the Mornington foreshore, up Herbert St to Strattons Lane, past the Primary School into Main St and back to the foreshore

Around Mornington

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Start at the Old Court House Visitor Centre on the corner of the Esplanade and Main St. It is open a minimum 11am to 3pm most days. The building is still in perfect condition with the original cell block out the back!

Cross the Esplanade to Mornington Park where there is a children’s playground and barbecues all surrounded by a fort-like wall. On the opposite corner of the Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive is a monument to the Mornington Football Disaster of 1892. Walk up Schnapper Point Drive until you come to stairs that lead to the summit of Schnapper Point. At the top is a monument to Matthew Flinders. Take the stairs down at the opposite end and head to the Mornington Pier with views of ‘The Rocks’ Restaurant, back to Mornington and across the water to Melbourne.

Follow the path in front of The Rocks and along the beach where multi-coloured bathing boxes stand out against the dark-green treed background. Just past the bathing boxes is a scrubby path. It is the only way through as the foreshore is inaccessible at the water. Follow it to the end. Go down the wooden steps to the foreshore again, over the bridge at the Tanti Creek outlet then to the end of the promenade. The Mornington Lifesaving Club and more colourful bathing boxes greet you as you wander along the beach to another scrubby path. A short walk through brings you out at Mills Beach Scenic Lookout on the Esplanade. Take in the views across to Melbourne and back to Mornington again.

Cross the Esplanade and walk up Herbert St. Be careful as there is no footpath here. Cross Barkly St and continue up Herbert St until you reach Strattons Lane. Follow the treed lane over the Tanti Creek at Stones Crossing. Turn right into Tanti Ave at the other end, then left into Vale St as you pass the Mornington Primary School. A right turn into Main St gets you to the top end of the shopping centre. Stop at one of the many restaurants or cafes for a well-earned meal. A short walk down Main St and you're back to where you started at the Old Court House Visitor Centre.

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Points of Interest

1. The Old Courthouse Inform

Old Court House Visitor Centre on the corner of the Esplanade and Main St. It is open a minimum 11am to 3pm most days. The building is still in perfect condition with the original cell block.

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2. Mornington Park

Mornington Park where there is a children’s playground and barbecues all surrounded by a fort-like wall.

3. Mornington Football Disaster of 1892 monument

On the corner of the Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive is a monument to the Mornington Football Disaster of 1892 where 15 members of the football club drowned after the 'Process' sank.

4. Mornington Park

Grand entrance to Mornington Park

5. Schnapper Point walk

Boardwalk at Schnapper Point

6. Schnapper Point steps

Schnapper Point stone steps down to Schnapper Point Drive

7. Mornington from Mornington Pier

Mornington from Mornington Pier

8. Mornington Pier

Mornington Pier

9. Monument to Matthew Flinders

Monument to Matthew Flinders

10. A friendly seagull

A friendly seagull

11. Colourful bathing boxes on the beach

Colourful bathing boxes on the beach

12. Scrubby path

The scrubby path is the only way through as the foreshore is inaccessible at the water.

13. View back to Mornington

View back to Mornington

14. Wooden steps to the foreshore

Go down the wooden steps to the foreshore again.

15. Bridge at the Tanti Creek

Bridge at the Tanti Creek

16. Mornington Lifesaving Club

Mornington Lifesaving Club

17. Bathing boxes

Colourful bathing boxes aplenty on Mornington beach

18. Another scrubby path

Another scrubby path partly paved.

19. Mills Beach Scenic Lookout

Mills Beach Scenic Lookout on the Esplanade.

20. Esplanade and Herbert St intersection

Esplanade and Herbert St intersection

21. Strattons Lane

Strattons Lane

22. Stones Crossing

Stones Crossing in Strattons Lane

23. Tanti Creek

Tanti Creek at Stones Crossing

24. A welcome bench in Strattons Lane

A welcome bench in Strattons Lane

25. Strattons Lane at Tanti Ave

Strattons Lane at Tanti Ave

26. Mornington Primary School

Mornington Primary School

27. Taco Bill Mexican restaurant

Nachos at Taco Bill Mexican restaurant

28. Restaurant Soy

Restaurant Soy upstairs on the first floor overlooking Main St

29. Afghan Marcopolo restaurant

Afghan Marcopolo restaurant - good for dinner

30. The Boyz 4 Breakie

The Boyz 4 Breakie is good for breakfast. Very popular with bike riders.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available

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