Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park

Two Bays Walking Track, Main Ridge VIC 3928

Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park

Two Bays Walking Track, Main Ridge VIC 3928

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2 h 1 m
8.11 km
Hard

Greens Bush is in Mornington Peninsula National Park. This 8-kilometre walk is a significant and diverse portion of Two Bays Walking Track, which covers Dromana via Arthur’s seat to Cape Schanck.

Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park

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Greens Bush is in Mornington Peninsula National Park. This 8-kilometre walk is a significant and diverse portion of Two Bays Walking Track, which covers Dromana via Arthur’s seat to Cape Schanck.

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This is for those looking for a long distance adventure through some of the most diverse vegetation and impressive scenery on the Peninsula. Located in Greens Bush, only 90 kilometres from Melbourne, and amongst Mornington Peninsula National Park - one of the most highly rated National Parks - you are sure to enjoy this splendour!

Close to Melbourne, this walk and sections of this track are perfect for a day trip or to do on a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. The walk takes you through peaceful eucalypt, temperate tree fern, and grass tree forests with areas of open grasslands, ending with coastal scrublands and remarkable cliffs as far as the eye can see.

This coastal expanse is home to the largest species of Banksia in Victoria, contributing to the area’s vast biodiversity. You will often spot eastern grey kangaroos near the coast in the morning and evening. If you have the energy or wish to come back, I highly suggest taking a stroll down to Bushranger’s Bay to have a picnic, and explore the rock pools and shelves in low tide.

Tucked away within Greens Bush, the largest remaining bushland expanse on the Peninsula, you will come across abundant wildlife, especially birds. Keep an eye out for honeyeaters, parrots, wrens, wedge-tailed eagles, and black-shouldered kites. The native grass trees are also a particularly striking attraction of this area - some of the taller ones are over 200 years old.

The walk is moderate to difficult. It is best to carry a printed map, as there are a few options along the way and phone reception is not always available. Pack first aid, food and water supplies, and check your plan, park safety, and weather conditions beforehand. Depending on your group’s pace, the walk could take anywhere from around 4.5 to 6.5 hours. You will need at least one car and a driver to pick you up or two cars (one at both ends of the track, please see map).

This expedition can be explored all year round; however, it is best to avoid particularly hot or windy weather. Regardless of whether or not you’re a nature enthusiast, anyone is bound to enjoy this hidden gem with family and friends!

For more information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.

Click the link above to find out more about Wild Melbourne.

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Points of Interest

1. Greens Bush Sign and Parking

A good place to start your walking adventure. The parking area is available to the public.

2. Markers

These markers are located along the Two Bays Walking Track in Greens Bush.

3. Entrance

This is the Two Bays Walking Track entrance for Greens Bush.

4. Sheltered Information Board

There is shelter and an information board at the start of your adventure.

5. Eucalypt Trees and Ferns

Beautiful eucalypt trees as well as more low-lying flora can be seen throughout the walk. Ferns are also abundant throughout Greens Bush.

6. Grass Trees

The native grass trees are particularly striking. Some of the taller ones are over 200 years old.

7. Grasslands

There are grassland expanses amongst the eucalypt, temperate tree fern, and grass tree forests.

8. Wild Melbourne

This walk was completed by Wild Melbourne, a not-for-profit specialising in nature engagement and dedicated to connecting people with nature. Please visit our website to find out more

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