Mornington Peninsula National Park is a mere 95km from Melbourne complete with a picturesque Cape Schanck Lighthouse reserve. And the lighthouse still operates. An underrated gem is the extraordinary coastline landforms of the Mornington Peninsula. The Great Ocean Road is stunning yet Mornington National Park is a competitor in the wow moments and it’s just a day trip from Melbourne. Sea formed rock shapes, bridges and caves carved by a millennium of wave action and rock forms painted the characteristic Australian red tinted glow await visitors. While the park is the busiest in Victoria it is primarily locals frequenting the park. Overseas and interstate visitors seem to be unaware there is a coastal treasure conveniently located at Melbourne’s doorstep.
The park covers 40km of a coastal strip encouraging visitors to return for further exploration.
A perfect day trip location for Melbourne locals and visitors alike.