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Arthurs Seat State Park

Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. It's 314 m summit, reached by road, chairlift or foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon.

The lookout and statues walks at Seawinds are a highlight of a visit to this site.

Things to do:
  • Take the pleasant one hour circuit walk to Kings Falls.
  • Enjoy a view of the bay and city skyline from the summit.
  • Visit the delightful Seawinds Garden which contains several sculptures by William Ricketts.
Picnic tables, electric barbecues, water and toilets are provided at Seawinds and the Arthurs Seat summit.

Matthew Flinders was the first European to climb Arthurs Seat after his ship entered the heads while making his circumnavigation of Australia in 1802.The first owner of Seawinds was Mr Chapman, a gardener at a nearby homestead. The garden was developed by Sir Thomas and Lady Travers in the 1940s who planned to build a house there. This ambition was never achieved and the area was declared a state park in 1975.

The park is a protected habitat for many species of birds and animals including koalas, kangaroos, ringtail and brushtail possums, honeyeaters, lorikeets and eastern rosellas.

Vegetation varies from sheoak and messmate woodland on the northern slopes to manna gum and swamp gum forests. Unfortunately some areas have been invaded by environmental weeds such as boneseed, pittosporum and Western Australian bluebell creeper. Strategies developed to deal with weed eradication have benefited from a high level of support from Friends Groups and volunteers.

Dogs, horses and other pets are not permitted in the park.

Mountain Bike Riding - Arthurs Seat State Park which has a combination of bushland and steep rocky terrain is an exciting mountain bike destination. All skill levels are catered for on a combination of trails and management vehicle tracks. The Trail network is a joint partnership with the Redhill Riders and Parks Victoria.

Opening Hours:

There is 24 hour access to the park
Note - The chairlift is no longer operating.
Seawinds Garden is open to vehicles at 10:00 am and closes 4.30 pm weekdays and 5:00 pm weekends.




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Cnr Arthurs Seat Road and Purves Rd,  Arthurs Seat 3936, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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