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Schnapper Point (Mornington)




Then history of Schnapper Point dates back to 1802 when explorer Matthew Flinders landed there. The area includes Mornington Pier, Mornington Yacht Club, the Rocks Mornington restaurant, Schnapper kiosk/café, jetties and boat launching ramps.

From the headland there are extensive views of Port Philip Bay with walks providing views along the coast towards The Heads.

Review:


An interesting area to wander around with lots to look at including yachts and fishing boats. Walk to the end of Mornington Pier and check out the people trying to catch an elusive fish, probably schnapper, given that they are fishing at Schnapper Point.

If you would prefer to fish from a boat rather than the pier, a number of companies operate daily fishing trips from the pier including Bay Fish N Trips and Relax, Go Fishing!.

Steps lead up to Schnapper Point where there is a lookout with great views on a clear day. You might be able to see Mount Macedon or the You Yangs. To help get your bearings there is a circular plaque which celebrates the bi-centenary of the birth of Captain Matthew Flinders on 17/3/1974 with directions and distances to different locations. There is a monument to Matthew Flinders surrounded by four tables.

A boardwalk follows the coast to a view point and then descends down to the rocky shore (no beach) with a picnic table.

Close by is a playground at Mornington Park which is known as the Pirate ship park.

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Address | Contact


Schnapper Point Drive,  Mornington 3931, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 104 Ref: C9

Web Links


Link Around Mornington Walk (Walking Maps)

Link Mornington Yacht Club

Link The Rocks Mornington



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