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Millionaires Walk (Sorrento)




This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. The breathtaking water views across Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne and Mount Dandenong are amazing. Also you will get an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions.

Millionaires Walk makes up a small part of the Sorrento Portsea Artistsí Trail, with four of the fourteen sites that comprise the trail located along Millionaires Walk. Paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton, Arthur Boyd and Ray Hodgkinson are displayed along the walk.

Start/Finish: Start either end. Point King Road or Lentell Avenue.
Distance of Walk: Approximately 1.5km return
Time to Complete: Less than 1hr
Path Surface: An undulating track on well-maintained, mostly natural surfaces.
Parking Access: Limited parking is available at both ends in Point King Road and Lentell Avenue, or you can extend the walk by starting and/or finishing at the Sorrento Information Centre or the Sorrento Beach Rotunda.
Difficulty Rating: 1/5
Features: Priceless bay views, lush flora, potential fauna sightings, and the chance to quietly peruse some highly-priced private architecture. Historical significance: located not far from Point King Road is a white rig station and stone monument - this is the place where on the 9th March 1802, Acting Lieutenant John Murray, commander of the 'HMAS Lady Nelson' took possession of Point King, later to be renamed Port Phillip Bay, in the name of His Sacred Majesty George III of Great Britain and Ireland. It was the first time the Union Jack was used in Australia for this purpose.

Hint: Although there are gates at both ends of the track and at points along the way, there is a public right-of-way along the easement.

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A nice shortish walk along the cliff top with spectacular sights in each direction you look - either spectacular views down to the bay and jetties below or up to mansions perched on the cliff top.

We started at Lentell Avenue and didn't realise that the closed gate was the start of the walk and instead headed down some steps to the beach. Don't make the same mistake. It's a bit disconcerting since you seem to be walking across some-one's front yard but this is crown land and you have right of way. After a while you walk along a narrow path with high fences between you and the expensive properties.

There are two spots to go down to the beach, one at the start of the walk at the end of Lentell Avenue and the other near the stone historical monument.


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Lentell Avenue,  Sorrento 3943, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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