Flinders & Cape Shank

Discover the Mornington Peninsula’s rugged side where Bass Strait and Westernport Bay meet around Flinders and Cape Schanck. Swap between the safe bay beaches and the crashing waves at Flinders Ocean Beach.

Browse the tiny, tranquil township of Flinders with its architect-designed homes and preserved streetscape. Pass under quaint verandas to the historic general store and post office. Pick up the perfect souvenir in the antique stores and crafty corners.

Gorge at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates. Savour gourmet breakfasts without pretension at nearby Merricks General Store, and dine at the renowned Flinders Hotel.

Fill a bottle with the cleanest air in the world at Cape Schanck, which is bottled by CSIRO scientists after gale-force winds blow uncontaminated air directly from the Antarctic.

Explore the Cape Schanck Lightstation in Mornington Peninsula National Park, encountering kangaroos, swamp wallabies, possums and bats. Take the boardwalk out to the beach and rock platform and return for a night of ship-spotting and sleeping in the old limestone Keeper’s Cottage.

Set off on the 100-kilometre Mornington Peninsula Walk, or the shorter Two Bays Walking Track or Coastal Walk components for peaceful inlets, wild ocean coastlines, tranquil bush and native animals. Stay closer to home and traverse bluestone boulders to the ocean on the Flinders Blowhole Walk and follow the trail from Cape Schanck to Bushrangers Bay through fern gullies and eucalypt woodland.

Flinders is around 100 kilometres from Melbourne, or around an hour and twenty minutes on the M1 linked with the Western Port Highway.

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