Soak up the panoramic views with an easy walk up the 304 metre granite hill of Arthurs Seat, or simply do the quick drive to the top. Keep to ground level and bask in the glory of Port Phillip Bay as you photograph the golden beaches and views across the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. On a clear day you can even catch a glimpse of Melbourne's skyline in the distance!
Enjoy a BBQ in Seawinds' ornamental gardens and walk off the food with a stroll through Arthurs Seat National Park. Explore the many formal and exotic gardens, alongside sculptures made by William Ricketts. Choose from many tracks through the park, or for a longer hike take the circuit through to Kings Falls which takes about an hour. Kids love the Enchanted Maze Garden - with over 20 themed attractions you can really lose yourself in the natural beauty.
Bring a good pair of walking shoes as there's almost 100km of hiking tracks to explore while you get a greater feel of the local area. Discover secluded beaches and hidden bays, beautiful headlands and rugged bluffs, surf beaches with unspoilt breaks and fantastic views from every lookout. Birdwatchers head west where the lush mangrove forests and mud flats through to the Bittern Coastal Wetlands have thousands of birds awaiting you.
If you're lucky your visit will coincide with the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, an international cycling event held in Febuary. Grab a drink and watch the peloton scaling the peak of Arthurs Seat three times at the end of Australia's oldest stage race. You'll find great post-race entertainment and a huge bike expo to get your fill of everything cycling. Check out the gear or buy your own lycra kit!
Located 75 kilometres east of Melbourne, Arthurs Seat is an ideal destination for a weekend away. Find fantastic Arthurs Seat accommodation with us below and enjoy your next getaway in the beauty just beyond the city! Wot's stopping you from booking today?
Hotels in Arthurs Seat start at AU$51 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.