Arthurs Seat

Urban

Ascend the summit of the highest viewpoint on the peninsula for breathtaking views, muddling mazes and stunning ornamental gardens.

A visit up the 304-metre granite hill of Arthurs Seat is a peninsula ritual dating back to settlement. Soak up the panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, golden beaches, Melbourne’s skyline and the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas.

Make sure you’re headed to Arthurs Seat in October when the Jayco Herald Sun international cycling event ascends. Watch as the peloton scales the short, sharp peak three gruelling times to end the fourth stage of Australia’s oldest stage race. Stay around for the bike expo and the post-race entertainment.

Enjoy a picnic or barbeque among the William Ricketts sculptures in Seawinds ornamental gardens, before setting off on one of the many walking tracks through Arthurs Seat State Park, or the one-hour circuit walk to Kings Falls.

Lose yourself in the Enchanted Maze Garden and its 20 themed gardens. Admire the topiary and stop for a picnic in the Sculpture Park Walk.

Arthurs Seat is less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne along the coastline or the Eastlink tollway.

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