Arthurs Seat State Park

Arthurs Seat State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat State Park is a prominent feature in the landscape of Port Philip Bay. The 314-metre summit provides spectacular views which, on a clear day, can stretch as far as the Melbourne city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon. For a bird's-eye view, climb aboard the all-weather Arthurs Seat Eagle, a state-of-the-art gondola which soars high above the trees. 

There are plenty of activities to do in the park. From walking, jogging, photography, picnicking and mountain biking. The park’s most popular attraction is Arthurs Seat summit, where visitors can take in the stunning views while enjoying a picnic or barbecue. Take the pleasant circuit walk to Kings Falls or visit the delightful Seawinds Garden, featuring sculptures by William Ricketts. There are also many walking tracks across the park giving visitors the opportunity to explore and appreciate its wide variety of flora and fauna.

The park is home to several species of regional importance including the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Koala, Lace Monitor, Southern Emu-wren and Wedge-tailed Eagle.

Things To Do


Eagle - the chairlift / gondola takes visitors to the top of Arthurs Seat State Park.

Arthurs Seat Eagle

For a bird's-eye view over Port Phillip, climb aboard the all-weather Eagle, a state-of-the-art gondola which soars high above the trees. The Eagle caters to people of all abilities, the elderly and children. It is wheelchair and pram friendly. Food and coffee is available at the summit station.
A rocky outcrop with views out into a brilliant blue ocean

Two Bays Walking Trail

The Two Bays Walking Trail is a 26km hike from Dromana to Cape Schanck showcasing the landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat State Park and Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Walking in Arthurs Seat State Park

There are many walking tracks across Arthurs Seat State Park for visitors to explore and appreciate its wide variety of scenic views, natural features, and flora and fauna.
Mountain bike riders on their bikes in the park

Mountain biking in Arthurs Seat State Park

Enjoy the park's large trail network with friends or individually, or you can join a local riders club. There are options for all abilities.

Arthurs Seat State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:


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How to get there

Arthurs Seat State Park

Arthurs Seat State Park is located 60km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula. Access to the park from Melbourne is via the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Arthurs Scenic Road.

When to go

Need to know

Arthurs Seat State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Arthurs Seat State Park Summit

    Arthurs Seat State Park Summit Car Park Closure 15-19 July

    The Arthurs Seat State Park Summit Car Park will be closed from Monday 15 July until COB Friday 19 July 2024. 
    Alternate car parking is available in the surrounding area. 
    We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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