Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park

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Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong People. 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. 

Embracing the wild ocean beaches between Portsea and Flinders, and the kangaroo haven of Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park is a favourite of Melburnians looking to escape the nearby city. Experienced surfers flock to Gunamatta Beach, while rockpools at Sorrento Ocean Beach, close to town, are perfect for families.

Dip into the excellent surf beaches of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Tackle the waves of Gunnamatta, Flinders, Portsea and Rye ocean beaches.

Step out on The Coastal Walk for spectacular coastal views. The two-day walk meanders along high clifftops, through coastal vegetation and past stunning ocean beaches.

A haven for native wildlife such as kangaroos, Greens Bush is the largest fragment of native bushland remaining on the Mornington Peninsula.

Dogs are not permitted in Mornington Peninsula National Park. This includes beaches, carparks and Greens Bush.

As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Mornington Peninsula National Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Mornington Peninsula National Park

Accessing the northern areas of the park can be done from Boneo Road, via Cape Schanck.
The southern tip of the park is better accessed from Nepean Hwy/ Point Nepean Road.

When to go

Celebrate the warm weather and make the most of the surfing, swimming, rockpool exploring and beachcombing opportunities within the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta surf beaches are patrolled during summer holidays.

Need to know

Mornington Peninsula National 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.

  • Mornington Peninsula National Park

    Predatory Pest Animal Control Program- Mornington Peninsula National Park

    In coming weeks, Parks Victoria will be conducting a pest predator control program in sections of Mornington Peninsula National Park. The objective of the program is to reduce red fox numbers to relieve predation of native wildlife, particularly vulnerable and threatened species, such as Hooded Plover and White-footed Dunnart, in accordance with the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988) and associated Action Statements.
     
    The program will involve the use of Para Amino Propiopenone (PAPP) baiting for foxes in strategic locations throughout the national park. Baiting will occur from 7/12/20 – 25/01/21. All pest animal control works will be undertaken by a qualified and licensed contractor (Timberscope Pty Ltd) in accordance with relevant regulatory procedures, prescriptions and compliance under relevant legislation. 
     
     As per National Parks Regulations 2013, dogs and cats are prohibited from Mornington Peninsula National Park at all times. Additionally, please ensure that pets do not stray into the national park from adjacent residential areas. The risk to native fauna is very low.
     

    Attachments: Neighbour notification - fox control prog 2020 Nov-Jan- MPNP Ocean Bchs (478KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Stay safe this summer around beaches

    Beaches may have hazards such as steep cliffs, slippery rocks, strong ocean currents, large waves, rips, and sudden changes in weather conditions. Stay safe on your day at the beach by only swimming where there are lifeguards and by staying in between the red and yellow flags. Always heed warning signs and advice even if you are not planning to go in the water and be aware of changing weather conditions. Always wear a lifejacket whenever boating, rock fishing, or using a watercraft.

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