Baldry's Circuit Walking Trail (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Baldry's Circuit Walking Trail (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Baldry’s Circuit Walk is located within the Mornington Peninsula National Park, near the township of Main Ridge. The walking trail consists of a short circuit (1.6 km) and a longer circuit (3.6km), that meanders through Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Lowland Forest within Greens Bush.

Baldrys Short Circuit, 1.6km

A short but rewarding walk that takes you through eucalypt forest. Peppermint, Messmate and Manna Gum are the dominant overstorey species. Depart from Baldry Crossing (Melway map 254 G6).

Baldrys Long Circuit, 3.6 km

This track weaves further into the forest. There are several creek crossings, and the green, moist fern gullies are a welcome contrast to the drier forest. Depart from Baldry Crossing (Melway map 254 G6).

Keep your eyes peeled for mobs of kangaroos and listen out for the abundant bird calls you will hear on the walk. Snakes also call this area home, so please stay on the existing paths to avoid any unnecessary encounters.

Before you visit check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

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Baldry's Circuit Walking Trail (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Need to know

Baldry's Circuit Walking Trail (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No motorbikes/trailbikes

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Landslip affecting beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach

There is a landslip affecting the beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach (within Mornington Peninsula NP).  Please do not approach the slip.

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Mornington Peninsula National Park, this includes the following locations:
  • Sorrento Back Beach rocks
  • No. 16 beach at Rye back beach
  • Bushrangers Bay rocks, east of Cape Schanck
 
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

Coastal Pest Predator Control Program - Mornington Peninsula National Park

Between 31/10/22 - 05/03/23 Parks Victoria will be conducting a pest predator control program in coastal sections of Mornington Peninsula National Park. An objective of the program is to reduce fox numbers to relieve predation of native wildlife, particularly vulnerable and threatened species, such as the 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-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) and canid pest ejectors to bait foxes in strategic dune locations. The risk of PAPP to native fauna is very low. 
 
Dogs are prohibited from Mornington Peninsula National Park. If pets are suspected of having consumed a PAPP bait during the baiting period, a vet should be consulted immediately. An antidote to PAPP (methylene blue) is available and stocked by most vets on the Mornington Peninsula. 

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