Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

A short drive from Cape Schanck, the peaceful setting of Fingal Picnic Area makes for a perfect day out. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shade of towering pine trees before meandering through coastal heath to Fingal Beach. 

How to get there

Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Facilities

Toilets
Carpark
BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Deep water
  • 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.

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 

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.

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