Flinders Blowhole (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


Flinders Blowhole (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Flinders Blowhole is located along Flinders coastline overlooking the open ocean from a small lookout perched high on a headland above the rock shore. . A short steep track with numerous steps makes it way down from the carpark to the exposed shoreline.

There are plenty of rockpools to explore. Fishing is a popular activity along the rocky shoreline, due to the gutters, rip holes and rocky reefs that provide refuge to the vast marine life. The rocky shoreline attracts walkers and those keen to investigate the rock pools or view the blowhole in action at low tide.

Hooded Plovers call the sand above high tide on this beach home, so it is important to follow all signage and keep off the habitat area for this magnificent but vulnerable beach-nesting bird. Snakes are also another creature that calls this area home, so please stay on the existing paths to avoid any unnecessary encounters.

Although beautiful, Flinders Blowhole is a dangerous swimming beach with unpredictable rips, strong currents, rocky reefs, and large waves. The beach is unpatrolled with limited access for emergency services. Given the aforementioned hazards, swimming is not recommended.

How to get there

Flinders Blowhole (Mornington Peninsula National Park)



Need to know

Flinders Blowhole (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
    • Steep descent
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Sharks
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

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.

Mushroom Reef Toilet Closure Flinders Ocean Beach

The toilet at Flinders Ocean Beach, Mushroom Reef is permanently closed.  The nearest alternative public toilets are Flinders town centre public toilets.

Mornington Peninsula National Park Fox Control Programs

Parks Victoria are undertaking fox control in Mornington Peninsula National Park from Portsea Ocean Beach to Greens Bush to relieve predation of vulnerable and threatened native fauna. Programs involve the use of Canid Pest Ejectors and para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) poison as well as buried PAPP poison to bait foxes in strategic locations. 

Fox baiting will occur until June 2025.
Dogs are prohibited from entering 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. 

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.

By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.