Flinders Ocean Beach - Hang gliding ramp (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Flinders Ocean Beach - Hang gliding ramp (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

A fantastic spot to watch Humpback whales migrate through the area on a calm beautiful winter's day. Visitors can access this spectacular ocean viewing site located close to the popular seaside town of Flinders, overlooking the Southern Ocean.

The area is developed for hang gliders to launch over the coastal escarpment with landing opportunities on Flinders Ocean Beach. Recommended for experienced hang gliders only. Always check conditions before launching.

Basic toilet facilities are located at the Flinders Ocean Beach Rd Carpark, to the east of the launch site.

How to get there

Flinders Ocean Beach - Hang gliding ramp (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Flinders Ocean Beach - Hang gliding ramp (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 generators
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface

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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