Tea Tree Creek (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Tea Tree Creek (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Tea Tree Creek is close to the township of Flinders. There is a walking track that winds down through a shady Banksia Woodland to a set of stairs which lead down to the rocky shores. 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 visitors seeking to explore the rock pools or the rocky shore.

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, Tea Tree Creek is a dangerous swimming area 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.

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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Tea Tree Creek (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Tea Tree Creek (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Management vehicle only
  • No motorbikes/trailbikes
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • No camping

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery rocks
    • Steep descent
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Sharks

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.

Fox Control Underway

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 cage and soft jaw leg hold traps, Canid Pest Ejectors with para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) poison and buried PAPP poison, to bait foxes in strategic locations. Short track sections may be closed to isolate works (secondary tracks only). 

Fox trapping and 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.

London Bridge Toilet Closure

The London Bridge toilet facility is temporarily out of service. The nearest public toilets are located at Portsea Ocean Beach area or Portsea Pier.

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.

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