The forecast for the weekend just gone was grim. Squally, rain and miserable out. Despite having a free day Saturday, we’d resigned ourselves to a weekend inside. That said, when we woke up, blue skies abounded and the wind was no where to be seen.
A last minute decision but we decided to head to the Mornington Peninsular National Park and do one of the Bushrangers Bay walks. I’d gone past the car park for Bushrangers Bay a few weeks ago on another trip down to the Mornington Peninsular and had been keen to return and stretch the legs ever since.
There are several walking options but we went for the shortest one (5kms from the car park to the beach and back). I’d like to return some day and do the longer option (11km to Cape Schanck and back). The path was an easy one and takes you past pastoral land, through tee trees, gums & ferns and to the beach. It was muddy at times but nothing to bothersome.
Whilst the path was mostly free from fellow walkers, we were by no means alone. Smaller animals could be heard (but sadly not seen) scurrying about, the birds were abundant and the kangaroos interested. So many kangaroos!
Once at the bay itself, the strong winds that had been forecast could certainly be felt, but at least it was dry.
Bushrangers Bay is about 10 minutes drive from Flinders, about 90minutes from the CBD. It could only be reached on foot but the path was decent and easy. More about it can be read on Weekend Notes or on the Parks Victoria website.
We stopped off for some food and hot drinks on the way back. We liked the coffee at Red Hill Caterers Cafe in Red Hill but not so much at The Providore in Flinders. To each their own, I guess.