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Located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula hinterland, Arthurs Seat is one of Victoria’s scenic attractions that provide a great day out throughout the year.

Stretching to 314 metres above sea level, the landmark granite peak of Arthurs Seat is a familiar site, providing spectacular views across the Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay. On a clear day the view extends to the city Melbourne skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon.

With the Arthurs Seat State Park making up a significant part of the area, it makes for a popular destination with great lookouts, scenic walking tracks, picnic and barbeque areas, and of course the natural local flora and fauna.

The flora of the area includes Sheoak and Messmate woodland on the northern slopes to manna gum and swamp gum forests. It is also a protected habitat for many species of wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, ringtail and brush tail possums, honeyeaters, lorikeets and eastern rosellas.

Other things to do include a one hour circuit walk to Kings Falls and the interesting Seawinds Garden with lookouts and a number of several sculptures by William Ricketts.

Source: Parks Victoria - Arthurs Seat State Park

For a pleasurable treat, a great way to the summit is via the Arthurs Seat Chairlift. Families and individuals should enjoy The Enchanted Maze Garden with a number of traditional and unusual mazes, surrounded by themed gardens.

Check out our listing of Arthurs Seat accommodation and Mornington Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Access to Arthurs Seat State Park is via Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Arthurs Set Road, Dromana.

Mornington Peninsula Visitor Centre - Dromana

Arthurs Seat Attractions

Arthurs Seat Chairlift
• Ph: +61 35987 2565 • Email
• For more than a generation the popular Arthurs Seat Scenic Chairlift has provided a 20 minute journey to its famous summit. On a clear day, the ride to the top provide views of the nearby Port Phillip, Cape Otway, You Yang Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, Mount Donna Buang and even the ski slopes at Mount Baw Baw in winter.
The Enchanted Maze Garden — Arthur’s Seat Maze
• 55 Purves Rd, ARTHURS SEAT VIC 3936  • Ph: 03 5981 8449 • Email
• Enliven the senses in a world of Enchanted Magical Mazes, Theme Gardens, Topiary & Sculptural Creations at The Enchanted Maze Garden. Come and experience The Amazing Lolly Shop with Giant Lolly Pops and every delicious fantasy you could think of.

You are more than welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy under the shade of our beautiful Liquid Amber's in our Fantasy Garden's, or you can use one of our picnic tables provided in the Sculpture Park Walk. Unfortunately we do not have BBQ facilities and can't allow them on the property.
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Arthurs Seat Distance

Distance to Arthurs Seat
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Arthurs Seat:
  Km
• Dromana 4
• McCrae 4
• Melbourne 85
• Merricks North 16
• Phillip Island 125
• Portsea 27
  Km
• Red Hill 6
• Rosebud 7
• Somers 28
• Sorrento 24
• Venus Bay 152
• Wilsons Promontory NP 197
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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