Two Bays Walking Track (28.5km)

Mornington Peninsula



1-2 days

Grade 3

One Way





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3 Reviews on “Two Bays Walking Track (28.5km)”

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  • Beautiful and diverse trail. Spectacular views of the bay, and dense bush. Can be very steep upwards and down! We encountered lots of kangaroos along the way. We found there was no drinking water or toilets after setting off. There were toilets at cape schank but no drinking water.

  • Brilliant track, First part from Dromana to Waterfall Gully rd is very steep. Luckily I’m local so walking in – out in stages.
    The stretch from the end of Hyslops rd (12km) to Boneo Rd (21km) is lovely. Hard to believe you are on the peninsula. I wish I’d found it years ago. Meeting lots of people doing it end to end in one day. Need to carry lots of Water. haven’t seen any drinking water on the trail yet.

  • Hi all, Camped here last week, parking the car at gate 3 accessing the trail head. we took our 3 year old son with us for his first hiking adventure. nice and easy 1.5km walk to the campsite on the 4wd track.. Even though in the bush, surprised how many bull ants and jumping jack nests were actually in the site, they were covering the grounds and climbing over the tent all night, sand/soil base campsite (we ant checked every few minutes as we are anaphylaxis,but always prepared). We were even greeted by a scorpion in the morning when rolling up the tent. the drop toilet is in great condition and looks to be regularly maintained. it is in a great location with an abundance of wildlife, when the sun goes down all of the animals come out and sure make some noise! the koalas could be heard all night! we would go again but in cooler months when the ants are less active.

  • I solo-hiked this trail last weekend. It took me 6 hours with a 15kg pack (incl 4 L of water) to get from Arthur’s Seat to Cape Schank. I then hiked 2-1/4 hrs back from Cape Schank to the Lightwood Camping ground. The camping ground is very nice with a new toilet – rainwater tank that had crystal-clear water (although it was placarded as non-drinkable – govt but-covering no doubt). I used this water for cooking – hot drinks, and used water I carried for direct consumption. The Parks victoria website says that bookings – fees are no longer necessary for Lightwood, but there is still a sign at the campground saying that you have to book – pay. I believed the website}:) The climb over Arthurs seat is mildly strenuous, but not too long-lasting. About 1-1/4 hrs of the hike are on roads. Darren’s GPX file worked as an entirely adequate navigation tool using the Maprika app in my iPhone. Saw mobs of kangaroos – wallabies, and an Echidna as I was hiking back into Lightwood by head-torch. So close to Melbourne and such nice hiking. Thoroughly recommend it!

  • This was a very enjoyable walk to do. We did reverse (Cape Schanck Lighthouse to McCrae) and completed in 5 and half hours. This time includes short stops along the way to fix a shoe or a quick snack etc… We did stop for approx 20 mins for lunch but time was paused during this break.

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Two Bays Walking Track

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