Cape Schanck Walk

3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min

12.1 km
return

↑ 327 m
↓ -327 m

Moderate track
Starting from Bushrangers Bay picnic ground and parking area, just off Boneo Road, this walk heads south along Two Bay Walking Track. This coastal walk takes you through picturesque tunnels of low standing trees and lush forest before reaching the Bushranger Bay. There you'll be be acommpanied by stunning views of the coastal area with every step you take. There are several lookouts on the way to stop and take in the beautiful sights. Maybe take a side trip to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse before heading back. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Two Bays Walking Track & Boneo Road (-38.4733512,144.9277446)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Mornington Peninsula Freeway, M11
  • Turn on to Mornington Peninsula Freeway, M11 then drive for 1.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Boneo Road, C777 and drive for another 2.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Boneo Road, C777 and drive for another 10 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Two Bays Walking Track & Boneo Road Start heading along Two Bays Walking Track (a walking track).
Find the Bushrangers Bay at the start.
After 70 m head through/around the gate.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Two Bays Walking Track.
After another 2.2 km continue straight, to head along Two Bays Walking Track.
After another 285 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 2.2 km continue straight, to head along Two Bays Walking Track.
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 115 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 8 m pass the toilet (8 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 80 m pass the car park (on your left).
Turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to the Cape Schanck lighthouse To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
The starting point of an alternate route. Alternate route To take the alternate route veer right here. Details below.
After another 9 m turn left.
After another 75 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 170 m come to the viewpoint (7 m on your left).
After another 100 m turn left.
Then cross the bridge (about 110 m long)
Then pass the "Cape Schanck" (40 m on your right).
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 85 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 55 m long)
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 55 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 40 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 20 m long)
After another 80 m cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 35 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
Then head up the surface|wood steps (about 10 m long)
After another 80 m head up the surface|wood steps (about 25 m long)
After another 15 m head up the surface|wood steps
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6 km to get back to the start.

Side trip to the Cape Schanck lighthouse
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m veer right.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 85 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 10 m turn sharp left.
After another 80 m turn left.
After another 35 m come to "Cape Schanck Lighthouse".
The end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 230 m to the main route.

Alternate route
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m turn left.
After another 265 m veer right.
After another 110 m come to the end.
Then head down the surface|wood steps
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
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Cape Schanck Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 12.1 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 5.3 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
5.3 km[toilet]
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