Arthurs Seat photos

Arthurs Seat

Situated just inland from the beach-side resorts of Dromana and Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, the small community of Arthurs Seat is renowned for its many natural attractions.

Arthurs Seat Road begins at the Mornington Peninsula Freeway overpass, quickly transforming itself into a scenic and windy mountain road as it ascends to the Arthurs Seat peak. Along the way are several spectacular lookouts where travellers can stop and admire the stunning scenery of the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Bass Strait from different angles and elevations.

At the peak of Arthurs Seat are several scenic viewing areas, a lookout, BBQ and picnic facilities, and the Arthurs Hotel which overlooks a vineyard and provides breathtaking views from both its indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A gondola service, known as the Arthurs Seat Eagle, operates up and down the mountain, offering superb coastal and bush views.

The Arthurs Seat State Park covers a significant part of the actual mountain, its granite peak and surrounding foothills. There are several scenic walking tracks and picnic areas, and worth visiting is Kings Waterfall which is accessed via Waterfall Gully Road.