About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Friday, January 29, 2010
Fingal Beach, Mornington Peninsula National Park
On Thursday January 28, 2010, I visited Fingal Beach, in the Mornington Peninsula National Park, about 100 km south of Melbourne.
It is reached by a 4 km (return) foot-track, starting at the Pines Picnic area on the Cape Schanck Rd.
The track initially winds its way through coastal bushland, passsing a lookout with superb views along the coast.
From there, it follows the cliff top, then reaches a junction. The track contuinues along the cliff top to Gunnamatta Beach, about 3 km further on.
The track to Fingal Beach starts at this junction, and is a very steep descent about 1 km on steps and a staircase to the beach, far down below.
The beach is sandy, with many rock formations exposed at low tide.
I went along the beach westerly towards Gunnamatta Beach, linking up with a previous hike of some weeks ago.
The return was up the steps, then along the "shortcut track" back to the picnic ground.
All this was about 4.5 km - there is a change in altitude from123 m to zero.
The ascent is rather tough! Not recommended on very hot days !
See all of the Photos of my visit!