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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Arthur's Seat

Standing at 314m (some say 305m) above sea level, Arthur’s Seat is the most prominent peak in Mornington Peninsula. Easily accessible by car (or by foot too!), it is just 75 km south east of Melbourne, has natural bushlands, and a fantastic view of the Port Philip Bay heads. There is a lookout tower, Seawinds garden, a maze and two restaurants.

The area was named after Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, by Acting Lieutenant John Murray when he docked there in 1802. The main road was only paved in 1929.

It’s a shame that the chairlifts (opened in 1960) have been closed due to some accidents that occurred in 2003, 2004 and 2006. The owner has apparently spent 500k AUD for repairs, maintenance and upgrades, and hopes to open it late this year.

Nevertheless, this area is still worth stopping by on your way to Sorrento or to the Nepean National Park.


Those Who Stopped By

Scribe's Notes

This pitstop is where incoherent ramblings seem to have meaning, where things or events are thought of and assessed, where great things are documented and perhaps any not-so-good happenings are written down in attempt to be forgotten!

So from the diversely abstract to the intensely specific, it's off to making tracks, and it is here where it stops for a thought or two.

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