If you drive along the Boneo Road from Rosebud to Flinders on a sunny weekend you’ll pass rolling farmland and golf courses but as you enter the Mornington Peninsula National Park there’s likely to be a line of cars parked on the side of the road.
This is where the Two Bays Walking Track from Dromana crosses the road and continues on to Bushranger’s Bay and the Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
If you park here, you can set off along the very popular 6km route to Bushranger’s Bay and Cape Schanck or walk a section of the less busy 20km route towards Arthur’s Seat.
Taking the less popular route, you’ll find yourself on a narrow path meandering up and down through open pastures, under the canopy of native forest and over creek beds.
The first time I’d ever seen an echidna was on this walk, and towards the end of the day, there’s usually some kangaroos on the hillside above the path checking out the latest visitors.
The walk to Bushranger’s Bay and on to Cape Schanck is also delightful and you get rewarded with stunning coastal views.
Although you follow the blue wren signs along the way, it’s a good idea to print a map because it can get a bit confusing at some road crossings. Also check that the Two Bays Trail Run isn’t on when you want to go.