Warringine Park is one of the best kept secrets on the Mornington Peninsula. It was declared a conservation park in 1994 and came under Mornington Peninsula Shire management in 2006. The park is divided into four sections: Coastal, Wetland, Creek and Woodland; all with their own special values. It is located between Hastings and Bittern.
Managed primarily for conservation purposes, the park provides wonderful opportunities for passive recreational activities and has walking tracks through the coastal and creek sections. The beauty of the park can be quite subtle so take the time to pause and observe your surroundings – you won’t be disappointed.
As you stroll through the park you can discover:
- Coastal wetlands that form part of the internationally significant Western Port Ramsar site
- Salt marshes so special the coastal area is classified by the National Trust
- Geological formations and flora communities so significant they are listed on the Register of the National Estate
- A bird watchers paradise with over 110 bird species including the endangered Great Egret and Lewin’s Rail
- A haven for other native fauna species including the threatened Swamp Skink and Southern Brown Bandicoot
- Vegetation communities that include open woodland, coastal heathland, paperbark scrub, saltmarsh and mangrove stands.
- One of the southernmost stands of mangroves in the world
Warringine Park Map
Download: Warringine Park Map.pdf (46KB)
View photos of the park below.
There are two walking tracks one in the Bittern coastal foreshore 3.7km and one along the creek section 1.7km.
Warringine Park offers you a chance to walk through some of the unique vegetation and coastal features of Western Port. You may see some locally significant animals such as the Swamp Skink sunning itself on the boardwalk or some of the rarer visitors such as Latham’s Snipe, a migratory bird that winters in Japan.
Other interesting birdlife you may encounter are Spoonbills, Swamp Harriers, Buff-banded Rails or even an elusive Kingfisher which frequents the area over summer. Large numbers of frogs are present in the wetlands. The Park is always open and there are paths along Warringine creek as well as the coastal boardwalk between Jacks Beach and Salmon Street.
Wildscapes of Warringine Parkart
Download Wildscapes of Warringine Parkart Booklet.pdf (18MB)
The park has an active friends group with a focus on the keeping it simple. They meet every 3rd Sunday of the month, 9:00 start at Warrenda 2230 Frankston/flinders rd, and do a mornings work assisting the regeneration of the park.. Get involved by contacting the park rangers Gerard 0400 978 325 If you are interested in becoming involved or learning more about the park please come along to one of the monthly working Roos.
FOWP meet at Warenda (old office) 2230 Frankston Flinders Rd for a 9am start.
Please note: Dogs are not permitted in Warringine Park