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.
Bittern Coastal Wetlands Walk: start from the small carpark opposite 40 Salmon Street, Hastings and follow the boardwalk through to Jacks Beach car park off Lynch Road, Crib Point. This walk is approximately 3.6 kilometres long, and takes around 45 minutes to complete (one way). This walk forms part of the much longer Westernport Bay Trail.
Ted Harris Walk: start at 2230 Frankston-Flinders Road and wind your way along the creek section of Warringine Park finishing at Kinfauns Lane or Hendersons Road.
Please note: dogs are not permitted in Warringine Park.
Flora and Fauna
Warringine Park offers you a chance to walk through some of the unique vegetation and coastal features of Western Port. 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 one of the southernmost stands of mangroves in the world
Download the Wildscapes of Warringine Parkart Booklet.pdf (18MB) to learn more about the 2009 project exploring the relationship between the natural world and health and wellbeing through the process of collective artmaking at Warringine Park.
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