What we'll do
On the first Sunday of every month we catch up with our sister meetup Group - "Hike to Heal" for a walk in nature.
We are fortunate to be led by Louise Kilpatrick, founder of "Hike to Heal", who has conquered her own challenges through hiking for health and happiness!
Please read the waiver liability before you RSVP
ABOUT THE HIKE
Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.
It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.
The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.
Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds.
We will meet at the Point Nepean Information center and walk the road to Fort Nepean, this is 4.5 km on way and should take just over an hour to reach the fort. For the return trip we could walk via one of the other tracks, which may take longer, however we can decide this as a group on the day. The walk in total may take about 3 hours.
This walk is suitable for all members. If I can do, so can you. I am a bit of a slow and steady walker, who likes to stop and look at nature and take photos so any fast walkers can lead and the slow and steady's can be at the back of the group with me!
As it will be the middle of winter, we will need to rug up!
What to bring
suitable clothing to suit the conditions (a jacket and beanie may be required)
binoculars (great bird watching walk)
comfy suitable shoes/boots
Hike To Heal acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we walk, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging
Point Nepean is part of Bunurong / Boon Wurrung country. The people of the Kulin nation lived on and around this land for over
35,000 years gathering shellfish and other foods along the coastline.
The interaction with early settlers and ceremony make it an important cultural place. Extensive shell middens are reminders of
their enduring association
For anyone wanting more hikes please join "Hike to Heal". It is important for everyone to exercise regularly for health and happiness!
We look forward to seeing you in nature.