Seawinds Gardens is just a short two minute walk from the top of Arthurs Seat, located directly opposite the Enchanted Maze. The gardens are made up of a mixture of bushland and manicured gardens with a combination of both indigenous and exotic plants.
William Ricketts sculptures are located throughout and there is also two look out points offering amazing views right across the Mornington Peninsula.
We arrived at lunch time utilizing one of the many picnic tables to eat a bakery lunch before setting off on the 1.4km Mc Kellar Circuit Walk which took us on a well maintained path through bushland and scrub.
The kids loved making walking sticks and running ahead, hiding behind bushes and jumping out to surprise us as we crept closer. There was lots of beautiful native flowers along the track and amber seeping from some of the trees which was interesting to point out to Lenny, 5, who is interested in nature and all things sticky!
Another great attraction of Seawinds are the kangaroos. We spotted at least seven both prior to and after our walk, just casually lounging on and eating the grass in an open area just before you reach the walking circuit. Obviously used to visitors, they hardly flinched as we walked past just going about their kangaroo business!
“Kangapoo” (as Lenny like to refer to it as) was scattered across parts of the path, he took great joy in prodding it with his stick and then chasing his sister with it as she ran away in sheer panic! Oh the joys of being a five year old boy!
Parking at Seawinds is easily accessible with toilets, picnic tables and BBQ facilities located right next to the car park.
Seawinds Gardens is located on Purves Road, off the Arthurs Seat Scenic Road, just a 30 minute drive from Frankston. We stopped in at Green Olive on the way home for coffees and hot chocolates. The kids loved having a play on their in-ground trampoline while we adults sat out side and relaxed in the winter sun.
There are many wineries and other local attractions close by so you can easily make a whole day of it or just visit like we did for an afternoon stroll.
Love the Mornington Peninsula.