As the closest and largest peninsula in proximity to Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is a typical holiday and travel destination for many city slickers.
The combination of beach and bush gives the area a rugged and natural feeling and allows it to be a popular location for hiking.
With thousands of people choosing to getaway to the peninsula each year, the number of walking paths has continually increased over recent years.
Today, there are a variety of short and long hikes that can assist travellers with touring the beaches and bushland making up the peninsula. Below are the top five trails in the area, attracting people across Victoria to explore the region.
1. Point Nepean
At the furthest point South on the Mornington Peninsula is Point Nepean National Park and the Fort Nepean Walking Trail.
The historic trail follows the Fort Nepean Road and contains a series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s. Visitors can explore the tunnels, forts and gun emplacements left from World War I and World War II.
On either side of the walking path is panoramic views over Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. From the Visitor's Centre, the walk is around 5km one way.