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Flinders, Cape Schanck, Shoreham & Point Leo
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Flinders is located 86km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets the Bass Strait.

The town was named by George Bass after his good friend, Matthew Flinders and was settled in 1854.

Flinders is the home of Flinders Bread, which sold throughout the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne from the 1930's. Flinders Bread is now baked in Dandenong.Flinders Blowhole on the Mornington Peninsula

Flinders is close to both surf and safe beaches and has unparalleled views of Phillip Island, The Nobbies and Seal Rocks. Centrally located near many wineries, the town offers a diverse array of cafesand restaurants, as well as golf, fishing, antique and curio shopping as well as a wide range of comfortable accommodation options, and of course, the Flinders Blowhole.

Flinders is a peaceful retreat and a popular holiday destination that has flourished with designer homes during recent years. The local golf club, established in the early 1900s, is one of the most scenic courses in Australia.

Cape Schanck

Cape Schanck is the southern most point on the Mornington Peninsula. It separates the wild ocean waters of Bass Straight and the slightly calmer waters of Western Port. The main attractions are the lighthouse, the boardwalk to the rock platform and the magnificent ocean views. Cape Schanck is also home to the Ace Hi Ranch and Wildlife Park . They have horse-riding, a wildlife park and accommodation. The International Armoured Military Vehicles Collection is also on the Ace Hi Ranch property. More information on Cape Schanck.


Farming was the mainstay of the district until quite recently, when it began to attract high quality holiday homes and several bed and breakfast establishments. The steep pine clad beaches around the outlet of Stony Creek feature rocky platforms and reefs and are popular areas for family exploration. Home to the Ashcombe Maze and Water Gardens, one of Australia's largest and oldest hedge mazes, with complementing gardens and rockeries.

Point Leo

Point Leo surf beach on the Mornington PeninsulaPoint Leo is a noted surfing location with a static population greater than Shoreham. It developed as Melbourne's closest surfing venue after interest in the activity was stimulated in the late 1950s. Today there is a sizeable camping area which attracts a small fee in peak periods and a number of holiday homes. The old surf lifesaving club is now a private home. The beach is backed by substantial dunes and is excellent for surfing, wave jumping, wave skiing, body boarding and swimming. It is about four kilometres north of Shoreham by road, just off the Flinders-Frankston Rd.

Below please find a quick reference for things to do, places to stay and places to eat in Flinders, Cape Schanck, Shoreham & Point Leo. If enjoy reading about the history of the area, check out our Fascinating Historical Facts.

Bed & Breakfasts
Cape Schanck Lighthouse - 420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6184
Between The Bays Retreat - 28 Curzon Rd, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 5353
Shanibe Lodge - 89 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 5295
Sunset Views at Cape Schanck - 41 Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6555
Daisy Bush Cottage - 163 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6186
Flinders B & B - 94 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0301
Cipriani's Flinders Country Inn - 165 Wood Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0933
Nazaaray Country Retreat - 266 Meakins Road, Flinders - Tel: 0416 143439
Samburu B & B - Lot 9 Eastern Grey Rise, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0093
Honeysuckle Retreat - 91 Blake Street, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8194
Shoreham Beach House - 20 Myers Street, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8433
Orabanda - 41 Marine Parade, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8943
Papillon B & B - 21 King Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 1071
Le Pavillon - 3 Pine Grove, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8433
Caravan & Holiday Parks
Flinders Caravan Park, The Avenue Flinders Phone: (03) 5989 0458
Point Leo Foreshore Point Leo Phone: (03) 5989 8333
Shoreham Foreshore Shoreham Phone: (03)59898325
Views Cape Schanck - 41 Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6555 Facebook
Flinders Hotel-Motel - Cnr Cook & Wood Streets, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0201
Flinders Cove Motel - 2 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0666
Pet Friendly
Flinders Bed & Breakfast, 94 Cook Street Flinders- Tel: (03) 5989 0301
Self Contained & Other
Five Oaks Self Contained Holiday Accommodation, Flinders, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia Five Oaks
6 The Esplanade, Flinders 3929
Five Oaks is a four bedroom house in a high, quiet,
light traffic area with magnificent bay or ocean views.
Wake up to fabulous sunrises over the water.
Phone: 0408 890 512
Ace Hi Ranch and Wildlife Park, 810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6262
Howard's Hill - is a 30 acre secluded rural accommodation retreat set amongst manna gums and ancient grass trees - Tel: 0417 306415
RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Trent Jones Drive (Via Boneo Road) -Tel (03) 5950 8000
Farm Stay at Botanica Bed & Breakfast, 55 Gwenmarlin Road Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0774
Five Oaks - The Esplanade, Flinders - Tel: 0408 890 512
Shoreham Beach House - 20 Myers Street, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8433
Le Pavillon - 3 Pine Grove, Shoreham - Tel: (03) 5989 8433
Arleston Antiques - 64 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0602 - Mobile: 0427 243 300
Mostly Deco Antiques & Collectables - 62A Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0010
Transference - 34 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0166
Fordholm Antiques - 45 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel:(03) 5989 1100
Former Glory - Shop 3, 46 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 1112
Fishing Charters
Couta Boat Fishing Charters - Tel: (03) 5975 5479
Beast Creations Shop, 9/33 Cook St, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0902
The Studio @ Flinders Gallery - 65 Cook St, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0077
Golf Courses
Cape Schanck Resort - Boneo Road, Cape Schanck- Tel: 1800 036 155
The National Golf Club - Old Course - Cups Drive, Cape Schanck - Telephone: (03) 5988-6666
The National Golf Club - Ocean Course - Cups Drive, Cape Schanck - Telephone: (03) 5988-6666
Flinders Golf Club - Bass Street Flinders - Telephone: (03) 5989 0312
Historic Homes & Gardens
Cape Schanck Light-Station - Cape Schanck Rd - The light-station includes the lighthouse, a museum and the former lighthouse-keepers residences. The buildings date back to 1859 and are a superb example of architecture of that time. Guided tours of the light-station are held daily .
Horse Riding
Ace Hi Ranch & Wildlife Park - 810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5988 6262
photo of Flinders District Historical Society Museum   Flinders District Historical Society Museum
Old Shoreham School, Byrnes Road Shoreham
Tel: (03) 5989 0539
Open by appointment.
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse Museum - Located in the old Assistant Light keepers quarters at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Museum is dedicated to common early lighthouse technology used in Australia. Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
International Armoured Military Vehicles Collection - Ride in the turret of a Centurion tank, behind the gun barrel, feel the power of the V12 petrol engine – a version of the famous Merlin engine that powers fighter aircraft such as the Spitfire and Mustang. The vehicles are driven on a hilly armoured military vehicle course. Ride in a Saracen armoured personnel carrier or take a half-day driving course in the Saracen and a Ferret armoured scout car with pre-selector gearboxes. Ace-Hi Ranch, 810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck Vic 3939 Tel: (03) 5973 4342
La Campagne Vineyard 176 Rogers Road Cape Schanck Telephone: (03) 5988 5350
Harlow Park Estate 72 Baldrys Road Flinders Telephone: (03) 5989 0598
Pier 10 10 Shoreham Road Shoreham Telephone: (03) 5989 8848
Ocean Eight Vineyard 271 Tucks Road Shoreham Telephone: (03) 5989 6471
Flinders Golf Bowls Club, Bass Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0359
Flinders Hotel, Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0201
Tantalize Cafe & Deli - Shop 8, 33 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0784
Flinders Village Cafe - 49 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0700
Flinders Bakehouse Cafe - 60 Cook Street, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0091
Red Hill Bakery @ Flinders - 37 Cook St, Flinders - Tel: (03) 5989 0067
Caspian Via Corso, Boneo Road Cape Schanck - Tel: (03) 5950 8041
KG's Bar & Trattoria, 3 Gordon Street Flinders- Tel: (03) 5989 0000
Ace Hi Ranch and Wildlife Park - Cape Schanck
Horse-riding, wildlife park, accommodation. The International Armoured Military Vehicles Collection is also on the Ace Hi Ranch property (see Museums) - 810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck Vic 3939
Tel: (03) 5988 6262
The Cliff Top to Pulpit Rock Boardwalk - Cape Schanck
Follow the walking track from the Kiosk towards the Cape. This short track takes you to the centre of the wooden staircase and boardwalk that descends to the beach and rock platform. There are several lookouts with magnificent views over Pulpit Rock and the Devil's Desk which were created millions of years ago. Care should be taken if you chose to walk on the rock platform as unexpected waves may wash across. Cliff Top to Pulpit Rock Boardwalk Map
Bushranger Bay - Cape Schanck
Follow the Bushranger Bay track from the Eastern Car park and be prepared for the some of the most breathtaking scenery. The Victorian Government purchased this section of the park from adjacent farms in 1977. The track finishes at Bushranger's Bay, a sandy beach surrounded by bassalt cliffs. The round trip walk takes approx 2 hours. An extension of the track forms part of the Two Bays Walking Track and leads to the Rosebud-Flinders Road (approx 3km). This track passes through shady banksia groves prior to continuing north (across the road) into stands of eucalyptus and banksia and through to Greens Bush (10km).
Blowhole Track - Flinders - 1.2km return
Track is accessed from Boneo Road car park. This walk is over huge bluestone boulders to the ocean. For more details see our visit to Flinders Blowhole.
Arthurs Seat>>Balnarring>>Baxter>>Bittern>>Blairgowrie>>Boneo>>Cape Schanck>>Cranbourne>> Crib Point>> Dromana>>Fingal>> Flinders>>Frankston>>French Island >>Gunnamatta>>Hastings>> Langwarrin>> McCrae>>Main Ridge>>Merricks>>Moorooduc>>Mornington >>Mount Eliza>>
Mount Martha>> Pearcedale>>Point Leo>>Portsea>> Red Hill>>Rosebud>> Rosebud West>>Rye>>
Safety Beach
>> St Andrews>> Seaford>>Shoreham>>Somers>>Somerville>>Sorrento>>Stony Point>> Tootgarook>> Tuerong>>Tyabb


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