Explore Cape Schnack

0.6 Miles Round Trip - 328.1 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Trailhead at Cape Schanck Lighthouse - Search Nearby - Added by Marti Chance

A quick, easy walk with spectacular coastline views and a lighthouse. 

This adventure is compromised of two separate short, out and back walks. The first is the trail towards the left of the carpark, that starts with a nice view down the coast. Its just a short walk then to fantastic views of the rock formations/beaches, and then a climb down quite a few stairs to get to the beaches (note that these beaches were not suitable for swimming). After climbing back the stairs to the parking lot, there is another short trail (less than 0.5km) that leads to the lighthouse and associated grounds. 


Family Friendly


0.6 Miles
328.1 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Fantastic Easy Walk Just Outside Melbourne

This is a great walk for anyone! We saw families there going up and down the stairs, which are easy to find and accessible. It can be a bit busy since it's a popular destination, but well worth it to see! The views you get on the way down to the ocean are unbelievable as well. If you're looking to do some more walking at the end of the hike, there are some other walks that leave from the parking lot, including the walk to Bushrangers Bay and the walk to Gunamatta Beach.