General Information About Flinders
Flinders village is situated at the western headland of the Mornington Peninsula where Bass Strait meets Westernport Bay. A small, tranquil “end of the road” village, it has a scenic coastal location amongst rolling green hills, boutique vineyards, hinterland farms and bushland. It is an historic fishing village that years ago was home to a fishing and crayfish fleet, and many guest houses that attracted visitors from Melbourne….today it is a short 1.5 hours from the CBD on new freeways.
Flinders has safe swimming beaches, the pier with its fishing and boats, and rugged surf beaches. Well-known nearby attractions include the Peninsula Hot Springs, Heronswood, Sunnyridge strawberry farm, two mazes and Arthurs Seat, with its spectacular views and gardens.
What’s on in Flinders
There are many gourmet dining options, in the village itself and more no more than 20 minutes away. You can enjoy brunch or pick up quality coffee and ice cream at one of Flinders’ excellent cafes, or take home ocean-fresh Flinders mussels from the boat at the pier.
Walking and hiking tracks abound, from bayside boardwalks to rugged bushland tracks past mobs of kangaroos. Try the Bushrangers Bay nature walk, hike through Greens Bush, enjoy a low tide coastal walk from Flinders to Shoreham, or just stroll around the golf course before breakfast.
The 100 year old links golf course is scenic and accessible. Most of its holes overlook Bass Strait, with stunning views to the cliffs of Cape Schanck or across the bay to Phillip Island and Seal Rocks. Play 18 holes or book in the clubhouse for Sunday breakfast.
Flinders village main street is well worth a stroll and a poke around its antique, clothing and craft shops. The chocolate shop has exquisite chocolates and delicious hot chocolate. The woodfired bakery operates out of a tiny historic building to produce artisan sourdough breads. The general store is well-stocked with gourmet produce and local storekeepers are friendly and helpful.