Get ready for an extraordinary adventure in 2024 as we take you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula. This region is renowned for its peaceful bays, wild ocean coastlines, and tranquil bush, and our Coastrek routes offer you the chance to experience it like never before.
Starting at the picturesque Cape Schanck lighthouse, the 50km route takes you along narrow undulating trails along the coastline. Don't forget to look left occasionally over Bass Strait and enjoy the coastal views from vantage points at the Bay of Islands and St Paul's Lookout. We highly recommend ankle gaiters and sand-resistant shoes to ensure comfort and keep sand and debris out.
The 30km journey begins at Point Nepean, offering serene views of the calm waters of Port Phillip on the bay side of the peninsula. You will move in an anti-clockwise loop of the peninsula and experience the wild waves of the Portsea Back beach earlier in the event than previous years before taking a break at the Sorrento SLSC Luv Stop. Cross over back to the bay side of the Peninsula via the delightful Tuckey Trail to Sorrento front beach.
Starting at Sorrento Front Beach, the 20km route follows the path of the 50km and 30km trekkers. Enter Point Nepean National Park via Butlers track and out to the stunning Fort Nepean on the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy breathtaking views across to Queenscliff and out to the Port Phillip Bay Heads, now that is a picture-perfect spot! On your way back, link up with Coles Track all the way to the finish. You did it!
- Butlers Track will be specially opened for Coastrek Event Day only, so it's unavailable for training. Please follow the pink markers and refer to your map on the event day.
- Water and toilet stops are limited along the entire route, so take advantage of opportunities when available. Refill your water bladder EVERY TIME you see a water refill station at the Luv Stops.
- Head torches are essential for all trekkers, especially those finishing after sunset. Don't rely solely on your phone torch.
- Support crews should plan ahead, as there are limited access points on the route. The Luv Stops are ideal meeting points, and careful planning is crucial for the last 10km through Point Nepean National Park.
- The Luv Stop at Cheviot Hill is inaccessible for Support Crews. Support crews are unable to meet their trekkers beyond Gunners Barracks. Please keep this in mind when planning your meet-ups.
But what about the sand, how much sand?!
50km event – approx. 7.5km of sand walking
30km event – approx. 4km of sand walking
20km event – approx. 800m of sand walking.
Please keep in mind that all Coastrek routes are subject to change, but we strive to stick to the advised route as closely as possible. Nature sometimes presents circumstances beyond our control, such as tides or fallen trees, which may require slight route alterations. Rest assured that any adjustments will be clearly marked and communicated on the event day.