Sorrento’s Tuckey Track Walk

I’d never heard of the Tuckey Track in Sorrento until a friend said she was happy to take a group of us, all volunteers at Dromana’s Tourist Information Centre, for a familiarisation walk so we could better inform visitors to the Mornington Peninsula of yet another wonderful walk. Starting on the bay side at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club we followed the signposted track along a street leading away from the beach at first, then came to a section of track through the bush

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before coming to a section that was being upgraded.

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From there we were soon back on a paved road for a short time

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before heading along another section of bush track.

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Signage made it easy to follow the track, whether it was along a street or a track through the bush.

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Some sections were a bit hilly and sandy underfoot so it was good steps had been installed.

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For a while we walked through heavy bush. The only hint of Sorrento being the odd house or two.

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A very sandy uphill section was slow going.

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After a while we made it to the lookout at Mount St Paul on the Bass Strait side of the Peninsula. This was indeed the highpoint of the walk.

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Here we were afforded views back to Arthurs Seat and where we live at Dromana

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as well as a good view over Sorrento township.

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Looking out to the ocean side we could see through the mist all the way to Cape Schank in one direction

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and to the end of the Peninsula and over to the Bellarine Peninsula’s Surf Coast through the haze when we looked the other way.

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Our walk continued along the cliff top ridge path for a while. The views of the rocky points were lovely.

 

DSCN2804Eventually we came to a point where this was not possible.

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Stairs lead down to the beach but to return to our cars we could either double back the way we had come or (as we chose) quicker still head back along the streets and footpaths of Sorrento. Tuckey Track might not be the longest walk on the Mornington Peninsula but it certainly has much to offer.

 

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