Soar like an eagle on the Mornington Peninsula

by Editorial Team

Gliding quietly through the sky in a gondola at Arthurs Seat Eagle, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported a million miles away, rather than one hour’s drive from Melbourne. With uninterrupted views framed by swaying gum trees and birdsong, grazing kangaroos and the trace of distant coastlines, you are immersed in a truly majestic Australian landscape. 

Fly high with spectacular views over the ocean. Credit: Supplied

Named in honour of the wedge-tailed eagle (indigenous to the area and revered in local Aboriginal lore), the Eagle gondola experience takes you through an area steeped in history and surrounded by nature. Onboard the Eagle’s aerial gondolas, some of the best photo opportunities can be found in brilliant shades of blue with the backdrop of native bushland. Soaring above and past the trees, you ride inside comfortable all-weather and fully accessible cabins. 

There is plenty of room inside the Arthurs Seat gondolas. Credit: Free Wheeling Weekends.

It’s an awe-inspiring journey as you ascend quietly up Arthurs Seat to the summit, where you can take in some of the best views of the Mornington Peninsula region, across Port Phillip Bay, towards the city skyline, along the coastline and beyond. 

Our arms are wide open

Everyone has a space at the Eagle; the entire site is wheelchair-friendly with accessible parking and ramped access throughout the Summit and Base Stations. The gondolas slow down (and can be paused) at each of the stations and allow level access for ease of boarding (gondola doors open to 80cm and double prams or oversized wheelchairs may not fit).

Getting on and off the gondola is no problem at Arthurs Seat. Credit: Smiths Holiday Road

At the base, the award-winning ‘Changing Places’ restrooms cater for visitors with disabilities and mobility limitations. Awarded ‘Best Accessible Toilet’ in 2017 by MyTravelResearch.com, the restrooms provide world’s best practice accessibility. 

The open and spacious Summit Café offers a casual dining experience with amazing views from nearly every table. Paired with an expansive outdoor deck, there’s plenty of room to sit with a coffee and a snack or even a local wine or beer. At the Base, there are hot and cold snacks in the kiosk and an accessible tree-lined picnic area. 

Enjoy looking out at the astonishing views. Credit: Smiths Holiday Road

The friendly team is consistently applauded for their high standard of customer service and are always on hand to ensure a smooth and comfortable visit.

The details:

Opening hours: Daily from 10am (excluding Christmas Day)

Location: Base Station (1085 Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat Vic) and Summit Station (795 Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat Vic)

Phone number: 03 5987 0600

Website: www.aseagle.com.au

Images courtesy of @SmithsHolidayRoad and @FreeWheelWeekends

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