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Tour of State and Nationally significant Fossil Beach Mornington

This proposed site visit of Fossil Beach Mornington will be accompanied by visiting experts with knowledge and interest in the significant features.
State and Nationally important for the geology, palaeontology, cement works 1862-64 plus coastal and natural elements.

An appealing overall site visit to explore the features including geological and fossil layers, cement works ruins, plus natural and other cultural elements.

Group gathering at 10:00am to meet expert guides before heading off into the precinct areas. Observation of fossil and other layers plus learning of the process to make cement for the colony during gold rush times in Victoria.

Sturdy shoes and gear required to investigate the various zones along the coast and inland. High possibility of locating 15 million year old fossils in select zones.

Expected completion at 12.30pm whereby interested visitors may join for lunch/coffee at the nearby Dava Hotel.

Car parking within the clifftop car park or overflow into the Dava Hotel about 200 metres south along the Esplanade.

Further background information on the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council website.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

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Fossil Beach, 630 Esplanade, Mornington VIC 3931

Cliff top car park on coastal side of the Esplanade, about 200 metres towards Mornington from the Bentons Road intersection



Entry fees:
By donation
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Limited parking along clifftop. More available at nearby Dava Hotel carpark.