Thursday, March 31, 2016

Millionaires Walk, Sorrento, VIC

This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. On the 9th March 1802, Acting Lieutenant John Murray, commander of the 'HMAS Lady Nelson' took possession of Point King, later to be renamed Port Phillip Bay, in the name of His Sacred Majesty George III of Great Britain and Ireland. 

You can start the walk at either Point King Road or Lentell Avenue. Limited parking is available at both Point King Road and Lentell Avenue.
Although there are gates at both ends of the track and at points along the way, there is a public right-of-way along the easement. The undulating track is well-maintained, on mostly natural surfaces, which makes it an easy walk for all ages.

The walk allows you to gain an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions, and the chance to quietly peruse some highly-priced private architecture.  
At certain points it feels as if you may be trespassing, due to the intimate nature of walking on front lawns which would usually be hidden behind high fences.


On one side, there are elegant houses with beautifully landscaped gardens; on the other, a low shrubby cliff dropping down to rows of boat houses and private jetties that stretch out through the shallows of a bay.


The water views across Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, Melbourne and Mount Dandenong are breathtaking.




The Sorrento-Queenscliff passenger and car ferry makes regular trips multiple times each day.







Millionaires Walk makes up a small part of the Sorrento Portsea Artists’ Trail, with four of the fourteen sites that comprise the trail located along Millionaires Walk. Paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton, Arthur Boyd and Ray Hodgkinson are displayed along the walk.





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23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, beautiful views and lovely houses. I would like to live there! Lovley series of photos. Enjoy your evening and week ahead!

Helen said...

What a delightful area. I'll have to add this to my hiking trail, bucket list.

Bob Bushell said...

Very nice, life by the sea, life for the richest.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, some gorgeous views! love the fences you shared and those wonderful trees, too!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwww, a summer mansion. As if I could even afford a winter home. LOL

Love the views, and the flowers ---are they spider plants?

Christine said...

What a fantastic walk with gorgeous views on every hand plus art work thrown in for free! Can't beat all that!
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Ida said...

This was just wonderful. So many beautiful sights. The fences were of course quite nice but I must say the views were amazing.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful historic place very well captured.

Jim said...

Beautiful scenery.
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Alexander said...

Some very beautiful view here.

Have a good weekend!

Alexander
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Nanda Kumar said...

Great majestic views!

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diane b said...

A beautiful area .I must check out that walk next time I'm down there.

Klara said...

amazing walk. would love to take it.

arv jpr said...

absolutely beautiful pictures!

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Photo Cache said...

Million dollar view!

Worth a Thousand Words

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Lifestyles of the rich and famous (or perhaps not famous!). Beautiful photography.

ladyfi said...

What an idyllic place! Lovely shots.

Dianne said...

Thanks for taking us on this pretty "Millionaires Walk" Liz - I've never been there but the sea-views are so lovely.

Graham Edwards said...

What a very swish place.

Stewart M said...

I was looking at some huge properties in Sorrento from the sea this week - huge, huge, huge!

Not that I am in any way jealous!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

it seems anyone can really enjoy that walk...

Lisa Kerner said...

The views, gasp. They are absolutely stunning.

Lisa @ LTTL

Michael S-B said...

Wonderful photos, Liz. That was a special day spent together with your Mum. xoxoxo

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