Image: Arthurs Seat Eagle
Why this Hike
If you are looking for a fun day out that includes a little bit of walking and a fun ride on a chairlift then this hike is for you. This hike can be done in two direction, you can either go down the hill on the chairlift and hike up the hill or hike down the hill and take the chairlift back up to the top. This means the hike can be better tailored to your abilities or the mood you are in.
Track Notes & Overview
You will start you hike at the Arthurs Seat Eagle Chairlift Summit station and take it down to the bottom, from the base station walk towards the cemetery next door which you should find a path that takes you through the cemetery and links up with Bunurong Track. Once on this track you will follow it up Red Hill and carry on walking past the Latrobe Parade Carpark as the trail becomes the Two Bays Walking Track, follow this track for around 2.5 KM all the way to the top of the hill. Once nearing the top the trail will take a left and join up with Seawinds Entry Road. Walk to the end of this road and take another left onto Purves Road, after walking only a few hundred metres on this road you should reach the summit station of the Eagle Chairlift which will be the end of your hike.
If you would like to walk down the hill rather than climb it simply reverse the hike and take the chairlift back to the top of the hill. Note that the chairlift is not free and will need to be paid for, you can get tickets for the chairlift from their website here.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.
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