Mt. Martha pillars
A day at Mt Martha Pillars feels like a delicious summer escape- Mediterranean style.
So if you’re craving a little piece of European summer, you’ll find it right here on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Pillars are well known for cliff jumping, but for me (because I’m not brave enough to jump) its the wild beauty of the landscape that’s so captivating.
So grab your beach bag, picnic basket, and your friends. And claim your spot on the rugged sandstone cliff top. Watch people take the leap into the clear water below and give it a try for yourself if you dare. Otherwise, soak up the sun, take a dip, and explore the caves and rockpools.
The Mt. Martha pillars cliff jump is located on the edge of Mt Martha’s Esplanade, it’s an easy 45-minute drive along the scenic coast from Melbourne.
What to do
- Cliff Jump
- Have a romantic sunset picnic
- Read a book and soak up the Vitamin D
take me to Mt Martha Pillars cliff jump
- Make your way to Marguerita Avenue, Mount Martha.
- Parking is very limited. There’s a small car park. You’ll have to park in the streets further back from the beach and walk towards the Esplanade. The parking inspectors everywhere.
- Walk beachside towards Deakin Drive (The pillars are in between Marguerita Avenue and Deakin Drive).
- There is no signage for the pillars. From the road you must follow the tiny path leading to the edge of the cliffs, it takes you to a pathway down the rocks.
Best Time to visit
Summer. Early to claim your spot. During the week is less crowded.
Moderate. Steep and slippery in both directions. Go slowly and, unless you’re a natural little pack donkey, don’t load up with too much gear.
Many locals remain concerned about the negative impact of over-crowding during the summer months. The council installed a wall over the summer of 2019, forcing pedestrians from the footpath onto the road, highly dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists. But it didn’t stop anyone from jumping off the Pillars and the barrier was removed after Easter 2019.
#Adventure Bag Is Trending & helping clean up our beaches
Mt. Martha Pillars is one of the most extraordinary spots in Australia, but sadly, due to some inconsiderate visitors, the cliffs are often left littered. So if you feel like lending a hand, take an extra bag and fill it up with rubbish when you leave. Take a selfie, tag it #adventurebag, and post it on social media to encourage others to help clean up our beaches.
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