Natural charm of coastal location


YOU might think that coming into the colder winter months that heading outdoors in the chilly wind and, most likely, the rain in St Leonards is not a good choice.
But the deceptively charming place that is St Leonards has a couple of natural offerings to entice the visitor.
You could explore St Edwards Point Nature Conservation Reserve National Park. Activities include: bird watching, bushwalking, beach-walking, watching gorgeous sunsets and admiring the views across the bay to Queenscliff, Red Hill, Portsea, and right around back to the city of Melbourne. Park in the car park on Beach Road then walk along the shore to the lookout.
Or you could see the local wildlife. Walk the back track through Edwards Point Nature Conservation Reserve, keeping a lookout for local wildlife (such as kangaroos), while getting the kids to watch out for the rare orange-bellied parrot, which spends winter in the region.
Take binoculars and head to Charlie’s Hole for some fascinating bird watching through the reeds over to the protected Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Swan Bay.
Park at Bluff Road, St Leonards.

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