Saturday, 21 September 2019

Cliff Jumping at Mount Martha Pillars



The Pillars in Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula is a hidden gem. The Pillars are beautiful sandstone cliffs with crystal clear waters. It almost looks like you should be somewhere in the Mediterranean or Europe when you're there. 

It's location is on Google Maps, however there is no signage or views of the Pillars so it can be quite hard to get to if you don't know where you're going.

There are many news report that say that the Pillars is inaccessible, however there are no fences stopping people from accessing. It is important, though, to make sure you are respecting the environment by taking your rubbish home with you and parking where it won't disrupt anyone.




What to do there:

The Pillars are commonly known for cliff jumping. You can also swim in the crystal clear water and explore the small caves and rock pools.
Just be careful when climbing up the cliffs after you have jumped in. It can be slippery and steep, making it dangerous.

Getting to the Pillars:

1. Park at the end of Two Bays Crescent, Mt Martha.
2. Walk down the hill towards the main road (Esplanade).
2. Walk beach side towards Marguerita Avenue (The pillars are in between Marguerita Avenue and Deakin Drive).
3. There are no signs for the pillars, so look for a small track that looks well used.
4. Follow it and start your decent down.

The Pillars have steep, rocky cliffs, so make sure to be careful when going up and down from The Pillars. 




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