Seat was named after a mountain
near Edinburgh, Scotland by Lieutenant
John Murray during the first exploration
of Port Phillip Bay in 1802. Captain
Matthew Flinders later climbed the
mountain on foot and glowingly recorded
the view from the summit in his
journal. These days traveling to
Arthurs Seat is not so arduous!
is available at the base and top
of the chairlift, so you can choose
a one-way or a return trip to reach
you're 'on top of the world', everything
is no more than five minutes apart.
Walking trails for the more energetic
lead from the formal beauty of Seawinds
Gardens around the forested slopes
of the State Park, visiting fern
glades and a waterfall.
when the exploring is done, excellent
picnic and free barbeque facilities
are located under the trees on 5
acres of grassland.