Blairgowrie Jumping Rock is a natural coastal treasure with sandstone rocks that tower over the deep turquoise pools below. The highest cliff jump is about 7 metres but there are other levels you can jump from. The rock pool is surprisingly deep and is an incredible shade of turquoise that would remind you of the tropics.
How to get to Blairgowrie Jumping Rock
Blairgowrie Jumping Rock is located at Bridgewater Bay. Park your car at the Bridgewater Bay car park and follow the walking trail down to Bridgewater Bay. The trail opens up to the beautiful coastline and you’ll want to stick to the left until you see the stairs leading down to the beach. You can take the stairs down to the beach and walk beside the water or you can keep following the coastal track until you reach the far left end of the beach.
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit would be during the summer months at low tide. This spot can get very busy on a hot day so be prepared to share the jump with others. We visited just outside of summer and still found the water nice and refreshing. We also had the whole place to ourselves which was an added bonus!
What to expect
A short walk from the carpark will lead you to a beautiful cove filled with clear blue water and rugged sandstone cliffs. There is more to Bushrangers Bay other than the jumping rock. We spent our time exploring the beach and swimming amongst the clean turquoise waters. There are also some beautiful turquoise shells that you can find scattered along the beach.
When you make your way over to the Blairgowrie Jumping Rock on the other side of the beach, you’ll be surprised at how close it is to the shore. The rock pool is an incredible dark turquoise shade and is actually surprisingly deep. It’s about 3 metres deep but always check the depth yourself before doing any cliff jumping. You can scramble your way up the jagged rocks and find yourself a suitable jumping platform. The rocks are quite sharp so be careful with bare-feet.
There are a few different heights you can jump from but the highest is about 7 metres. The jump is quite high and not for the faint hearted. If you’re not feeling confident, just start small and work your way up. Your sure to have an awesome time cliff jumping! For those that are not keen on jumping at all, you can still enjoy the refreshing water and swim amongst the deep turquoise rock pool.
Where to Stay on the Mornington Peninsula
All the popular spots and beaches on the Mornington Peninsula are located close by. There are limited Mornington Peninsula accommodation options in terms of luxury hotels and budget backpackers. We stayed on the peninsula for a week and ended up camping at Rosebud Foreshore Camping which cost us $100 for 7 nights. There are hot showers and bathrooms and it’s even walking distance from the beach.
RACV Cape Schanck Resort – Luxury: Those that are looking for luxury can check out Cape Schanck Resort which is located very close to Bushrangers Bay. They offer clean modern rooms and private balconies with beautiful views. The resort also features an outdoor heated pool for the winter months and a delicious range of food options at their restaurant and bar. Service at the hotel is exceptional and they’re sure to make you have a memorable stay.
Mornington Hotel – Midrange: The Mornington Hotel is in a great central location on the Mornington Peninsula. This place is great value for money as the rooms are incredibly large and guests have access to the buffet breakfast for just $10. There is also a bistro and bar downstairs for some tasty food. The lovely staff are always there to take care of any requests and are super friendly and helpful.
Frankston Holiday Park and Sandhurst Motel– Value: The holiday park and motel offers great value accommodation including a selection of apartments, villas and motel rooms. The motel is run by very friendly staff that are always there to accommodate your needs. There is also an outdoor pool and BBQ facilities that all guests can enjoy. The clean rooms feature a TV, air-con/heating and have plenty of space.
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