We visited Flinders Blowhole on a muggy afternoon drive along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula on the way to Rain, Hayne and Shine Farm.
As organised as I am on our trips, this one hadn’t made the itinerary, but we were drawn in by the brown side pointing us down a dusty track towards the sea.
We were there for around half an hour, wandering down the steep track to a little cove where I got some lovely photos.
In this post, I share our experience to help you make up your mind about whether it’s worth a visit.
Is It Worth Visiting Flinders Blowhole?
So, the big question – is Flinders Blowhole worth a visit.
The answer is yes, but not for the reason you may think.
Call me old fashioned, but if you name a place ‘blowhole’ I’m expecting to see, y’know, a blowhole. I was thinking Iceland-esque plumes of water flying up into the air, soaking everything in the vicinity.
Flinders Blowhole certainly seems to be lacking on the blowhole front and, if it is here, we certainly didn’t find it.
And we weren’t the only ones…
Tripadvisor contained corroborating statements such as ‘Not quite sure we saw the blowhole itself’, ‘no spouting water was on show’ and even the aptly titled ‘We couldn’t work out where the blowhole was’. There is one review saying they found it, but I’m calling bullshit.
It looks like the blowhole should be at the top of a rocky cliff opposite the car park, but this path is now blocked off by a fence meaning you can’t access the top (unless you’re wild enough to ignore a big yellow sign, I was not brave enough).
Despite all this fraudulent naming business, it is worth stopping off at if you’re in the area.
It’s a spectacular little cove, with turquoise waters having smoothed off the bluestone rock over hundreds of thousands of years.
Exploring Flinders Blowhole
On first arriving in the car park at the end of a dusty track, the below photo is what we found. A beautiful view over a bluestone cove.
There are reports on Tripadvisor of broken car glass here, with some suggesting it is a break-in hotspot, so be a bit careful when you lock up.
The path stretches down the spit of land on the left-hand side of the photo and (in theory) the blowhole is at the top the little headland at the end/
The path down is quite steep and wouldn’t be appropriate for buggies or wheelchairs. This is a view of the path as I got to the bottom, with the very distance at the top being where we parked the car and from where I took the first image.
Here you can see the headland which I believe has the blowhole on top.
There is a path up there, but there is now fencing in front of it with a WARNING/DANGER sign on red planks indicating that it was best to stay on the main path.
Whilst I did not get to see the blowhole, the cove area (that was hidden by the headland in the first photo) is beautiful.
After coming down from a set of wooden steps, this was the view over the rocky beach that I was greeted by.
You can see here the steps I came down between the hills, with the blowhole headland on the left.
This photo shows what I believe to be the entrance to Flinders BLowhole.
You can see a dark patch in the cliff, which was an entrance to a cave. I would imagine that when the tide is high and the sea rough, water would be forced into here and then out of the top.
My guess is there’s a hole on top (some might even say a blowhole!?) which under pressure pushes the water out of the top. Unfortunatel I was unable to get up to explore this further.
Where to Find Flinders Blowhole
Flinders Blowhole is located on Boneo Road between the Cape Schank Lighthouse and the lovely little town of Flinders (stop into Pier Provedore Cafe if you need somewhere for lunch, the cake is delicious).