Being still on festive holidays and not much to do, we decided to head to Arthur’s Seat. Got to love those spontaneous adventure days.
The place was extremely busy so we ended up parking a little far and went to a bit of a hike. The queue to get on the Eagle carriers was enormous, but it’s school holidays and the place has only just opened in December.
Arthur’s Seat is in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, approximately an hour from Melbourne CBD, 75km. The view is spectacular and breathtaking as you soar above the trees and looking over to the bay.
The Arthur’s seat chairlift was closed and decommissioned in 2006 after mechanical failure, trapping 8 passengers on one of the carriages. There were a series of accidents with the chairlift previously in 2003 and 2004, which led to the decision. After years the State Government called for tenders to build a new chairlift in 2009 and in 2010 Skylift was awarded tender. After years of planning and proposals, plans were approved and work commenced in 2015 and the new chairlift, now called Arthur’s Seat Eagle, built by the Austrian company Droppelmayr is in operation.
The ride is really smooth and only $24 return for an adult ticket. If you’re looking for something new to do in Victoria check it out.
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