Hastings is a suburb located on the Mornington Peninsula, 73kms south east of Melbourne around the inlet that leads to the western Port.
The suburb is thought to have obtained its name from a quaint fishing town located in England. Formerly known as King’s Creek, the region’s first post office opened its doors in 1863. During this time period, fishing was the main economic activity. The development of the region paved the way for the expansion of the railway line and opened up Hastings to the city of Melbourne.
Hastings Beach Walks Melbourne Victoria, Hotels & Motel Accommodation
Hastings is a well known port location in Melbourne, with many industries setting up businesses here. As a beach side location, Hastings is also a popular location for boating and fishing in the western port of Melbourne.
You will find plenty of mangrove forests here, making it a great place to fish or take a stroll. Visitors often enjoy taking a walk along the boardwalk trail known as Jacks Beach Walk which takes you right over the mangroves. Mangrove Walk to Crib Point is 4km one way and you will get some great views of French Island and Sandstone Island.
Visitors to Hastings will also enjoy the many pelicans that flock around the harbour and yacht club as the fishermen come back with their catch, as they will often hang around for a feed. If you are looking for a fun activity for the kids around Hastings, take them to the Moonlit Sanctuary & Wildlife Park in Tyabb, just 13kms north of Hastings. The 25-acre park has more than 50 species native to Australia. These include koalas, wallabies and kangaroos, amongst many other species all housed in a natural landscape.
Hastings also has plenty of shops and restaurants to service its residents including an Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Kmart, as well as clothing stores, pharmacy, medical centres, optometrists, dentists, restaurants and cafes.
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