Visiting Arthurs Seat
Arthurs Seat Souvenir Plate
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Arthurs Seat Souvenir Plate, c1970s
In the 1960s, Dr Vladimir Hayek designed and built a tourist chairlift which became a popular tourist attraction.
The site known as Arthurs Seat, near Dromana, is the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula.
At 314 metres above sea level, the location is a natural vantage point to view the whole region. On a clear day, the You Yangs, the Melbourne skyline and the Dandenong Ranges can be seen, and across the Peninsula to Western Port. This vantage point has attracted visitors since before European settlement.