Points of Interest Category: Historical POI's 1861-1880, Historical, Infrastructure | Landmark, Pier | Jetty, and Site | InfrastructurePoints of Interest Tags: 360 Degree Panorama - Mornington Peninsula, Attractions | Things to See - Mornington Peninsula, Bay Beach | Front Beach - Mornington Peninsula, Bay Trail - Mornington Peninsula, Beach - Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula, and Pier - Mornington Peninsula
It is interesting to observe that no matter where you go, if there is a jetty, pier or marina – people are drawn to it – wandering out over the water enjoying the feel, peace and beauty of being on the water – without getting wet . . .
The Dromana Pier is no exception. It is rarely bare – many enjoy trying their luck at fishing, or just relish the smell of the sea and the stunning views that the pier bestows.
Built in 1959 to replace the original historic jetty that was constructed during the mid 1860’s, the concrete structure is ever popular. The modern structure, at approximately 185 m in length, is less than half the length of the original pier. The following extracts record the funding provision for the very first jetty for Dromana:
” . . . 14. Mr. Lyall : To move-
That this House will, to-morrow, resolve itself in to a committee of the whole, for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to His Excellency the Governor, praying that the sum of £2,500 may be placed upon the additional Estimates of 1800, for the erection of a Jetty at Dromana . . . “
Source: Excerpt – ‘Argus’ – Article “Parliamentary Business… – Notices of Motion” – published 29th March 1860
” . . . The erection of a jetty at Dromana is also provided of at a cost of £2,000 . . . “
Source: Excerpt – ‘Argus’ – Article “Tuesday, February 4, 1862.” – published 4th February 1862
‘Dromana Pier’ was quoted at being 1,400 ft (427 m ) in length in an article published in the ‘Mornington Standard’ on the 18th November 1897. It was built to facilitate the regular landing of Port Phillip Bay’s Steamers – firstly to transport the produce of Arthurs Seat’s logging trade to Melbourne, as well as transporting passengers around the bay. In the latter half of the 19th century, as the tourist industry grew, steamers such as the: PS ‘Ozone’, PS ‘Hygeia’, PS ‘Edina’, PS ‘Weeroona‘ carried passengers to the Mornington Peninsula, whose beaches became a very popular seaside holiday destination.
Today, the steamers are gone – and Dromana has grown to be a beautiful suburb – however it has retained its appeal to travellers and day-trippers alike who come in their thousands to enjoy the beaches and hinterland of Arthurs Seat.
The exquisite stretch of Port Phillip Bay’s coastline that runs along the entire length of the bayside suburb of Dromana, can be accessed directly via the many car parks sited along Point Nepean Road, the stunning walking | cycling trail – all of which are complimented by numerous picnic facilities and amenities dispersed along the way . . .
– Within Close Proximity to Town Centre – obtain Directions here
– Pets are permitted at various times during various seasons of the year
– Beach Access
– A Car Park services the Pier, Beach & surrounding Attractions
– Facilities available at Dromana include:
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- Parking & Transfers:
- Off Street Parking
- Sealed Road