Mornington Peninsula is a stunning landscape located at the south-eastern part of Melbourne. Surrounded by the Western Port Bay, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, the peninsula is home to a variety of sheltered and open-sea beaches offering unique marine life experiences and water activities. Further into the countryside, you’ll find many popular attractions including wineries, cafes, alfresco restaurants, botanical spas, national parks, and breathtaking views throughout the headland.
Discover Mornington Peninsula’s best kept secrets by visiting heritage parks and other historical sites. Bike around Point Nepean and the Old Quarantine Station that was built in the early 1850’s.
Feeling adventurous? Head over to Cape Schanck and climb to the top of the 1850’s lighthouse and cliffs.
If you want a more relaxed option, you can simply take a walk around Sorrento, a historical township where you can find an array of hotels, holiday houses, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Going on a holiday with the entire family is not a problem as there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Board a gondola at Arthurs Seat Eagle to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Port Phillip Bay. Take your kids to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a one of a kind encounter with koalas, reptiles, wallabies, and different bird species. Go strawberry picking at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and spoil yourself by tasting one (or more!) of their delectable strawberry desserts. Or if you’re seeking a beach adventure, there are plenty of beaches along the coast such as the Sorrento Ocean Beach, Back Beach, Port Phillip Beach and more.
Finally, you can’t leave the peninsula without partaking in a culinary adventure. Some of the best dining destinations include Cellar & Pantry, Georgie Bass Café & Cookery, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, and Dromana Estate winery, to name a few.
Truly, the Mornington Peninsula is more than just a beach destination. There is so much you can do, so widen your itinerary and open your body and mind to what is on offer.