Aerial view of the Point Nepean National Park.

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula has a long history of being a favourite holiday destination for residents of Melbourne.

Have you ever visited Victoria, Australia? If not, you’re definitely missing out. The state is home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world and one of its gems is the Mornington Peninsula. From beautiful beaches to vineyards and hot springs, this area has it all. Let’s take a closer look at why the Mornington Peninsula should be on your list of places to visit.

Beaches and Wineries

The Mornington Peninsula is filled with stunning beaches—from Crescent Beach, which overlooks Port Phillip Bay, to Safety Beach, which boasts breathtaking views of Westernport Bay. Whether you want to swim in crystal-clear waters or take a leisurely stroll on a sandy beach, there’s something for everyone here. Additionally, if you’re a fan of white or red wines, you can head over to one of the many wineries in the area and sample some of the local wines made from grapes grown right here in the region.

Hot Springs & Natural Attractions

If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, then why not check out one of the natural hot springs that dot the landscape? The peninsula is home to several hot springs that are said to have healing powers – perfect for those looking for a unique experience! You can also explore some of nature’s finest works here—from pristine rainforests full of wildlife and flora to tranquil lakes where you can take part in kayaking or fishing activities.

Life is a Beach

There is great wave action on the south-west coastline at Bass Strait, Gunnamatta, Sorrento, Portsea and First Reef at Point Leo Surf Beaches. A remarkable variety of snorkel & scuba diving environments with dolphins or swimming with seals, including wrecks, reefs, drift dives, scallop dives, seal dives and wall dives, particularly at Mornington Pier, Rye Pier, Blairgowrie Pier, Portsea Pier & Portsea Hole and Flinders Pier. Or the exhilaration of horse-riding along the sands of wind-swept Gunnamatta Beach. If you're up for some thrills, how about hang gliding on the steep cliffs of the south-west coastlines, articularly near Portsea, Rye and Sorento. Try your hand at some sailing at various locations on the shores of Port Phillip and Western Port including Somers, Balnarring Beach, Safety Beach and many others. Or a bit of hobbie fishing off piers and in beaches on Port Phillip

Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled vacation or just want to kick back and relax for a few days, there’s so much that awaits visitors at Mornington Peninsula. From its stunning beaches and wineries to its hot springs and natural attractions, this area has something for everyone! So pack your bags and come explore this incredible destination today!



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    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
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    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.

Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

Ballarat
Ballarat

Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.


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