About The Mornington Peninsula
Drive along our coastlines with their waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish
cliff-top mansions and you could well imagine that you've arrived in the Mediterranean.
The Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside
holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side. But if
you haven't visited us for some time, you'll be very pleasantly surprised at how the
Peninsula has completely redefined the traditional beachside holiday.
If you've never visited us, you're in for some delightful surprises.
Cliff-top mansions, lively local markets, grand historic gardens and galleries
spilling over with art and antiques create colour and life around our seaside villages.
Our bays tempt you with every type of water sport you could wish for, from sailing to
scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking.
You can walk for quiet miles along coastal trails, through national parks and on peaceful
country lanes, breathing in ocean-fresh air that's instant balm for the weary mind and body.
Indulgence is now something we also do very well on the Mornington Peninsula too.
Our wineries offer 50 cellar doors, along with restaurants and cafes set in beautifully
landscaped gardens and on terraces overlooking the vines. A wine-tasting can stretch into
lunch or dinner, and then into an overnight stay in a luxurious suite.
A game of golf on one of our 18 courses can also stretch into a post-game drink on a
shady verandah, dinner in a fine restaurant and a night in a resort hotel right on the
Hidden along our hinterland roads are European-style country retreats, intimate hotels,
cottages and charming B&Bs. Our coastal accommodation includes beachside luxury in
contemporary suites, limestone-and-lace B&Bs and heritage hotels – all with a bonus
of fresh sea breezes.
How far do you have to travel to indulge in all this? We're just an hour from Melbourne,
even though our Mediterranean-like coastline may make you feel we're a world away.
To plan your Mornington Peninsula holiday, visit our Activities and Attractions page
and Tours and Trails pages. Our Trip Planner pages will help you put it all together,
as will our pages on Sub Region and their villages. If you'd like free, expert advice
on accommodation and your bookings made, just go to our Visitor Information and
Plan your Mornington Peninsula Trip using our swap cards