Six touring themes to start you on your way
So much to see, so much to do – and so we've made it much easier for you by grouping our
most famous attractions into six touring themes.
If you haven't visited us for some time,
you're in for some delightful surprises, as the Mornington Peninsula now has an air that's
far more Mediterranean than Melbourne.
It's stylish, it's sophisticated, and you can discover it all by following our touring
themes. Or, if you'd like a little more guidance, check out our
Tours and Trails pages.
Everything from art galleries and antiques to Victoria's earliest settlement and maritime
defence fortifications. Explore historic homesteads, find treasures in our markets, discover
estate jewellery in antique stores, buy beautiful works of art and sculpture in our galleries.
Visit galleries set in artful gardens, visit gardens filled with contemporary art.
See more about Culture, Art & Heritage.
How do you like your adventure? Sea kayaking or scuba diving? Thundering along a beach on
horseback? Or a leisurely tour of our famous wineries on horseback. You can cycle, sail,
swim with seals, dive with dolphins or walk two spectacular trails of more than 25km. Point
Nepean, Cape Schanck and French Island are all at the heart of our adventures – and there's
See more about Adventure Untapped.
The Mornington Peninsula is renowned for some of the word's best natural golfing terrain.
Come and experience it on our 18 golf courses with magnificent views of the coast and countryside.
The play just doesn't get any better than this! Organise your own golf tour, or we'll do it
for you. Either way, don't forget to include a vineyard lunch or post-golf relaxation at a
See more about Golf on The Mornington Peninsula.
Relax, slow down, experience nature. Meet our birdlife and wildlife, and introduce your kids
to some new cute and cuddly animal friends. Our wetlands, woodlands and coastal lands are
havens for koalas, kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and thousands of native birds. If you're
short on time, you can see it all at our wildlife park, nocturnal sanctuary and farmyard.
See more about Wildlife Wander.
One of life's greatest pleasures on the Mornington Peninsula. Just drive through our region,
and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the
table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. But
first, find out more from our food and wine pages. There's more than just a hint of Europe's
finest traditions here, with olive groves producing distinctive local oils and Pinot Noir
that salutes its forebears in France.
See more about Food & Wine
How do our gardens grow? Beautifully! Come and see a fragrant lavender farm, meandering hedge
mazes, cottage gardens, formal gardens perfumed with 70,000 rose bushes and gardens with towering
trees from the 1860s. If you want to take home a little inspiration from the Mornington
Peninsula, our huge garden centre, herb nursery and gardening club will help with plants,
seedlings, seeds and plenty of good advice.
See more about Unique Gardens