Whether it’s a day trip, a few nights or linking to another region the Mornington Peninsula is an ideal destination.
There’s plenty more to explore beyond our beautiful borders.
South East Touring Triangle:
Link Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges for a trip to remember. You could visit these destinations on a day trip, or when it’s time to leave the Mornington Peninsula, spend a day or two in these very different regions. The South East Touring Triangle will give you lots of ideas.
Link to Phillip Island
There are two star coastal attractions on the coast south-east of Melbourne – the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. The famous little penguins on Phillip Island are just 60 minutes drive away from the Mornington Peninsula so it’s a breeze to ‘pop in’ to the Mornington Peninsula on your way to Phillip Island. You can clearly see Phillip Island from the Mornington Peninsula when you look across the waters of Western Port Bay. Explore the sights and tastes of the Mornington Peninsula before travelling the short 60 minute drive around to Phillip Island in time for the Penguin Parade.
Link to the Yarra Valley:
It’s easy to add the Yarra Valley and The Dandenong Ranges to a Mornington Peninsula journey. And the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are just a 90-minute drive to the north. By travelling the short distance along Eastlink, you can create the perfect food and wine matching itinerary between the two destinations.
Link to the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Touring Route:
The magnificent stretch of coastline between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia’s most dramatic and naturally beautiful self-drive experiences. Along its length, the great waters of the Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait have carved out dramatic headlands and created beautiful coves and beaches. The ancient ranges that follow it inland are covered in vast expanses of national parks and forests protecting pristine lakes and rivers. Nestled amongst these natural wonders are dozens of quaint fishing villages, tiny colonial hamlets and thriving rural towns built by the country’s most adventurous settlers. The Mornington Peninsula is a great start (or finish) to this journey.
Link to the Great Ocean Road:
Before you begin your Great Ocean Road adventure you can drive the length of the Mornington Peninsula and see the sights before boarding the vehicular ferry for the scenic trip from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Peninsula Searoad Transport runs vehicular and passenger ferries every hour on the hour between Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff just across Port Phillip Bay on the Bellarine Peninsula. From Queenscliff, it’s just a short drive to the magnificent Great Ocean Road.