The beach at Mount Eliza has the distinction of being chosen as a setting for the Gregory Peck and Ava Gardener movie ‘On The Beach’ in the 1950s. The coastline around Mount Eliza consists of jagged cliffs featuring scenic walking tracks above stretches of secluded sandy beaches in small bays and coves below. Access to most of the beaches along the coast is via residential streets which offer small car parks at their end points. Those residential streets feature upmarket dream homes and weekend retreats, many of which have spectacular views along the coast.
The Mount Eliza Regional Park, accessed via Two Bays Road, incorporates the former Moorooduc Quarry and offers views across the surrounding plains as well as a lake with picnic areas and a playground. It is adjacent to the heritage railway that operates from the refurbished Moorooduc station.
Mount Eliza is approximately a 1 hour and 10 minute drive (62 kilometres) south of Melbourne.