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6 insta-worthy winter wonders

Time to inspire the senses with our list of insta worthy winter wonders across the Mornington Peninsula. This beautiful region has long been a source of inspiration for photographers. Whether you fall in love with our colourful bathing boxes or the sandy coastline of Port Phillip, we have plenty of vistas waiting for you to capture and share.

We have hunted and gathered 6 dreamy places that you might not find on your own. We have everything covered, from unusual vantage points, hidden secrets, and a couple off the beaten track.


First on the list is Tucks, home to a playful wine experience on the rolling hills of Red Hill. Sit back with friends on the most photographed swing on the Mornington Peninsula, sipping their ‘loveable honest’ Tucks Now range and dig into their so insta-worthy menu. There is no doubt they have succeeded in creating a setting that reflects the attitudes and pleasures of a new generation of wine lovers.

Cape Schanck Boardwalk

Head toward Western Port, and you will find Cape Schanck Boardwalk, just follow the signs to Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Be treated to the stunning natural beauty that will wow your followers with paths leading to magnificent views over Bass Strait and a beautiful rocky coastline. The boardwalk is a mixture of wooden steps and a walkway leading down to the water at the foot of Pulpit Rock.

Hawkes Farm

Get that classic photo of your kids beaming with pride behind the wheel of a tractor at Hawkes Farm. Built-in 1966, the Farmall tractor is the ideal retired prop for young and old to climb for farmyard fun. At this bustling family-run farmgate, you won’t resist picking up a bag of their famous Kipfler potatoes which feature on countless menus at top restaurants in the region.

Peninsula Hot Springs

Not far down the road is Peninsula Hot Springs. Their iconic hilltop pool offers 360-degree views of the region stunning at any time of the day. The perfect place to watch a sunrise, relax and recharge with friends, you will undoubtedly capture that dream shot that will make you the envy of all your friends and followers. A place full of Insta worthy sites spend an hour or a day, and you will fill your camera with magic Insta worthy moments.

Millionaire’s Walk

Next on the list is Point King, a spectacular view accessed via Millionaire’s Walk (the name says it all!). Found between Sorrento and Portsea, there is nothing quite like the views of the bay and homes to conjure up some life goals. This short 1.5km one-way walk from Point King Road to Lentell Avenue travels along the edge of the clifftop with world-class views of the bay, beaches, and town of Sorrento.  It is not a long walk but very scenic with the water on one side and the ‘Millionaires’ Mansions’ on the other side. It is all on public land with no official carpark, but you can park in either Point King Road or Lentell Avenue. Do be mindful of the resident’s privacy and property.

Point Nepean National Park

Travel past Portsea to reach Point Nepean National Park. Fort Nepean is at the very end of the Point Nepean National Park.  You can reach it by the Hop-on-Bus from the Quarantine Station, or you can drive to the car park at Gunners Cottage and walk down the Coppins Track or along the beach from the cattle jetty to Fort Nepean. On the way to Fort Nepean, you will pass by the remnants of Fort Pearce.  You may even see the odd echidna on the side of the road or stop to take a photo of the memorial to our lost Prime Minister – Harold Holt, who disappeared in December 1967 whilst out for a swim at Cheviot Hill Beach.

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