Let us take you on a little virtual adventure to fall in love with the historical Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. There is much to love. First established as a fishing village, the settlement sits at the point where Bass Strait meets Western Port. Western Port, named by fresh faced, 26-year-old explorer, George Bass in 1797 on his pilot expedition from Sydney in an open whale boat into the second largest bay in Victoria. An extensive tidal bay, Flinders is home to three national parks and is part of the UNESCO Western Port biosphere reserve.