There’s nothing quite like a scenic outlook to inspire, mesmerise and quite simply captivate. And across the region, there are countless locations to find an incredible coastal or hinterland view. Maybe it will be at one of the favourite Mornington Peninsula beaches? Or maybe it will be at an admired winery alongside the rolling vineyard hills. To help in discovering your final summer adventure, we’ve listed five destinations below each with spectacular scenic outlooks. Make sure you bring your camera along when visiting!
1. Diamond Bay
It’s hard to highlight just one Mornington Peninsula beach when it comes to scenic outlooks. Yet for Diamond Bay in Sorrento, its sandstone cliffs and proximity to the Bay of Islands really adds that extra sparkle. Walks around this rugged coastline represent a great way to soak in the views.
Explore more of Diamond Bay here and the Bay of Islands here.
2. Flinders Golf Club
Tee-off time at Flinders Golf Club means you'll be in for some jaw-dropping views of the great outdoors…we can see why they call it 'great'! Overlooking both Bass Strait and the Western Port Bays, the course here is one of the most scenic throughout the region. And how about their 120+ year history? That's just TEE-rrific!
See the views for yourself at Flinders Golf Club here. And make sure to check out our comprehensive list of Mornington Peninsula golf courses here.
3. Rare Hare at Willow Creek Vineyard
Who’s hungry? Let’s hop on over to Rare Hare at Willow Creek Vineyard in Merricks North, where sweeping window views of lush vineyards await. The gently undulating hills provide a calming and picturesque backdrop for a long seasonal lunch or dinner with friends and family. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available too!
Book your table at the Rare Hare restaurant via the link here. For further information on Mornington Peninsula wineries, click here.
4. Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve
Alongside its rich history, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve is brimming with incredible coastal vistas. Following the boardwalk here will introduce countless opportunities for a scenic photo snap, and is a great workout too! The heritage-listed Lighthouse is well worth exploring on tour operating days, and might just lead you to another breathtaking outlook!
Find everything you need to know about the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve here.
5. Arthurs Seat Eagle
Gliding in the sky with awe-inspiring views across the Mornington Peninsula, an adventure on an Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola is an iconic scenic experience without a doubt. As the all-weather, fully accessible cabins soar quietly in the open-air, prepare to be astounded by memorable vistas from every window. Speaking of Arthurs Seat, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Arthurs Seat State Park! The 314-metre summit here boasts uninterrupted outlooks across the region, with the chance to see as far as Melbourne’s CBD, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon on clear days.
Make your next journey one in the sky with the Arthurs Seat Eagle here. And find your way to the Arthurs Seat State Park here.