Here’s Your Guide To What’s On Trend For 2023 - Visit Mornington Peninsula
Showers easing 11.7°C

The start of the New Year is never complete without lots to look forward to. If you’re an adventurer at heart, or just love the occasional getaway, the Mornington Peninsula is a slice of paradise that sets the perfect backdrop for memorable experiences. So what’s on trend throughout our region for this year? Read on below to find out!

Something New

New experiences really do have so much going for them. Maybe you’ll be one of the first diners to try a new seasonal menu. Or maybe we’ll find you lapping up the perks of a newly renovated or refurbished icon. Whatever the pursuit, it’s fair to say that something new will always make way for some of the best things to do. This year, we recommend:

intercontinental sorrento, accommodation, seaside


There’s no simpler way to put it; caring for our planet is extremely important. And yep, you guessed it! Sustainability is something that is most definitely on trend for travellers in 2023. Across the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll find countless businesses dedicated to sustainable practice. Because if you can enjoy unmatched regional experiences whilst giving a helping hand to our beautiful environment, then you really have found the ultimate match made in heaven! Experiences not to be missed include:

  • Swimming with the bottlenose dolphins who call the Mornington Peninsula home on an eco tour from WaterMaarq, Moonraker Dolphin Swims or Polperro Dolphin Swims.
  • Tucking into the Aussie-smoked American-style BBQ menu at Red Gum BBQ in Red Hill. The team here recently received their recertification as a B-Corp restaurant - the only one in Australia!

To explore more sustainable businesses and experiences on the Mornington Peninsula, click here.

red gum bbq, red hill, b-corp, bbq

Natural Landscapes

During all the seasons, there exists a constant allure to the Mornington Peninsula's natural landscapes. It goes without saying the great outdoors will always be one of the greatest trends year in year out. Top tips from us on how to best experience these natural spectacles include:

  • Following a walking trail from the depths of the hinterland to the water’s edge. Scenic, serene, relaxed or rugged? The choice is yours on which path to take. Find the full guide to Mornington Peninsula walks via the link here.
  • Taking the time to discover a National Park or Reserve. Point Nepean and Cape Schanck are must-visits!
  • Spending the day at a Mornington Peninsula bay or ocean beach. Stroll along soft sand, take a splash in refreshing waters and discover rock pools and colourful beach boxes.

portsea, walks, hikes, beach


Whether from work or a busy weekly schedule, taking time for yourself is something that will always be warmly welcomed. For some of the most relaxing places to refresh and rejuvenate, you won’t want to go past Mornington Peninsula hot springs. Luxury day spas are also scattered throughout the region, including the delightful One Spa at RACV Cape Schanck Resort.

For everything on wellness, wellbeing and self-care on the Mornington Peninsula, click here.

racv, one spa, relaxation

Local Experiences

Supporting locals on the Mornington Peninsula remains a strong motivation for visitors. And it’s not hard to see why! Shop from the source, tour with experts who know the region like the back of their hand and learn from those who call their workplace a second home. This year, we recommend:

  • Stopping by one of the many Mornington Peninsula farmgates for fresh, local and delicious produce.
  • Exploring some of the region’s best wineries and artisan producers alongside local tour operators. Wine Compass and Elevate Wine Tours are top recommendations for touring businesses! Explore more local tour operators via the link here.
  • Meander the stalls at Mornington Peninsula markets with local treasures aplenty.

rocky creek strawberry farm, farmgate, hinterland, strawberry, u-pick

For more to look forward to in 2023 across the region, check out our website here.

Theme picker


Subscribe to Newsletter

Sign up for your free digital copy of FOUND and get year round inspiration from Mornington Peninsula direct to your inbox.

3MP Logo
EastLink Logo
Mornington Mazda Logo
RBK Advisory Logo
RBK Legal Logo
Samsonite Logo
Searoad Ferries Logo
VISIT MORNINGTON PENINSULA acknowledge's the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the Traditional Custodians of these lands and waters. We pay our deepest respect to Elders past, present and emerging.