The Mornington Peninsula makes for an ideal road trip destination. And with an extended weekend break, there exists even more reason to buckle up, get the tunes going and set the GPS for ultimate exploration. Check out below a selection of our favourite experiences for a family or friend-focused road trip this springtime.
Stopover For A Scenic Walk
Wherever the road takes you on the Mornington Peninsula, a scenic walk is a supreme way to witness some of the region’s exceptional views and outlooks. Start the day on foot followed by a post-exercise treat, or complete the day’s journey with a calming stroll (and maybe even a sunset sighting!) There are many places to fully immerse in the great outdoors, from the serene Port Phillip foreshores to thriving hinterland environments.
For a comprehensive list of walks on the Mornington Peninsula, click on the link here.
Uncover The Charm Of Mornington Peninsula Villages
Whether for shopping, dining or further exploring pursuits, the Mornington Peninsula villages make for captivating places to visit as part of a road trip adventure. Stroll along the main streets and soak in a vibrant atmosphere. Browse quirky homewares and designer fashion from one boutique store to the next. Or pull up a seat at a local-favourite cafe for brunch paired with a freshly roasted coffee brew. The options are endless when you take the time to stop at one or more of the region’s admired villages.
A full rundown of Mornington Peninsula villages and towns is available via the link here.
Tour A Colourful Artistic Scene
Rich in both history and fascination, the Mornington Peninsula arts scene is one to bring about countless moments of inspiration. Expect to find an extensive range of contemporary works as you travel between the region’s array of gallery spaces. If the spring sunshine makes its presence, head outdoors and follow the impressive Sculpture Trails at either Montalto in Red Hill South or Pt. Leo Estate in Merricks. Gordon Studio Glassblowers in Red Hill South is where you can watch talented glassblowers practice their mesmerising craft!
Discover all the artistic locations you’ll love exploring more of this long weekend here.
Indulge In The Sweet Side Of Life
There’s no doubt about it, a sweet treat stopover is an absolute must-do for any road trip journey. Across the Mornington Peninsula, a range of artisan producers excel in their craft of producing quality delights. And let’s be serious, there’s no such thing as a right time for dessert! Top recommendations from us include the chocolate creations from Cocoa Rouge in Red Hill and the decadent cakes from the Red Hill Baker in Balnarring.
Check out all the places to find a sweet sensation on the Mornington Peninsula here.
Witness The Natural Beauty Of Dreamy Gardens
As nature reawakens for the spring months, the garden environments throughout the Mornington Peninsula burst with colour and beauty. Each destination has its own unique story to tell, some with noteworthy historical significance. No matter how long your time is at one of the thriving outdoor spaces, expect to walk away feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Take a look at all the alluring gardens on the Mornington Peninsula here.