Dream bigger and adventure further; autumn is here to set your imagination free. Citrus colours begin to thrive in our vineyards and gardens. And a slight drop in the mercury brings a sense of calm to indoor and outdoor experiences. But that's not to say the warmth has completely been and gone. Sunshine is still strong in all months of the season and provides the perfect backdrop to our celebrated coastal settings. Evolution of colour and taste is always welcomed here along the Mornington Peninsula. This could truly be the most dramatic yet dazzling season changes we see throughout the year.
Explore More and Taste
The fresh produce of the autumn season is rich, comforting and purely delicious. And it is at our many farmgates around the region where you can see the fruits, vegetables and homegrown delicacies shine. Top seasonal produce includes fabulous figs, flavoursome olives and sweet red strawberries. There's even the opportunity for pick-your-own adventures! But these are not the only tastes to enjoy during these autumnal months. Over the hills (but not far away), our rolling vineyards have undergone a dramatic colour change and are now heavy with ripe grapes. The long-anticipated harvest season has begun. Find your way to an award-winning winery or celebrated cellar door and enjoy a glass of region-famous cool climate wine.
Taste your way through the Mornington Peninsula here.
Explore More and Indulge
Between the vegetable patches and the vines, the dining experiences in and around the Mornington Peninsula during autumn are enviable. Indoor and alfresco seating options are still on offer at this time of the year. Gorgeous window views and fresh air breezes add to an already enticing outing. And the choice of places to visit? Endless. Savour the atmospheres of rustic charm at the quaint cafes. Welcome back indulgence with a seat along the foreshore. Or treat yourself at a distinguished restaurant amidst hinterland magic. Locally sourced produce is often at the forefront of each destination's menu. So it's fair to say we have all the ingredients for a day of dining that puts the sensation into sensational.
Lead yourself to indulgence on the Mornington Peninsula here.
Explore More and Thrive
The time to thrive has arrived. Yet how so? The new season has already prompted a significant change to our much-adored landscape. Yet the start of autumn also introduces new events, masterclasses and entertainment experiences. The live music scene is particularly impressive here on the Mornington Peninsula, with talents on show every week. And the market scene is also in full swing, inviting those who visit to be a little bit curious. Meet the local growers, makers and producers. Sample new region flavours. Or purchase a piece of glorious giftware. All this and more awaits you during your time here…how easily our plans for the weekend are sorted.
Find your next moment to thrive on the Mornington Peninsula here.
Explore More and Discover
Come with us this way, we will help you find the treasure. Whether on land or sea, the arrival of autumn represents the ideal time to embrace the great outdoors with a newfound sense of adventure. Winding between the shorelines and hinterland, the region has countless trails and paths to follow for the high spirited. Maybe you’ll cycle? Or maybe you’ll walk? Land and marine attractions are increasingly popular pursuits for visitors. And with milder autumnal temperatures, there couldn’t be a better moment to witness the unforgettable. Soar in the sky. Meander within lush historical gardens. Or meet the native Australian animals we call our close friends.
Discover a new scenic drive, walk or biking trail here.
Discover a new land or marine adventure here.
Explore More and Follow
It’s always an exciting task to follow a new path. Discoveries and delights are often found at every turn of the corner! And it is during autumn that the trails along the Mornington Peninsula are at their best. Maybe you’ll venture on the Beer, Cider and Spirits Trail, which celebrates excellence in flavour from one local producer to the next. Or maybe it will be along the Wine Food Farmgate Trail, where one can uncover delicious produce amidst cherished environments. The Golf Trail and Arts and Heritage Trail are also on offer around the region, and represent the perfect pursuit for a day trip with friends and family.
Explore More and Escape
With the summertime having now departed, the Mornington Peninsula invites you to add an evening stopover to your time with us here. Villages are a little quieter in the autumn months. Yet there is still an unwavering sense of beauty in the surroundings. Sleep under the stars and hear the sounds of wildlife, or soothe in complete luxury and wake up in sun-infused bliss. Our accommodation options are bountiful and beautiful. And we love how they encourage more experiences to be enjoyed, and more memories to be made. Favourite abodes include glamping tents, hinterland suites and seaside retreats. And a little secret from us, romance is in full blossom at this time of the year. The colourful foliage and glowing sunsets provide the ideal backdrop for a couple’s staycation.
Escape and find superb accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula here.
We love to be spontaneous here along the Mornington Peninsula. It’s a feeling to excite, to challenge and to delight. We adore the summertime for its warm familiarity. The spring for its gorgeous bloom. And the winter for its chilled charm. Yet we think autumn could truly be the most vivid time of the year, where spontaneity unlocks the gateway to pure fulfillment. Where will you begin?