Embrace the great outdoors, and lead your family to one of our several parks or playgrounds. Set against a backdrop of natural beauty, these spaces have been built to welcome families, with regular inclusions of picnic tables and BBQ facilities for convenience, combined with a playground or two.
Explore more Parks and Playgrounds here.
The Mornington Peninsula is a beach haven, with 10% of Victoria's coastline on our doorstep. Experience the soft white sand of the Port Phillip beaches, or witness the true coastal magnificence of the Western Port ocean beaches. Whether you walk, swim, surf or simply take in the scenery, there is an adventure for all to discover.
Marvel at our awe-inspiring Beaches here.
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the largest public Gallery in the South East Region of Victoria. The Gallery celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, and amazingly, entry is free. With a seasonal exhibition program, a Young at art and School Holiday Programs (some at a small cost), there is certainly something that will inspire creativity in everyone.
Top tip, of course, aside from being a great place to visit, the Gallery gets our vote as one of the best places to visit on a rainy day!
Learn more about the exhibitions and school holiday programs at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery here.
With nearly 100 walking tracks dotted around the region, the Mornington Peninsula has some of the best on-foot adventures. Enjoy the gorgeous beach scenery on one of our seaside walks (including the morning coffee pickup), or venture into the hinterland for shady bush strolls and challenging uphill hikes. The Arthurs Seat State Park is worth visiting for the breathtaking views over the Peninsula. It's on our bikes where we can take a spin along the beachfront on The Bay Trail from Safety Beach to Sorrento, which is excellent for new peddlers or for those more confident and adventurous; there is the Red Hill Rail Trail. With over 30 bike tracks and paths available, you are sure to find one that will match your desire for fun and your family's ability.
Find an exciting new Walking, Hiking or Biking path to take here.
A day at The Briars is definitely an adventure! The Briars is a thriving native bushland offering walking trails and opportunities to get out and experience the beauty of the great outdoors. Oh, and a chance to spot local wildlife! Entry is via the Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Centre; several walks take you on a journey through dense scrub, woodland, and wetlands
. So make a day of it and pack a picnic with BBQ facilities and plenty of beautiful lawns for your crew to enjoy. During school holidays and on weekends, there are also free family games on the green for you to challenge your family.
Discover the charm of The Briars Park Walking Trails here.
There's a lot to explore at Point Nepean National Park; located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, there is spectacular scenery across our coastline. Take a step back in time and learn about the local indigenous culture, explore military forts and tunnels, and walk through the Quarantine Station.
Lead yourself to scenic magnificence at the Port Nepean National park here.
Hunt for the catch of the day and throw in a line at one of the many piers along the Port Phillip coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. A fishing licence is essential for adults, but they are available locally or online.
Explore more fishing opportunities around the region here.
So there we have it; so many unbeatable opportunities and little spending! Now that's an absolute match made in heaven. Where will you begin?