Suitable for all ages and creative minds, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery houses an array of vibrant and fascinating exhibitions, free entry to visitors. Current instalments include the Collection+ series and the MPRG collection, which incorporates over 1,900 objects - from paintings to prints, drawings to sculptures. What a way to escape the cold!
Discover more colour and captivation at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery here.
Neighboured by the powerful waves of Bass Strait, the Mornington Peninsula National Park is abundant in both greenery and beautiful scenery. An exploration here can take high-spirited adventurers in countless directions, whether alongside the vast sandy expanses of region-famous ocean beaches or through the thriving wilderness of Greens Bush. Historical highlights are also dotted throughout (including the heritage-listed and picturesque Cape Schanck Lighthouse).
Find your path to follow at the Mornington Peninsula National Park here.
Nothing beats a beach, does it? And while winter may not be the ideal time for making a splash, these landscapes are still rich in beauty during these colder months. Walking, strolling, breathing in the fresh coastal air or soaking in the serenity…the options of relaxation when visiting are countless. Make sure to bring your phone or camera with you too, the wintery weather changes out to sea will undoubtedly prompt an impressive snap.
Check out all the much-loved beaches you can visit with the family on the Mornington Peninsula here (including those that are dog friendly!)
Please note that while our parks and beaches present an unparalleled natural attraction, they often come with hazards. Make sure to follow all safety advice, including swimming at patrolled beaches between the flags and keeping to marked trails.
It’s not hard to see why the towns and villages around our region have become some of the most cherished in Victoria. Laden with historical significance and ongoing seaside or country charm, these destinations are unquestionably unique and are each different in their own ways. While there are ways to spend money when visiting, this doesn’t mean you can’t spend time strolling the streets and visiting the parks, playgrounds and coastal scenes dotted throughout free of charge.
See where your next town or village adventure will take you here.
Speaking of playgrounds, there are plenty of public spaces around the region to excite and enthuse those both young and young at heart! Pop on your pirate hat and pretend to sail the high seas, or head on over to one of the awesome skate parks. An added bonus? Many of the parks and playgrounds have the inclusion of picnic tables – so let’s make a day of it!
Explore more playgrounds here.
So there you have it! Five favourite free experiences that are sure to bring about waves of fun for the whole family these school holidays. But this is not the end! There still exists an abundance of further free things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, and we’ve listed some more top ones below:
1. The Briars
2. Walking Tracks and Bike Trails
3. Parks and Picnic Spots
Looking for more ways to entertain yourself on the Mornington Peninsula this season?
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