Mornington is only one hour’s drive from Melbourne and is easily reached via the Peninsula Link that joins East link at Carrum Downs.
The Mornington Peninsula now has an air that’s reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with its olive groves and vineyards, health and historic country house retreats mingled with boutique hotels. You can travel the length of our coastlines, stopping at our seaside villages, or just meander back and forth from one coast to the other on country roads with glorious views.
Mornington is the gateway to a gastronomic wonderland of food delights and world class vineyards.Walk along broad tree-shaded pavements down one-kilometre Main Street, and there’s not a high rise in sight. But what you will see are intimate little courtyards, wide decks under shady verandas and kerbside tables with a glimpse of the sparkling sea. How could you resist stopping for a coffee or glass of regional wine?
Main Street is simply packed with every imaginable kind of shop, from classy boutiques and imaginative gift shops, to equally fashionable home ware stores. You can fill your picnic basket or pantry from food stores specialising in regional and imported produce, and buy excellent regional wines. Indulge in day spas and beauty salons, then refresh yourself with a walk along the white sandy beach at Main Street’s end.
Think of fabulous shopping in more than 370 boutique shops on cosmopolitan Main Street, with a tantalising choice of around 60 restaurants and cafes. Think of fine wineries, galleries, historical walks, golf, fishing, sailing, horseracing, long coastal strolls and drives, and a beautiful beach right at the end of Main Street.
Absorb some artistic flair amid the heritage ambience and creative dynamism in towns and villages all along the Mornington Peninsula.
Get a feel for the cultural energy created by the peninsula’s splendour of sea, sky and diverse landscapes. Take in artistic and cultural experiences ranging from stunning fine art and heritage preservations to engaging community events celebrating an illustrious past and present. Feel a million miles away from city life as you dive into the waters of the peninsula’s countless sandy bay inlets and wild surf beaches. You can find more info on http://transcoast.com.au if you need it.
Our beaches make you feel as if you are a million miles from city life as you dive into the waters of the Mornington Peninsula’s countless sandy bay inlets and wild surf beaches.
Walk beyond the sandbars into gently lapping waves on the string of golden Port Phillip Bay beaches. These shores link Melbourne and Frankston, the inlets around Mount Eliza and Mount Martha, and on to the expanse from Safety Beach to Dromana, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento and Portsea.
Set up your sun shelter early in the morning alongside other holidaying families. Cool off in the water, play a bit of beach cricket or take a snorkel around the piers. Enjoy a lunchtime barbeque and then walk it off on a long stroll down the beach.
Safe swimming beaches located around the harbour and nearby areas include Mills, Scout, Shire Hall, Mothers, Royal and Fishermans beaches. Yacht and boat facilities are available, plus foreshore reserves, picnic and barbecue facilities, a boardwalk and lookouts around Schnapper Point.
Patrolled by the Mornington Life Saving Club during summer months.