Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.
A summertime playground for Melburnians, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is beautiful in any season. With the ocean on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other, this thin strip of prime real estate offers visitors the best of everything. Rugged coastal vistas, quiet coves lined with pretty wooden bathing boxes, charming seaside villages, and family-friendly parks and gardens are some of the region's many tourist attractions.
You'll find plenty of other ways to get around, from hiking and biking to boat trips and horseback rides. Other popular things to do include swimming with dolphins, fishing, golfing, and soaking in Mornington Peninsula hot springs.