Whether you’re out to explore the countryside or simply enjoy a weekend by the beach, the Mornington Peninsula has loads of attractions and activities you should check out.
- Peninsula Hot Springs
People come to the Peninsula Hot Springs to enjoy a relaxing bath in the geothermal pools and experience the pampering services.
If you want to enjoy different bathing experiences, head over to The Bath House. It is a bathing area featuring various nature inspired pools such as the cave pool and the hilltop top pool with an amazing 360-degree view of Mornington.
For those who want some pampering and relaxation, The Spa Dreaming Centre features an indoor bathing pavilion, geothermal mineral pool, saunas, outdoor private pools, and an array of spa treatments to rejuvenate your mind and body.
- Point Nepean National Park
Travel back in time and go on a historical expedition at Point Nepean National Park. Considered as one of Victoria’s best natural landscapes, Point Nepean played an important role in Australia’s history. Here you can explore military forts and tunnels, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing, and see the historic quarantine station.
- Sorrento Village
Sorrento in known as Victoria’s most fashionable towns as it is the site of Victoria’s first mainland European settlement. It features awe-inspiring limestone architecture built in the 1800s, high-end shops, restaurants, and cafés. Walking along the village, you’ll find the Nepean Historical Museum and Pioneer Cottage, and Collins Settlement Historic Site.
If you want a seaside escape, go to the village bay beach and surf the waves, swim with seals and dolphins, go scuba diving, or enjoy a sunset cruise by the bay.
- Beaches and Coastline
Because of its geographic location, Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by some of the best beaches in the country such as:
- Point Leo – a gentle surf beach perfect for those who are just learning how to surf. Surfing lessons are regularly held here.
- Sorrento Back Beach – a place for pro surfers to catch big waves. The sand in this beach is soft and clean, and the water glistens with a beautiful shade of blue.
- Merricks Beach – the perfect spot for those who simply want to relax and enjoy a calm peaceful day at the beach.
- Moonlit Sanctuary
This Australian wildlife conservation park is well known for its night tours where animals are more active. Other activities you can do include feeding kangaroos and wallabies, playing with koalas, and learning about endangered species.