Shopping in Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula definitely has a lot to offer. From its picturesque views and delicious food, through to one of kind adventures, you’ll never run out of activities to include on your vacation list. Apart from the beaches, bushland, and food destinations, be sure to check out the local markets and shopping centres to take home fresh delicacies and other local crafts as a souvenir of your wonderful adventure on the peninsula. Sorrento Village Shopping Centre Sorrento Village is a shopping centre that features the charm and warm ambiance of a historical seaside village. Sorrento is believed to be the [...]

By |February, 28th 2019|

Exploring the Beauty of Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat is a mountainous and small district located within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination known for its natural bushland, sweeping views, man-made attractions, and state-of-the art gondolas. The Aboriginal Boonwurrung name for the hill is Wonga. It was named by the Indigenous tribe in the Mornington Peninsula (also known as Boonwurrung people) who have been a part of Australia's culture for over 40,000 years. In 1802, British explorers came to Port Philip Bay and subsequently renamed the hill Arthurs Seat due to its resemblance to Arthurs Seat Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. English navigator [...]

By |January, 26th 2019|

Art Galleries on the Mornington Peninsula

On top of the beautiful beaches, vineyards and amazing sceneries, the Mornington Peninsula also offers something for the creative souls and art enthusiasts. There are plenty of art galleries around the peninsula and each of them has a unique story to tell. If you’re looking for some art inspiration or simply want to marvel at one-of-a-kind art pieces, be sure to check out these art galleries and museums. Frankston Arts Centre Located in the suburb of Frankston Victoria, the Frankston Arts Centre is a popular art gallery and performing arts theatre offering a variety of live theatre performances such as [...]

By |December, 19th 2018|

The Merricks General Store

The Merricks General Store The Merricks General Wine Store is an iconic establishment featuring the best wine and bistro on the Mornington Peninsula. History Built in 1922 by the Joyner family, the store used to be a post office and a meeting place for the local rural community. It also became a favourite spot for day-trippers and surfers who dropped by for their pies, chips, hot chocolate and milkshakes. Fast forward to 1997, the store was briefly operated as a restaurant and gourmet food pantry, however, it was rundown by the early 2000s. The new owners restored the building and [...]

By |December, 7th 2018|

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

A visit to the Mornington Peninsula won’t be complete without experiencing the wildlife. If you are seeking a wildlife adventure for the entire family, be sure to include Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in your itinerary. Located 50 minutes southeast of Central Melbourne, this award winning wildlife park is home to many animals including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. They also have colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes, and many other endangered species. At night, the park comes alive with the world-famous lantern-lit tours where you can get a glimpse of nocturnal birds, gliders, endangered quolls, pademelons, and bettongs. History The Moonlit Sanctuary [...]

By |November, 14th 2018|

A Bird Watcher’s Guide to the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is home to hundreds of bird species. You can find them flying and wandering around the lush wetlands and vast wilderness in Victoria. If you want to spot these magnificent feathered creatures in their natural habitat, grab your binoculars and be ready to traverse the peninsula. There are over 250 bushlands reserves around the peninsula that provide refuge for wildlife. Visit any of these bushlands, such as the Red Hill Bushland Reserve for a chance to spy a wide variety of parrots including long-billed corellas and gang-gang cockatoos. If you’re lucky, you may spot a laughing kookaburra, [...]

By |November, 5th 2018|
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