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 first European settlement in Victoria – dating back to 1803. It was later developed into a tourist destination for the rich and famous. During this era, limestone buildings were constructed, adding the luxurious feel of the town.
Today, Sorrento is known as a cosmopolitan shopping experience with a beautiful bay beach at one end and a surf beach at the other. The main shopping complex offers a variety of shops and services with a mixture of both unique retailers and chain stores.
Mornington Village Shopping Centre
Established in 1976, Mornington Village is a shopping centre that supports local entrepreneurs and community activities including The Bays Hospital and sponsorship of the Mornington “Bulldogs”.
With a number of homegrown stores, locals and visitors will surely love the relaxed atmosphere, in-centre promotions, competitions, and prizes. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Wednesday markets – you’ll never know what surprises might come your way!
With over 230 stalls, there is no shortage of things to discover in Portsea Market. From original designed jewelry, seasonal local fruit and vegetables, to a whole range of unique food and beverages, there surely is something for everyone.
The market is popular a meeting place for people coming together and enjoying each other’s company over good food, while shopping for unique and high quality local crafts.
Red Hill Community Market
The Red Hill Community is among the most popular markets and shopping centres in Victoria. Established in 1975, the community-based market started out with 28 local producers and crafts people selling and bartering their goods. Since then, the market continued to flourish, bringing in more and more local sellers offering an extensive range of local goods and crafts.
Today, there are over 300 talented stallholders proudly showcasing various original creations made of bronze and wrought iron, local fruits and vegetables, and a range of plants and colourful fresh flowers.