Located in the south-east of Melbourne and surrounded by the Bass Strait, Western Port Bay, and Port Philip you’ll find a stunning landscape known as the Mornington Peninsula. It is home to unique marine experiences, picturesque rocky coasts, breathtaking hills, sheltered and open beaches, and a variety of activities to delight its visitors.
Over the years, the peninsula has become one of the top tourist destinations in Melbourne, Australia. People come to enjoy the scenic views of the ocean and enjoy a variety of water activities. Hours can be spent exploring the delightful landscape and taking in the magic of fine limestone architecture.
Cafes and restaurants serve up delicious dishes for even the most discerning of palates. And for a taste of local culture check out the many galleries and boutiques.
Some of the best attractions in the area include the Peninsula Hot Springs located at Fingal. It features an outdoor thermal pool with temperature varying between 36 and 43 degrees Celsius.
Point Nepean is also a well-loved destination with its breathtaking views and many walking tracks.
If you’re looking for activities for the whole family, head over to the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and go strawberry picking with your kids. To tempt the wine connoisseur within your party, why not join one of the many food and wine tours which include a trip to the vineyards, distilleries and artisan retailers? And a trip to the Cheese Factory or the opportunity to savour the region’s sumptuous chocolate is something your taste buds will relish!
At the end of the day when it is time to wind down and relax, Amberlee Holiday Homes and Accommodation provides you with quality family-friendly cabins and villas and there is a variety of luxurious hotels on the peninsula.
While the area may seem like it is a world of its own, getting in and around this headland is still easy as it is located just an hour’s drive outside Melbourne.
- If you’re traveling by car, follow the coastline from Melbourne via Frankston to access Port Phillip bayside towns, or take the M1 linked with the Western Port Highway.
- For those traveling via public transport, take a metropolitan train service from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Frankston, and then connect through Hastings to Stony Point on Westernport Bay. You can also take bus 788 in Frankston station and head to one of the towns alongside Port Phillip Bay.
- If you want to travel by sea, take the scenic route for a chance to spot dolphins as you make your way across the Great Ocean Road to Sorrento.
The Mornington Peninsula definitely has a lot to offer. So whether you’re a seasoned traveler or someone looking for an escape from your busy life in the city, this paradise is worthy of a checkbox in your bucket- list.