What to do on the Mornington Peninsula.

There's something for everyone to enjoy when visiting the Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula is arguably Victoria's premier holiday destination.  It has a long and cherished history as the holiday hot spot, catering for Victorians, interstate visitors and now increasingly international visitors as well.    Read on and see what you can indulge in when you visit the Mornington Peninsula.


Nature + Beaches

With 240kms of coastline, clearly a major attraction and focus for all visitors are the amazing beaches and natural landscape of the area.  Swim, snorkel, explore on foot, fish, surf, dive or paddle board. There is no lack of opportunity and means for you to explore and enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the Mornington Peninsula.

Point Nepean National Park - walk the length of this park which is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.

Mornington Peninsula National Park - this ocean side narrow slice of the Mornington Peninsula stretches from London Bridge to Cape Schanck.  Mornington Peninsula National Park has an amazing array of stunning beaches and bushland which you can enjoy via walking trails and from various lookouts.

Bayplay Adventure Tours - offer an extensive range of Mornington Peninsula experiences.  Join this experienced team of operators offering options from diving to snorkelling.

Polperro Dolphin Swims - responsible and safe experience that provide a unique opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins of Port Phillip Bay.


Culture and the Arts

There are lots of cultural attractions for visitors, from live music, galleries and studios.  The Mornington Peninsula is also home to many great artists and artisans.  Maybe it's entertainment that you seek and an opportunity to be truly inspired.  See what may be of interest to you.

Peninsula Studio Trail - The Peninsula Studio Trail (PST) is a self guided journey through the studios and workshops of a diverse group of Mornington Peninsula artists.

Montalto - The Montalto estate is not only a perfect location to grow grapes, it is also a beautiful setting, a natural amphitheatre.

Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park - Make your way through to the stunning Terrace and take in the commanding views of the sculpture park and vineyard.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers - Venice is famous for its glass blowing, but tucked away in the beautiful hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula is the hot glass studio and gallery of two of Australia’s most remarkable glassblowers, husband and wife team, Eileen Gordon and Grant Donaldson. 

Peninsula Film Festival - Held annually each February. The Peninsula Film Festival is Victoria's iconic, annual, film festival.


Food

The Mornington Peninsula is renown for vineyards galore, where good wine goes hand in hand with amazing food.  Markets, farmgate production and winery restaurants, cafes and artisan food producers.  Let your taste buds be blown away.

Wine Food Farmgate Trail - follow the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail, where you can eat, forage, sip, shop, learn and tour the very best of this region.

Beer-Cider-Spirits Trail - move over wine buffs, the Mornington Peninsula is now an exciting region for cider, ale and artisan spirit makers.  With 10 stops offering the best of the Peninsula.


Wine and Cellar Doors 

Over 50 local wineries produce an amazing variety of wines...from local favourites such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to well crafted Pinot Gris and Grigio.  Many have cellar doors as well as restaurants and cafes.  This is just a few to get you inspired.

Crittenden Estate - well established and iconic vineyard and winery.

Main Ridge Estate - excellent wine and food located in picturesque setting at Arthur's Seat.

Dromana Estate - stunning setting and of course cellar door.

Lindenderry at Red Hill - for a special meal in elegant surroundings.

Mornington Peninsula Wineries - for a full listing of all operators on the Mornington Peninsula.


Resources

Visit Mornington Peninsula - Tourism Authority

Markets - see which markets on when

Mornington Peninsula Region - Victorian Tourism

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