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Visit the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is located an hour south-east of Melbourne, surrounded by the stunning waters of Port Phillip bay, the Western Port and Bass Strait. The Peninsula is a desirable place for locals and visitors alike, a popular destination during the gorgeous summer months for not only the many wineries but also the mazes, water sports, diverse array of beaches, villas and beach houses.

There’s an almost Mediterranean feel to the peninsula and that’s not just because it’s boot shaped like Italy! The Mornington Peninsula also features vineyards and olive groves, historic country house retreats, intimate hotels and seaside villages.

Why not take a ferry to French Island? Or from Sorrento to the Great Ocean Road? Or perhaps a day on some of the best golf courses in Australia. You will certainly be tempted by the local produce and fine restaurants and cafes.

 

Renowned wineries

There’s plenty to explore, and a big favourite for all Australians are our more than fifty wineries, renowned for their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more recently Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

 

National parks

Whether it’s a quiet beach, a windswept cliff top or a path through stunning bushland, Point Nepean has all three. Closed to the public for more than 100 years, it is now a sight to behold. Walk or cycle and explore the nature and historic military installations upon the tip of Point Nepean.

 

Mud wraps and massages

Feel like taking some time out and letting your worries drift away? Relax in the hands of our fine masseuses at our day spas. With a decadent selection of mud wraps, massages, facials and hand and feet treatments, we even offer Japanese hot baths, relaxing Aboriginal massages and Arabic steam rooms.

But with so much to still see and do, you’d better stay another night or two, perhaps in a rustic bed and breakfast or a contemporary beachside apartment. Visit the breathtaking gardens, the art galleries and heritage mansions, the local art and craft, antique stores and thriving local markets.