Melbourne Suburb Guides

Melbourne - Mornington Peninsula Suburbs

Only 10 minutes from the rental accommodation you have the  Mornington Peninsula.  It is on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, and feels like an island with a vast ocean to the south and bays and sheltered beaches on either side. Fertile hills roll down to pretty beaches or harbours and serene bay views abound.
Some of Australia's best sandy beaches can be found here and every kind of water activity is available, from sailing and surfing to fishing and dolphin swims. There are also majestic coastal walks past sand dunes, beaches, cliffs and lighthouses.
On the bay side of the peninsula, visit stylish Sorrento with its fine 19th century buildings and excellent eateries, boutiques and galleries. Stop off at Mornington and enjoy its cosmopolitan sidewalk cafes and picturesque harbour. On the other side of the peninsula visit the charming fishing hamlet of Flinders and take a trip to nearby Cape Schanck where you can enjoy superb views of Bass Strait.
Alternatively head inland and explore the abundance of vineyards and orchards tucked away among the rolling hills of Red Hill and Main Ridge. Wineries and restaurants overlook the blue waters of Port Phillip Bay to the west and Western Port Bay to the east and the peninsula's orchards sell fresh produce direct from the farmgate.
For anybody who has ever teed up, the Mornington Peninsula is golfing heaven. Take on the daunting Moonah Links, specifically designed for the prestigious Australian Open, or head to The Dunes, a Scottish-style links layout rated as one of the top 15 courses in Australia.
The region is also noted for its historic homes and gardens and has been a retreat for artists for more than a century. Visit some of the excellent galleries and craft markets at towns such as Red Hill and Mornington
Drive along the coastlines with their waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish cliff-top mansions and you could well imagine that you've arrived in the Mediterranean.

The Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side. But if you haven't visited us for some time, you'll be very pleasantly surprised at how the Peninsula has completely redefined the traditional beachside holiday.

Cliff-top mansions, lively local markets, grand historic gardens and galleries spilling over with art and antiques create colour and life around our seaside villages.

Our bays tempt you with every type of water sport you could wish for, from sailing to scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking.

You can walk for quiet miles along coastal trails, through national parks and on peaceful country lanes, breathing in ocean-fresh air that's instant balm for the weary mind and body.

Indulgence is now something we also do very well on the Mornington Peninsula too.

Our wineries offer 50 cellar doors, along with restaurants and cafes set in beautifully landscaped gardens and on terraces overlooking the vines. A wine-tasting can stretch into lunch or dinner, and then into an overnight stay in a luxurious suite.

A game of golf on one of our 18 courses can also stretch into a post-game drink on a shady veranda, dinner in a fine restaurant and a night in a resort hotel right on the golf course.

Hidden along our hinterland roads are European-style country retreats, intimate hotels, cottages and charming B&Bs. Our coastal accommodation includes beachside luxury in contemporary suites, limestone-and-lace B&Bs and heritage hotels - all with a bonus of fresh sea breezes.

How far do you have to travel to indulge in all this? We're just 10 minutes from GumTree Villa, even though our Mediterranean-like coastline may make you feel we're a world away.

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