Sea and beach

Mornington Peninsula

Towns: Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Red Hill, Rosebud, Mornington, Rye

Attractions: Wineries,Antiques, Galleries, Golf, Beaches (surf and bay)

Mornington Peninsula

Only an hour to the south of Melbourne's CBD is a region of wonderful beaches, wineries and golf courses. The rolling sandy hills of the Mornington Peninsula are the ideal setting for championship links golf courses, 19 of them to be exact! The wineries of this area are second to none - most noteably Polperro and Montalto. And then there are the beaches - both sandy swimming beaches and more rugged surf beaches, Mornington Peninsula certainly has something for everybody. There are numerous picturesque seaside towns such as Dromana, Mornington, Mount Matha, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento, Portsea and the surfing back beach towns of Portsea, Gunnamatta, Point Leo and Balnarring. Although they are all unique, they all offer the same cheery welcome. Cafes, pubs, fine-dining restaurants - something for all tastes and budgets. Be sure to drop by The Pig and Whistle Tavern in Main Ridge, famous for a refreshing ale and the stunning views. For the nature lovers, the Mornington Peninsula Walk offers everything from a short beach stroll to a hike through rugged bush to deserted ocean beaches.A ferry disembarks from Sorrento and takes you across Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. This is a wonderful day trip or stay the night at Queenscliff and take the ferry back the next day. There are hot springs and many lovely gardens to visit on Mornington Peninsula and don't forget a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

Polperro Winery Bistro and Wedding Functions
Montalto Winery and Restaurant
Stonier Winery
Maze - Garden
Wildlife Conservation Park
Springs and Spa Treatments
The Pig and Whistle Tavern