Mornington Peninsula

Area

Winding around the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and taking in vast ocean views and sheltered beaches, Mornington Peninsula is home to quaint coastal villages and hinterland hamlets, acclaimed wineries and restaurants, luxurious spas and renowned golf courses.

It is possible to travel from top to toe of the region within half an hour, passing colourful bathing boxes strung along the beachfronts of Dromana, Rosebud and Mornington, then inland through the rolling hills of the verdant hinterland to orchards, market gardens and wineries. See how the millionaires live in striking homes around Portsea.

With everything on the peninsula within easy reach, there’s plenty of ways to fill your day, from boutique shopping amid historic limestone buildings in Sorrento and teeing off from the cliff top golf course at Flinders on Westernport Bay. Treat yourself to a soak in Rye’s thermal mineral pools, see works of art at Mornington’s renowned gallery, or head to the top of Arthurs Seat for panoramic coastal views. Excellent restaurants have sprung up amid the wineries of Red Hill and Main Ridge, where abundant local produce and regional wines share the spotlight with views of the blue waters.

Every kind of water activity is available on the peninsula’s beautiful sandy beaches, from sailing and surfing to fishing and dolphin swims. The Portsea reef system attracts scuba divers of all levels. There are also majestic coastal walks past dunes, beaches, cliffs and lighthouses. Stay a night in the old Keeper’s Cottage at the Cape Schanck Lightstation.

For anybody who has ever teed up, the Mornington Peninsula is golfing heaven. Take on the daunting Moonah Links, scenic Flinders, or the acclaimed The Dunes.

Mornington Peninsula is an easy hour’s drive from Melbourne along the M1, the Eastlink tollway, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Moorooduc Freeway.

Mornington Peninsula

Area
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat

Urban

Population: 373 | Mornington Peninsula

Ascend the summit of the highest viewpoint on the peninsula for breathtaking views, muddling mazes and...

Balnarring

Urban

Population: 2527 | Mornington Peninsula

Cape Shank

Cape Schanck

Urban

Population: 362 | Mornington Peninsula

Discover the Mornington Peninsula's rugged side where Bass Strait and Westernport Bay meet around Flinders and...

Flinders

Urban

Population: 860 | Mornington Peninsula

Red Hill South

Urban

Population: 1172 | Mornington Peninsula

Shoreham

Urban

Population: 434 | Mornington Peninsula

Baxter

Suburb

Population: 2146 | Mornington Peninsula

Bittern

Suburb

Population: 3378 | Mornington Peninsula

Blairgowrie

Suburb

Population: 2161 | Mornington Peninsula

Crib Point

Suburb

Population: 2839 | Mornington Peninsula

Rye

Dromana

Suburb

Population: 5126 | Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula coastal resorts of Dromana, Rosebud and Rye will tempt you to abandon city...

HMAS Canberra Wreck at Hastings

Hastings

Suburb

Population: 8685 | Mornington Peninsula

Just a short journey from Melbourne, Hastings is an historic fishing village that's become a hub...

Kunyung

Suburb (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Mccrae

Suburb

Population: 2543 | Mornington Peninsula

Merricks Beach

Suburb (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington

Mornington

Suburb

Population: 22421 | Mornington Peninsula

Just an hour from Melbourne, Mornington is a cosmopolitan seaside village with sidewalk cafes, colourful bathing...

Mount Eliza

Suburb

Population: 17248 | Mornington Peninsula

Mount Martha

Suburb

Population: 17087 | Mornington Peninsula

Portsea

Portsea

Suburb

Population: 446 | Mornington Peninsula

At the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula lies Portsea, playground for Melbourne's rich and famous...

Rosebud

Suburb

Population: 12501 | Mornington Peninsula

Rosebud West

Suburb

Population: 4579 | Mornington Peninsula

Rye

Suburb

Population: 8160 | Mornington Peninsula

Safety Beach

Suburb

Population: 3518 | Mornington Peninsula

Somers

Suburb

Population: 1427 | Mornington Peninsula

Somerville

Suburb

Population: 10730 | Mornington Peninsula

Sorrento

Sorrento

Suburb

Population: 1448 | Mornington Peninsula

At the southern extremity of the Mornington Peninsula, the seaside village of Sorrento is one of...

St Andrews Beach

Suburb

Population: 853 | Mornington Peninsula

Tootgarook

Suburb (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Tyabb

Suburb

Population: 3306 | Mornington Peninsula

Balnarring Beach

Locality (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Boneo

Locality

Population: 388 | Mornington Peninsula

Fingal

Locality (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Main Ridge

Locality

Population: 469 | Mornington Peninsula

Merricks

Locality (Unbounded)

Mornington Peninsula

Merricks North

Locality

Population: 412 | Mornington Peninsula

Moorooduc

Locality

Population: 1028 | Mornington Peninsula

Point Leo

Locality

Population: 159 | Mornington Peninsula

Red Hill Estate

Red Hill

Locality

Population: 731 | Mornington Peninsula

Tucked into the Mornington Peninsula hinterland, Red Hill and Main Ridge comprise a compact micro region...

Tuerong

Locality

Population: 341 | Mornington Peninsula