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 Shire

Red Hill South

Urban

Population: 603 | Mornington Peninsula

Cape Schanck

Urban

Population: 446 | Mornington Peninsula

Merricks Beach

Urban

Population: 127 | Mornington Peninsula

Arthurs Seat

Urban

Population: 394 | Mornington Peninsula

Balnarring

Urban

Population: 2270 | Mornington Peninsula

Shoreham

Urban

Population: 608 | Mornington Peninsula

Flinders

Urban

Population: 905 | Mornington Peninsula

Balnarring Beach

Urban

Population: 418 | Mornington Peninsula

McCrae

Suburb

Population: 2823 | Mornington Peninsula

Rosebud

Suburb

Population: 13195 | Mornington Peninsula

Crib Point

Suburb

Population: 3183 | Mornington Peninsula

Tyabb

Suburb

Population: 3338 | Mornington Peninsula

Rosebud West

Suburb

Population: 4930 | Mornington Peninsula

Dromana, Rosebud and Rye

Dromana

Suburb

Population: 5803 | Mornington Peninsula

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

Rye

Suburb

Population: 8416 | Mornington Peninsula

Safety Beach

Suburb

Population: 4821 | Mornington Peninsula

Mornington

Suburb

Population: 23989 | Mornington Peninsula

Mount Eliza

Suburb

Population: 17888 | Mornington Peninsula

Somers

Suburb

Population: 1667 | Mornington Peninsula

Mount Martha Bathing Boxes

Mount Martha

Suburb

Population: 18548 | Mornington Peninsula

Just to the south of Mornington is the small village of Mount Martha; an ideal destination...

Baxter

Suburb

Population: 2162 | Mornington Peninsula

Somerville

Suburb

Population: 11336 | Mornington Peninsula

Hastings

Suburb

Population: 9609 | Mornington Peninsula

Bittern

Suburb

Population: 3705 | Mornington Peninsula

Sorrento

Suburb

Population: 1592 | Mornington Peninsula

Hmas Cerberus

Suburb

Population: 1040 | Mornington Peninsula

Portsea

Suburb

Population: 510 | Mornington Peninsula

Blairgowrie

Suburb

Population: 2313 | Mornington Peninsula

St Andrews Beach

Suburb

Population: 889 | Mornington Peninsula

Tootgarook

Suburb

Population: 2869 | Mornington Peninsula

Tuerong

Rural

Population: 354 | Mornington Peninsula

Merricks

Rural

Population: 190 | Mornington Peninsula

Merricks North

Rural

Population: 426 | Mornington Peninsula

Elizabeth Island

Rural

Mornington Peninsula

Moorooduc

Rural

Population: 1098 | Mornington Peninsula

Fingal

Rural

Population: 529 | Mornington Peninsula

French Island

Rural

Population: 119 | Mornington Peninsula

Point Leo

Rural

Population: 158 | Mornington Peninsula

Main Ridge

Rural

Population: 416 | Mornington Peninsula

Red Hill

Rural

Population: 924 | Mornington Peninsula

Boneo

Rural

Population: 354 | Mornington Peninsula