Wildly majestic beaches, charming gardens, incredible shopping and a touch of class just an hour outside of Melbourne
- sounds perfect, doesn't it? When you stay in a room in one of our Mornington Peninsula hotels, you'll relax in one of Victoria
's favourite holiday destinations and be pampered like royalty!
Things to Do
The peninsula is made up of heaps of beaches and lazy seaside villages, so you can swim, surf and sunbake to your heart's content around here. The enormous cliffs and brightly coloured shore-side changing rooms are just a couple of features that make the Mornington Peninsula so unique. As you cruise around the area, you'll notice that many of the cliffs are topped with ginormous mansions and you'll soon realise that this is a pretty affluent area, which means you can enjoy plenty of life's pleasures, including pampering sessions at a day spa, luxury shopping and a round of golf on one of the 18 courses in the region. Many of the golf clubs are located in enviable positions along the coastline and offer superb views of the ocean, right from the tee!
In the water, you can go fishing, kayaking, scuba diving and sailing but if you'd prefer to stay dry, there are plenty of national parks to tramp through, plus the Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens are well-worth a visit. In fact, there are quite a few historic gardens in the area, so track them down and spend an afternoon unwinding and stopping to smell the roses.
Shopping and Dining
Got money to burn? Hit the luxury stores in Portsea
before moving on to Centro in Mornington
or the boutique shops in Rye
. Prefer market shopping? No worries! There's the Mornington Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of the month, the Mornington Racecourse Market on the second Sunday of the month and the Red Hill Community Market on the first Saturday of the month between May and September.
Besides the gourmet goodies you'll find at the markets, you can grab a great bite to eat at any one of the restaurants and cafes in the area but don't miss out on going on a wine tour while you're here. After all, there are more than 50 wineries in the region!
Getting Here and Around
is just over an hour away, so snap up a ticket on one of these cheap flights to Melbourne
and then hire a car to get around. There are a few trains and coach buses that travel out here but having your own set of wheels will give you much more freedom to thoroughly explore the area.
So don't waste another moment hesitating! Book your Mornington Peninsula accommodation with us now and live every lastminute!