Mornington Peninsula

Enjoy some traditional Aussie charm and stunning coastal views with the top-rated Mornington Peninsula tours from Melbourne. Experience the leisurely alfresco lifestyle of the peninsula, breath in the pristine air and tuck into local cuisine. One of the most popular things to do in Melbourne, the wall-to-wall wineries, the picturesque bayside villages and the stunning coastal walks make this picturesque haven a major tourist hotspot. Choose from a bouquet of Mornington Peninsula Day trips that include transfers, the services of a guide and meals from Philip Island to indulge in stunning coastal views.

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Our tips for Mornington Peninsula

  • Book in advance. Mornington Peninsula is a hugely popular Melbourne attraction owing to its pristine golden beaches and awe-inspiring wilderness. Make sure to book your tickets in advance to have a hassle-free trip to the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Spirits trail. Uncover the wineries, ciders and distilleries in this coastal region to savor the finest shiraz and pinot noir from the rolling vineyards.
  • Revel in amazing views. Make your way to the Arthurs Seat to get the most incredible views of the Mornington Peninsula’s golden beaches and vast skyline.

Good to know

One of Melbourne’s biggest assets, Mornington Peninsula is known for its coastal beauty, pristine beaches, golf courses, and vineyards. It got its name from the Earl of Mornington who was also a British Foreign Secretary.

There are numerous stories spanning the peninsula and gold reserves inside the gold reef. Surrounded by Port Philip on the western side, it is known for its quaint and village-like charm. The north side is known for horse breeding and stables. It attracts several tourists every year for its beaches, water sports, and wineries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Mornington Peninsula Melbourne?

    The best time to visit Mornington Peninsula is during the summer months from December to March. You can also plan your trip accordingly on the dates that coincide with various events and festivals in the region such as The Peninsula Film Festival and Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights, to name a few.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    Mornington Peninsula is just an hour away from Melbourne. You can take a metropolitan train from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to reach Frankston and then reach Mornington by taking the M1 via Western Port Highway. You can also take a scenic ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento Pier. Apart from that, regular airport buses run from Melbourne to Mornington every day and offer quite an inexpensive option of transportation.

  • Q: What are the top things to do on a trip to Mornington Peninsula?

    You can take long coastal walks to enjoy the landscape and also learn to scuba dive among other fun marine activities. Go swimming with dolphins, enjoy fresh local produce, sample some of the finest wines, and enjoy bountiful seafood. Take a relaxing spa and experience a fun event or simply spend a leisurely day playing golf. You can also explore art galleries, museums and local markets.

  • Q: Where do I go for a spa at Mornington Peninsula?

    Pamper yourself at natural hot springs for a spa day filled with natural thermal minerals. Located just an hour’s drive from Mornington Peninsula, the Peninsula Hot Springs are your best bet.

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