Mornington Peninsula, Victoria © Visit Victoria
Guide to the Mornington Peninsula
- Getting to the Mornington Peninsula
- When to visit
A treasure of Victoria’s coastline, the Mornington Peninsula is a beautiful blend of seaside charm and rich wine country.
With its golden beaches, vineyard-dotted hills and dramatic wilderness, there is so much to see and do in the Mornington Peninsula. If you want adventure, there are memorable activities like dolphin encounters and stunning coastal hikes. Foodies will love the world-class wineries (known for chardonnay and pinot noir in particular) and renowned restaurants where you can indulge in local epicurean delights. It's also the perfect place to switch off from the world around you. Soak your cares away in the steamy hot springs or retire to a luxury hotel.
The Mornington Peninsula is just a 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne. You can arrive at Melbourne Airport or the regional Avalon Airport via both domestic and international flights.
- Melbourne Airport (MEL) is approximately 95km (59mi) from the village of Mornington
- Avalon Airport (AVV) is approximately 127km (79mi) from the village of Mornington
- Taxis and car rental are available from the airport
The Mornington Peninsula is a coastal escape that swells with visitors in summer and somewhat empties out in winter. Known for beaches, vineyards and golf courses, it’s easy to see why it's popular in the warmer months. However, it also makes for a cosy winter escape without the crowds, and the area's hot springs are sure to warm up your holiday.
- High season: Summer (December to February)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: Swimming with resident dolphins and sea lions on a Moonraker Charters guided tour between October and May