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Dromana & Rye

Rediscover sun-kissed days on summer family holidays at the coastal resorts of Dromana and Rye, and uncover after-dark endeavours at the sophisticated bars, winery restaurants and golf courses.

The carnival corner

Join the families flocking annually to the southern end of Mornington Peninsula for endless summer days on bayside beaches with expansive sandbars. Get a nostalgic kick out of the New Year's carnival atmosphere.

Cosmopolitan wining and dining

Take a break from the beaches to tour Dromana's lauded wineries, including Dromana Estate, Hickinbotham of Dromana, and Crittenden Estate. Plant yourself in the Heronswood historic gardens and sample the garden-grown produce.

Rinse off the sunscreen for drinks and dinner in the growing crop of wine bars and cafes, from Dromana right through to Rye.

Around the greens

You're in Mornington Peninsula's 'The Cups' region, so play golf amid the rolling sand hills at The Dunes in Rye, or Moonah Links, home of the Australian Open tournament.

On the water and in

Discover life underwater in The Octopus's Garden marine trail underneath Rye Pier, or delve into the deep on a fishing charter. Increase your adrenaline by surfing or horseriding at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach.

Slow things right down with a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs. Choose from 20 different bathing experiences and feel your body unwind in the hot thermal pools surrounded by the pristine Australian landscape.

Choose accommodation to suit your coastal style: return to simple times at a beach campground, or opt for luxury spa accommodation, B&Bs or self-contained cottages.

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Things to do

Dromana & Rye

Heritage buildings

McCrae Homestead and Museum

Explore one of Victoria’s oldest pioneering homesteads and its neighbouring museum, discovering fascinating family heirlooms and artworks.

Spa & wellbeing

Peninsula Hot Springs

Pamper yourself at Victoria's first natural thermal mineral springs and day spa, located just over an hour from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

Local produce

Peninsula Gourmet Emporium

Specialising in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula gourmet produce and wine. Just one hour's drive from Melbourne, Gourmet Emporium features hampers,...


Trofeo Estate

Nestled in the foothills of Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula sits Trofeo Estate, one of the Peninsula’s newest wineries. Trofeo Estate specialise...


Dee's Kitchen

Dee’s Kitchen in Dromana is more than a friendly local cafe. Its well-stocked deli and regional wine selection also caters to the take away crowd.


Terre Restaurant

Celebrating seasonal produce with a menu of classic and contemporary Australian dishes, the Terre team takes sophisticated fine dining to Dromana.

Parks & gardens

Heronswood House and Garden

Heronswood is a breathtaking historic property situated on two hectares of formal gardens and home to the Digger's Club. The gardens comprise of...

National parks & reserves

Arthurs Seat State Park

Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314-metre summit, reached by...


Crittenden Estate

Sample the exciting range of traditional and alternative varietals, while taking in views of the lake and some of the oldest vines on the Peninsula.

Water sports

Peninsula Stand Up Paddle

Experience one of the world's fastest growing water sports. Start with a relaxing scenic paddle then gear up for an adrenaline-charged downwind run.