Make the short journey from Melbourne to experience life in a historic fishing village, and uncover a treasure trove of vintage finds.
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Watch the great birds assemble on the Hastings foreshore as you dine on the day's catch and sip regional wine to the sounds of live music. For more energetic relaxation, have a dip at the Pelican Park Aquatic Centre.
Wildlife on and off the water
Catch the angler's bug from watching the fishing boats out on the water. Learn some new skills on a fishing trip or take a cruise around Westernport Bay. Jump in and cool off at nearby swimming and surf beaches.
Meet local characters, including the nocturnal bettongs, quolls, and pademelons at the Moonlit Sanctuary, and see the koalas on French Island (catch the ferry from nearby Stony Point).
A vintage hub
Recreate the regional atmosphere back home with the vintage and antique treasures that can be mined around Hastings. Drop into The Vintage Shed and the historic Tyabb Packing House and get lost in another time. Dive into the neighbouring Tyabb Art and Craft Village for handmade artisan crafts. Get frocked up like the days of yore in vintage finds from The Emporium.
Things to do
Prepare for a round at one of Mornington Peninsula's 19 golf courses, making the most of an optimal landscape that boasts eight highly ranked courses.