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Overview

Getting here & around

Though it feels like a world away from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula's rugged wilderness, coastal vistas and lush hinterland gardens are only an easy hour's drive away.

Travelling by car from Melbourne

Follow the coastline from Melbourne via Frankston to access Port Phillip bayside towns (Mt Eliza, Mornington, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento, Portsea). To access villages alongside Westernport Bay (Tyabb, Hastings, Flinders), take the M1 linked with the Western Port Highway. 

For a faster journey (60 minutes) take the M1 and join the Eastlink tollway, paying special attention to the eclectic mix of roadside artwork, including the giant bird of Emily Floyd's Public art strategy and Callum Morton's high-rise hotel. Take the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and then Moorooduc Freeway to quickly reach the Mornington Peninsula.  

Please note, there are no toll booths on the M1 or Eastlink. Passes must be pre-purchased from citylink.com.au for the M1 or breeze.com.au for Eastlink.

Public transport options

Jump on a metropolitan train service (running every 15-20 minutes) from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Frankston, then connect through Hastings to Stony Point on Westernport Bay. 

Buses travel from Melbourne to all areas and local bus routes operate around each Mornington Peninsula village. Bus number 788 departs Frankston station for towns alongside Port Phillip Bay to Portsea every 45 minutes on weekdays, and every one to two hours on weekends.

For detailed information on timetables and costs for trains and buses, please contact Public Transport Victoria on (in Australia only) 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au

Travel from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Frankston, Mornington and Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula on the regular airport bus. For more information phone 03 9783 1199 or visit fapas.com.au

By ferry

Choose the scenic option and spot dolphins as you make the stunning ferry crossing from Queenscliff on the Great Ocean Road to Sorrento. Searoad Ferries depart daily from Sorrento Pier and Queenscliff Harbour, every hour on the hour from 7am until 6pm, all year round. Foot passengers, bicycles, cars, towed caravans and trailers, motor homes, motorcycles and truck are all welcome.

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Mornington Peninsula

Accommodation

Make the most of Mornington Peninsula's wineries, beaches and restaurants and stay awhile, with accommodation options to suit both style and budget.

Travel information

Visitor information centres

Contact a visitor information centre in the Mornington Peninsula region to book accommodation, or get advice about things to do.

Mornington Peninsula

Events

It's easy to find an excuse to enjoy yourself on the Mornington Peninsula, with so many events celebrating the region's famed bounty and beaches.

Things to do

Road trips and itineraries

Grab the keys and set out on a driving tour to see the Mornington Peninsula's coastal scenery, charming villages, famed wineries, and golf courses.