Get arty in Mornington, a cosmopolitan seaside village with sidewalk cafes, colourful bathing boxes and a renowned regional gallery.
Walk through history
Take a stroll around Main Street to discover the history of the former Schnapper Point fishing village. Browse in boutiques and stop at the old bank to withdraw beer, wine and cocktails. See Victoria's oldest courthouse and adjoining lock-up, embark on a steam train ride on the Mornington Railway, or wander the beautiful gardens of the historic Beleura House.
Wander the coastline of red bluffs for panoramic views of yachts bobbing in the Port Phillip Bay harbour and the iconic bathing boxes.
Nearby Morning Star Estate also offers soaring views of the Melbourne skyline, with the added bonus of luxurious accommodation, food and wine.
Spend a summer afternoon with friends overlooking the water at The Rocks Restaurant, with a chilled bottle of local pinot gris and a meal of succulent fresh seafood.
Visit Mornington in March for the Peninsula Picnic – a summer celebration showcasing the best local food, wine and produce, set to the soundtrack of some of Australia's finest music acts.
Celebrate the region's enduring influence on Australian art. Save time for a lengthy visit to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and its enviable collection of works by Sir William Dobell, Sir Russell Drysdale, Sydney Nolan and Margaret Preston, or catch a touring international exhibition.
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