top 5 things to do on the Mornington Peninsula
A mere 90 minute drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a stunning area at any time of year. With the delightful Port Phillip Bay on one side and the stunning ocean on the other, the Mornington Peninsula really does have something for everyone.
Not only do we love to heat and cool the Mornington Peninsula but we also live and breath the area. Let’s have a look at our top 5 things we like to do on the Mornington Peninsula.
Sorrento is the site of Europe’s first settlement in Victoria and it is known for being the home to the rich and famous. As you’d expect the shopping is superb with many luxury fashion outlets and exceptional restaurants and cafes.
Many of the original limestone buildings dating back to the 1800s are still standing today and there is a wealth of beautiful beaches to choose from.
Mornington Peninsula National Park
This beautiful section of coastal wilderness is situated on the western most edge of the peninsula and is home to wild ocean beaches. There are cliff top hiking trails which offer fantastic views out to sea, though you do need to be careful and sometimes these are out of bounds.
Peninsula Hot Springs
The springs are certainly one of the more relaxing attractions on the Mornington Peninsula! The pools are set in a magnificent forest when the hot mineral water slowly seeps up.
We recommend that you book in advance, especially during busy seasons and try the popular treatments including the reflexology walk, cave pool and Turkish steam bath.
These ocean-facing beaches are some of the best that Australia has to offer with wide open spaces which struggle to be filled even on the busiest days in summer. If you find yourself at Sorrento back beach, head to the All Smiles Café; we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Point Nepean National Park
This national park combines nature’s beauty with historical significance and intrigue as it was once used by the military as a fort and even a quarantine station.
We recommend combining a good hike with a trip to Gunner’s Cottage Walk or the Walter Pisterman Heritage Walk.
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