Mornington & Mornington Peninsula
Mornington – A Colorful, Friendly, And Relaxing Place South of Melbourne
Mornington is a lovely seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. It is located 60 km south-east of Melbourne’s centre. The perfect place, if you want to escape the vivid city of Melbourne.
It is known for its „village“ atmosphere and its beautiful beaches with colorful iconic beach bathing boxes, which I haven’t seen at any other place in Australia so far.
I really fell in love with this relaxing place from the very first moment. I’m so thankful meeting Linda & Phil on my travel in New Zealand who invited me to their lovely home on this beautiful peninsula!
Mornington Peninsula Well-known For Its Wines
The Mornington Peninsula is also recommend place to visit if you like wines. More than 50 cellar doors quickly reveal why the Mornington Peninsula has such an enviable reputation for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (now closely followed by other varietals including Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot).
Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean is one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.
Explore the military forts, tunnels, and discover the historic Quarantine Station. There are several nice and easy walk ways providing a stunning view of the beaches and the costal line of the peninsula.