The Mornington Peninsula is located just over an hour’s drive away from the city and it offers so many thing to do, on Melbourne’s ‘doorstep’, and is often described as Melbourne’s summer playground.Relive childhood memories that you have from summer and make new memories for the next generation with sunny holidays along the Peninsula’s beaches like Portsea, Sorrento, Rosebud, Dromana, Rye, McCrae and Safety Beach. They continue to be a favourite holiday destination amongst Melbourne families as they offer so many things to do in the Mornington Peninsula for kids to keep them entertained all summer long.
So Much To See And Do In Every Town!
Frankston is a bustling and modern city, fronting Port Phillip Bay and, of course, is the entry point to the Mornington Peninsula. There’s a lot to get up to on the Frankston Waterfront precinct, which is based around Frankston Pier’s central square lawns, visitor information centre and restaurant. A scenic boardwalk extends southwards along the coast, ending at the boat ramp near the base of Oliver’s Hill.
More things to do in the Peninsula region includes Mornington’s original post office, built in 1863 at the corner of Main Street and The Esplanade, and which now operates as a museum displaying old telecommunications equipment and items relating to local history. On the other side of Main Street is the old courthouse (built in 1860) and the former police station lock-up (1862).
The Peninsula has some of the safest and most beautiful swimming beaches in the world. There are literally kilometres of sheltered calm waters for the family to frolic in, as well as great foreshores for building those sandcastles or a traditional game of beach cricket.
Too many options and activities to do makes for a hard decision on what to choose – you can fish, snorkel, paddle in the water with the sandbars or just go for a swim! The summer carnivals at Rye and Rosebud are a must see. Try and find your way through multiple mazes around the Peninsula – there’s just so many things to do around the Mornington Peninsula region!
Take a swim with dolphins, explore the wetlands or take a look at some conservation areas.
When the weather gets a bit too hot even for the beach, you can head to ‘the hills’ in the middle of the peninsula to places like Red Hill, Main Ridge and Arthurs Seat for some cooler weather, great views and loads of activities. Go strawberry picking at Sunny Ridge – make sure to try the ice cream, it’s delicious! Have a relaxing soak in the nearby Hot Springs.
So, book a tour, go by yourself or with friends and discover all the secrets hidden on the peninsula, which there is a lot, especially for kids!!
There’s so much to do in the Mornington Peninsula, get down right away and explore the magnificent coastline!