Thetraveljunkie.org – A travel guide to things to do on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. So much to see, so much to do. Activities and attraction abound across the Mornington Peninsula. And you can discover them all… Find 53 things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria – Australia.
1. Take a dive into nature’s most perfectly formed plunge pool from the Blairgowrie Jumping Rock at Bridgewater Bay.
2. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon drinks at Panda Blairgowrie. Highly recommended!
3. See the iconic beach boxes which line the peninsula’s foreshore from Mount Eliza to Portsea.
4. Treat yourself at the Peninsula Hot Springs, Australia’s first geothermal springs.
5. Fly like an eagle at the Arthurs Seat for an eagle-eyed view of golden beaches, Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, and the distant twinkle of city towers.
6. Play along with albino kangaroos at Panorama Garden Estate.
7. Swim in Sorrento Back Beach.
8. Explore Cape Schanck and climb to the top of the lighthouse for amazing views.
9. Surfing at Number Sixteen Beach, Rye.
10. Enjoy the London Bridge Sunset in Portsea.
11. Snorkel and swim with wild Dolphins, Fur Seals and the famous Weedy Sea Dragons, all within the sheltered waters of Port Phillip Bay in the summer months (November – April).
12. Hit local wineries. Create your very own Mornington Peninsula winery tour from Moorooduc to Main Ridge. Enjoy sweeping views of rolling green hills and the blue hues of Port Phillip Bay.
13. Roll up to a brewery instead! Red Hill Brewery or Mornington Peninsula Brewery should get you started.
14. Visit and be inspired at Heronswood in Dromana.
15. SUP around Rye, Blairgowrie, and Sorrento front beach and grab some fish and chips from Fish Fetish at Sorrento.
16. Get lost around the Briars Parks, a home to abundant native flora and fauna.
17. Ride a bike around Point Nepean National Park for two-wheelin’ views of Port Phillip Bay, The Rip and Bass Strait.
18. Check out Australian Indigenous art from more than 40 Aboriginal-owned art centres as well as select works by non-Indigenous artists at McCulloch & McCulloch, EVERYWHEN Artspace in Flinders.
19. Discover Rosebud Library.
20. Tackle the cliff tops from Cape Schanck to Portsea on the Coastal Walk.
21. Catch the Koala Nirvana and take an eco-tour like Kylie Minogue on French Island, get there via the passenger ferry from Stony Point.
22. Two-foot it from the Cape Schanck Lighthouse to Bushrangers Bay for sweeping views of the wild coastline and impressive spire, Elephant Rock.
23. To the beach via Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk from the Briars.
24. Visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale.
25. Explore Devilbend Natural Features Reserve.
26. Kayaking around Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club jetty.
27. Explore the Seawinds Gardens.
28. Visit McClelland Sculpture Park.
29. Have fun to see the sights and enjoy beautiful Flinders Pier and Flinders Monument.
30. To love Koonya Beach Sunset in Blairgowrie.
31. Picnic in the morning around Tyrone Beach.
32. Talk a stroll along Millionaire’s Walk in Sorrento.
33. Learn some Australian history at the Point Nepean Quarantine Station.
34. A little adventure to Pearses Beach, Blairgowrie.
35. Get lost at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
36. Explore Diamond Bay, Bay of Islands, and St. Pauls Lookout.
37. Explore the Enchanted Adventure Garden
38. Coffee time at Higher Ground Coffee shop, Mount Martha. Great coffee, great music, great life.
39. Visiting the Old Post Office Museum.
40. Climb aboard the Mornington Railway Heritage Train.
41. See the planets at Mornington Peninsula Astronomy Society.
42. Exercise around Shelly Beach in Sorrento.
43. Wander along the Montalto Sculpture Trail at Montalto.
44. Explore Point Leo Estate and Sculpture Park.
45. Get lost in Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens.
46. Visit Elephant Rock and Flinders Blowhole.
47. Surfing at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach.
48. See Lizard Head Rock and Dragon’s Head at Rye’s Ocean Beach.
49. Visit Collins Settlement at Sullivan Bay in Sorrento.
50. Take a walk along the Moonah Woodland Walk in Rye.
51. Meet the Bunny Rock at Montforts Beach.
52. Go shopping at Rosebud Plaza.
53. See the sunrise (it’s considered cheating if you have to wake up for it).
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