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Just imagine where you’ll find yourself on the Mornington Peninsula. 

This small but exciting region reveals countless attractions and adventures, experiences and indulgences.

If you love food and wine, head off on the Wine Food Farmgate trail for local produce, wineries, dining, breweries, distilleries and cider makers.

Lively markets, coastal and hinterland villages offer shopping for art, home wares, gourmet produce, antiques and fashion.

You can write your own adventure story, from horse riding along breathtaking beaches to swimming with seals, diving with dolphins or exploring countless bush and coastal trails on foot or bicycle.

Golfers hit the sweet spot, with some of Australia’s best links, parkland and resort courses set in spectacular locations.

Craving a little indulgence? Naturally heated hot springs, day spas and spa retreats let you create your own six degrees of relaxation.

The Mornington Peninsula has everything to really make your day – and your stay.

So come and find your way.

Things to see & do.


Pelikan Société

Indulge in amazing Australian cuisine at Pelikan Societe. Try their famous Cuban sandwiches, calamari, and coleslaw. Don't miss their delicious blueberry pancakes, muffins, and fruitcake. Pair your meal with Chardonnay or beer and enjoy great chai lattes and fresh juices. Bring the kids for a fun dining experience with a variety of options on the kids' menu. Enjoy a homey atmosphere and quiet setting at this must-visit restaurant.

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Dinosaur World

Bring your child's imagination to life at Dinosaur World! Our park is a place where kids can explore their love of dinosaurs and embark on their own adventures. Nestled behind Christmas Trees, there's plenty of shade for our prehistoric friends and covered areas for rainy days. Best suited for children aged 2-8, but even grandparents love us. Get ready for excited faces when your child meets Wilson, our friendly walking dinosaur, Wilbur the baby raptor, Lollipop the baby Triceratops, and Nibbles the baby T-Rex.

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Balnarring Races

Discover a touch of tradition at Balnarring Picnic Racing Club. This not-for-profit club, dating back to 1863, offers 6 picnic race meetings a year just 15 mins from Stony Point Ferry Terminal. Nestled in the picturesque Emu Plains Reserve, the club is perfect for locals, visitors and weekenders. Enjoy live music, free kids' activities and plenty of food and drinks options. Bring a picnic or book a marquee for a corporate event or birthday party. Experience traditional picnic racing. Don't miss out!

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Funky Farm

Chris and Sam's 10-acre property in Hastings offers a unique experience for special needs adults and children. They have a variety of Australian native animals including snakes, lizards, dingoes, kangaroos and koalas. During a personalized 1.5 hour tour, visitors can interact with the animals up close and personal, including cuddling a dingo. Small groups ensure a memorable experience for all. This is a chance to connect with nature and make lasting memories.

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Moonlit Sanctuary

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Victoria invites visitors to wander through 10 hectares of bushland and meet endangered species. During the day, guests can feed kangaroos, cuddle koalas, and encounter colorful birds, reptiles, and dingoes. At night, the park comes alive with lantern-lit tours featuring active night birds, tiny gliders, and foraging endangered quolls, pademelons, and bettongs. Experience the beauty of nature and conservation at its finest.

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Victorian Maritime Centre

The Victorian Maritime Centre provides an in-depth look at Australia's maritime history, featuring ship models and memorabilia from the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Merchant Navy. Group bookings for guided tours are welcomed, with knowledgeable volunteers ready to take visitors through the museum, sharing its history and showcasing the exhibits on displayshow you through the museum, tell you a bit about its history, and the exhibits on display.

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The Mornington Peninsula is a popular destination for holidaymakers seeking a coastal escape or a cosy winter retreat. In the summer, visitors can enjoy swimming and surf beaches, as well as a plethora of seaside restaurants and local markets. Winter sees a shift towards fireside dining and art exhibitions, adding to the warmth of the region.

The Mornington Peninsula caters to thrill-seekers with its adventure gardens, marine activities, and iconic attractions. Meanwhile, those seeking relaxation can visit the region's hot springs and day spas. Golf enthusiasts will also find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sport throughout the year, with a range of excellent courses to choose from. And of course, the Mornington Peninsula is home to numerous wineries and cellar doors, making it a must-visit for wine lovers.

Located just an hour's drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a region full of things to do, sights to see, and places to go. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a change of scenery, the Mornington Peninsula has something to offer everyone.