In the 1870s, paddle steamers brought Melburnians to their Mornington Peninsula getaway. These days, a highway dash might lack some of the romance, but the Peninsula itself has only increased in beauty and charm and become even more beloved by a new generation of holiday-makers.

Discover Mornington for yourself on a guided tour

Melbourne's favourite seaside destination, Mornington Peninsula is an enchanted realm of natural, untamed beauty.

Wine and food aficionados are spoilt for choice. Mornington Peninsula boasts an array of award-winning boutique wineries. Complement this with gardens, day spas, cafes, galleries, and hot springs, and you have an easy choice for Melburnians looking for a great weekend away.

Charming roadside stalls will transport you back to earlier times. Stop and stock up your pantry or continue on to a gourmet eatery and fill your senses with Mornington Peninsula's seasonal local produce.

Work on your swing at one of the peninsula's nineteen golf courses.