Less than hour from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for simple seaside holidays but has also become one of Australia's newest and most exciting wine growing regions.
The peninsula's coastal scenery varies enormously. Down the western shores are the Port Phillip Bay beaches and a bubbling holiday atmosphere, on the southern shores there are dunes and the steep cliffs of the Cape Schanck National Park, while in Western Port Bay is a relatively unspoiled foreshore and quiet villages.
There are more than 50 wineries in the Mornington Peninsula wine region, which over recent years has established an enviable reputation for its pinot noir and chardonnay varieties and accompanying the fine wine is fine food. There are a plethora of restaurants and cafes to choose from throughout the region as well as an abundance of fresh just-picked local produce.
The Mornington Peninsula boasts Victoria's greatest concentration of golf courses, with over 18, most of which feature a sand base making them playable all year round. Four of the courses are rated in Australia's top 100.
With over 25,000 hectares of National Park in the Peninsula, there are various walking tracks beckoning exploration. The most famous natural attraction in the region is Point Nepean, which up until recently was closed to the public for more than 100 years. This walking track will lead you to the extensive wartime military installations right at the tip of Point Nepean.
The Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by water offering various aquatic activities including surfing, scuba diving, sailing, diving with dolphins and swimming with seals.
Other attractions worth relishing in during a visit to the area include the lively markets staged alongside galleries boasting sublime art, a favourite weekend acitivity for locals.
Peppers Accommodation in the Mornington Peninsula
In the stunning Mornington Peninsula Peppers offers the striking Peppers Moonah Links Resort. Contemporary in design, this resort offers 96 stylish rooms and suites combined with a two 18 hole championship golf courses and spa. Located in the Peninsula's heartland, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is also the perfect base from which to explore the many delights of the region.