Area Info

Renowned for its natural splendour, the Mornington Peninsula is within the lands of the Bunurong (Boonwurrung) people of the Kulin Nation – an alliance of five Indigenous Australian nations in south central Victoria. The Bunurong People are the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters across greater Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, and the Bass Coast. Go Coastal acknowledges and pays respect and gratitude to the traditional owners and custodians past, present, and emerging of this beautiful country. 

There is so much to love about the Peninsula which begins at the edge of Melbourne’s southernmost suburb of Frankston and stretches to the very tip at Point Nepean National Park. Encapsulating thriving seaside townships, spectacular beaches, cultural experiences, award winning golf courses, day spas, wineries and so much more, this area is one of the best holiday destinations in Australia!

From Ocean to Bay

You can pretty much just walk or drive to any point on the coastline and be met by a beautiful, pristine beach. The Bay side beach, or Front Beach, is the best for swimming as it has calm shallow water, piers and jetties perfect for amateur snorkelling, and soft sand to relax on for hours.

The Ocean side beach, or Back Beach, is spectacular and rugged with rock pools, walking tracks along sandstone cliffs, and incredible sunsets. Although you can basically stumble upon a gorgeous spot by accident, there are some local favourites that we recommend visiting during your stay. Check out our Things to Do page for some of the top picks to explore on your next country getaway. 

Cultural Experiences

Have a truly unique and unforgettable holiday experience by going on a guided walk and meditation with local Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man, Lionel Lauch, and the team at Living Culture. Over various tracks and areas of cultural importance throughout the beautiful bush lands and coastal settings of the peninsula, your guide will point out plants used as medicine and bushtucker, as well as places of Indigenous cultural significance.

The walk finishes with a profoundly moving and deeply relaxing Yidaki (didgeridoo) meditation that will leave you feeling more grounded in yourself and in the land you’ve come to experience, respect, and enjoy. Living Culture also have different projects and workshops to get involved with, check out their website for more info and to book your guided walk. Visit website

Pamper and Play

Hot Springs: At Peninsula Hot Springs and the new Alba Thermal Springs there are an array of luxurious treatments to totally bliss out to. The natural geothermal springs, full of revitalising natural elements, will nourish your body and ease your mind.

Wineries: Can’t decide which of the 50 plus wineries to visit? Take a tour with local experts For the Love of Grapes who will personally introduce you to the biggest and best as well as boutique hidden gems across the peninsula. Or check out our Open Estates listings to find the perfect place for your next Mornington Peninsula winery lunch.

Golf Courses: It’s easy to organise a spot of golf during your stay, with public access golf courses that offer equipment hire, all you have to do is book a round of golf and show up! With outstanding reputations and some of the top ranked courses in Australia, you are sure to find the perfect green. Go Coastal Holidays offer golf estate accommodation at St Andrews Beach Golf Course – an 18-hole course designed by world renowned course architect, Tom Doak.