Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula

A coastal playground, just an hour from Melbourne.
Stay in luxury Mornington Peninsula accommodation and discover this beautiful region

Just south of Melbourne, the sprawling metropolis gives way to a verdant coastal playground. Generations of Melburnians have spent their summer holidays taking in the sea breezes on the Mornington Peninsula but this is no ageing seaside haunt of yesteryear. Mornington Peninsula accommodation from grand colonial holiday houses, cool contemporary apartments and luxurious bed-and-breakfast establishments dot the shore, while gourmet waterfront restaurants, vibrant local markets and art-filled galleries are rewriting the traditional beachside holiday.

In summer, townships like Dromana, Rosebud and Rye bustle with campers, swimmers and sports enthusiasts. On land, Peninsula visitors can breathe deep on invigorating ocean-vista trails that criss-cross the Cape Schanck and Arthurs Seat coastal parks; off-shore there is fishing, kayaking and even scuba diving to tempt visitors away from the golden beaches.

Then there’s the chichi historic villages of Sorrento and Portsea, packed full of pubs and trendy cafes. Sorrento’s dual aspects of village foreshore and wild back beach lie either side of good gallery and boutique browsing territory. Sit European-style at a pavement table to eat it while admiring the surrounding colonial buildings and views. There’s more of this at Portsea, where visitors can glimpse the lifestyle of Melbourne’s rich and famous, or roam the clifftops for stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and the rugged ocean beaches.

The Mornington Peninsula also has a thriving wine industry and more than 50 wineries are open to the public, many offering elegant restaurants, quaint cafes or local produce shops. Orchards and vineyards carpet the Peninsula’s central spine through Moorooduc and Red Hill, with its popular craft and local produce market.

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