5 Things You Must Do on the Mornington Peninsula


Melbourne locals know the area well, and love heading to the Mornington Peninsula for the host of activities and destinations it offers outside of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s just a short trip from the city and you won’t regret it, with so much to see and do, and no shortage of things to see, eat and drink. Here are 5 of the best.

Take a Dip in the Hot Springs

No trip to the Mornington Peninsula is ever going to be complete without a dip in the Peninsula Hot Springs. It’s Australia’s only natural thermal mineral springs resort, which gets its name from the water that is pumped to the surface – a journey that follows over 600m from below ground to the pools of the Peninsula Hot Springs. Especially in the colder months, this is a must-do for anyone exploring what the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

Get Lost in a Hedge Maze

Every kid’s dream is to run around a giant hedge maze trying to find what secrets it holds and conquer the labyrinths to reach the middle. At Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, you can unleash that inner child and run through the oldest hedge maze in Australia. It’s created with well over 1000 pristine cypress trees and it’s everything you’d expect from a hedge maze right from a movie. You’ll also find the famous rose maze with more than 200 rose varieties if you’re less inclined to wander around the full-sized version.

Play a Round of Golf

While you’re out and about enjoying the natural surrounds, you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by not enjoying a round of golf at a golf course in the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. The Dunes Golf Links is a spectacular course and will challenge and excite golfers of all skill levels. If you’re a beginner, you could always just hit the driving range for some practice or mild stress relief.

Try Some Craft Beers

There is no shortage of breweries and wine farms on the Mornington Peninsula, and indeed it might be one of the most popular reasons for visiting the area, so while you’re exploring the Peninsula, don’t forget to stop in at one of these breweries and sample their beers.

Sit on Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat, while it is a literal seat perched high atop the mountainous region that lends its name, is also an area with a wealth of activities to entertain too. There are a number of walking tracks in the area, as well as the Arthur’s Seat Eagle, a gondola that will take you 300m up at a top speed of 3km/h, and give you incredible views of the Port Phillip Bay and surrounds, even as far as being able to see the skyline of the city itself. Once you’re up, enjoy lunch at the restaurant and take a photo of yourself sitting on the literal Arthur’s Seat.

There we have it. Spend a day away from the noise and hustle and relax on the Mornington Peninsula. There’s so much to do, you’ll probably be back the next day to explore some more!

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