The Mornington Peninsula Region, now part of Melbourne, consists of Southern and Eastern shoreline of Port Phillip Bay, south of Melbourne. It also includes the Western Shore of Western Port. The district extends from Frankston, on the outskirts of Melbourne, all along the coast to Portsea and Cape Schanck,at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. It includes the port side beach suburbs of many towns which have back beaches on the ocean side of the penensula: Rye, Blairgowrie, Rosebud, Sorrento, Portsea and many other towns on the south-eastern shores of Port Phillip. The Mornington Peninsula has been a favourite for traditional beachfront holidays for the people of Melbourne for over 100 years. There is a wonderful combination excellent boating, sailing, and fishing in Port Phillip May and surfing on the patrolled Bass Strait 'back' beaches. There is also sheltered swimming beaches on Port Phillip Bay side of the Peninsula. There is a wonderful array of tourist attractions, activities and entertainment venues on he Mornington Peninsula including: fine golf courses, wine tasting tours, nature and eco tours, art galleries, scuba diving and snorkelling and a host of boating activities. The region includes Mornington Peninsula National Park with its scenic walking tracks along the coast. There is a wonderful array of clubs and clubs offering live music and a wonderful range of entertainment. The area is renowned for its restaurants and fine dining opportunities. The local entertainment is outstanding. There is a wide range of quality beachfront accommodation in this region and a wonderful array of attractions and recreational activities.
Enjoy wine tours in the Mornington Penisula Wine Region which includes thirteen districts : Boneo ; Arthurs Seat ; Dromana ; Red Hill ; Shoreham ; Merricks ; Foxeys ; Balnarring ; Tuerong ; Main Ridge ; Moorooduc ; Mt Eliza ; Stanleys
The main towns in the Mornington Peninsula Region are: Baxter, Blairgowrie, Carrum Downs, Cranbourne, Dromana, Frankston, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Portsea, Rosebud, Rye, Safety Beach, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach