The delightful historic seaside town of Portsea is situated at the far western end of the Mornington Peninsula. Portsea is located about 100 km south of Melbourne. It a famous and very popular holiday destination and also for daytrips to the beach from Melbourne. The fabulous Portsea front beach overlooks Port Phillip and the 'Heads' and it provides wonderful scenic views, and excellent diving, boating, sailing and swimming (but beware of the rip which claimed the life of Harold Holt, Australia's Prime Minister. There are wonderful views from the iconic Portsea Hotel. There is excellent surfing at the Portsea back beach facing Bass Strait. Portsea hosts a range of annual events including: Portsea Pro-Am Classic, The Pier to Pub Swim, the Portsea Swim Classic, the Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Davenport Yacht Races. Portsea also offers outstanding bushwalking opportunities as it adjoins the Point Nepean section of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Some of the many local attractions and activities include: # Enjoy cliff-top walks and stunning views # Play golf at Portsea Golf Club # Enjoy a meal and a drink on the lawns of the historic Portsea Pub # Swim at the sheltered bay beach or go surfing at the ocean beach just across the narrow peninsula # Try snorkelling and scuba diving at Portsea`s famous dive spots # Visit the Quarantine Station Museum and the historic coastal defences at Fort Nepean.
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