As the name suggests, you can meander through this very pretty part of the Peninsula, or you can step up the pace with golf courses, markets, galleries, gardens, cafes and restaurants. On the coastline are the busy village of Mornington and the exclusive enclaves of Mount Eliza and Mount Martha, while the countryside is home to the fine wineries of Moorooduc.
While the entire Mornington Peninsula boasts beautiful beaches, quaint seaside towns and is an overall magnificent travel destination, there is something special that sets the Hinterland Region apart from the rest. Hidden along our gum tree-line roads you’ll find stunning and unique accommodation in our many and varied country retreats, boutique hotels and charming B&B’s. Added are some of the grandest galleries, rolling hills filled with wineries and cellar doors, gorgeous garden mazes, antiques, boutique shopping, spas, produce cool stores, chocolate factories and much, much more!!
People who fall in love with this coast of the Mornington Peninsula often wouldn't go anywhere else for a beachside holiday. And who can blame them, when this region has so many secluded beaches, such dramatic coastline and such good wineries? Not to mention its quiet hinterland and French Island and Phillip Island just across the water.
There's a new style and sophistication here, and an air of the Mediterranean that makes you feel you're a world away from Melbourne. Seaside villages such as Portsea, Sorrento, Rosebud and Rye started the love affair between Melburnians and the Mornington Peninsula a long time ago. Like many love affairs, this one has changed over the years – but fortunately for the better! You can dine, wine, golf, shop and adventure – and at the end of the day just slip into a day spa for a soothing natural mineral water soak and a massage.