The Mornington Peninsula is situated to the south east of Melbourne. It's well known for its pristine beaches - but the region has so much more to offer. From award-winning restaurants and world-renowned wineries to art galleries, historical buildings, thermal hot springs and enchanted gardens, this region showcases the best attractions for the perfect family holiday.
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Discover a rental that fits your expectations among the 15 great holiday rentals from more than 16 providers in Mornington Peninsula Shire. Our algorithm immediately compares all of the accommodation options , allowing you to save up to 54%.
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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage on the Mornington Peninsula from just $133 per night
Most popular holiday houses with a fireplace
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Popular holiday rental amenities on the Mornington Peninsula
Filters are available so you can tailor your search and find a great holiday letting in Mornington Peninsula Shire. In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 2,695 rentals provide TV. Consequently, if you never miss an episode of your favourite show, select the TV filter to compare this type of accommodation. Not as many holiday homes in Mornington Peninsula Shire are available if you want a rental providing a cot or you enjoy soaking in the hot tub , as Cot and Jacuzzi are not very popular amenities in Mornington Peninsula Shire.
The weather on the Mornington Peninsula
This is the climate diagram on the Mornington Peninsula. This year, January will have higher average temperatures. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 7° in June. The rainiest month is %rainiestMonth% while the driest month is January.
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Accommodation options for your holiday on the Mornington Peninsula
What to eat while visiting the Mornington Peninsula
Experience world-class views and exceptional dining experiences by dining at some of the award winning cellar door restaurants in the area. The most celebrated restaurants in the region, such as the Paringa Estate in Montalto and Ten Minutes By Tractor, have top chefs who create balanced meals with fresh ingredients from organic kitchen gardens and nearby sustainable farms.
You'll also find roadside stalls selling all kinds of regional gourmet delights - organic vegetables, locally made cheeses, freshly roasted coffee and more.
Enjoy the cultural energy of the Mornington Peninsula
Absorb artistic and creative experiences from well preserved local indigenous heritage to contemporary fine art. Drop by the peninsula's major art galleries and familiarize yourself with works by some of the well-known painters, sculptors, craftspeople and photographers who call the region home.
Walk along the Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail and uncover the breathtaking sceneries that inspired the artists' famed works. Wander in the galleries of Mornington Regional Art and browse through collections of seminal works and contemporary exhibits. Buy some locally made handworks at Baluk Arts, a collaboration with Aboriginal artists who are passionate about sharing their culture with the public.
Go back in time to the early colonial period by taking a heritage walk in the charming local village of Sorrento, where you will discover the history of the beautiful local landscape. For history lovers, plan a trip on the nearby Nepean Historical Museum and the Collins Settlement Historic Site. Discover Victorian mansions such as the Coolart Homestead and the famous Mulberry Hill, once the home of the prolific writer Joan Lindsay.
Family holidays on the Mornington Peninsula
Snorkel, swim or fish at Mornington Peninsula's bayside beaches or take a stroll along the extensive sandbars of Port Phillip Bay beaches. The are plenty of great spots where you can enjoy a lunchtime barbecue with your family, and the kids will love snorkelling near the pier and the other play facilities in the area.
Visitors can enjoy a rare encounter with a variety of animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary. Home to more than 60 species of Australian wildlife, the animals here are free to roam in large natural enclosures. Your children can feed wallabies and kangaroos and even cuddle the cute koalas. At night the sanctuary comes alive with popular lantern-lit tours. Guests can catch sight of various nocturnal birds including owls.
Surfing, Swimming and Watersports on the Mornington Peninsula
The sandy beaches of Port Phillip Bay are particularly popular for snorkelling, as the calm, shallow waters allow you to float peacefully and get a clear view of the marine species swimming below the ocean's surface. The peninsula is filled with calm, secluded beaches that make for great swimming, such as Safety Beach and the Mount Martha Beaches.
If you want a little more excitement, head to one of the beaches where the choppy winds pull up huge waves, such as Portsea Surf Beach. Surfing and kite boarding schools provide all the gear you need, and skilled instructors will help you out if you are a beginner. Alternatively, if you're an experienced surfer, take on the challenge of the Bass Strait, reputedly one of the most difficult surfing challenges in the area.
Finally, if you want to take a sailboat or a yacht out on to the ocean and engage in some scuba diving adventures, Frankston Beach is a good choice. This large beach opens up onto deep waters and offers all the water sports facilities you could wish for.
Stay by the Beach on the Mornington Peninsula
The small seaside towns of Portsea, Hastings, and Frankston all offer delightful sandy beaches and sheltered bays, perfect for swimming and lounging in the sun. With plenty of beach front apartments, villas, and cottages to choose from, you can wake up every morning to look out on the ocean and enjoy a walk and a swim by the beach.
The rugged coastline and cliffs surrounding the beaches make for great hiking and you will be all the more eager to dive back into the cool waters after a bit of exertion. Many of the beaches in the area also have family-friendly picnic facilities and barbecue areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much should I expect to pay for a holiday letting on the Mornington Peninsula?
When visiting Mornington Peninsula Shire, you can find holiday rentals from as little as $133 per night.
How many holiday accommodation offers will I find on the Mornington Peninsula?
Visit Mornington Peninsula Shire in March for the greatest choice of accommodation. This is the month during which the largest amount of House rentals and Apartment rentals are available.
What holiday rental amenities do people typically look for when visiting Mornington Peninsula Shire?
The most popular holiday letting amenity on the Mornington Peninsula is TV, followed by Barbecue in second place and Internet in third.
How many accommodation offers are there on the Mornington Peninsula?
You can browse 3,283 holiday lettings on the Mornington Peninsula, and find great deals from $133 per night.
Are pets permitted in holiday accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula?
Yes, there are 677 pet-friendly holiday rentals on the Mornington Peninsula.
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