Things to do - Mornington Peninsula
For a terrific coastal walk, visit Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and then make your way along the clifftop towards Bushranger Bay. Along the way you will see many native birds in their natural habitat and spectacular coastal scenery. The walk takes 1.5 to 2 hours return.
The Mornington Peninsula has many terrific golf courses to choose from. Ask your B&B host for the nearest course.
Always wanted to ride a horse along a deserted beach? Gunnamatta Trail Rides (Truemans Rd, Rye, Ph: 5988 6755) gives you the opportunity. Farmland, bush rides and lessons are also available. web site
There are some wonderful Peninsula wines, open daily, for you to discover (most of which have restaurants that are open on weekends):
T'Gallant (Corner Mornington-Flinders Rd & Shands Rd, Main Ridge, ph. (03) 5989 6565)
Montalto (33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, web site)
Paringa Estate (44 Paringa Rd, Red Hill South, web site)
Red Hill Estate (53 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, web site)
Tuck's Ridge (37 Red Hill Shoreham Rd, Red Hill, web site)
Stonier Wines (2 Thompson Lane, Merricks, web site)
Willow Creek Vineyard (166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North, web site)
Dromana Estate (555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong, web site)
Red Hill Market is on the first Saturday of every month from September to May. Red Hill Showgrounds
Mornington Farmers Market is open on the second Saturday of every month. Vale Street, Mornington
Balnarring Racecourse Market (Emu Plains) run by Rotary on the third Saturday of the month from November to April.
Sorrento Craft Market operates on the fourth Saturday of every month from September through to April.
Pick your own strawberries bursting with real flavour at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (Ph: 5989 4500), located on the corner of Mornington-Flinders & Shands Rd, Main Ridge. web site
Arthurs Seat Lookout
Enjoy the superb view from Arthurs Seat, the highest point on the Peninsula, which takes in the sweeping bay of Dromana and Safety Beach. On the horizon you can pick out the Melbourne city skyline.
Visitor Information Centre
Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre
Pt Nepean Rd, Dromana
Ph: 5987 3078
Freecall: 1800 804 009