Top Things to Do on the Mornington Peninsula

Author: Gabriel Colling

Just ninety minutes away from the bustling urbanity of Melbourne is the beautiful countryside that is the Mornington Peninsula. With Port Phillip Bay on one side and the pristine ocean on the other, there’s so much you can do in a day.

Whether you’re from a neighbouring town or from abroad, you should do these things at Mornington Peninsula:

1. Take Photos at the Rainbow-coloured Bathing Boxes

Probably not a single person who’s visited the peninsula doesn’t have a photo with the iconic bathing boxes. These are wooden huts, situated above the high tide mark are used by beachgoers when changing into swimwear and storing equipment and valuables.

Although limitations have been imposed on the use of these bathing boxes, just having the chance to visit these historic landmarks is already rewarding.

2. Check Out the Mansions at Millionaire’s Walk

Credit Capital’s senior investment analyst, Alistaire Clare, shares his experience at the shire. He says, “This cliffside walk is the first site where Union Jack was used to claiming Australia as part of the commonwealth. You’ll surely never forget the panoramic views that cover Port Phillip to the Bellarine Peninsula. It’s also a great way to gain insight as to how local elites spend their leisure time in their summer mansions.”

Millionaire’s Walk takes up a small portion of the Sorrento Portsea Artists’ Trail. You can even find paintings of Ray Hodgkinson, Arthur Boyd, and Sir Arthur Streeton displayed along with it.

3. Lunch and Wine Tasting at Green Olive

Green Olive at Red Hill is a family business that offers a dream vacation to the countryside. They serve farm tapas, dips made of herbs, and salads—all fresh from the farm. They grow olives, veggies, grapes, herbs, and many more. Over the past few years, they’ve been working to develop an edible landscape.

They have seven types of wines, with Pinot Grigio Pinot Noir as the most popular choices. You can share a bottle with family and friends while enjoying the postcard-perfect view of the farm and vineyard.

4. Relax at the Peninsula Hot Springs

Relieve muscle tension, rejuvenate your skin, and recharge at the Peninsula Hot Springs. You may choose from a mineral pool or a hilltop pool with a 360-degree view of the shire. The place also offers reflexology walk, cold plunge pool, cave pool, Turkish steam, and many more. It is the ideal place if you simply want calm and silence.

5. Gastronomic Experience at Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie

Indulge your taste buds with sweets lovingly and skilfully made by Belgian and French Chocolatiers!

The Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie offers 180 hand-crafted chocolates and fresh takes on Australian classics. Try new flavours of premium Italian gelato or bite a few scrumptious brownies from the Brownie Bar.
You can also order barista coffee and traditional milkshakes—all whipped to perfection.

The Mornington Peninsula, despite its small size, has so much to offer. To get the full experience, book a tour through Bunyip Tours. We offer tour packages that include the must-visit spots in the shire. We’ll take care of transportation, reservation, tickets, etc. Contact us to book!

Peter Tarasiuk – February 2017