Mornington Peninsula is set just outside Melbourne. Flanking the pretty coastline, it promises visitors a great selection of things to do. There are marine encounters to be had, as well as active adventures inland, like horse riding, wine tasting, hot springs, walks, and art galleries to explore.

Here are some of the best things to do in Mornington Peninsula.

Hit the Markets

Mornington Peninsula is home to several charming markets that open their doors to customers on various days of the week. Browse stalls piled high with everything from handmade clothes to seasonal food and drink. The markets are a great place to people watch and grab a coffee.

Check Out the Galleries

Art is an important part of Mornington Peninsula, and there are a number of little galleries dotted around that showcase the work of local and international artists. Pop into some of the galleries as you wander around to discover the unique styles of the region.

The Beer, Cider, and Spirits Trail

As well as a collection of cellar doors that provide visitors with the opportunity to taste local flavours and learn more about the winemaking process, Mornington Peninsula is also home to a popular beer, cider, and spirits trail. Along the way, you can duck into craft breweries and try some of the local tipple while discovering how different beers are made and the history of beverages in the area.

Try Delicious Food

Alongside the cellar doors and craft breweries, there are a collection of delicious eateries that promise every cuisine, both local and international. Chefs work hard to bring seasonal flavours to the table, with each cosy restaurant offering visitors something a bit different.

Be sure to check out the range of cafes, too, which are the perfect pitstop for refuelling and watching the world go by from.

Water Sports and Marine Adventures

The Mornington Peninsula hugs the coastline, promising a wide array of water-based activities. For the more adventurous travellers, snorkelling allows you to discover the area from a unique perspective and get to know the local marine life, while swimming with dolphins lets you get up close and personal with the happy residents.

For the less adventurous, fishing trips leave daily, giving you the chance to live like a local and relax out at sea.

Exploring the Mornington Peninsula is a must-do if you’re in the area. The eclectic selection of things to do means there’s something for everyone, whether you want to kick back and relax in a café or take to the seas and discover the colourful marine life.

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