Mornington Peninsula

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Melbourne’s playground

For tens of thousands of years, the Mornington Peninsula has been part of Bunurong Country. Bunurong people lived and moved throughout the area using the abundant resources that the land and waters provided.

Today, Bunurong people continue to live, practice and strengthen their culture on the Mornington Peninsula though much has changed from the past.

The Mornington Peninsula is now a famous area and one of the most visited and popular recreational areas in Victoria. It is often referred to as Melbourne’s playground due to its scenic landscapes and beaches, biodiversity, sites of cultural heritage and historic importance and productive rural land.

The Peninsula’s landscape supports a healthy and diverse tourism and recreation economy, built around its stunning coastal and rural backdrop and the opportunity for people to reconnect with nature. The beaches and foreshores in the south are among Melbourne’s busiest during the summer months, popular for camping, walking, swimming, fishing and boating. Inland, the many vineyards, restaurants and farm-gate activities are popular attractions, as are the many world-class golf courses in the area.

Virtually all of the towns on the Peninsula have a rural landscape backdrop and no site is more than a 10 minute drive from a major reserve, area of bushland or the coast.

As Victoria’s population grows, the Mornington Peninsula will continue to play a major role in the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of metropolitan Melbourne and surrounds.