Welcome, skip to the content.


Nature & wildlife

From rugged coastlines, marine parks and sandy bay beaches to lush gardens, mangroves and myriad native wildlife, the Mornington Peninsula has plenty to keep nature lovers excited and inspired.

Rugged beauty and immaculate elegance

Expect dramatic contrasts on the peninsula. Delve into magnificent marine and national parks. Fall in love with manicured gardens around historic mansions. Lose yourself in the floral splendour of botanic gardens and family-friendly mazes.

Take in fabulous views from Arthurs Seat or Point Nepean. Picnic, swim or walk along gentle bay beaches or survey the wild seas of Bass Strait from Gunnamatta and Cape Schanck. Climb to the top of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse to enjoy views round the coast to Portsea, and then descend the boardwalk down to the basalt rocks below. 

Wildlife on land, air and sea

Stretch your legs along the boardwalks that extend over Westernport's mangroves and the peninsula's protected wetlands, where you can greet myriad bird species. 

Hop aboard the passenger ferry to French island, Victoria's koala capital. Spot protected wildlife roaming within the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and spy kangaroos grazing at dusk around Sorrento Back Beach and Greens Bush. Discover almost-extinct native animals at Moonlit Sanctuary.

Join an organised expedition and swim alongside dolphins and seals. Snorkel in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and be surprised as the underwater panorama is revealed.

We couldn't find any results that matched your search criteria.

Try changing your filters or search terms to try again.


Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Crash into the waters of the peninsula's seemingly endless sandy bay inlets and wild surf beaches.

Wildlife and zoos

Head to the peninsula for encounters with familiar Australian wildlife and unusual new discoveries.

Parks and gardens

Have a blooming wonderful time in Mornington Peninsula's manicured and heritage parks and gardens.

National parks and reserves

Become part of nature in Mornington Peninsula's parks - dive, swim, explore and meet native animals.





  • {{::inclusions}}

You may also like...

Things to do


Let a local expert take you on a guided tour and reveal the secrets of the coastal scenery, famed wineries, and farmland of the Mornington Peninsula.

Things to do

Outdoor activities

Immerse yourself into Mornington Peninsula's welcoming waters and groomed golf courses with a range of adventure activities to boost your adrenaline.

Outdoor activities

Horse riding

Gallop along a windswept beach on the Mornington Peninsula or discover the saddle as a novel way of visiting the region's celebrated cellar doors.

Things to do

Family activities

Occupy both the biggest and smallest family members on the Mornington Peninsula, with beaches, budget accommodation, foreshore camping and fun events.