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Where to stay in Mornington Peninsula
With a pretty bay on one side and rugged ocean on the other, this heritage seaside town is ideal for exploring the coast, seeing local art and spotting dolphins.
See the wild ocean on one side and the peaceful bay on the other at this national park and resort village on the Mornington Peninsula’s westernmost tip.
Sheltered beaches and campsites fringed by pretty banksias and she-oaks at the foothills of Arthur’s Seat make this town a favourite for laid-back travellers.
Discover epicurean delights in this gorgeous hinterland region on the Mornington Peninsula, famous for its wines, cheeses and sun-ripened berries.
Explore the beaches and bluffs, take a seat at a waterfront restaurant and enjoy delicious regional produce and wines in the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest town.
Visiting Mornington Peninsula
Travelers to Mornington Peninsula give high marks for the pristine golf courses and relaxing spas. This city also attracts tourists with its wineries and hot springs. Top sights in the city include Mornington Racecourse, Pennisula Hot Springs, and Rye Beach.
- There are 1054 hotels and other accommodations in Mornington Peninsula
- The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), 37.2 mi (59.8 km) from the city center
- The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), 41.8 mi (67.3 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Mornington Peninsula
Cultural venues in the city include Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Frankston Arts Centre, and Manyung Gallery. Attractions like Pennisula Hot Springs, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and Ace-Hi Ranch are fun for kids of all ages. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the hot springs and these places to visit: Rye Beach, Sorrento Front Beach, and Hastings Foreshore Reserve.
In Mornington Peninsula, you'll find 1054 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Weeroona - This 4.5-star bed & breakfast features a full-service spa, free breakfast, and an outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
- Sunny Side Up B&B - Our customers like the beach locale and room size at this B&B. With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
- Harmony Bed & Breakfast - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers love its high-quality beds and walkable location.
Other top sights in Mornington Peninsula include Mornington Racecourse. Outside the city, popular places to see include Adventure Park Geelong, 29.9 mi/48 km from the city center, and Barwon Heads Golf Club, which is 30.5 mi (49.1 km) away.
Getting Around Mornington Peninsula
With so many transportation options, exploring Mornington Peninsula is a breeze. Head to Frankston Station to catch metro. If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Bittern Station, Melbourne Hastings Station, or Melbourne Morroadoo Station.
Dressing for Mornington Peninsula
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 80°F and the nighttime average to be 50°F
- From April to June, temperatures average about 68°F during the day and 41°F at night
- July through September averages 64°F during the day and 41°F at night
- In October-December, the average temperature is 75°F during the day and 45°F at night
- Mornington Peninsula gets about 0.47 inches of rain per year
- Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 78°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 41°F