Top things to do in Mornington Peninsula

Top Choice National Park in Mornington Peninsula

Point Nepean National Park

Commanding expansive ocean views, this windswept national park on the peninsula’s western tip was a seasonal base of its traditional owners, the Boonwurrung people. After colonisation, a Quarantine Station was estab…
Top Choice National Park in Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Stretching from Portsea along a long sliver of coastline to Cape Schanck and then inland to the Greens Bush area, this national park showcases the peninsula’s most beautiful and rugged coastline, including spectacul…
Top Choice Winery in Red Hill & Around

Pt. Leo Estate

One of the largest vineyards on the peninsula, Pt. Leo Estate has a magnificent setting overlooking Western Port Bay. Its winery complex is state of the art, with a tasting area, two restaurants and a sculpture gard…
Top Choice Cafe in Red Hill & Around

Merricks General Wine Store

Dating back to the 1920s, this place is the heart of the district, frequented by locals and visitors alike. Its La Marzocco espresso machine is used to make excellent coffee (Little Rebel beans) and food options ran…
Top Choice Gallery in Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

One of Victoria's most impressive regional galleries, the MPRG has a permanent collection focusing on the cultural heritage of Mornington Peninsula as well as a notable collection of modern and contemporary Australi…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Head to the taproom or beer garden of this craft brewery located in the middle of a commercial estate to sample its four core tipples (an IPA, lager, pale and brown) by the glass or in a tasting paddle ($16). There'…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Red Hill & Around

Port Phillip Estate

Home of the acclaimed Kooyong Estate pinot noir and chardonnay, this stunning Wood Marsh-designed winery resembles the lair of a Bond villain. Its restaurant is one of the peninsula's best, offering Mod Oz dishes an…
Top Choice Australian in Sorrento

Bistro Elba

Its name references the sun-kissed Tuscan island, and Bistro Elba's menu reflects this Mediterranean inspiration. Stylishly casual, it's undoubtedly Sorrento's best eatery and is sure to offer something to suit most…
Top Choice Italian in Mornington

D.O.C

A beachside outpost of the much-loved Carlton cafe and pizzeria empire, this cafe and deli is the best place to eat in Mornington. Molto autentico Italian dishes including pizzas and pastas are served, as are spritz…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Point Nepean Road

Vulcano Gelato

Whoa there! If driving through Rye, be sure to stop for a gelato at this exceptionally good gelateria. The pistachio is as good as anything you'll eat over in Italy, and you can also enjoy a traditional Sicilian bri…