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Top Choice Coffee in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Little Rebel

Coffee aficionados will definitely want to make a detour to this micro-roastery tucked away down a random industrial estate in Drysdale. All of its single-origin beans are sourced directly from farmers across Africa…
Mexican in Mornington to Blairgowrie


Doing its part to transform Rye from daggy suburb to hip beach town is this bohemian Mexican restaurant that also hosts regular live bands.
Cable Car in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Arthurs Seat Eagle

After being out of action for 10 years, Arthurs Seat has got its iconic chairlift back. Featuring a sleek 21st-century makeover in a Swiss-built gondola, you can now enjoy the all-encompassing views that stretch as …
Park in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Arthurs Seat State Park

A short drive inland from Dromana is this scenic nature reserve spread over 572 hectares. Its named after its summit at Arthurs Seat (372m) – where you can catch a ride on the iconic chairlift. The park has a networ…
Historic Building in Mornington to Blairgowrie

The Briars

The Briars is the National Trust–listed 1840 homestead of one of the peninsula’s first pastoral runs. Sitting on 96 hectares, it includes original farm buildings, parklands and a wildlife reserve. The homestead hous…
Microbrewery in Mornington to Blairgowrie

HIX Beer

This 30-year-old winery may be known for its cool climate wines, but it's also winning over fans with its range of beers. Stop by to sample the nine beers produced on site, including a top-notch pale ale and a grape…
Middle Eastern in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Dee's Kitchen

The menu of this classy cafe reflects the heritage of its Greek/Israeli owners, with Middle Eastern– and Mediterranean-inspired breakfasts and Turkish pide filled with lamb and eggplant. Everything is made in house,…
Cafe in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Captains of Rye

One of the peninsula's best cafes is this rustic cafe-provedore doing excellent locally roasted coffee, pulled pork rolls, crab burgers and Red Hill beers. There's an industrial back space too, and in the summer it …
Vintage in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Flock of Seagulls

This indoor market is worth stopping by for a lap of its stalls selling vintage clothing, vinyl, collectables and bric-a-brac. The attached cafe has wi-fi, excellent coffee, jaffles and homemade sausage rolls.
Cinema in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Dromana Drive-In

At Dromana there’s a relic of the 1960s when there were more than 330 drive-in cinemas across Australia. The National Trust–listed Dromana Drive-In is one of just a handful that remain.