Attractions

Choose from a range of local attractions to make the most of your visit to the Mornington Peninsula. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Attractions


The Enchanted Maze Garden
New tube slides and the amazing indoor 3D maze at the Enchanted Maze on Arthurs Seat are exciting additions to the many gardens, mazes, animal farm, lolly shop and many more activities suitable for everyone.
Open daily from 10am - 6pm, 55 Purves Road Arthurs Seat.

Adult $29 Buy now
Family $96 Buy now
Child $19 Buy now

Ashcombe Maze and gardens
Wander through the gardens on the self-guided Garden Discovery Trail and learn why Ashcombe is such a magical place for people of all ages. One of Australia's largest hedge mazes. Open daily from 10am. Shoreham-Red Hill Road Shoreham. Watch Video

Moonlit Sanctuary
The ambience of Moonlit Sanctuary, eco-accredited and set in natural bushland, places it in a class of its own. Visitors rave about their interactive encounters with our very special Aussie animals.
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Arthurs Seat Eagle 
Visit the Arthurs Seat Eagle and experience a state of the art gondola ride high above the trees. Take in the breathtaking views over Port Phillip Bay. While you are visiting, make sure you leave time to grab a snack or enjoy a meal in the Eagle Café, or stretch your legs on one of the many walking trails through the Arthurs Seat State Park. Open daily from 10 am.

Nature

Bushrangers Bay walk
A moderate walk on an undulating bush track with elevated views. On the point of Bushrangers Bay is an impressive spire called Elephant Rock. Open Daily. Start at Cape Schanck and end on Boneo Road, Cape Schanck.

Cape Schanck Boardwalk
A staircase takes you from the cliff-top lookout to the wild Bass Strait coastline.
Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
Open daily

The Park at Point Nepean
Until 1988, Point Nepean was one of Australia's most secret military defence outposts. Now a labyrinth of tunnels along with lookouts, turrets, forts, flora, fauna and ocean views.
Point Nepean National Park, Portsea
Open daily 
Ph: 03 5984 4276

Historical


Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum
The historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse is situated at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula in the magnificent Mornington Peninsula National Park. Operating since 1859, you can explore the light tower and historic buildings on a guided tour. Open daily from 10:30am - 4pm. Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
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The Lighthouse also has an option to stay overnight in one of the original lighthouse keeper’s cottages.

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
The red brick mansion and English gardens were built over 100 years ago. Today it is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the nation. Open daily from 10am - 5pm Lord Somers Road, Somers
Ph: 03 5931 4000

Heronswood
A magnificent bluestone homestead built in 1871 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat. The cottage gardens, in 8 separate sections, feature annuals and perennials.
Open 7 days from 9am – 5pm
Latrobe Parade, Dromana

The Briars 
Situated in Mount Martha is a beautiful 1840’s property which is steeped in local history. The Briars has a visitor’s centre, wildlife sanctuary, wetlands, local fauna and flora, vineyard, café and picnic area to enjoy.  Open daily 9am-5pm
Nepean Highway Mount Martha. 
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McCrae Homestead
The drop slab construction homestead built in 1844 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat recalls the early farming days on the peninsula. 
Open daily from noon – 4:30pm
11 Beverley Road, McCrae
Ph: 03 5986 5688

Families

Mornington Peninsula Kids
Loving Life on the Peninsula with kids. Mornington Peninsula Kids celebrates all those great kid’s services, products, activities and events that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Mornington Peninsula Kids aim to connect local families and those visiting the Peninsula to services right on our doorstep.

Mornington Peninsula Kids website has a great range of ideas to keep the kids busy including free local highlights, low cost outings and family attractions.  It is all there in one easy resource.

For great ideas for the family visit the Mornington Peninsula Kids website.

Special interest

Charlie's Arthurs Seat Auto Museum
Collection of motor vehicles, motor cycles, and motoring memorabilia
Purves Road Arthurs Seat
Open daily from 10:30am – 4pm January, then weekends and public holidays (closed Jul – Aug) 
Ph: 0419 887 801

Nepean Historical Society Museum
Corner Ocean Beach and Melbourne Roads, Sorrento
Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30pm and every day of school holidays
Ph: 03 5984 0255

Quarantine Station Tours
Established in 1852 to protect Victoria from disease from foreign shores. Now a museum.
Point Nepean Road, Portsea
Open Saturday and Sunday and public holidays, Tuesday and Thursday school holidays

Mornington Peninsula Limousines
Sightseeing tours including galleries, wineries, restaurants, golf days
Blairgowrie
Operational daily
Ph: 03 5988 0071

Entertainment

Peninsula Cinemas
3 luxury cinemas
36 Ocean beach Road, Sorrento
30 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud
Open daily

Dromana 3 Drive-In
For a fabulous evening’s movie entertainment (or a visit to their Sunday Market) the three screens at the Dromana Drive-In are perfect. Arrive early to enjoy Shel's Diner – the classic 50s retro-styled eatery. 
Visit their website to see what’s on now and coming attractions.

Rain Hayne and Shine Farmyard
Animals, hands- on activities, BBQ, playground
490 Stumpy Gully Road, Balnarring
Open daily from 10am - 4pm, weekends from 10am - 5pm

The Big Goose 
Family friendly petting zoo and fun park. Park includes pony rides, mini golf, adventure playground, hay bail rides and a giant jumping pillow plus a lot more. 
233 Mornington-Tyabb Road Moorooduc
Open from 10am- 4pm

Top Fun Family Fun Centre
Open daily from 10am - 4pm, weekends from 10am - 5pm
Ten pin bowling, 36 holes of mini-golf, games room
1223 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud
Open daily

Lantasia at Boneo Maze 
Boneo Maze presents Lantasia a Chinese tradition of lantern making. The event features more than 100 lantern creations set in the beautiful gardens. 
695 Limestone Road 
Open daily 6pm - 10pm 

Culinary


Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Producers of Australia's biggest strawberries. Pick your own from the fields between November and April. Visit the produce showroom and sample the strawberry fare at other times of the year. Corner Flinders and Shands Road Main Ridge.
Open daily 9am - 5pm from November – April and weekends from 11am - 4pm May - October
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Pure Peninsula Honey
Enjoy free tastings of 100% pure Australian honey, see live bees at work, browse through the bee themed gift shop and read amazing bee facts. 871 Derril Road, Moorooduc. Open seven days a week from 9am - 5pm

For more attraction ideas, visit the official regional tourism website.

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