Just an hour's drive from central Melbourne, yet seemingly a world away,away; historical Mornington is the gateway to the abundant attractions of the glorious Mornington Peninsula. There are vineyards, wineries, olive groves, national parks, hot springs, thermal baths, historic country homes and charming small hotels - all just moments away from marvellous Mornington.
The former fishing village once known as Schnapper Point is not short of attractions, either. The boutiques of Mornington's Main Street offer a vibrant and diverse retail scene. Indeed, visitors come from far and wide to sample the home made crafts and home grown produce and to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of every Wednesday's street market.
The Mornington Farmers' Market is equally popular. Held on the second Saturday of each month, you'll find a range of produce from fruit and veg to cheese and eggs, mussels and meats, home made conserves, olive oil, treats and more, while listening to local musicians and partaking of the community run BBQ.
You can follow a visit to Victoria's oldest courthouse and adjoining lock-up with a ride on a steam or diesel heritage train along the volunteer operated Mornington Railway, which usually runs on the first three Sundays of each month.
The town at large boasts a huge variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs with some truly stunning historical buildings in the mix. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is one of the best in the country and features touring international exhibitions alongside many of our home grown household names such as Drysdale, Nolan and Dobell.
Nearby are the delights of the Mornington Beach, the Safety Beach foreshore and Mount Martha village. The views from the beaches and iconic red cliffs of bathing boxes, tranquil yachts and even Melbourne's city skyline are fabulous. Indeed, the whole Mornington Peninsula is on the doorstep of this seaside suburb.
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