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Mornington Peninsula

The peninsula that forms the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay with Western Port Bay further to the west.

Once a collection of fishing villages and small farms and long before motor cars, the region became a major vacation destination for people from Melbourne with the introduction of bay paddle steamers and schooners. It remains one of the state’s most popular vacation areas.

Portsea

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The township furthermost along the bay side of the Mornington Peninsula and next to the Point Nepean National Park is Portsea.  The… Read More »Portsea

Sorrento

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Between Portsea and Blaigowrie is the resort township of Sorrento. In addition to being a very popular holiday resort, Sorrento… Read More »Sorrento

Blairgowrie

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Blairgowrie is a small holiday town toward the end of the Mornington Peninsula and between the towns of Rye and Sorrento.… Read More »Blairgowrie

Dromana

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Since first settlement in the mid 19th century, Dromona has been a bayside resort town with the addition of a… Read More »Dromana

Rosebud

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Located to the west of Arthurs Seat and Dromana, Rosebud is now a modern and a very popular vacation resort town and particularly… Read More »Rosebud

Flinders

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Flinders is a small coastal town of some 900 people at the very western edge of the opening to Western… Read More »Flinders

Mornington

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Mornington is the largest of the peninsula bayside townships with a population over 22,000 and rapidly expanding.  The modern township… Read More »Mornington

Somers

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Somers is a small town of around 1,500 on the peninsula coast facing onto Western Port Bay. It is located… Read More »Somers

Hastings

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What began as a fishing village in the mid 1800s is now a flourishing town of over 7,000. Called Kings… Read More »Hastings

Point Leo

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Located between Flinders and Somers on the eastern side of the peninsula, Point Leo is a small coastal village with a reputation as a… Read More »Point Leo