Get arty in Mornington, a cosmopolitan seaside village with sidewalk cafes, colourful bathing boxes and a renowned regional gallery.
Stroll down Main Street to discover the history of this former Schnapper Point fishing village, from Victoria's oldest courthouse to the Mornington Railway.
Wander along the coast, past the iconic bathing boxes, and watch yachts bobbing out in the harbour. The nearby Morning Star Estate also offers soaring views of the Melbourne skyline, with added luxury and gourmet meals. The Rocks Restaurant overlooking the water is another stellar summer option.
Feeling creative? Check out the enviable collection of works by Sir Russell Drysdale, Sydney Nolan and Margaret Preston at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, or catch a touring international exhibition.