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Explore Blairgowries in holiday homes to rent

Blairgowrie is a charming seaside village brimming with local culture that you can experience from holiday homes to rent. The village has long been a favourite spot for scuba divers and is one of the top scuba destinations in all of Victoria. With its proximity to Melbourne, Blairgowrie is a great spot to unwind while still having plenty to see and do near your holiday rental. For those reasons, Blairgowrie is a great spot for all types of travellers, whether families, couples, friends or solo adventurers.

History

Heritage sites close to Blairgowrie holiday rentals

Blairgowrie’s history stretches back to the first time European settlers established a colony in southeastern Australia. The small borough adjacent to Blairgowrie is a historic point regarded as the first settlement in all of Victoria. These settlements were abandoned in the early 1800s, but the rich agricultural potential of Blairgowrie reemerged when Melbourne was established in the 1830s. You might visit heritage-listed Blairgowrie House, a neat 1870s stone villa featuring a lookout tower. Another fun activity is to search for the remains of 19th-century houses and lime-burning kilns that are identified by aloe plants.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Blairgowrie

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Blairgowrie a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sorrento Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • The Dunes Golf Links (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Pennisula Hot Springs (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • National Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Queenscliff Golf Course (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Cape Schanck Golf Course (10.6 mi / 17 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Blairgowrie

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Blairgowrie

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Blairgowrie is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blairgowrie Beach (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Sorrento Front Beach (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Rye Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Portsea Back Beach (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Point Nepean National Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Arthurs Seat State Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Blairgowrie

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 28.6 mi (46 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 44.8 mi (72.1 km) away.

How to get around

Getting to your Blairgowrie holiday accommodation

Whether you plan to head up to Melbourne or take a trip around the Mornington Peninsula, you have many great travel options. You’ll likely want to enjoy the beautiful weather by walking from your holiday accommodation to a nearby eatery or scuba spot. Taxis and car hires offer convenient transport and may the best mode of transportation for a particular destination. Coach trains connect the surrounding regions for inexpensive and timely transport, while buses can take you across town or connect you to neighbouring cities. International travellers can conveniently fly into Melbourne and then take a short taxi or bus ride to Blairgowrie.

Food & drink 

Must-try delicacies in Blairgowrie

You’ll find many places for delectable dishes in Blairgowrie, from cosy diners with kid-friendly meals to upscale fine dining with traditional seafood delicacies. Seafood is a mainstay in Blairgowrie, and for good reason. Not only is there always a fresh catch, but Mornington Peninsula has its own advisory board that ensures food integrity. The cultural influence of Melbourne is exhibited in the great variety of beer and coffee spots here. You can experience a variety of cuisine from different cultures including Italian and Thai.

Where to stay near Blairgowrie?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,891 holiday rentals near Blairgowrie. From 1,649 Houses to 47 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Blairgowrie for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Blairgowrie?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Blairgowrie. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,063 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 2,973 holiday rentals
  • Portarlington Waterfront: 1,496 holiday rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 2,935 holiday rentals
  • Pennisula Hot Springs: 2,827 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blairgowrie listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Blairgowrie?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,649 Houses in Blairgowrie. Our other popular types of Blairgowrie holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 47 holiday houses
  • Villas: 24 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 41 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Blairgowrie?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 386 holiday homes with pool available in Blairgowrie. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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