Destination guide

Take a break in Mornington

Located in vibrant Victoria, Mornington is a lovely place for relaxation within a stunning natural landscape. From local fruit and alfresco dining to beautiful beaches and peaceful parklands, Mornington is the perfect spot to take it slow and easy. Holiday homes to rent in Mornington give you quick access to the best the peninsula has to offer, whatever you’re looking to do on your Australian holiday.

Things to do

Unwind in Mornington

There’s no better way to unwind than with colourful gardens and quaint attractions. Mornington holiday homes are made for sunny days and lasting memories, especially when you visit places like Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens, an immaculately landscaped garden with a hedge maze and lavender farm, or Mornington Peninsula National Park, a scenic swimming and surfing locale with a variety of beach activities. The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a great landmark for history buffs, complete with a museum and tours, as well as Fort Nepean, an 18th-century fortress with military defence displays.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Mornington

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Mornington a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mornington Country Golf Course (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Barmah Park Wines (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Dromana Estate Winery (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • B'Darra Estate Vinyard (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Devil Bend Golf Club (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Foxeys Hangout (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Mornington

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Mornington

Mornington is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful gardens. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Mornington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mornington Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Karrawingi Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Rm Hooper Oval (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Heronswood Garden (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Redhill Recreation Reserve (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Arthurs Seat State Park (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
Beaches

Sun and surf in Mornington

With its rugged coastline and tranquil waters, Mornington offers excellent beaches near holiday homes for the perfect seaside experience. Mills Beach, with its white-sand beaches and shallow waters, is ideal for families, while surfers will appreciate the massive swells and stunning views in Gunnamatta Beach. Point Leo is a good choice for beginner surfers looking for gentle swells and calm waters, and those looking for relaxation will enjoy the hidden path and dramatic cliffs forming a backdrop on Point King.

How to get there

Transport to and around Mornington

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 33.4 mi (53.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 34.8 mi (56 km) away.

How to get around

Transport in and around Mornington

Though it may feel like a secluded paradise, Mornington connects to the local areas through many modes of public transport, including buses, trains, and ferries. Rental cars are also a popular way to get to and from holiday homes to the local venues and landmarks, giving you time to enjoy the area at your own pace. You can also visit many places on foot, via nature trails, hiking trails, and biking trails, so you can get in touch with nature and see some unique landmarks or wildlife along the way.

Family friendly

Family fun in Mornington

Family bonding and adventure is abundant in Mornington, thanks to its many kid-friendly activities and locations. Holiday homes can be found near places perfect for little nature lovers, history buffs and adventurers, including the Enchanted Adventure Garden – a theme park with mazes and zip-lining through treetops – and Sorrento Back Beach, a swimming spot with large rock pools and low tides ideal for swimming and snorkelling among colourful fish. There’s also Dinosaur World Somerville, a family fun centre with educational dinosaur exhibits and interactive fossil digs, and Arthurs Seat State Park, a charming public park with sweeping bay views and wildlife hikes for some exercise and wildlife spotting.

Good for couples

Rekindle the romance in Mornington

If you’re looking for some romance with your partner, nothing beats Mornington. From gondola rides over the state forest in Arthurs Seat Eagle-Summit Station, to strolling along the scenic seafront of Gunnamatta Ocean Beach, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for love and enjoyment. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery offers a showcase of Australian and serene landscape art to catch your interest, and Seawinds Gardens, a historic garden with walking paths and seasonal foliage, is perfect for couples.

Where to stay near Mornington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 590 holiday rentals near Mornington. From 456 Houses to 27 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mornington 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 Mornington?

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

  • Mornington Park: 2,833 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Country Golf Course: 2,651 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Racecourse: 2,964 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,051 holiday rentals
  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit: 1,814 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mornington 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 Mornington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 456 Houses in Mornington. Our other popular types of Mornington holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 27 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 47 holiday houses
  • Studios: 55 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mornington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 166 holiday homes with pool available in Mornington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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