Looking for things to do? Huge maze gardens have activities for everyone… go tree surfing or tube sliding, wander through beautiful landscapes or stroll along boardwalks through wetlands. The nightlife gets pretty intriguing too, with moonlit tours to see endangered wildlife and ghost tours for the more daring. Choose from a range of local attractions to make the most of your visit to the Mornington Peninsula. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
Activities & Attractions
The Enchanted Maze Garden
New tube slides and the amazing indoor 3D maze at the Enchanted Maze on Arthurs Seat are exciting additions to the many gardens, mazes, animal farm, lolly shop and many more activities suitable for everyone.
Open daily from 10am – 6pm, 55 Purves Road Arthurs Seat.
Ashcombe Maze and Gardens
Wander through the gardens on the self-guided Garden Discovery Trail and learn why Ashcombe is such a magical place for people of all ages. One of Australia’s largest hedge mazes. Open daily from 10am. Shoreham-Red Hill Road Shoreham.
Rain Hayne and Shine Farmyard
Animals, hands- on activities, BBQ, playground
490 Stumpy Gully Road, Balnarring
Open daily from 10am – 4pm, weekends from 10am – 5pm
Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum
The historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse is situated at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula in the magnificent Mornington Peninsula National Park. Operating since 1859, you can explore the light tower and historic buildings on a guided tour. Open daily from 10:30am – 4pm. Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
The Lighthouse also has an option to stay overnight in one of the original lighthouse keeper’s cottages.
Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
The red brick mansion and English gardens were built over 100 years ago. Today it is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the nation. Open daily from 10am – 5pm Lord Somers Road, Somers
Ph: 03 5931 4000
A magnificent bluestone homestead built in 1871 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat. The cottage gardens, in 8 separate sections, feature annuals and perennials.
Open 7 days from 9am – 5pm
Latrobe Parade, Dromana
The drop slab construction homestead built in 1844 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat recalls the early farming days on the peninsula.
Open daily from noon – 4:30pm
11 Beverley Road, McCrae
Ph: 03 5986 5688
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Producers of Australia’s biggest strawberries. Pick your own from the fields between November and April. Visit the produce showroom and sample the strawberry fare at other times of the year. Corner Flinders and Shands Road Main Ridge.
Open daily 9am – 5pm from November – April and weekends from 11am – 4pm May – October
Pure Peninsula Honey
Enjoy free tastings of 100% pure Australian honey, see live bees at work, browse through the bee themed gift shop and read amazing bee facts. 871 Derril Road, Moorooduc. Open seven days a week from 9am – 5pm
For more attraction ideas, visit the official regional tourism website.
Charlie’s Arthurs Seat Auto Museum
Collection of motor vehicles, motor cycles, and motoring memorabilia
Purves Road Arthurs Seat
Open daily from 10:30am – 4pm January, then weekends and public holidays (closed Jul – Aug)
Ph: 0419 887 801
Nepean Historical Society Museum
Corner Ocean Beach and Melbourne Roads, Sorrento
Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30pm and every day of school holidays
Ph: 03 5984 0255
Quarantine Station Tours
Established in 1852 to protect Victoria from disease from foreign shores. Now a museum.
Point Nepean Road, Portsea
Open Saturday and Sunday and public holidays, Tuesday and Thursday school holidays
3 luxury cinemas
36 Ocean beach Road, Sorrento
30 Rosebud Pde, Rosebud
Dromana 3 Drive-In
For a fabulous evening’s movie entertainment (or a visit to their Sunday Market) the three screens at the Dromana Drive-In are perfect. Arrive early to enjoy Shel’s Diner – the classic 50s retro-styled eatery.
Visit their website to see what’s on now and coming attractions.
Top Fun Family Fun Centre
Ten pin bowling, 36 holes of mini-golf, games room
1223 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud