Coastal Activities

The Hastings Pelicans

Looking for a fun and free activity on the Peninsula.  How about visiting the beautiful Pelicans at Hastings Wharf. These magnificent creatures are nearly always at the wharf, as they are fed daily by local fishermen. While you are in Hastings, you can also visit their fantastic playground next to the wharf ...

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Rock Pooling & Beachcombing

We are so fortunate to live in a special part of the world where we have gorgeous beaches to visit.  A fantastic and free activity that you can do with your kids is to go Rock Pooling and Beachcombing - trust me, they will love it! The best beaches to visit ...

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Beach Kite Flying

Kites can be flown just about anywhere, but there are some things to consider to make your attempts more successful! Large open spaces are obviously important, not only so that you can move around freely, but to decrease the chances of you hurting someone else. Be aware of finding a ...

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Pier Fishing

Pier fishing is a great way to introduce your kids to fishing. Being well prepared for a fishing trip will increase your changes of success and ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Consider suitable fishing rods, appropriate tackle, bait board and knife, suitable clothing, food & drink, container for bait, ...

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Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary

Named after its mushroom shaped reef, this park protects 80ha of the open coast of Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. Composed of sandstone rock platforms extending from the shore, the park includes sheltered rock pools, coves and a shallow reef on the ocean side. The reef is formed from ancient ...

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Patrolled Beaches

Lifesavers are only on duty when the red and yellow flags are displayed. Remember to always swim between the flags at a patrolled beach. There are a number of patrolled beaches around the Mornington Peninsula. Point Leo Surf Beach - an attractive, well-maintained beach that offers safe family bathing in summer. The ...

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