Places to Visit

    Kingswim – dedicated learn to swim school

    Swimming is an integral part of Australian culture and at Kingswim, we believe that children should have the opportunity to learn to swim in an enjoyable and rewarding environment. Kingswim are Learn to Swim specialists and we’ve been teaching kids on the Peninsula for over 30 years. With 3 local centres in ...


    Emu Plains Market

    One of the region's coolest and most popular outdoor attractions, the Emu Plains Market is a celebration of the Peninsula's unique culture, creative artisans and diverse producers. Beneath the sun dappled gumtree canopy, local traders transform this bush setting into a snaking trail of colourful market stalls welcoming people to the ...


Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)

The Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) is the Peninsula’s premier Fitness, Aquatics and Fun PARC connecting individuals and communities through diverse and exciting aquatic and physical activities.  

Somerville Saturday Market

  • (03) 5977 6980
  • 2 Eramosa Road West, Somerville
  • Website

Second Saturday of the month excluding January from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Stalls can range from bric a brac to jewellery, clothes, plants, toys, soaps, crafts, fruit and vegetables, cards, tools and furniture.

Crib Point Community Market

2nd Saturday of the Month from 9am to 1pm. The spirit of Crib Point Community Market is one of community support and inclusion, promoting locally made hand crafted products, local produce, local Party Plan consultants, local up-cycled products and local small Home Business that sell new products in a relaxed and ...

Bellarine Railway – Queenscliffe

The Bellarine Railway has been operated and maintained by dedicated volunteers since 1979 and features a unique collection of heritage locomotives and carriages from around Australia. Heritage Steam and Diesel Trains offer scenic trips between Queenscliff and Drysdale. Special Occasion Charters are also available along with Train Driver Experiences, Family Specials and Events which include ...

Peninsula Hot Springs

On the beautiful Mornington Peninsula natural hot mineral waters are flowing from deep under ground and into the pools and private baths at Peninsula Hot Springs. Bathe, relax at the Spa Dreaming Centre and dine in the café at this tranquil coastal oasis of health and wellbeing. ….Entering the bathing area ...

Icehouse Ice Rinks

  • 1300 756 699
  • 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands
  • Website

The venue contains two Olympic sized ice rinks, sound and light systems, stadium seating and a café, bar and function rooms. It offers something fun for everyone, young or old – whether you’re an ice skating enthusiast or a beginner. There are skates for children as young as 3 years old. Plus ...

Melbourne Aquarium

  • 9923 5999
  • cnr Flinders & King St, Melbourne
  • Website

Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover. Marvel at the penguins, be mesmerised by the Seahorse Pier, explore the stunning, floor-to-ceiling Coral Atoll, and dive deep into the depths of the southern Ocean in Sharks Alive.    

Puffing Billy

  • 9757 0700
  • 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
  • Website

This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days. Puffing Billy Railway travels from Belgrave to Lakeside and Gembrook in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.

Melbourne Museum

  • 1300 130 152
  • 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
  • Website

Melbourne Museum explores life from environment to culture and history. It includes a gallery just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, a living rainforest, Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. The discovery centre is home to dinosaur skeletons, animals, plants, history and technology.


  • 9392 4800
  • 2 Booker St, Spotswood
  • Website

The museum presents science and technology in unexpected and involving ways. Hands-on participation is positively encouraged and visitors can take part in live demonstrations, shows, guided tours and special activities. Scienceworks is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium.  

Werribee Zoo

  • 9731 9600
  • K Rd, Werribee South
  • Website

A unique opportunity to experience an African adventure closer to home. Encounter the magnificent animals of the African savannah in an open range environment where the animals are given the space to behave as they would in their natural habitats.

Melbourne Zoo

  • 9285 9300
  • Elliott Ave, Parkville
  • Website

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. The Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. They also have exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.

Bunnings Indoor Playgrounds

  • Check website for your closest store
  • Website

Every Bunnings Warehouse is home to a great indoor playground and best of all - it's completely FREE to use! Most stores also have a cafe conveniently beside for the mums and dads to grab a coffee while the kids play.

Polperro Dolphin Swims

Polperro Dolphin Swims offers you the opportunity to observe and swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in Port Phillip Bay.  Reef and seal swims are often part of our trips, so be prepared to see and experience much more than just dolphins. 

Tube Slides

  • 5981 8449
  • 55 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat
  • Website

Chose from 1 of the 4 snow-free ski runs, then sit inside a donut shaped tube and fly down the giant run. Twists and turns and views from high on Arthurs Seat all add to the excitement.

Trout Fishing

  • 5989 2578
  • 52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill
  • Website

Within the Ripe'N'Ready Cherry Farm is a large trout fishing dam full of Rainbow Trout and Silver Perch. With fish up to a kilo, you'll be in for a treat. By appointment only.  

Sorrento Ghost Tours

Visit around 12 Historical locations, at least 8 of which are believed to be occupied by Ghosts, including the Continental Hotel, Athenaeum Cinema & Three Palms Restaurant. Tour Length: 2 hoursTour Operates Regardless of weather. 2 hour historical tours also available. Bookings essential.Cost $25.00 ppChildren under the age of 15 $15Family of ...

Peninsula Kayak Hire

  • 0417 551 373
  • North Beach, Mt Martha
  • Website

Paddlers can experience a completely different perspective exploring the local coastline or Balcombe Estuary on easy to use single or double kayaks.  

Peninsula Stand Up Paddle Board

  • 0448 563 339
  • Henry Wilson Dr, Rosebud
  • Website

Providing board hire or lessons at a variety of Mornington Peninsula locations. A lesson can be tailor to suit everyone - from children to grandparents.

Peninsula Laser Tag

  • 1300 728 858
  • Hearn Rd, Mt Martha
  • Website

The world’s leading state of the art gaming equipment and qualified friendly staff that will ensure participants game play is an unforgettable experience every time. Booking essential.

Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Experience the beauty of swimming with wild dolphins and seals.  Moonraker Dolphin Swims specialises in offering guests the chance to encounter wild Bottle Nose Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals, and beautiful colorful fish in pristine Marine Parks.

The Shed Skatepark

  • 5996 8898
  • New Holland Dr, Cranbourne
  • Website

Australia'a biggest indoor skatepark features everything most riders would want in a skate park, plus loads of space to watch. Catering for all levels of rider and has a huge street course and foam pit. 

The entire park is covered with a special ramp surface that delivers a smooth ride.

Mornington Railway

Mornington Railway is a heritage broad gauge railway operating in the Mornington Peninsula between Moorooduc and Mornington. We have both Steam and Diesel heritage locomotives and heritage passenger cars. Running days are normally the first three Sundays of each month, year round. The two main stations on the Mornington line are Moorooduc and ...

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits 16 sites across the Peninsula from Monday to Saturday each week. Click on the website link to find out when they will be at a location near you.

Somerville Library

Somerville Library hosts a range of special events and regular activities, including storytime sessions for babies and young children and internet and computer classes.   Tiny Tots (9m-3yrs) Thursdays 11am-11.30am Join us for our weekly storytime sessions tailored for toddlers! Enjoy 30 minutes of fun songs, rhymes and stories. Encourage your child to develop ...

Sorrento Fine Art Gallery

  • 5984 3880
  • 4/3301 Pt Nepean Rd, Sorrento
  • Website

Combined with Flinders Fine Art Gallery, it houses over 250 original traditional and contemporary paintings.

Red Hill Vintage Fair

  • Red Hill Consolidated School
  • Website

Around 60 stalls featuring vintage and eclectic goods, fresh local produce and children’s entertainment. $2 entry fee per adult. Held on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Dromana Market

  • 59310022
  • Dromana 3 Drive-In
  • Website

Held at the Dromana 3 Drive-in. Market operates between October and May from 8am - 1pm. Check website for details.

Sorrento Athenaeum Cinemas

Showing latest release movies in comfortable cinemas.  Specials include super Tuesdays where all tickets are $9.50.  Kids birthday parties are available.

Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm

  • 5989 2578
  • 52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill
  • Website

Experience pick-your-own sweet and sour cherries when available. You can also buy freshly picked cherries, Silvan berries, raspberries and blueberries. Cherries ripen early November to the end of January, so come down and pick some delicious cherries. Trout fishing also available by appointment.

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park

The Moonlit Sanctuary is home to over 200 animals from around 30 species. These include kangaroos, koalas, owls, dingoes, reptiles, birds, wallabies and possums. Purchase a bag of wallaby food and go for a walk through the bush tracks to hand feed these very people friendly animals. In many cases ...

Nepean Historical Society Museum

Learn about the historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the Nepean Peninsula through the collections housed here. Open weekends, school holidays and some public holidays from 1:30pm - 4pm. Adults $5, Teenagers $2, chn free

Reconstructed Lime Burners Kiln

  • White Cliffs, Rye

Built as a tribute to one of the major industries for the early settlers in the Rye area. During the mid 1800's, natural limestone was mined in the Rye area, burnt in kilns and turned into lime, which was then shipped to Melbourne for use in the building industry.

Mulberry Hill

  • Bookings 03 9656 9889 M - F
  • 385 Golf Links Rd, Baxter
  • Website

Mulberry Hill is a historical house and estate. It is open on Sundays for guided tours and available for weddings, events, and group tour and education bookings. Mulberry Hill was the home of Sir Daryl (artist) & Lady Joan (author) Lindsay. Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was ...

Fossil Beach

  • Bentons Rd, Mt Martha

A significant fossil site with evidence of Australia's sea life from 10 - 15 million years ago.  The fossils were discovered in 1854 in the limestone cliffs. Most of the fossils have now been removed. Access is via the track from the cliff path near Bentons Road (near the picnic area).

First European Settlement

  • Point Nepean Rd, Sorrento

Sorrento was the site of Victoria's first official European settlement which was established by Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins in 1803 - 30 years before the founding of Melbourne. Sullivans Bay was the site of the first magistrate's court, first public hospital, first postal service and the first government printing office.  

Ballam Park Homestead

Ballam Park Homestead was built around 1855. The collection of farm machinery, Blacksmiths Shop,  Museum and Resource centre make a hub for study of local history in the area. Open Sun 1 - 5pm (except 5th Sunday of the Month).  

Coolart Homestead

  • 131 963
  • Lord Somers Rd, Somers
  • Website

Coolart's historic mansion is set in a delightful garden with wetlands, woodlands and pasture nearby. Paths take you to the beach, lagoon and wetlands. The homestead dates from 1895 and surrounding buildings include the barracks, meat house and buttery. Opening hours vary so call before going.

Flinders Market

Held twice a year (January & April) at the Flinders Cricket Ground from 9am - 2pm. See Facebook page for dates.

The Briars Homestead

The Briars 1840s Homestead houses a world renowned collection of Napoleonic memorabilia, established by Dame Mabel Brookes to mark the relationship between her Grandfather William Balcombe and the Emperor Napoleon during his exile. Open from 10am - 4pm when volunteers are on duty. Entry fee applies and bookings are recommended.

McCrae Homestead

  • 5981 2866
  • 11 Beverley Rd, McCrae
  • Website

One of Victoria's oldest homesteads, it illustrates how early pioneers used whatever they found locally to build houses and farms using primitive construction techniques. Built in 1844 by lawyer Andrew McCrae and designed by his wife, portrait artist Georgina.

Baluk Arts

  • 5975 5000
  • 6 Bruce Street, Mornington
  • Website

An Aboriginal community arts centre that acts as a gallery space displaying and selling local Aboriginal artwork. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am - 5pm. Closed public holidays.  

Whitehill Gallery

  • 5931 0146
  • 60 Old White Hill Rd, Dromana
  • Website

An exhibition gallery and sculpture walk featuring many local artists and orginal art and craft by locals artists. Take a walk in the bush garden to meet the resident alpacas – Midnight and Moonshine. Open Wed - Mon 11-5pm, public & school holidays.

Flinders Fine Art Gallery

  • 5989 0889
  • 33 Cook St, Flinders
  • Website

Combined with Sorrento Fine Art Gallery, it houses over 250 original traditional and contemporary paintings.

Oak Hill Community Arts Market

  • Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington
  • Website

Cooperative’ monthly Artist Inspired Artist's Market.  Held on the first Sunday of each month at Oak Hill 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers

  • 5989 7073
  • 290 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill
  • Website

Watch the glass being blown and beautiful artworks, platters, vases and bowls being created. Of interest to all aged children, especially if they have studied Venice. Open daily 10am-5pm.

Mornington Cinemas

  • 5975 5141
  • 1 Main St, Mornington
  • Website

Small cinema showing latest release movies.

Rosebud Trash’n’Treasure Market

Approximately 160 stalls selling trash and treasures, craft, plants and produce. Held on the 5th Saturday of the month (when this occurs) at the Rosebud Primary School (cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud).

Rosebud Lions Club Market

100+ stalls selling new and second hand items, produce and plants. Held first Sunday of the month from 7am - 2pm at the Rosbud Village Green, Point Nepean Rd (between Rosebud Parade & Eighth Avenue).

Frankston Sunday Market

  • 94621520
  • Young Street, Frankston
  • Website

Over 100 stallholders featuring fresh produce, crafts, bric-a-brac, flowers, plants and trees. Gold coin entry fee. Every Sunday from 8am - 1pm.

Rye Foreshore Market

Between 75 - 120 stalls featuring craft, plants, produce and gifts.Held on the 1st Saturday of the month from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the Rye Foreshore (opposite the post office).

Seaford Farmers Market

Held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 8am - 1pm at the Broughton St Reserve, Broughton St, Seaford.

Rosebud Cinema

Showing latest release movies in comfortable cinemas.  Specials include super Tuesdays where all tickets are $9.50.  Kids birthday parties are available.

Charlie’s Auto Museum

  • 5989 6320
  • 175 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat
  • Website

An exciting and unusual collection of model ships, planes, motor vehicles, motorcycles, bowsers, signs and memorabilia housed in a 1940's style garage and showroom. Charlie's Auto Museum is car museum housing a unique collection of over 80 motor vehicles, memorabilia, model cars & automobile paraphernalia from eras spanning over years- this ...

Pearcedale Market

Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm at the Pearcedale Community Centre, Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale

Hastings Street Market

Every Thursday between 9am - 1pm, over 40 stalls featuring fresh produce, home made goods, crafts and plants line High Street, Hastings.

Mornington Racecourse Market

  • Racecourse Road, Mornington
  • Website

Over 300 stalls with animal farm and face painting for the kids. Held at the Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Mornington on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9am - 2pm. A $3 parking fee applies.

Cape Schanck Lighthouse & Museum

  • 1300 885 259
  • 420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
  • Website

The historic light is one of the few still operating as it did during the mid 1800's. Surrounded by Magnificent historic buildings, the Cape Schanck Lightstation allows visitors to recreate in their imaginations the simple life of a bygone era. Guided Tour up into the lighthouse and out onto the balcony. Adults $16.50 ...

Red Hill Market

  • Arthur's Seat Rd, Red Hill
  • Website

Over 300 stalls of gourmet produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, art and craft. Held on the first Saturday of the month between September and May from 8am - 1pm. Parking $4.

Rosebud Community School Market

  • Cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud

Approximately 160 stalls selling craft, hand made and new products, fresh produce and plants. No used goods. Held at Rosebud Primary School, Cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud on 2nd Saturday of the month.

Mornington Midweek Market

Over 120 stalls featuring home made crafts, plants, produce, food vendors, home baked goods. Every Wednesday 9am - 2pm.

Tootgarook Primary School Market

Around 250 stalls with something for everyone raising funds for the Primary School. Held on the 4th Saturday of the month.

The Quarantine Station

Established in 1852 to protect the State against disease from foreign shores. Guided tours of approx. 1 hour include a leisurely walk around the historic buildings with time to browse through the Museum, annex, and view the varied displays of artefacts covering over 100 years of the Quarantine Station Operation.

Boneo Community Market

Our Market is held on the third Saturday of the month from 8am - 12noon, year round in all weather conditions.

Bittern Market

  • 0409 417 463
  • Bittern Railway Station, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern

Every Sunday from 8am - 1pm at Bittern Railway Station, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Over 80 stalls selling new and used goods, crafts, plants, fruit and vegetables.

Casey Race Swimming Pool & Waterslide

  • 5990 8600
  • 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne
  • Website

Four great pools including a learn-to-swim pool and a warm water pool pool; an interactive splash park for young children and a space bowl and tandom raft slide.

Fort Nepean

Built in 1882, Fort Nepean was in service until the end of World War Two. You can explore the tunnels leading to the gun emplacements and bunkers and inspect the cemetery. You can also see Cheviot Beach where Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in 1967.

Manyung Gallery

  • 9787 2953
  • 1408 Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza
  • Website

With over 200 contemporary artworks, sculpture gardens, courtyards and the Boyz@Manyung cafe. The distinctive Tuscan Castle inspired architecture, complete with oak trees, moat and drawbridge makes a visit to Manyung a truly memorable experience. Open Wed-Fri 10am-5pm & weekends 9am-5pm.

Beleura House

Beleura at Mornington, erected in 1863 has been deemed of national significance. The gardens retain elements of an earlier pre 1900 garden. The contents include furniture, fine and decorative art, soft furnishings, books, photographs and domestic goods. Visit only with a booking.

Planet Kids

  • 5975 8118
  • 7 Latham St, Mornington

Crocs Play Centre

  • 8782 0045
  • 97 Monash Drive, Lyndhurst

Topez Art Gallery

  • 5977 3349
  • 16 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb

East Coast Surf School

  • 0417 526 465