Drive along Mornington Peninsula’s coastlines lined with waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish cliff-top mansions and you could well imagine that you’ve arrived in the Mediterranean.

The Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side.

Cliff-top mansions, lively local markets, grand historic gardens and galleries spilling over with art and antiques create colour and life around the seaside villages.

The bays tempt you with every type of water sport you could wish for, from sailing to scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking.

You can walk for quiet miles along coastal trails, through national parks and on peaceful country lanes, breathing in ocean-fresh air that’s instant balm for the weary mind and body.

The Peninsula’s wineries offer 50 cellar doors, along with restaurants and cafes set in beautifully landscaped gardens and on terraces overlooking the vines.

A game of golf on one of the 18 courses can also stretch into a post-game drink on a shady verandah, dinner in a fine restaurant and a night in one of our luxury spa motel rooms.