Location Mornington Victoria 3931 Australia
Mornington (including Mt Eliza, Moorooduc and Mt Martha)
Population : about 18 000
Mornington is the principal settlement of the Mornington Peninsula and a popular seaside resort destination for Melbourne daytrippers
Although it is a popular holiday destination, Mornington is not too congested and retains something of the feel of the old fishing and boating port that it once was.
Main Street runs off the Nepean Highway through the town and out to the coast at Schnapper Point or after the snapper fish which is common in the local waters.
Schnapper Point has a jetty, a boat-launching ramp and a yacht club. Mornington Park is nearby. The Esplanade follows the shoreline which consists of a series of small, attractive bays and safe beaches which extend for about 20 km from Mt Martha in the south to Mt Eliza in the north.
To the south of Schnapper Point are Fishermans Beach, where there is another boat-launching ramp, Fossil Beach, where 25-million-year-old fossils have been found, and Mt Martha Beach.
Mornington features some fine residences on Beleura Hill, some quality eatries, a good range of shops, cafes, galleries, boutiques, antique and craft stores in Main St.
THINGS TO DO :
The Coast- Schnapper Point has a boardwalk overlooking Mornington pier and harbour where there is a substantial yacht club and a boat-launching ramp.
The Old Post Office Museum The museum has displays of old telecommunications equipment and items pertaining to local history, along with Victorian memorabilia.
They are housed in the former post office (1863) at the corner of Main St and The Esplanade.
Oakbank Children's Farm is based on a property established c.1870. It offers children tractor rides and a chance to milk cows, feed farm animals etc.
Directions: Mornington is situated on high ground adjacent and overlooking Port Phillip Bay, 52 km south of rne's CBD via the Nepean Highway.