The Mornington Peninsula in Pictures: 45 Stunning Instagram Photos

Whether you love nature, photography, food, wine, or outdoor adventures, Mornington Peninsula is a dream come true. You’ll find lavender fields, hot springs, vineyards, quality cafés and restaurants, crystal clear waters, walking trails, jetties, brightly painted beach houses, markets, and local produce. So slip into low gear and take your time meandering through this small but vibrant part of Victoria. Photographers have been credited with their Instagram names.

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: _Deanie_
The turquoise waters of Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: _Deanie_
Camping by the beach. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Aisha_Jade
Camping by the beach. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Aisha_Jade
A Mini Kitchen, Rye. On the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Miss.Lissa_camera
A message with your coffee. “Some day everything will make perfect sense, so for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” A Mini Kitchen in Rye. On the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Miss.Lissa_camera
Crystal clear waters. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: NathanMarshal.au
Crystal clear waters. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: NathanMarshal.au
Benton Rise Farm and their free range chickens. Mornington Pensinsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BentonRiseFarm
Benton Rise Farm and their free range chickens. Mornington Pensinsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BentonRiseFarm
Easy like Sunday morning. Photo: YoungBeauty_Salon
Easy like Sunday morning. Photo: YoungBeauty_Salon

RED HILL

Chardonnay and a view at Port Phillip Estate. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: the_backpack_
Chardonnay and a view at Port Phillip Estate. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: the_backpack_
Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove near Red Hill South, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: LoveAndRich
Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove near Red Hill South, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: LoveAndRich
Foodies delight. lunch or dinner by the fireplace. Red Hill Epicurean. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RedHillEpicurean
Foodies delight. lunch or dinner by the fireplace. Red Hill Epicurean. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RedHillEpicurean

MORNINGTON

Store Fifteen, Mornington on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KateWalker_Design
Store Fifteen, Mornington on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KateWalker_Design

FRANKSTON

dog-friendly Franklin Coffee, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Dog-friendly Franklin Coffee, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Road tripping the Mornington Peninsula Victoria, Australia. Photo: ThisDarlingHeart
Road tripping the Mornington Peninsula Victoria, Australia. Photo: ThisDarlingHeart

MOUNT MARTHA

Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KesslerMarkus
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KesslerMarkus
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Salt_diamond
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Salt_diamond
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Q_Strategies
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Q_Strategies
Fresh way to start the morning. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Matt_Burgess_Photo
Fresh way to start the morning. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Matt_Burgess_Photo
Cliff jumping at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: MollyHeath_Photographer
Cliff jumping at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: MollyHeath_Photographer
Cliff jumping at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: AshleyNLincoln
Cliff jumping at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: AshleyNLincoln
Turquoise waters at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BeachMatt
Turquoise waters at the Pillars, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BeachMatt
Balcombe Creek Boardwalk, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KateWalker_Design
Balcombe Creek Boardwalk, Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: KateWalker_Design

DROMANA – Safety Beach

Franklin's Lookout, Arthur's Seat State Park, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Franklin’s Lookout, Arthur’s Seat State Park, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: TheStudentTravels
Dees Kitchen, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: DeesKitchenDromana
Dees Kitchen, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: DeesKitchenDromana
The Alley Espresso, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Richard.Pix
The Alley Espresso, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Richard.Pix
Chili harvest at Heronswood, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: SmileWithHealth
Chili harvest at Heronswood, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: SmileWithHealth
Cafe Del Sol, Safety Beach, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: CafeDelSolCaravan
Cafe Del Sol, Safety Beach, Dromana. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: CafeDelSolCaravan
Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat near Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: EnchantedAdventure
Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat near Mount Martha. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: EnchantedAdventure

ROSEBUD

Rosebud Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: HayleyHamling
Rosebud Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: HayleyHamling

SORRENTO – Portsea, Back Beach, Blairgowrie

Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RegularSteve
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RegularSteve
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: AlWilsonPics
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: AlWilsonPics
Rockpool swimming at Back Beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: HelloItsMary
Rockpool swimming at Back Beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: HelloItsMary
Blairgowrie Back Beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: TheLoveAssembly
Blairgowrie Back Beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: TheLoveAssembly
Portsea jetties, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: JemilioCano
Portsea jetties, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: JemilioCano
Swimming at Diamond Bay in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: EbFlett
Swimming at Diamond Bay in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: EbFlett
Café culture in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Sorrento_village
Café culture in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Sorrento_village
Kayaking. Best way to explore the Mornington Peninsula.  Victoria, Australia. Photo: JakeDoh
Kayaking. Best way to explore the Mornington Peninsula. Victoria, Australia. Photo: JakeDoh
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula.  Victoria, Australia. Photo: TimMirdz
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula. Victoria, Australia. Photo: TimMirdz

PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Eagle Ridge Golf Course near Mornington Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula.  Victoria, Australia. Photo: EagleRidgeGolf
Eagle Ridge Golf Course near Mornington Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula. Victoria, Australia. Photo: EagleRidgeGolf
Peninsula Hot Springs near Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Brevent_Weekend
Peninsula Hot Springs near Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Brevent_Weekend
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Peninsula Hot Springs near Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: PeninsulaHOtSprings
Gunnamatta Trail Rides on Gunnamatta Beach.  Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: GunnamattaTrailRides
Gunnamatta Trail Rides on Gunnamatta Beach. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: GunnamattaTrailRides

CAPE SCHANCK

Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BLT.Photography.Mornington
Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: BLT.Photography.Mornington
Cape Schanck boardwalk. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: LauraAlyceBell
Cape Schanck boardwalk. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: LauraAlyceBell

FLINDERS

Flinders fields near Cape Schanck. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Lucy.Cliffe
Flinders fields near Cape Schanck. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Lucy.Cliffe

SOMERS

Somer's winter market. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RebeccaWinther
Somer’s winter market. Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Photo: RebeccaWinther

SHOREHAM

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Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.

A great way to see Australia is by road trip, and an economical way of doing that is by hiring a campervan. For trips longer than three months, the best deal is to buy a used campervan and sell it back when you’re finished.

For more blogs about the region, visit the blog map.

Happy travels!

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