Peppers Moonah Links Resort - About the Mornington Peninsula
Located less than an hour from Melbourne's bustling CBD, Mornington Peninsula is a popular getaway destination for those seeking a seaside holiday or fantastic bottle of wine. Known as one of the greatest wine growing regions, Victoria's Mornington Peninsula is comprised of a variety of charming towns and villages with a distinctly Mediterranean air.
The varied coastal scenery attracts all kinds of travellers, from families to adventurers. The Western shores of Port Phillip Bay boasts family friendly beaches while the southern shores are famous for the dunes and steep cliffs of the Cape Schanck National Park. Western Port Bay is known for its pristine foreshore and quiet villages, ideal for a quiet escape.
Home to over 60 cellar doors and 170 vineyards, the Mornington Peninsula has built a solid reputation for its fine pinot noir and chardonnay. A mouth watering selection of local produce and cheese platters can be found in the myriad of restaurants and cafes, while freshly picked ingredients can be bought straight from farm gates and roadside stalls.
Home to Victoria's greatest concentration of golf courses, visitors can take their pick of over 18 distinguished courses for both the low handicapper and casual player. Four of the courses are rated in Australia's top 100 so guests are ensured the cream of the golfing crop.
The incredible landscape of Mornington Peninsula is not only beautiful but also provides endless opportunities for sightseeing and exploration. Over 25,000 hectares of National Park in the Peninsula lead to walking tracks of all lengths, including the trail leading to Point Nepean. Until recently this historic site was closed to the public for more than 100 years, but now features wartime military installations at the very peak. As the area is surrounded by water it also lends itself to be an exciting aquatic playground great for surfing, scuba diving, sailing, diving, and swimming with dolphins and seals. Another favourite activity for locals is perusing the lively markets alongside the celebrated and colourful galleries.