5 Reasons to Plan a Weekend Getaway to the Mornington Peninsula

Looking for your next holiday destination? Sure, we’d all love a few weeks off to explore Greece or Croatia – but sometimes, we have to take what we can get!

A weekend getaway is the perfect chance to recharge the batteries and relax for a couple of days, breaking up your work week without having to trek too far away.

And as far as weekend getaways go, there aren’t many better places for Melburnians and Geelongites than Mornington Peninsula. Here are 5 reasons why this is true:

  • The perfect distance
    If you want to feel a world away from Melbourne while only driving a bit over an hour, Mornington Peninsula is for you. Our cruisy coastal region is the perfect distance from Melbourne for a weekend getaway. Here, you can forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, soak up some of Victoria’s most beautiful natural landscapes and be back Sunday evening to prepare for work the next day.
  • Ideal for every budget
    Whether you’re trying not to break the bank or you’re in the mood to treat yourself, Mornington Peninsula can do both. All budgets are accommodated by a weekend getaway in our region! Budget-savvy travellers will enjoy free activities like hiking and beach-going, and have a range of options for dining like pubs and local cafes. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got exclusive wine tasting experiences, wellness retreats and award-winning fine dining institutions.
  • Try the wine
    What a dreadful mistake: we’re halfway through this article and we’ve only mentioned wine once! It goes without saying that world-class wine is one of the key attractions of the Mornington Peninsula, with more than 200 vineyards. Go your own way and choose a handful of wineries to visit in the afternoon, or make a thing of it and book a tour bus for the day.
  • Experience the Peninsula Hot Springs
    There’s just so much to see and do on the Mornington Peninsula but, if you’ve got the chance, the Hot Springs are truly one of the best reasons for a weekend getaway here. The Peninsula Hot Springs are a collection of natural geothermal mineral springs. This day spa is located in Fingal and is perfect for winter visitors. Sit back, relax, and let geothermal baths of 40°C cleanse your body and mind.
  • Sand, sun and surf
    But all of this comes back to one key element of Mornington Peninsula: it’s world-famous beaches. Mornington Peninsula has always been known for its iconic strips of sand, where sun and surf replace roads and buildings. A weekend getaway full of nature is sometimes a much-needed medicine.

Choose a fabulous holiday home from Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats for your next weekend getaway on the Mornington Peninsula. From cosy couples retreats, to large family homes, your dream getaway pad awaits. Browse our listings and make a booking today.