We want you to experience all of the Mornington Peninsula and that includes indulging in the natural wonder of the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs and experiencing all the flora and fauna of the area by sharing knowledge of places and attractions. Our indigenous plantings will encourage insect and bird life back to the garden as well as some reptiles.
- Create and improve a landscape surrounding our accommodation that is reflective of the native indigenous flora of the area.
- Develop processes that will minimise damage to the environment and conserve water.
- Gain knowledge of environmental matters and pass onto staff/guests.
The Mornington Peninsula Shires policy aligns well with our own.
- Nurturing our local character and sense of place.
- Protecting our environment and talking climate change.
- Creating safe, healthy and engaged communities.
- Supporting a Sustainable Peninsula Economy.
- Being responsive, accountable and forward looking.
Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve
Designated a Biosphere Reserve in November 2002, the first in more than 20 years and it has a combined area of 2,142 square kilometres, approximately one third of which covers coastal areas and the waters of Western Port.
The Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is the most biodiverse 750 sq km in the state. Almost all native wildlife and many plants on the Mornington Peninsula are declining in range and number. The animals are in an advanced stage of creeping local extinction.
This can be partly due to a process known as extinction debt, where the effects of long past destructive practices may only now be becoming obvious.
SPIFFA (Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association)
Promotes a scientific approach to biodiversity conservation and support the preservation of existing habitat and the systematic restoration of environmental values, habitat and biodiversity on both public and private lands through encouraging consultation and providing information, education and training.
We are happy to support SPIFFA… have a look at their website for more information.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs – a natural wonder
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs started as a rumour that hot geothermal water had been discovered on the Mornington Peninsula in 1979, and a search of Department of Minerals and Energy records substantiated it. The 50oC naturally hot mineral spring water flows from an underground aquifer 637 metres below the surface. The water runs untouched direct from the source to the pools, which range between 37oC and 43oC. Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs thermal mineral water contains a range of naturally occurring minerals including sulpher, calcium, magnesium, potassium and many others and is classified as a “Sodium Chloride Bicarbonate Spring” (Na-C1.HC03).
The therapeutic mineral benefits of the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs are said to include the alleviation of neuralgia, bruising, articular rheumatism, stiffness of the shoulders, recovery from fatigue and muscular complaints and enhancing fertility.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
For information on their wetlands project..read our blog on the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs