Starry Nights: Enjoying the Night Sky in Mornington Peninsula

Is there anything more dreamy than a starry night sky in country Australia? Unaffected by light pollution, you can see the constellations in all their glory and do what humans have been doing for thousands of years: looking up at the night sky and being filled with a sense of wonderment and peace.

The Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most popular regions for enjoying a starry night sky. Here, the team at Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats tells you everything you need to know about stargazing in the Mornington Peninsula:

Is the Mornington Peninsula a good place to stargaze?

Yes! The Mornington Peninsula is one of the best regions in Victoria for enjoying a night sky full of stars. With little light pollution and a good distance away from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a popular spot for vacationers wanting to bask in the moonlight and see a beautiful array of stars.

Best places in the Mornington Peninsula to enjoy a starry night sky

With years of Mornington Peninsula knowledge under our belts, we’ve discovered some of the best spots for stargazing in the region. And lucky for you, we’ll reveal our secret spots for starry nights!

  • Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve
    Located at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula is the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve. It’s rated as one of the best places in Victoria to catch a sky full of stars on a clear night.
  • Mount Martha
    Atop Mount Martha is another popular spot for stargazing. It’s even home to the region’s observatory which we’ll discuss below.
  • Arthurs Seat Lookout
    Mornington Peninsula’s highest peak is Arthurs Seat. On a clear night, it’s one of the best places on the peninsula to look up at the stars.

Public stargazing nights at Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society

Mornington Peninsula also boasts an observatory, the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society. The society hosts public stargazing nights every first Friday night of the month at 8pm.

Best Mornington Peninsula accommodation for stargazing

If you’re less interested in the hustle and bustle and more interested in a secluded nature getaway, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats has several perfect accommodation options for you:

  • Starry Nights
    Tucked away at the end of St Andrews beach, Starry Nights is our premier listing for stargazing – as the name suggests!
  • Cape House
    Located right behind the RACV Cape Schanck golf course, the Cape House is perfectly secluded and unaffected by light pollution, giving you incredible night sky views.

Experience the stars like never before when you book in at one of our luxury Mornington Peninsula holiday homes. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats have a range of coastal getaways which are perfect for all types of travellers. Discover boutique and luxury beachside accommodation just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and book in today with the team at Ocean Blue!