Mornington Peninsula holiday houses and villas are found in an area of central Victoria that is naturally diverse while affording everything a holidaymaker could want. Natural attractions include numerous beaches both sheltered and open sea making this area perfect for families in search of shallow safe beaches for swimming and relaxing and surfers in search of thrilling waves. All the water sports are found here, from fishing to sailing to scuba diving which is particularly good with wreck, reef, scallop, seal and drift dives. Hang gliding is also possible from the steep cliffs around Point Nepean.
Inland there are farms, mountains, wineries, golf courses galore and park lands. In fact, if you’re wanting a few round of golf while staying in a holiday villa or apartment on Mornington Peninsula you have a choice of 14 excellent clubs and courses from Devilbend Golf Club with 18 holes to National Golf Club with 54 holes. Many of the wineries here have guided tours and tastings as well as excellent restaurants. Be sure to try the local Pinot Noir, they don’t produce much wine here but what they do is excellent.
In a Mornington Peninsula holiday villa you are in one of four biosphere reserves in Victoria so not surprisingly there are twelve natural parks from Arthur’s Seat State Park, the highest point on the peninsula at 305 meters above sea level down to Coolart Wetlands. Nature here is as diverse as it is interesting from mangroves to bush land, from rocky coast to meadows. Running, cycling, hiking and mountain biking are all popular past times.
A stay in a Mornington Peninsula holiday home is full of surprises. During August and September you can see the largest range of Cold Growing Orchids in the world at The Australian Orchid Nursery; tens of thousand of native Australian Orchids and Cymbidium. If you want something more active take the ferry to either Phillip Island to spend time with the famous Fairy Penguins, or to French Island which has the largest Koala Bear population in Australia.
Holiday villas on the Mornington Peninsula enjoy warm weather in summer, beautiful springs, mild autumns and damp, cool winters. The height of summer is between December and February, mid-winter in July.
The closest airport to the Mornington Peninsula self catering villas is Melbourne International Airport. Some parts of the peninsula are close to Melbourne suburbs. You can get there throughout the year from London-Heathrow (LHR) via Singapore, Manchester Airport (Man) via Doha and others. Airlines serving Melbourne from the UK are Qantas, British Airways, Jal, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Air France among many more.