Top 5 Mornington Peninsula Attractions

Top 5 Mornington Peninsula Attractions

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City: Mornington Peninsula
State: Victoria
Country: Australia

Located at the tip of the state of Victoria in Australia, Mornington Peninsula is well-known as a tourist destination, offering a diverse array of natural attractions, beaches and water sports, and unusually, several landscaped mazes. There are also wineyards and farms to visit, cozy camping grounds, and many bed-and-breakfast places in the area.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Mornington Peninsula, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.

1. Point Nepean National Park

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Among the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in Victoria, Australia, the Point Nepean National Park, at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, offers amazing views of the coastline. Besides the picturesque setting, the place is also rich in history. Visitors can walk amongst old military forts and colonial settlements, or hike scenic walking trails along the cliffs.

2. Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is a 25-acre biopark in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, featuring animals and plants native to Australia. The unique experience here is a guided evening walk through the bushland, allowing visitors to spot a variety of nocturnal animals in their natural habitats. While it has a smaller quantity of flora and fauna, visitors gain more in-depth knowledge and appreciation of each, such as the spotted-tail quoll, the southern bettong, or the feathertail glider.

3. Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
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The Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, is known for having the oldest landscaped hedge maze in the country, featuring more than 1000 cypress trees standing at over 3m high. Other highlights here include the beautiful circular Rose Maze with 217 different rose varieties, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, which has more than 40 varieties of lavender flowers.

4. McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
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The McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery is a sculpture and exhibition space for modern and contemporary art, displaying over 100 works by prominent Australian sculptors in its landscaped outdoor gardens. Committed to curating and developing the art scene in Australia, as well as Victoria, and the Mornington Peninsula, the 3 indoor galleries feature a collection of artworks on paper, paintings, photography, and sculptures. Wander the grounds, and each turn leads to something novel.

5. Arthurs Seat Eagle
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The Arthurs Seat Eagle is an aerial gondola lift operated from a base station in Dromana to the summit of Arthurs Seat, in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. It replaced the Arthurs Seat Chairlift which was closed in 2006. Each of the 34 gondolas travel at an average speed of 1.5 metres per second, taking approximately 15 minutes to ascend or descend from the 305 metres high summit. Passing high over the beautiful Arthurs Seat State Park, the ride offers a fantastic view of the surroundings.