Book your Mornington Peninsula retreat and be inspired

A creative retreat to the Mornington Peninsula is perfect for those seeking an inspirational escape within easy driving distance of Melbourne. The Mornington Peninsula is home to beautiful beaches, great cafes, fine dining and wineries, fantastic hikes, and ideally for creatives, some of the best markets and galleries in Victoria.

Beaches and Hot Springs

We have 180 kilometres of coastline on the Mornington Peninsula to visit – find a secluded beach or people-watch at Australia’s iconic Portsea Back Beach.  Explore calm and safe swimming bay beaches at Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Rye and Tootgarook, or visit the more rugged and wild coast of Bass Strait at Portsea, Sorrento, Rye and Gunnamatta.


There are plenty of sign-posted walking trails and if you decide to go swimming at the back beach always remember to swim between the flags at lifesaver patrolled beaches.



We are also just 8 mins away from the popular Peninsula Hot Springs & day spa with offerings such as a cave pool, sauna, bath house & reflexology walk. Take time out from your retreat to indulge yourself in the thermal mineral pools for the ultimate relaxation experience. For more info click here.

Mornington Peninsula for artists

The MP Regional Gallery in Mornington is one of Australia’s best regional galleries and is renowned for its Australian art exhibitions. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday 10am til 5pm.


There’s lots to discover in our region while on your Mornington Peninsula retreat. The rugged coastline of Cape Schanck and Bushrangers Bay are amazing places to visit for painting, sketching or photography excursions.


The famous steps at Cape Schanck are a popular place for invigorating walks for the energetic retreat visitors. Find inspiration and start planning your creative getaway today.

Local Markets

We keep guides and brochures on site so you can research all that our region has to offer, however as a creative we don’t want you to miss our wonderful regional markets and gallery while on your Mornington Peninsula retreat.

The Red Hill Community Market is a local favourite – it occurs on the first Saturday of every month and features over 300 stalls of locally grown, produced or created goods.

The Boneo Community Market is held on the third Saturday of each month and you’ll find fresh produce, artisan products, tasty treats, plants and flowers.

The Emu Plains Market at Balnarring is very inspiring for craft-lovers on holiday and is one of the most picturesque venues for a market. Situated amongst the stringy barks it features stalls by growers, makers and artists. Skip breakfast to save room for delicious locally-made sweet and savoury foods.

For more things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, click here.