Drive along Mornington Peninsula’s coastlines with their waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish cliff-top mansions and you could well imagine that you’ve arrived in the Mediterranean. Cliff-top mansions, lively local markets, grand historic gardens and galleries spilling over with art seaside villages. The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, but it seems a world away. In fact, the peninsula now has an air that’s reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with its vineyards and olive groves, its historic country house retreats and intimate hotels. You can travel the length of our coastlines, stopping at our seaside villages, or just meander back and forth from one coast to the other on country roads with glorious views.