Getting out of the city to Mornington Peninsula

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I spent my teenage years living on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula so I wasn’t surprised that my good friend Amy ended up settling in Mornington Peninsula when she headed over to Melbourne.  It reminds me of Whangaparaoa in a lot of ways – except of course like everything in Australia – it is so much bigger.

Mornington Peninsula is an hour drive from Melbourne CBD, or an easy train ride if you have someone who can drop you off at the station.  Melbourne CBD is visible as a silhouette on the horizon from Mornington over the ocean.


Being home to one of my oldest friends Mornington Peninsula is a must visit every time I go to Melbourne and when I visited in March for her wedding with my cousin we got to stay for a couple of days in Mornington itself.  It’s a beautiful little seaside town with a mix of boutique and mainstream shopping and amazing food.

Mornington Peninsula

We went stand up paddle boarding in the insanely clear water.  It was my first time and let me tell you it’s a hard thing to stand up on a paddle board when you are laughing!  We made it without falling in though…

Mornington Peninsula

Wandering up the beaches you can see the buildings of Melbourne silhouetted far off in the distance as you walk past the rainbow coloured beach boxes.  I spent so long photographing the boat houses and could easily have spent longer.

Mornington Peninsula

Further out on the peninsula you will find Vineyards and Peninsula Hot Springs (you can read about our visit there here).



Cat is one half of Getting Lost. She met James (the other half of Getting Lost) when she was 12 when she was camping over summer holidays. They were best friends for 25 years before finally getting together and now they live together with her 2 daughters and his daughter. Getting Lost is their story of the amazing spots they discover around this beautiful country of ours – both together and with the kids, as well as how they are making their way through blended family life. They would love it if you would join them for the ride.

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