Parks near Mornington Peninsula
Surfers, divers, and holidaymakers alike flock to the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. However, there’s plenty of other places beyond the beach to get into nature in this region.
In the Mornington Peninsula's parks and reserves, you'll find places with incredible views. Discover wildlife on land and under the water. There’s plenty of history to be found here too, from forts to lighthouses and mansions.
Parks near Portsea and Sorrento
At the end of the Mornington Peninsula, Portsea is a hub for scuba diving. Portsea Hole and Popes Eye in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park are popular dive spots. During summer, the patrolled ocean beaches of Portsea and Sorento are a great place to cool off.
Parks near Dromana
The bushland of Arthurs Seat State Park provides the backdrop to the coastal town of Dromana. Drive to the summit — the highest point in the Mornington Peninsula — for spectacular views. Pay a visit to Seawinds Gardens and explore the walking tracks or enjoy a picnic.
Parks near Somers
Located close to Somers is Coolart Homestead. Pay a visit to this magnificent late Victorian mansion, dating from 1895. The surrounding grounds are just as special, containing formal gardens, walking tracks, wetlands and wildlife. Explore the beach at Somers Foreshore Reserve.
Parks near Cape Schanck and Flinders
Pay a visit to the stunning landscapes of Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve. There’s beautiful ocean views and the heritage listed lighthouse.
Nearby, you’ll several fantastic picnic areas in this section of Mornington Peninsula National Park. Try Bushrangers Bay Picnic Area or Fingal Picnic Area. If you’re a surfer, pay a visit to Gunnamatta Beach.
Explore the amazing rockpools of Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary with the family.
Parks near Frankston
More than just the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, don’t miss the opportunity to explore nature around Frankston.
Parks near Western Port Bay
The calm waters of North Western Port Nature Conservation Reserve make canoeing the ideal way to explore.
Take a passenger ferry from Stony Point across to French Island National Park. With unspoilt bushland and beach walks, you’ll feel miles away.