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Published August 19th 2015
If you are the kind of person who groans in frustration when the day becomes dark and rainy, you might be wondering how you can pass the time in Mornington Peninsula. The good news is that there are plenty of things to do indoors when it's a little wet outdoors – we have shared some of our favourite attractions and activities here:
▪ Art and Culture If you are an art lover, you will be pleased to learn that there are a number of galleries in the area. All of them are open over the weekend (many of them also open their doors during the week) and specialise in local, national and international artists. You might even find a stunning piece or two to take home with you.
Believe it or not, the Mornington Peninsula is actually filled with history, as it was actually one of the first areas settled in Victoria. If you are interested in learning more about the history of our great land, we highly recommend paying a visit to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The accompanying museum details our maritime history.
▪ Enjoy some Cheese At nearby Red Hill Cheese you can taste some of the most delicious cheeses produced in Victoria. Each is made from fresh ewe, cows and goats milk, and vegetarian rennet is also used. Here you can see the cheeses being made, as well as have a taste or two. Don't hesitate to pick up a couple of wedges to enjoy back at your accommodation.
There is an abundance of wineries around Mornington Peninsula, so a tasting is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon. Some of the nearby vineyards include Stonier Wines and Paradigm Hill. Many of the wineries also have an onsite café or restaurant, so you can enjoy a delicious meal alongside some tasty wine.
▪ Grab a Bargain Whether you're browsing the stores in the main street or you've travelled to one of the nearby towns, Mornington Peninsula is perfect for some retail therapy. There are some lovely little boutiques selling one-of-a-kind wares that you should definitely check out, not to mention the delicious chocolate store in Flinders.
▪ Rest and Relaxation If you are the kind of person who enjoys a bit of pampering, you won't be disappointed. There are a number of day spas in the region, each offering an array of treatments (massages are always popular). We also suggest paying a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs – it's the perfect place to unwind, even when it's raining, with other treatments on offer, too.
So, if you are staying in Mornington Peninsula for a little getaway only to discover that it's supposed to rain for most of your trip – don't despair! There are plenty of attractions and activities for you to enjoy that will keep you indoors where it's warm and dry. Regardless of whether you're travelling with the kids, a significant other or friends, we're sure you'll find something to do.