Bunurong country is located in south-east Victoria and covers from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson’s Promontory in the south-east, taking in the catchments of the old Carrum swamp, Tarwin River and Westernport Bay, and including Mornington Peninsula, French and Phillip Islands. In June 2021, the boundaries between the land of two of the traditional owner groups in greater Melbourne, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong, were agreed after being drawn up by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council. The new borderline runs across the city from west to east, with the CBD, Richmond and Hawthorn included on Wurundjeri land, and Albert Park, St Kilda and Caulfield on Bunurong land.
Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. The Mornington Peninsula is a region southeast of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, inland wineries and outdoor activities. A biosphere reserve, it encompasses several national parks with trails for hiking, horse-riding and cycling. Its interior is home to numerous wineries, and farms that produce cheese, fruit, olives and honey.
The peninsula extends from the mainland between Pearcedale and Frankston in a south-westerly direction for about 40 km at a width of about 15–20 kilometres. It then begins to extend roughly 15 km in a west/north-westerly direction and tapers down to a width of about 2–3 km before terminating at Point Nepean. Much of the topography is flat in the north where it connects to the mainland, however moving south-west, it soon becomes hilly, culminating in the central hilly landscapes of Boneo, Main Ridge, Red Hill, Tuerong and Moorooduc. The highest point, Arthurs Seat, located unusually close to the shoreline, stands at 305 metres above sea level. The peninsula hosts around 190 km of coastline.
Its eastern shorelines meet many mangroves and mudflats in the waters of Western Port before it tapers down to form Crib Point, Stony Point and Sandy Point at the peninsula's most south-easterly point. In the south-east between Sandy Point and West Head, the mudflats give way to sandy beaches which in turn become more and more rocky further south. In the south the peninsula meets Bass Strait and the coastline becomes very rocky between West Head and Cape Schanck. The coast between Cape Schanck and Point Nepean consists of a long slow curvature of open-sea surf beaches, many too dangerous to swim in. Its western shorelines form various headlands and bays in the sheltered waters of Port Phillip, hosting many shallow safe beaches.
Make a splash on your trip to the Mornington Peninsula. Whether visiting from Melbourne on a gastronomic day trip, spending an entire summer by the beach, or taking a tour of historic seaside villages, the region's compact size and diverse array of activities means there's plenty to fill up your days.
Take your pick of the best or set aside enough time and do the lot. Treat yourself to lunch in award-winning eateries and renowned wineries, dabble in the arts and learn about local history. Need pampering? Indulge in a relaxing thermal spa and then play a round on a magnificent cliff top golf course. Reconnect with nature in pristine national parks, or boost your adrenaline in, on and around the water with a day of surfing, scuba diving or bush walking.
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