Best time to visit the Mornington Peninsula

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You really want to time a visit to a classic beach destination like the Mornington Peninsula well. However, if you miss out on the golden window when lazing in the soft sand and snorkelling around idyllic piers are chief pleasures, non-existent crowds and more affordable accommodation are your compensation.


Average highs finally creep into the 20s in November, making it a beautiful time to explore the peninsula’s magical coastline, from the dramatic Bass Strait to the protected Port Phillip Bay. December and January involve higher temperatures both on land and in water, enticing you to go swimming — just prepare to share the space with the annual summer invasion of sun-craving holidayers. With both pleasant temperatures and kiddoes back in school, February to March is an ideal time to visit. While April may be too cold for a dip, lovely beach walks are definitely on the cards.


Sure, you missed the peak season, but there are beautiful things to do on the Mornington Peninsula during wintertime, too. Put on a jacket to go on a crisp adventure along the eye-popping (and now refreshingly empty) coast of Mornington Peninsula National Park, immerse yourself in history at Point Nepean National Park or, for a winter experience guaranteed to heat you up, plunge into the bubbling water of Peninsula Hot Springs. Pro tip: Some restaurants have seasonal hours, so plan your dinners ahead.

Average weather on the Mornington Peninsula

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology.

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