The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour drive from Melbourne. Eventhough the humidity and hot weather is a little uncomfortable, I think Summer is the best time to come here because of its holiday resort vibe. We took a pleasant one hour ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento. As soon as we arrived, I have noticed that the Peninsula has a Mediterranean feel to it. The vibe of the town is relaxed, happy and energetic. Sorrento in particular has similar aspects to an Italian seaside town (co-incidentally, the Peninsula has a geographical shape like Italy). We travelled the stunning coastline and briefly stopped at a seaside village where we joyfully danced with the waves and felt the warm sand between our pedicured toes. The beautiful white sand beaches are overly crowded with sun seekers and the chance of finding an empty car parking space is a lot slimmer than winning lotto. The beaches are occupied by many privately owned and colourful beach huts which is a popular subject in many tourist photography.
TIP: Book 12 months in advance if you want to visit this place in Summer.