Located roughly an hour south-east from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a haven of beautiful beaches with 192km of coastline. This region also includes a wide array of national parks & green zones, walking tracks, art galleries, hot springs, produce from fertile land and a notable wine region.
The traditional lands of the Mornington Peninsula belong to the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. The rich cultural heritage of the aboriginal people is particularly evident on the sandy Nepean Peninsula, where coastal campsites containing shell middens, scar trees, and stone tool sites can be found.
Did you know?
First Australians were commonly thought to have led a nomadic life. However, they lived not too dissimilar than the way we live now with a house in the suburbs and a foreshore campsite or holiday home on the peninsula, for beach holidays an occasional rural trip away to the countryside. Some campsites and middens have been used seasonally for hundreds and thousands of years.