The Mornington Peninsula
is a peninsula
located south-east of Melbourne
, surrounded by Port Phillip Bay
and Bass Strait
A tourist region with a variety of beaches (both sheltered and open-sea) and seaside resorts, much of the area is now regarded as a part of greater Melbourne.
Like much of Australia, there have been significant plantings of wine grapes recently, and the region's cool-climate varieties (including pinot noir) are quite highly regarded.