Mornington is a
sea side town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located
57 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
It is in the
Local Government Area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.
is known for its "village" atmosphere and its beautiful beaches.
Mornington is a popular tourist destination with Melburnians who often
make day trips to visit the area's bay beaches and wineries.
The Post Office opened on 21 May 1856 as Schnapper Point and was renamed Mornington in 1864.
town centre runs into the foreshore area and local beach, which
features a yacht club, restaurant and park with playground facilities.
is an attractive destination for shopping and features some excellent
restaurants and cafes.
The north of Mornington is also home to several
horse breeders and stables.
served by two major roadways, the Nepean Highway and Moorooduc Highway.
The Peninsula Link is planned as part of the 2008 Victorian Government
The Melbourne bus routes 781, 784, 785, and 788 services the area.
Mornington railway line closed in 1981 and reopened in 1991 as the
heritage Mornington Railway with the aims of restoring the line in
future. Trains leave from Frankston about 14 kilometres away which run
to Melbourne and other suburbs.
The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.
has a horse racing club, the Mornington Racing Club, which schedules
around twenty race meetings a year including the Mornington Cup meeting
Golfers play at the course of the Mornington Country Golf Club on Tallis Drive.
Mornington has a strong Field Hockey club competing in the Victorian Hockey League known as the Mornington Peninsula Falcons.
and its surrounding suburbs have many schools on offer including Mt
Eliza Secondary College, Mornington Secondary College, Padua College,
Toorak College and The Peninsula School.
The local schools are
quite successful in state sporting competitions, especially Mt Eliza
Secondary College who are back to back state hockey champions.
This information has been sourced from Wikipedia