The region is rightly famous for its wine but David Reyne finds there are other delights on offer.
Patricia Maunder discovers the bounties of the Western Port Bay side of the Mornington Peninsula.
Heritage dwellings offer glimpses into the past amid gentile surroundings, writes Alistair Smith.
Stillwater at Crittenden is one of the best winery-restaurants on the peninsula.
WHAT started off as a casual weekend drive to Dromana to look for some tomato seeds ended up as a leisurely lunch that will long be remembered for its wow factor.
Patricia Maunder enjoys the sea views but turns up her nose at a shell of cigarette butts.
Wineries are now as much about palettes as they are about palates, writes Patricia Maunder.
Dromana (including Arthurs Seat and Safety Beach)
Beach resort at the foot of Arthur's Seat
70 km south of Melbourne on the southern rim of Port Phillip Bay, Dromana is a holiday resort of some 6600 people with its beaches situated at the foot of Arthurs Seat - a steep granite hill (305 metres above sea-level) which can be ascended by road, walking track or chairlift.