The Mornington Peninsula is wonderfully versatile.

There's the beaches, which – depending on what side of the Peninsula you're on – involve either excellent surfing or excellent swimming. Then there's the wine country. The Peninsula's rolling hills and cool climate produce some of Australia's best pinot noir and chardonnay. Not to mention some of the best cellar doors and winery restaurants.

So it can be hard to figure out where to stay – there's a lot to choose from, depending on what kind of holiday you're looking at having. Whether you’re spending a weekend in Red Hill wine country or you’ve having a coastal retreat in Portsea and Sorrento, there's something here for you.

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Polperro Farmhouse

A converted 1950s holiday home on a working vineyard with three bedrooms, a roomy bathtub and an outdoor firepit.

64 Donaldsons Road, Red Hill

Cape Schanck House

A grand beach-shack out of a futuristic dream.

Bass Vista Road, Cape Schanck
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Graceburn House

This restored 1940s weatherboard cottage is the luxury on-site accommodation for one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best restaurants. And it overlooks 27 acres of Red Hill farmland.

1175 Mornington-Flinders Road, Red Hill

The Portsea Hotel

This huge Tudor-style pub is a summer destination, reliably beset by crowds every day of the season. With views like this, we can see why.

3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea
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Hotel Sorrento

An iconic limestone pub with five bars, a stunning rooftop, restaurant and on-site accommodation with bay views.

5-15 Hotham Road, Sorrento

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

A modern oasis set among dunes and bushland, just a short walk to the beach.

Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck

Jackalope Hotel

Glamour and surrealism meet at this designer hotel.

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North

Nazaaray Estate

What this winery lacks in size, it more than makes up for in character. Whether it’s the quaint, well-appointed guesthouses (made from reconverted 1930s train carriages) or the idiosyncratic pinot noirs and pinot gris – naturally fermented with wild yeast, then hand-macerated – a visit here is sure to stand out.

266 Meakins Road, Flinders

Peninsula Hot Springs

Since opening in 2005, this spa retreat has been one of the best spots in Victoria for a steam and soak. Now that it's added luxury glamping to its services, it's a true escape.

140 Springs Lane, Fingal

Port Phillip Estate

Some of the finest food, wine and views on the entire Mornington Peninsula, which is saying something. And the accommodation is no slouch either: there's a range of king-sized suites to choose from.

263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South
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The Retreat at Main Ridge

A delightful homestay with a bucolic feel and lush views.

Address provided upon booking , Main Ridge

Fox House

A Hamptons-style summer house that's just a short walk to Mount Martha beach.

Address provided upon booking, Mount Martha