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    by aukahkay Written Mar 19, 2006

    The gap between the Mornington Peninsula and the Bellarine Peninsula is bridged by a regular passenger and vehicular ferry service between Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. Two catamarans, MV Sorrento and MV Queenscliff, ply the route on the hour throughout the year. Each vessel is capable of carrying 80 vehicles and 700 passengers. This was my first experience driving onto a vehicular ferry.

    Sorrento - Queenscliff ferry
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    by aukahkay Written Mar 19, 2006

    On my drive along Mornington Peninsula, I came across many lovely beaches along Port Philip Bay. With time to spare before taking the Sorrento - Queenscliff vehicular ferry back to Melbourne via the Bellarine Peninsula, I decided to take a detour to explore the ocean side of the Mornington Peninsula. I was met with this beautiful beach on the ocean side of the peninsula. As expected, the waves were larger and rougher compared to those on the bayside.

    Ocean beach on Mornington Peninsula Ocean beach on Mornington Peninsula Ocean beach on Mornington Peninsula
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    by aukahkay Written Mar 19, 2006

    The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, surrounded by Port Phillip, Western Port 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.
    Arthur's Seat, located 75 km to the south-east of Melbourne city, is a prominent massif which rises to 305 metres above Port Phillip Bay. There is a viewing area near the summit which has extensive views of Port Phillip Bay with the Melbourne City skyline.

    View of Port Philip Bay from Arthur's Seat
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    by sirgaw Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    What do you do with an old delinquent boys home that is surrounded by a farm that gave the boys a rural lifestyle complete with pristine views across Port Phillip Bay and almost right next door to some of the most expensive bay side suburbs of Melbourne? Turn the whole complex into an award winning wine estate - including cellar door sales - complete with magnificent 4 star accommodation, fine restaurant and up-market function centre for weddings etc., all surrounded by rose garden with 300 varieties, leafy walk ways leading to dramatic fountains and call the 38 acre property Morning Star Estate.

    Morning Star Estate is all of the above and more and truly magnificent.

    A walk past the various buildings shows the grandeur of the estate, which was originally built as a rural or holiday retreat, incorporating a variety of picturesque styles including Tudor and Gothic revival.

    The meals in the function centre are stunning (author attended a wedding) and served by attentive staff - and the meals are served with the estates own wines - red and white wines of various types.

    Part of the garden
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    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Wine Tasting

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