When tourists travelling Australia suggest Melbourne as their next destination, people in most cases warn them about how unpredictable the weather is. This may be true, at times - but what they never mention is that Melbourne is Australia’s arts hub and by far makes the best coffee! We are the world’s most liveable city after all.
Now that you have a snapshot of our urban landscape, travel an hour out of the city centre and you arrive at the Mornington Peninsula. The coastline is sure to impress and offers a range of activities to suit you and your family. To have a truly memorable experience I would suggest scuba diving. Whether you are an advanced diver or a beginner the peninsula has it all. Seasoned scuba divers can travel a little further to deeper waters where they can witness nineteenth-century shipwrecks and world war one submarines, or book a guided night dive to say hello to the wonderful and weird nocturnal creatures of the deep. If you are a beginner than closer shore dives may be more suitable for you. Popular locations for shallow dives are the Portsea, Mornington and Flinders piers which have an array of sea life including; sting rays, sea dragons, small sharks and other local area fish.
The Rye pier also offers Victoria’s first underwater marine trail where you can see the infamous octopus garden. The water here is sheltered from southerly winds and provides a lot more visibility, allowing you to see the spectacles in clearer and calmer conditions. The trail also provides underwater signs that give you information on the flora and fauna that inhabit the area.
After your day of scuba diving you can unwind and relax with family and friends at nearby resorts, hotels and spa’s located around the Mornington Peninsula. The food is fresh from the bay and the wineries provide a selection of local award winning wines to satisfy the palette.
So try and not let the comments of our fellow interstate Aussies sway you from visiting Victoria. Sure, we may have unpredictable weather at times, but one thing is always for sure – good times down south are always predictable.
Posted By mick
Updated : 14th June 2017 | Words : 362 | Views : 3746