Choose Accommodation In Flinders If You Enjoy Outdoor Activities
Many people like to head to the Mornington Peninsula when the weather is fine because it offers ample opportunities to get outside. If you are the kind of person who enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, we definitely recommend booking accommodation in Flinders for your upcoming getaway. Whilst there are plenty of attractions and activities to choose from, we have covered some of our favourites in the list below to help you plan.
▪ Walks & Trails
There are plenty of walks and trails in the area, some of which are even suitable for cycling. The Bushranger’s Bay Trail is 6km long and will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete (one way). The Coastal Walk is 30km long and will take around 7 hours to complete (one way); it’s comprised of some other much smaller walks. The Two Bays Trail is 26km and will take around 10 hours to complete (one way).
Many who choose accommodation in Flinders are interested in playing some of the local golf courses. In fact, the Peninsula is known for its award winning and highly attractive courses, so it’s definitely worth stopping into one or two. Some of the more popular ones include: Mt Martha, Eagle Ridge, Mercure Portsea, Rosebud Park, The National Gold Club (at Cape Schanck), RACV Cape Schanck, Devilbend, and Flinders.
▪ Water Sports
You cannot holiday in a coastal region without checking out some of the amazing water sports on offer. If you enjoy swimming there are plenty of local beaches (including Flinders Ocean Beach and Merricks Beach). If surfing is more your style, we recommend the gentler waters of Sorrento for the inexperienced and any ocean beaches for the pros. Scuba diving, boating and sailing are other popular activities.
If you prefer to relax when staying at accommodation in Flinders, you might be interested in throwing out a line and catching yourself some dinner. In Westernport Bay, you’re likely to catch whiting, gummy and school sharks, squid, salmon, garfish, rock cod, flat head and elephant fish. Book yourself onto a charter, try your hand at fly fishing along the beach or bring your own boat to hit the open water.
▪ Horse Riding
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the region on the back of a majestic horse. Whether you ride along the beach in the shallows or wander the green trails through wine country, we’re sure that there is a tour for you. Visitors are able to choose from a variety of different tour options, including those specially for children and those for inexperienced riders. You can even check out a winery for a tasting!
We hope that the above list has given you some ideas of the outdoor activities you can enjoy when staying at accommodation in Flinders. If you’re looking for accommodation that feels private and secluded but isn’t too far away from the action, we recommend the Cape Schanck Lighthouse – there are four comfortable cottages available, as well as a motel-style room, ensuring that you can prepare your own meals or even travel with a group.
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