Mornington Peninsula

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The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.wikipedia
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Melbourne

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The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.

Frankston, Victoria

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Geographically, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area between Pearcedale and an area south of Frankston.
It is located 41 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre, north of the Mornington Peninsula.

Western Port

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It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and Bass Strait to the south, and is connected to the mainland in the north. The territory hosted six clans who lived along the Victorian coast from the Werribee River across to Western Port Bay and Wilsons Promontory.
Contrary to its name, it lies to the east of the larger Port Phillip, and is separated from it by the Mornington Peninsula.

Boon wurrung

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The area was originally home to the Mayone-bulluk and Boonwurrung-Balluk clans and formed part of the Boonwurrung nation's territory prior to European settlement.
The Boon wurrung are predominantly saltwater people whose lands, waters, and cosmos encompassed some 3,000 mi2 of territory around Western Port Bay and the Mornington Peninsula.

Port Phillip

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It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and Bass Strait to the south, and is connected to the mainland in the north.
Port Phillip lies in southern Victoria, separated from Bass Strait by the Bellarine Peninsula to the southwest and Mornington Peninsula to the southeast.

Pearcedale, Victoria

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Geographically, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area between Pearcedale and an area south of Frankston.
Pearcedale is a township and rural locality on the northwestern corner of Western Port, in the northern extremities of the Mornington Peninsula.

Point Nepean

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It then begins to extend roughly 15 km in a west/north-westerly direction and tapers down to a width of about 2 - 3 km before terminating at Point Nepean.
Point Nepean marks the southern point of The Rip (the entrance to Port Phillip) and the most westerly point of the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.

Arthurs Seat, Victoria

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The highest point, Arthurs Seat, located unusually close to the shoreline, stands at 305 m above sea level.
Arthurs Seat is a mountainous and small locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 85 km south east of Melbourne, Australia, noted for its exclusivity and the general affluence of the demographics which make up the enclave.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

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However, small areas of the native ecology remain in the peninsula's south and west, some of which is protected by the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
The 2686 ha national park is situated approximately 90 km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

Bellarine Peninsula

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From an oceanic perspective, the Mornington Peninsula, together with the Bellarine Peninsula, separate the waters of Port Phillip from Bass Strait, except for a small gap known as The Rip, which also separates both peninsulas.
The peninsula, together with the Mornington Peninsula separates Port Phillip from Bass Strait.

Shire of Mornington Peninsula

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The governing body, the Shire of Mornington Peninsula occupies the entire peninsula and is generally considered to be a good approximation of where the peninsula joins the mainland.
It is located to the south of the city of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

Mount Eliza, Victoria

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Mount Eliza is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

Werribee River

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The territory hosted six clans who lived along the Victorian coast from the Werribee River across to Western Port Bay and Wilsons Promontory.
Before the arrival of white settlers, the Werribee River was the boundary of the Bunurong tribe whose six clans lived along the Victorian coast across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port Bay to Wilsons Promontory.

Flinders, Victoria

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The last strong earthquake to rock the Peninsula had a magnitude of 5.0 and occurred on 7 July 1971 at 7:55am AEST with its epicentre off Flinders, along the southern end of the Tyabb Fault.
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait.

Main Ridge, Victoria

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Much of the topography is flat in the north where it connects to the mainland, however moving south-west, it soon becomes hilly, culminating in the central hilly landscapes of Boneo, Main Ridge, Red Hill, Tuerong and Moorooduc.
Main Ridge is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, originally known as Main Creek.

Sorrento, Victoria

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Sorrento is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours by car south of Melbourne.

Boneo, Victoria

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Much of the topography is flat in the north where it connects to the mainland, however moving south-west, it soon becomes hilly, culminating in the central hilly landscapes of Boneo, Main Ridge, Red Hill, Tuerong and Moorooduc.
Boneo is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula.

Dromana, Victoria

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Dromana is a town south of Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia, and is located on the Mornington Peninsula.

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve

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The Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve, or just Coolart, is an 87.5 ha estate on the Western Port coast of the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, south-eastern Australia, about 70 km south-east of Melbourne.

Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

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The Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is a marine protected area located in the vicinity of the bay of Port Phillip, between the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, in Victoria, Australia.

Pinot noir

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While most varieties are grown, the cool, maritime climate of the Peninsula is particularly noted for pinot noir.
Regions that have gained a reputation for red pinot noir wines include: the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the Carneros, Central Coast and Russian River AVAs of California, the Elgin and Walker Bay wine regions of South Africa, Mornington Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Great Southern, Tasmania and Yarra Valley in Australia and the Central Otago, Martinborough and Marlborough wine regions of New Zealand.

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is a 25 acre biopark within the Pearcedale Conservation Park located at Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne, Australia.

Mornington, Victoria

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The suburb of Mornington has become a tourist hotspot with 1500 visitors traveling to the town's Main Street via ocean liners in recent years.
Mornington is a suburb of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 km south of Melbourne's central business district.

Queenscliff, Victoria

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Queenscliff is a former 1880s seaside resort now known for its Victorian era heritage and tourist industry and as one of the endpoints of the Searoad ferry to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Portsea, Victoria

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Portsea is the westernmost town on the Mornington Peninsula, and lies adjacent to the town of Sorrento.