Planning your trip to the Mornington Peninsula

Published on 01 November 2018

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Visitors need a variety of tools to explore the amazing things to do and places to see on the Mornington Peninsula.

Whether you need maps, guides, local knowledge or travel tips, our Visitor Information team are on hand across the region, online and over the phone to assist.

To better accommodate the needs of visitors, Mornington Peninsula Shire has established new opening hours for its Visitor Centre in Dromana and other ways for visitors to plan their trip to the peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said visitor behaviour has changed over the recent years.

“Originally, trip planning relied heavily on contact with a Visitor Information Centre, whereas now people are planning their getaways digitally and there is less reliance on the centres.

“After conducting an audit of visitors at the Dromana Visitor Centre, our visitor information staff will still assist visitors face-to-face, but will also be focusing on a variety of other platforms to cater for all visitor needs”.

As of 30 November 2018, the Dromana Visitor Information Centre opening hours and phone hours will change to 10am – 4pm every day to best fit the needs and benefits of its visitors.

The Centre will close Christmas Day, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day.

Throughout summer, the Visitor Information Service team will also be trialling a drop-in visitor information space at the southbound BP Baxter Service Station from 30 November 2018 through to 30 April 2019. 

Councillor Antonella Celi said “the role of visitor information servicing is to support this activity by encouraging visitors to do more, stay longer and explore more of the region. We are now taking this service to a wider audience so that people can start planning their trip before they even reach the peninsula”.

Councillor Simon Brooks said “tourism is an important sector to the Mornington Peninsula helping to increase economic activity and employment. These forward-thinking changes will ensure our tourists are well informed through a range of mediums”.

Councillor Frank Martin said “the change in opening hours reflects the changing needs of visitors to the peninsula”.

To plan your next trip to the peninsula, head to visitmorningtonpeninsula.org

You can also get travel advice by phoning 5950 1579 or emailing. info@tourism.mornpen.vic.gov.au.

The Dromana Visitor Centre is located at 359B Point Nepean Road Dromana.