Suburb Profile


Mount Eliza


Travelling south of Frankston over Olivers Hill, the coastal and bushland beauty of Mount Eliza soon becomes apparent.  Situated on an outcrop of land overlooking Canadian Bay and Port Phillip coastline, the beachside area of Mount Eliza consists of jagged cliffs featuring scenic walking tracks above stretches of sandy beaches below.   Initially a holiday destination for Melbourne’s gentry, the township of Mount Eliza remained a holiday home area until the 1950’s.  With advent of modern day transport and sub-division of old family estates, the township developed rapidly from the late 1960’s.  The Ranelagh Estate, designed by Walter Burley Griffin of Canberra fame, saw blocks of land with sea views developed in sympathy with the contours of the land.   Today, Mount Eliza has become popular to many people in the higher socio-economic sector.  Residential areas along the coastline feature many up-market dream homes and weekend retreats.&...

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Frankston South & Frankston


Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is a bustling cosmopolitan city located on Port Phillip Bay, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Melbourne.  Long sandy beaches, green parklands and calm safe waters of Port Phillip Bay are magnets drawing people to relax and enjoy a variety of pursuits.  You can take the plunge in many different ways – from swimming and snorkelling, to diving and sail boarding.  Two of Melbourne’s leading golf courses are further highlights.   The City enjoys the best of both worlds, being approx one hour from Melbourne’s CBD by train, while the recreational heart of the Peninsula is just 20 minutes down the road.  A major centre for commerce, Frankston boasts one of the largest growing retail areas in suburban Melbourne while the Arts Centre and recently renovated McClelland Gallery add cultural distinction.   World class educational resources including a university campus, provides industry and co...

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Mornington


Once a remote seaside village, these days Mornington is a fast-growing residential area but still manages to retain a country atmosphere, which is best reflected in its pedestrian-friendly shopping centre, Mornington Park and at the attractive boat harbour.   Settlement began in the 1840’s and many fine buildings still line its main streets, including the residences of Beleura Hill and The Grand and Royal hotels.   A coastline of red bluffs with several lookout points characterises the landscape.  Several safe swimming beaches for the family with bathing boxes and close proximity to Main Street shopping.   There various eating and dining establishments, speciality shops, supermarkets, Mornington Centro shopping plaza, a regional art gallery and close by the local winerys of the Mornington Peninsula.

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Red Hill & Surrounds


You'll be surprised at how this compact micro region sustains such sumptuous vineyards, restaurants, food stores, artisan producers and orchards.   Criss-cross the hillsides laced with vines and olive groves to meet local food producers and experience farm-to-table dining. Tuck into a cheese platter at Red Hill Cheeses, enjoy a cheeky drop at Red Hill Brewery and sample the intriguing wine bread at Red Hill Bakery. Stop in for all-day tapas and fresh produce at Green Olive at Red Hill or pick up eggs and raw honey at 2 Macs Farm. Finally, meet the goats that make the milk that makes the cheese at Main Ridge Dairy.   Hop from one cellar door to the next and compare pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay. Take the shuttle service or sign up for a personalised wine tour instead of driving. Move on from wine country to cider territory. Visit Mock Orchards to sample a range of bio-dynamic ciders and non-alcoholic drinks.   Dine on exquisite cuisine made from fresh local ...

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