Mornington Peninsula Biosphere scores big win

Sep 22, 2023

UNESCO has reconfirmed Western Port Biosphere’s status as south-eastern Australia’s only member of its international network of 748 biospheres. The entire Mornington Peninsula Shire sits within the UNESCO protected area.

In its confirmation letter, UNESCO congratulated and commended the effective actions and programs implemented to ensure the future of the Reserve including working with local indigenous groups, mapping and restoration and the successful advocacy campaign to prevent the AGL installation of the gas port terminal at Crib Point.

So what’s so important about the Mornington Peninsula? Come on our 3-day pack-free guided walk and we’ll show you!

Mostly known for its splendid beaches and wines, the peninsula’s best-kept secret is its magnificent state reserves and national parks, hence the UNESCO listing.

We showcase the best walking sections of the 100km Mornington Peninsula Trail, exploring stunning forest and ferny glens, magnificent coastal scenery and the cliffs of Cape Schanck with its imposing lighthouse.

Add to this sampling the region’s famous wineries, as well as mouth-watering regional cuisine, and you have an unforgettable walking experience.

You’ll spend both nights at the 4-star Mercure Portsea staying in excellent accommodation and on the last day you’ll have a celebratory lunch at beachside Baths Restaurant.