If you love the ocean and want to escape city life, a visit to the Asbestos Mornington Peninsula is the place for you. Situated between Melbourne and Hobart, the area offers some of the best views in Australia. If you have long been accustomed to the cold winter months in Hobart, the crisp coastal breeze will welcome you to come to the Peninsula. Take your airboat out onto the silvery beaches that echo with the waves of the ocean and white sand. Sailing on a quiet ocean can be one of the most rewarding pastimes around, especially for those who like to take in the natural beauty of the area.
While the coast offers some of the best scenery in the country, the other end of the Asbestos Peninsula also offers much more than just ocean. Along the way up and down the coastline, there are a host of small mountain towns that are only an hour or two from the heart of Melbourne itself. These towns are home to small cafes and restaurants, as well as shops and other attractions that provide entertainment and enjoyment.
There is plenty of adventure to be found on the Asbestos Peninsula. The National Trust gives you the opportunity to learn about the history of the area while enjoying a range of activities including rock climbing, canoeing and more. For those who are interested in a bit of history, you may want to visit the asbestos mining Museum in Melbourne. Built over twenty years ago as an educational center, the museum provides visitors with information on the mining boom in the area. Other events such as the annual Asbestos Day in Hobart highlight this history and teach the true story of the region.