Visitor Guide

Rye, Victoria

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Visiting the coastal township of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula is a tradition for many Melbournians each summer. With its carnival atmosphere, tranquil beaches and increasing array of wine bars and cafes has helped foster a cosmopolitan atmosphere making Rye one of, if not the most popular coastal township on the Mornington Peninsula. With the greatest concentration of golf courses, the popular Peninsula Hot Springs and at the doorstep of the Mornington Peninsula’s wine country with a wide range of accommodation and holiday rentals it is no wonder Rye has become such the popular sea side destination for all.

Activities and attractions

  • Enjoy a relaxing day at the Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Surf at Gunnamatta’s Ocean Beach
  • Enjoy an beach horse ride with Ace Hi Ranch or Gunnammatta Trail Rides
  • Play a round of golf at one of the excellent local golf courses such as Moonah Links and the Dunes Golf Links
  • Sail off the Rye Pier on a fishing charter

Major events

  • Foreshore Carnival – January
  • Rye Gift Foot Race - January
  • Australia Day Celebrations Fireworks - January
  • Heronswood Garden Festival – March and November
  • Local Football – March to September

How to get there

Rye is approximately 1 hour from Melbourne down the Nepean Highway

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