Go beyond the beaten path and feel like you’re the first one ever there.

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Sorrento Backbeaches

Banksia Reef

Point Nepean Bay

Pope's Eye Marine Park

Flinders Sea Caves

South Channel Fort

South Channel Pile Light

Blairgowrie on the Bay

Portsea Bayside

The Bay at Sorrento

Why Visit Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is a favourite beach holiday destination for Victorians with vast nature based experiences, as well as fine food and wine. Visit the sites of first European settlement near the town of Sorrento, where nowadays yachts bob on their moorings. Swim in Port Phillip Bay at the safe beaches of Rye, Safety Beach and Dromana; or see the wild surf at the ocean beaches of Portsea, Sorrento, Rye, Point Leo and Gunnamatta.

Take in the coastal views and wildlife on a cliff-top walk through Mornington Peninsula National Park. Follow the Fort Nepean Walk past the tunnels guarding Port Phillip Bay. Or take the Bushrangers Bay Trail to Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Climb to the summit of Arthurs Seat State Park for spectacular views of the bay and Melbourne skyline. For a true challenge, the 26-kilometre long Two Bays Trail is the peninsula’s longest continuous walking track, linked by boardwalks, steps, bridges and grass paths. Spot fur seals, dolphins and seabirds on a wildlife cruise from Sorrento.

The Mornington Peninsula is approximately a one-hour drive south of Melbourne.

About WaterMaarq

Professionals in Freediving
Headquartered in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, WaterMaarq is the first full service freediving education, tours and excursions organisation in southern Australia. We thrive on safety, professionalism and adventure!

We’re passionate about the underwater world and particularly the one that rests on our doorstep. It’s vast and ripe for exploration. Home to marine animals that don’t exist anywhere else on earth, we’re spoilt for amazing wildlife experiences. The world of colour and movement under the surface looks nothing like you’d expect. It goes hand in hand with freediving; it too surprises people with the feeling of calm, weightlessness and freedom that only gets better every time you go.

To help you discover freediving and the big blue, we run the only freediving specific charter service in Victoria providing snorkel and freedive excursions.

WaterMaarq offers you the highest level of freediving instruction available. Start your adventure today, explore freediving and change your life. 

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