If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is easy to get to and truly beautiful, look no further than Flinders, located at the southern tip of the stunningly picturesque Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The Peninsula attracts visitors to its shores year-round, and once you have picked up your hire car from Thrifty Melbourne, it’s just over an hours drive from the hustle and bustle of the city to this tranquil beach spot.

Things to do in Flinders

Whether you head down to the beach for a day of swimming and snorkelling or decide to cruise the coastal area, it’s definitely worth a visit- and one you won’t forget in a hurry.

There’s a yacht club for those who want to get away and sail the open seas, the Flinders Jetty that stretches 250 metres from the shore, or, if you like to swing a golf club, make sure to head to the Flinders Golf Course. The Golf Course also has spectacular views of the coast- all whilst making your way around the course and finishing up with a well-earned beer.

While visiting Flinders make sure you visit the Fine Art Gallery to see some great pieces of classic and contemporary artwork, and don’t forget to  samples some delicious grub at the Flinders Bakehouse Cafe- a classic stop off point to feed the family.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Only a short drive from Flinders is the lush Mornington Peninsula National Park with something for everyone. The National Park is home to the historic Cape Schanck lighthouse, as well as a great range of native wildlife- including quintessentially Australian kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. For visitors from abroad, it’s the perfect opportunity to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

If you’re an avid bushwalker, the coastal and bush paths are sure to delight your senses, or if you simply want to enjoy a romantic picnic in nature there are plenty of spots to relax amongst the tranquil landscape and breathe in the clean sea air.

Are you ready to explore this beautiful area in your very own hire car? Find out more about Thrifty hire cars today.