BLAIRGOWRIE

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Lush, peaceful and easy-going, this seaside beauty is a little slice of paradise on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Gracing many a postcard, the beaches of Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, plus the pristine wilderness of Mornington Peninsula National Park, are the pride of Blairgowrie. This is a town anchored by its village and love for all things outdoors.

Lifestyle

A quiet achiever on the western shoreline of the Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie is a seaside village that encourages spending plenty of time outdoors. Blairgowrie Village itself is compact yet conveniently located across from the bay and foreshore parks. It offers a good selection of alfresco cafes and eateries that champion local produce and shopfronts that have day-to-day amenities covered. And although it is the perfect spot to refuel, it’s what lays beyond that makes Blairgowrie a standout. 

Along the bay, lush coastal reserves with a sprinkling of colourful beach shacks give way to calm swimming beaches and the Blairgowrie Pier, a prime diving spot and boat harbour. On the other side of Blairgowrie is the Bass Strait coastline and Mornington Peninsula National Park. From the crashing waves at Koonya Beach to rocky ledges at Bridgewater Bay to sun-kissed Pearses Beach, the national park’s spectacular coastline and pristine wilderness of hidden beaches, hiking trails and rock pools delight at every turn.

Away from the shoreline, family homes and holiday properties of all shapes and sizes line the streets. Some hail from times past while others are contemporary abodes. And although there are no schools in Blairgowrie, locals need only travel to neighbouring Sorrento, Rye and Rosebud for a good selection of schools and other peninsula gems. 

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Lifestyle

A quiet achiever on the western shoreline of the Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie is a seaside village that encourages spending plenty of time outdoors. Blairgowrie Village itself is compact yet conveniently located across from the bay and foreshore parks. It offers a good selection of alfresco cafes and eateries that champion local produce and shopfronts that have day-to-day amenities covered. And although it is the perfect spot to refuel, it’s what lays beyond that makes Blairgowrie a standout. 

Along the bay, lush coastal reserves with a sprinkling of colourful beach shacks give way to calm swimming beaches and the Blairgowrie Pier, a prime diving spot and boat harbour. On the other side of Blairgowrie is the Bass Strait coastline and Mornington Peninsula National Park. From the crashing waves at Koonya Beach to rocky ledges at Bridgewater Bay to sun-kissed Pearses Beach, the national park’s spectacular coastline and pristine wilderness of hidden beaches, hiking trails and rock pools delight at every turn.

Away from the shoreline, family homes and holiday properties of all shapes and sizes line the streets. Some hail from times past while others are contemporary abodes. And although there are no schools in Blairgowrie, locals need only travel to neighbouring Sorrento, Rye and Rosebud for a good selection of schools and other peninsula gems. 

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Blairgowrie has long been favoured by those craving a slower pace, and thanks in large part to its stunning seaside destination, young families and retirees have fallen head over heels for the area’s natural attractions. Thanks to an abundance of beaches and bushland to explore, plus a thriving sailing culture, holiday-makers flock in droves to Blairgowrie, especially during the summer months.

Area Features

BLAIRGOWRIE BEACHES

Be it bayside or along the Bass Strait coastline, the beaches of Blairgowrie are simply stunning. The bay offers up calm waters that are ideal for swimming, diving and sailing, while the ocean beaches – many only accessible by walking trails through national parkland – feel seemingly worlds away.  

NATIONAL PARK

Hugging the Bass Strait coastline is Mornington Peninsula National Park, lush bushland with a network of hiking trails that meander along the clifftops, across sand dunes and onto the beaches themselves. All offer plenty of lookout spots along the way. 

BLAIRGOWRIE PIER

Initially constructed by the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron to be a safe boat harbour and marina, Blairgowrie Pier has since become one of the most talked-about dive sites on the peninsula. Renowned for the colourful nudibranchs and the annual giant spider crab migration, the pier also has an array of sea life, including the deadly blue-ringed octopus.  

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