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Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Portsea has one pretty exclusive postcode just an hour from Melbourne. With its reputation as the playground of Melbourne's rich and famous it is always fun to visit to see how the other half live. 

Situated at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula this small stretch of land offers access to both the calm bay white sandy beaches and wild ocean beaches with turquoise waters all within 2 km of each other. 

We're talking posh. 
We're talking polished 
We're talking polo and private jetties. 
We're talking Peninsula living at it's best.

At every turn, you will see multi-millionnaire mansions although not very well, their large gardens offer great privacy. There are lots to see and do, we must go to the Portsea Pub and have a stroll out on the Portsea Pier. These pictures below were taken at the annual Melbourne to Hobart yacht race which leaves Portsea on December 27 each year.

Melbourne to Hobart yacht race taken from Portsea Pier
Further along at the very tip of the Peninsula, we can visit the Port Nepean National Park. Port Nepean and its Fort played an important role in the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. My previous post
Lest We Forget - The First Shot WW1
 has more details

Of course, at the beach you either need to be in the sea, or on the water

I'd love to take you out on a private yacht today...

How about we hitch a ride on the rather aptly named: 

'It's a privilege?'

It's a privilege
First some background to the Mornington Peninsula. I know frequent visitors to this blog will know it well as our family spend a lot of time in Rye further down the coast. The closer towards the tip of the Peninsula you travel, the posher you get....

It goes the seaside towns of Rye (we're talking bird boxes) Blairgowrie (beach boxes - posh), Sorrento (gorgeous beach houses - posher) and Portsea (resort living swimming pools and boats - mega posh)

Portsea was originally named after British links with Portsea Island outside Portsmouth, in the United Kingdom and of course, Portsmouth was where all the British convicts set sail to Australia from. Looking out at these seas I wonder whether what the early settlers thought when they arrived in these parts?

Thank you for joining me as part of my Wander Victoria* April A to Z challenge.
I appreciate your visits!

PS: * Wander Victoria is an initiative of our Victorian State Government to encourage us to explore the charms of regional Victoria. You can find out more on my previous post here

Linking with thanks to Judith at Mosaic Monday
Thank you to Mersad at Through My Lens
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