Visit in summer for long days on the sand and enjoy lots of safe swimming spots for the kids. Then, rinse off the sunscreen for drinks and dinner in the growing crop of wine bars and cafes, from Dromana right through to Rye.
Take a tour of renowned wineries nearby, including Dromana Estate, Hickinbotham of Dromana, and Crittenden Estate.
For underwater fun, explore The Octopus's Garden marine trail beneath Rye Pier, or head out on a fishing charter. Want to get active? Surf the break or try horseriding at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach.
Tee off in 'links' country amid the rolling sand hills at The Dunes in Rye, Rosebud Park Golf Course, or Moonah Links, home of the Australian Open.