Things To Do in Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is a lovely spot to stay on the Mornington Peninsula. It has a small population of just over 2,000 people but is a hive of activity during the summer months. From Melbourne, it’s only a 90-minute drive to Blairgowrie, which is located near the western tip of the Mornington Peninsula between Sorrento and Rye.
Featured on many travel programs, Blairgowrie has plenty of fun activities for visitors to do and the Blairgowrie Pier is the most popular dive site for recreational scuba diving inside Port Phillip.
This guide will explain:
– Where to stay in Blairgowrie
– Where to eat in Blairgowrie
– What to do in Blairgowrie
Best places to stay in Blairgowrie
Coast & Country has a number of beach house holiday rentals available in Blairgowrie for your stay. Whether you’re looking for something simple or luxury accommodation we have the right rental property to suit your budget.
One of our most popular Blairgowrie properties is our Capella Villas. We have four in total and our Villa 1 is the grandest with landscaped gardens and magnificent French iron gates. This villa has everything you need for your beach holiday including:
– Laundry facilities
– Log fireplace
– Heating and cooling
– And much more
If you’re looking for a smaller option, you might like to stay in one of our self-contained apartments that overlooks the bay and is in walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Our apartments have tables out on the balcony so you can enjoy a glass of wine while soaking up the ocean front view.
Best restaurants in Blairgowrie
For all day dining, Panda is a popular spot. For those who aren’t morning people, Panda does all day breakfast. You’ll find all the usual Australian breakfast options as well as coffee and tea. Panda’s is a fun, friendly environment to dine out and is the perfect place to grab a feed in Blairgowrie.
Another all-day restaurant, Saint Ernest celebrates modern Australian cuisine with a large range of local and international wines to choose from. This is another casual dining affair that focuses on good food spent with good company.
Pizza is always a good option if you’re not in the mood for cooking and Pizza D’Oh! Is the longest serving restaurant in Blairgowrie. This pizza restaurant offers dine in or takeaway and it’s open from 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. If you’re not in the mood for pizza they also have pasta options.
Best cafes in Blairgowrie
If you’re looking for a decent coffee and a nice fry up for breakfast, then head to Blairgowrie Café. They have a breakfast menu, lunch menu as well as drinks and sweets available. It’s open all day from 7 am to 8 pm.
Best Wineries in Blairgowrie
The Cups Estate
Only a short drive from Blairgowrie is The Cups Estate which opened in 1999. This 30-acre property boasts a vineyard, cellar door, restaurant and olive grove. The Cups Estate produces a range of wines including sparkling, rose, pinot gris, pinot noir, Moscato and Syrah.
Portsea Estate has a wonderful location overlooking Bass Strait at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. The limestone-rich soil provides ideal conditions for growing pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. Their 2017 Syrah was awarded 97 points by James Halliday with many of their pinot noirs and chardonnays being awarded highly too. Portsea Estate also produces excellent extra virgin olive oil.
Best things to do in Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
A lovely spot to check out while you’re staying in Blairgowrie is the Yacht Squadron with its great view of the marina and pier. The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is one of the three largest sailing clubs in Victoria. You can also sign up for sailing lessons if you’d like to try your hand at it or have a bite to eat and just enjoy the view.
St Johns Rock Jump (Blairgowrie Jumping Rock)
If you consider yourself a bit of a thrill seeker, you might like to take a rock jump at the end of St Johns Wood Road in Blairgowrie. An incredibly popular spot in summer where you can see people doing all kinds of flips. There are two levels, so it’s recommended to start at the lower jump before venturing off the top one.
Looking for a beach that’s a bit off the beaten track? Head to Pearse’s Beach which is only accessible via the coastal walk or sand dune track. Just be careful of the rocks and reefs that can pop up unexpectedly when you’re surfing or swimming out there.