Holiday rental accommodation in Dromana
Looking for comfortable accommodation in Dromana with stunning beach views and close to the shops? Coast & Country Getaways has holiday rental properties to suit your group and budget, as well as pet-friendly accommodation in Dromana (please contact us to arrange before booking).
How to get to Dromana
If you’re travelling by car, the fastest way to get to Dromana from Melbourne is by taking the M1 and then joining the Eastlink tollway, which takes about 60 minutes. You can also get to Dromana without having to pay for tolls, which will take slightly longer.
You can catch public transport to get to Dromana. From Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, catch a train to Frankston station. It’s important to note that buses only run every 45 minutes during the week, and every one or two hours on weekends.
People who are flying into Victoria can either fly to Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne or Avalon Airport in Geelong.
What to do in Dromana
Dromana is gorgeous seaside town close to lots of popular activities on the Peninsula, whether your interests are in food, nature, relaxing, water sports or wine. Here are just a few things to do while in holidaying Dromana.
Cafes and Restaurants
There’s nothing better than discovering a new café while on holiday, and Dromana has plenty of charming places to check out. If you enjoy starting your day with a good coffee, head to Little Rebel Roastery. You might even (dare I say it) find some of the best coffee outside of Melbourne. The café is in a big industrial space with huge murals covering the walls. The baristas have plenty of blends for you to try including filter brews on tap.
There are also a number of incredible restaurants dotted around Dromana that you should definitely check out including Monkey Business, Two Buoys and Kacha Thai.
No trip is complete to the Mornington Peninsula without visiting Arthurs Seat Lookout. You can choose to walk, drive or take a gondola up to the lookout from Dromana. Once you’re at the top, there are several picturesque walks you can do. The lookout boasts spectacular views of the bay and the native surroundings.
Did you know Victoria’s first craft rum distillery is in Dromana? Founder James McPherson decided that he wanted to make his own rum so he went on a whirlwind trip to North America, the Caribbean and Europe to do some research (and drinking) on craft distilling. He created JimmyRum where people can go and learn about the different styles of rum around the world. They also make a killer espresso rumtini.
There are a number of wineries in and around Dromana, including Crittenden Estate. Owner Garry Crittenden is a pioneer in the Australian wine industry. Not only was he the first vintner to see the potential of Mornington Peninsula as a successful wine region, but he was also the first person to commercialise Italian grape varieties. He introduced several grape varietals that we have come to love today including sangiovese, barbera, Nebbiolo and dolcetto. While you’re at Crittenden Estate you should also stop by their award-winning restaurant Stillwater.