Accommodation in Tootgarook

Tootgarook is located between Rye and Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The name, Tootgarook is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘land of the croaking frog’ and it’s a lovely place to escape the city. Famous for its beautiful beaches and wetlands, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do in this area.

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Charmes paradise by the shore

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Where to stay in Tootgarook

Coast & Country Getaways has plenty of holiday houses and accommodation options to suit any size travel group. Whether you’re looking for an apartment overlooking the ocean or a large beach house for a family group, you can find it with Coast & Country.

Other options we have include:

– Pet-friendly accommodation

– Accommodation with swimming pool

– Walking distance to the beach and shops

– Outdoor entertainment area

– Tennis courts, spas or saunas

– Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms

If you are planning on bringing your pet, please get in touch with us first to organise this as not all our properties allow animals. We also charge a $80 cleaning fee per visit.

How to get to Tootgarook

Tootgarook is approximately 80 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and the easiest way to get there is by car. From Melbourne it’s about an hour and 15-minute drive, depending on traffic.

Catching public transport to Tootgarook is possible, but buses on the Mornington Peninsula aren’t that frequent, especially on public holidays. You can catch a train from Melbourne to Frankston Station and then change to a bus which will take you to Tootgarook.

The closest airports if you are flying into Victoria are Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne or Avalon Airport in Geelong. Car hire is available at the airport.

Activities to do near Tootgarook

Tootgarook Wetlands Walk

The Tootgarook Wetlands Walk is an easy 30-minute walk, and the wetlands are home to many types of frogs and bird species. The wetlands are a big attraction for this area and spans a total of 38 hectares. The Tootgarook Swamp is the region’s largest shallow freshwater marsh and there is a Save Tootgarook Swamp initiative which is trying to stop pollution and housing being built into the swamp. There’s also plenty of great bird spotting to be done in the wetlands with over 100 species.


Tootgarook Beach has fairly shallow water, making it safe for both children and adults. It’s an extension of the Rosebud West Beach and it’s the perfect spot for a family picnic and swim.