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Exploring Rye

Rye is a cool resort town on the pretty Mornington Peninsula, to the south of Melbourne. Occupying just a few kilometres of seafront at Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, it nonetheless makes for a fun holiday destination, with lots to see nearby and plenty of hotels.

It appeals to all types, including families, as the main beach is shallow and patrolled, while on the other side of the peninsula is a rougher surfing beach. Yachting types have fun here, along with kite surfers, fishermen, and hikers. The Mornington Peninsula National Park itself is home to a variety of terrain, making it conducive to walks, plus there are several decent golf courses in the area.


Hotels in Rye

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Rye is the Weeroona, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Sunny Side Up B&B in Rye as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing in Rye

- Mornington Peninsula National Park


This diminutive park stretches along the coast and inland on the peninsula, covering both land and sea. It takes in all kinds of terrain up to the cape, including powerful surf beaches, good old Aussie bushland, and woodlands. You can explore all of it in a timely manner if you wish, with good walking, swimming, and activities, along with picnicking and wildlife-spotting. Highlights include Portsea Ocean Beach and the historic Cape Schanck.


- Penninsula Hot Springs


Out of town are these stunning mineral springs, fed from under the Mornington Peninsula. Pools and private spas are laid out amid nature, including grasslands and wetlands. The main pools are communal, while private spas are accompanied on site by a cave pool, a Turkish steam bath reflexology walk, plunge pools, and a sauna.


Transportation in Rye

Rye is just over an hour by car from Melbourne via the M11 freeway. Metro trains run from the city to Frankston and Bittern and then on to Rye, while bus numbers 786, 787, and 788 also serve the area, going via beaches and towns on the way. In addition, you can easily come from the other side of the peninsula via Geelong, with a ferry going from nearby Queenscliff to Sorrento. Getting about Rye is best done on foot as the resort itself is small, although it makes sense to have a bike, at least, to see the peninsula properly. Many visitors rent a car at Melbourne for their time in Rye.