This popular Phillip Bay resort was literally founded on the sheep’s back when a ship ran aground and its cargo of merinos were taken ashore to graze.
Originally known as Hobson’s Flat as a mark of respect to a pioneer Mornington Peninsula grazier, the village was renamed Dromana after their home town by Irish diggers lured to the district by an 1850s gold strike.
There is a Visitors Information Centre for the Mornington Peninsula at Dromana, which is also central to the tourist region's camping grounds, caravan parks, boat ramps and picnic areas.
Blessed with fine beaches, the peninsula is a favorite spot for both Melbourne day-trippers and holiday-makers. Its attractions include local wineries and top class golf courses.
A chairlift hoists visitors to a lookout, picnic area and restaurant atop the 305 metre peak known as Arthur’s Seat. The peak is part of the Arthur’s Seat State Park which embraces eucalypt forests and woodlands laced with beautiful gardens and sculptures. A famous maze will keep the children occupied.