Bounded by the bay and hinterland, Dromana is packed full of wholesome goodness. This bayside beauty’s easy charm goes hand-in-hand with farm produce, wineries and laid-back village, all of which have long made Dromana a standout along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
At first glance, Dromana may be quiet and unassuming, but scratch at the surface a little and you’ll discover a wonder of food, wine and nature. Overlooking the bay and its lush foreshore, this compact town taps into the region’s finest offerings.
Running alongside Point Nepean Road is the bay on one side and the village on the other.
Latrobe Reserve hugs the shoreline, with Dromana Beach boasting calm waters and a picture-perfect pier. Walking tracks, picnic areas and a designated camping area add to the foreshore’s appeal. Across the road from the bay is the village with cafés and restaurants, many of which champion the paddock-to-plate ethos that the region is renowned for.
And although the streets in town are lined with family homes, head a little further out and Dromana adopts a more rural lifestyle where acreage is the norm. Wineries are also a pretty big deal around here – Hickenbotham of Dromana, Trofeo Estate and Crittenden Estate – all with cellar doors and a spot to indulge in dishes celebrating local produce.
Providing a beautiful backdrop to all this is Arthurs Seat State Park, the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula. Walking trails are in abundance with views across the bay and hinterland at every turn. It’s a popular local attraction, as is the Dromana Drive-in cinema and Sunday market.