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Travel guide McCrae


Enjoy a family beach holiday with a 3-acre adventure garden
By Kath Mark

Welcome to Doolkoora - a 3-acre garden residence situated at McCrae Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, about one hour's drive from Melbourne. Hidden from public view within a diverse native garden, Doolkoora is only five minutes walk to the beach, and little more to nearby cafes and restaurants. From the house, enjoy sweeping bay views, including the historic McCrae Lighthouse and passing ships. Explore the gardens and marvel at the array of catalogued plants. The garden ambience of Doolkoora is unique. Planted over 50 years ago, the property contains over 300 species of trees, grasses and ferns. Such a large variety of plants is made possible by the large variation in elevation, which creates a number of different microclimates, giving ti-trees up on high ridges, local she-oaks in fl... Read more

Relax in secluded gardens at McCrae Beach
By Kath Mark

Welcome to Doolkoora - a 3-acre garden residence situated at McCrae Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, about one hour's drive from Melbourne. Hidden from public view within a diverse native garden, Doolkoora is only five minutes' walk to the beach, and little more to nearby cafes and restaurants. From the house, enjoy sweeping bay views, including the historic McCrae Lighthouse and passing ships. Explore the gardens and marvel at the array of catalogued plants. The garden ambience of Doolkoora is unique. Planted over 50 years ago, the property contains over 300 species of trees, grasses and ferns. Such a large variety of plants is made possible by the large variation in elevation, which creates a number of different microclimates, such as ti-trees up on high ridges, local she-oaks in ... Read more

 
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