The Greater Melbourne Region offers many options for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and history buffs alike. With several beautiful national parks such as the Brisbane Ranges and Dandenong national parks nearby, there is no shortage of hiking and walking options. Wildlife is abundant in the region, the most famous animals are the pinguins on Phillip Island. The town of Geelong is home to several historical buildings, while the Mornington Peninsula provides plenty of coastal scenery waiting to be discovered. Visitors can see a fragrant lavender farm, meander hedge mazes and gardens with towering trees from the 1860s, ride, slide, zip or wander through adventure gardens, beautiful landscapes, or stroll along boardwalks through wetlands. Diving, fishing, swimming with dolphins, surfing, sailing or paddle boarding, as well as tasting wonderful food and wine; all is on offer at Mornington Peninsula.