Whitecliffs Beach Resort nestles on the foreshore of the Mornington Peninsula, on the Portsea side of Rye, 70 kilometres from Melbourne. The resort features landscaped gardens and a fully equipped recreation room. Twenty luxury appointed apartments surround a dramatically lit deep water solar heated pool.
The most striking feature of the Whitecliffs apartments is their unusual layout, which incorporates gallery bedrooms and private balconies. Choose from one, two or three bedrooms.
Apartments are well appointed with air-conditioning and heating, full kitchen including microwave, laundry, and a DVD player.
On site features include barbeque facilities, a games room, a mini golf course, heated swimming pool and a sauna and spa.
The resort is directly across the road from the beach, is within walking distance of shops and a general store, and has its own licensed bistro and restaurant in the complex.
The area offers superb conditions for swimming, fishing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. Foreshore parklands with picnic and barbeque facilities provide an ideal setting for relaxing. There is a wide choice of restaurants, and shops close by.
The district also boasts many attractions both natural and man-made, including horse riding ranches, bowls, tennis, mazes, national parks and historical buildings.
Spend a day tasting the fine wines from the local wineries, or visit the markets with their handmade or locally grown produce.
The area is famous for its golf courses, which are some of the finest in Victoria. There are seven to choose from within easy distance of the resort. These include The Dunes and Moonah Links right in Rye.
Rye extends southwards across the narrow width of the Mornington Peninsula, right down to the coastline fronting the choppy waters of Bass Strait. The Mornington Peninsula National Park spans the foreshore, consisting of scenic walking tracks, rocky coastal features, dunes and pockets of sandy beach. A pathway and steps extends from Tasman Drive down to the sandy bay at Number 16 Beach.
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. Its 314 metre summit, reached by road, chairlift or foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phillip Heads. On a clear day the view extends as far as the city skyline, the You Yangs and Mount Macedon.
Around a kilometre west of the Rye Jetty is an outcrop of land called White Cliffs. At the base of the cliffs is a reconstructed old Lime Burners Kiln - a reminder of the mid 1800’s when the extraction of lime was the area's primary industry. Scenic views along the coast can be enjoyed from lookout above the kiln.
Whitecliffs offers the perfect combination of relaxation and activity in one of Australia’s most delightful holiday destinations.