The Mornington Peninsula is a firm favourite for locals with weekends awash with locals hanging out in sun washed vineyards, boutique shops, artisan stores, galleries and markets. Visitors could be forgiven for stopping a while in Sorrento or obtaining a great selfie against Rosebud’s iconic gaily painted beach huts. Yet there is a quiet place at the end of the road where Australia’s history is vivid against a network of quarantine buildings. The roar of the ocean is ever present in the bowels of a former military garrison. Portsea, Port Nepean National Park is a place where holiday memories are made. A treasure trove of Australian history writ large on the landscape.