Crestview is located on the Mornington Peninsula coastal town of Rye, only a few minutes from the Rye bay beach. Rye is nestled between Blairgowrie and Tootgarook, and 83 kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD. The bay beach is popular with swimmers, fisherman, kite-surfers and boating enthusiasts.

The surf at Rye ocean beach and particularly Shoreham, Portsea and Gunnamatta is popular with surfers from all over the world but that doesn’t stop the local and city crowds flocking in summer.

St Andrews Beach forms part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, offering wide sandy beaches and rolling sand dunes covered in native vegetation.

It takes 12 minutes to walk to Rye shops, cafes and restaurants. On the foreshore you can find the famous Rye pier, sports and fitness activities. The main concentration of shops is located east of Dundas street and includes the Rye hotel, RSL, restaurants, a Woolworths supermarket and other retailers.

Bay views: Glimpse from the top of the hill
Views: Moonah tree tops and Rye valley
Distance to shops: 1 km to Rye shops
Distance to beaches: 3 km to Rye ocean beach and 700 meters to Rye bay beach
Distance to wine region: 2.2 km to The Cups Estate
Distance to golf course: 3.5km to Moonah Links golf course

Our favourites

Restaurant: Ruby Thai

Best coffee: Freaky Tiki

Wine Store/Wine Bar: Independent Wine Store

Bar: Baha Music Taco Bar

Delicatesen: Montino Fine Continental Delicatessen

Distance from the Melbourne and transportation

Rye is approximately 83 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD by road. Getting here is quick with the Peninsula Link.

Peninsula Link is the new 27 kilometre freeway that connects the south end of EastLink to the north end of the Mornington Peninsula freeway. This runs from Mt Martha to Rosebud at no cost. The 100 kilometres of highway has no traffic lights – from Hoddle St Collingwood all the way to Rosebud. You can also get to the Peninsula link from the Monash freeway. Please check the Eastlink map for further information.

Rye is also well served by public transport with buses from Frankston to Rye. Please check the bus timetable for further information

Local experience

Stop at a road-side strawberry stall or buy from a local farm-gate for fresh vegetables and fruit.