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Township of Mt Eliza

As you climb Olivers Hill from Frankston on the Nepean Highway the coastal and bushland beauty of Mount Eliza becomes apparent.

Until the past 20 years this wooded township on Daveys and Canadian Bays was largely restricted to the beach side of the Highway. These days it sprawls over the granite hill, from which easterly views of the Moorooduc Plains are also available. A general store and post office were established during the 1920s, when Walter Burleigh Griffin also designed the town's prestigious Ranelagh Estate. From the early 1950s the township began to grow, predominantly as a fashionable seaside destination for Melburnians. Mt Eliza achieved international fame during the 1950s when it featured in the Gregory Peck-Ava Gardner film "On the Beach". In the 1960s and 70s it assumed its present character as a prestigious residential area, which is also reflected in a good number of high quality shops lining Mt Eliza Way.

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Name Category/Type Phone No. Rating Page
Morning Star Boutique Hotel 03 9787 7760 92


Name Address Phone Melways Reference
Morning Star Estate 1 Sunnyside Road 03 9788 6630 105 A7
Underground Winemakers 1282 Nepean Hwy 03 9775 4185 105 C7