A small holiday resort on the Mornington Peninsula
, Blairgowrie has been amassed into Melbourne
's ever-growing urban sprawl and is more a suburb than a town. On the other hand almost no-one lives there year round, with most of the houses belonging to Melbourne upper-middle classes who spend their holidays here, and it does have a definite beach-town feel.
Blairgowrie is quieter than nearby Sorrento and Rye and the backbeaches (facing onto the ocean) are quiet. Since the peninsula at this point is quite narrow Blairgowrie has the best of both worlds - the warmth of Port Phillip Bay and the fresh clean Southern Ocean. The walk between the two bodies of water is less than half an hour.
To get there simply travel south along the Nepean Highway, aka St Kilda Road, for 70 km. or so. Public transport is not terrible - catch the train to Frankston then a connecting bus.
Blairgowrie's postcode is 3942.
Also a town in Perthshire