Blairgowrie is located on a thin strip of the Mornington Peninsula, facing Port Phillip Bay in the north and Bass Strait in the south, nestled between the popular beach resorts of Rye and Sorrento

A compact commercial centre is situated opposite the bay beach, featuring a supermarket, speciality shops and cafes.

Calm and safe sandy beaches front onto Port Phillip Bay which are popular with swimmers and sunbakers. Also fronting Port Phillip Bay is the extensive Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron boat harbour which is a hive of water craft activity.

Spectacular walks and scenery can be enjoyed in the Mornington Peninsula National Park which runs along the rugged Bass Strait coastline. There are numerous walking tracks along cliff tops, through sand dunes and down to the beaches below. Koonya Ocean Beach, at the end of Hughes Road, is the most easily accessible, with a lookout at the car park providing views down to the rocky outcrop of Pelly Point and inland across Blairgowrie towards the bay beach. Other places of interest along this scenic coastline include Bridgewater Bay at the end of St Johns Wood Road, Pearses Beach and Dimmicks Beach.

Facts:

  • The size of Blairgowrie is approximately 6.2 square kilometres.
  • It has 8 parks covering nearly 19.9% of total area.
  • The population of Blairgowrie in 2011 was 2,162 people.
  • By 2016 the population was 2,355 showing a population growth of 8.9% in the area during that time.
  • The predominant age group in Blairgowrie is 60-69 years.
  • Households in Blairgowrie are primarily childless couples
  • In general, people in Blairgowrie work in a professional occupation.
  • In 2011, 77.3% of the homes in Blairgowrie were owner-occupied compared with 78.9% in 2016.

2018 MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE – $910,000 approx. (source: Corelogic)