McCrae is located on the Mornington Peninsula, between Rosebud and Arthur's Seat and the area is largely dominated by holiday homes.
Residents enjoy a quiet lifestyle during off-peak periods with beautiful beaches and coastal walking tracks. The Mornington Peninsula Freeway runs through the heart of town, offering travellers an easy route to Melbourne and other coastal towns scattered along the Peninsula.
McCrae is known for the McCrae Lighthouse. No longer an operating lighthouse, it marked the turning point for shipping in the main navigational channels between Port Phillip and Melbourne. The iconic Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Victoria and this historic structure overlooks sandy McCrae Beach, where beachgoers enjoy perfect conditions come summer.
Across Point Nepean Road, McCrae Pavilion features a sophisticated restaurant and alfresco dining. The patio is particularly popular for its relaxing daybeds, where patrons can watch the waves gently rolling along the foreshore.
Schools such as Rosebud Primary School and childcare centres such as Waterfall Gully Pre-School Centre are within walking distance in Rosebud. Supermarkets, cafes and a small collection of retail stores are located in McCrae Plaza. It regularly acts as the host of the Victorian Catamaran Championship.
The area was named after the McCrae family who were the first Europeans to settle the area. The homestead that they built, McCrae Homestead is a National Trust Property that is open to the public.
Sailing is an incredibly popular pastime for residents of all ages, and many hold memberships with the McCrae Yacht Club. In March 2011, McCrae Yacht Club hosted the Victorian Championship regattas for the A-Class Catamarans.
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