Tyabb is a rural/residential township on the Mornington Peninsula, 53 km south-east of Melbourne. The area was in the Bunguyan pastoral run which was taken up by Martha King in 1845. The Bunguyan Reserve, north of the town’s centre, commemorates the site of her homestead.
Further north there are the Tyabb waterholes, a natural feature carefully noted by pastoralists and farmers. It is thought that the name ‘Tyabb’ was derived from an Aboriginal word describing waterholes or a mudhole.