Be seduced by the charming Mornington Peninsula, only an hour from Melbourne, and discover wind-swept beaches, vineyards, history, spectacular scenery, good food and more.
On the Mornington Peninsula, a favorite getaway from Melbourne, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Italy with the Mediterranean climate, olive trees and same boot-shaped geography! Only an hour from Melbourne, the peninsula offers everything from breathtaking beaches and national parks to vineyards.
Admire the views from the Peninsula's highest point and most spectacular bay views right back to Melbourne: Murray's lookout at Arthurs Seat
Travel to the tip of the peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea, with its famous coloured bathing boxes, stunning clifftop walks and beautiful lookouts such as London Bridge, see the beauty the peninsula has to offer.
Summer schedule: November to April
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local farmgate with complimentary wine tasting, and take a walk among the vines. Then visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries (subject to weather conditions).
Winter schedule: May to October
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local farmgate with complimentary wine tasting, and take a walk among the vines. Followed by a Cellar Door tasting at one of Morningtons Penninsula's small boutique wineries.
Heighten your senses while you lose yourself at the Enchanted Gardens and Lavender Farm. This traditional hedge maze will have you twisting and turning as you try to navigate your way out. Then wander the sweet-smelling lavender gardens and see the rose hedges.