Welcome to Mornington

Originally part of the lands of the Boonwurrung people, it was founded as a European township in 1854. The town thrived and by 1890 there were steamers and a daily train service from Melbourne – now sadly defunct.

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$127.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Mornington Peninsula with Strawberry Farm Tour from Melbourne

After pickup from your Melbourne hotel, travel by comfortable coach about one hour to the charming seaside town of Mornington, gateway to the peninsula. You’ll have time to see the grand old buildings along Main Street and perhaps pop into the shops and sidewalk cafes or a short walk and photo ops on the beach. From Mornington, you’ll drive to The Cups Estate, an Estate created in 1999 by Joe and Carmen Fisicaro with the idea of sharing their unique property and the wine it produces with others. While here you'll sample an extensive range of hand crafted cool climate wines accompanied with estate grown olives, olive oil and bread with grape vines and olive trees providing a picture perfect background for your tasting.After your tasting, you’ll reboard your coach and head to Flinders, a small town that has retained its historic charm. Whilst here you can immerse yourself in the delicate aroma of chocolate as you enter the impressive atelier of Mornington Peninsula Chocolates for a tasting.From here, enjoy a delicious bakery cafe lunch with a drink in a rustic and charming setting at local favorite Flinders Bakehouse Cafe. On your way from Flinders visit the lookout where you’ll get panoramic views of Bass Strait and a scenic drive through Flinders Golf Course with breathtaking ocean views.Stop briefly at Mock Red Hill for a cider and produce tasting consisting of freeze-dried fruist and chocolate before venturing inland to Sunnyridge Strawberry farm, Australia's largest strawberry producer. You can choose to pick fresh strawberries to take home, visit the gift shop where you can find locally made jam, honey, cider, wine and pottery, or grab a coffee and dessert at the cafe (own expense). After refueling on the farm, you’ll drive to Arthur's Seat, the highest point on the peninsula, with sweeping views over Port Phillip Bay. You also have the choice to upgrade your day-trip to include the Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House where you will have access to over 20 pools.Stretch your legs and snap some pics before returning to Melbourne.

$95.73 Walking & Biking Tours

Mornington Peninsula Coastal Hike Bike and Kayak Adventure

Your Mornington Peninsula adventure begins when your friendly and knowledgeable adventure tour guide picks you up from your inner city accommodation. Spend the next hour and a bit getting friendly with your host and fellow TripFitters until you find yourselves at the majestic cliffs of Cape Schanck. Located on the rugged southern side of the peninsula, Cape Schanck offers some of the best coastal scenery in Australia. Hike through bushland to a deserted beach, keeping an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas along the way. From the water’s edge to the highest point on the peninsula, our next stop is Arthurs Seat. Get ready for an adrenaline rush as we hop onto our bikes and head off-road to take on the mountain, trail by trail. The course is mostly downhill (we start at the top and finish at the bottom) so don't worry if you're not super fit but you do need to be comfortable on a bike. After we refuel with lunch, we’ll head down the coast to Mornington. Aboard a kayak or atop a stand-up paddleboard, the quiet and tranquil beaches beckon us out to play. If you're lucky you might spot a dolphin or two - we see them at least a couple of times a week. Not everyone is up for water activities so this is an optional part of the day and attracts and additional $15 fee if you choose to participate. If you're not up for getting wet, we can point you to the nearest cafe or bar instead. Note: we cater to all fitness levels.

$110.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Mornington Peninsula Day Trip Including Tour of Green Olive at Red Hill

After morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, drive about one hour to reach the rolling green hills of the Mornington Peninsula.Disembark at Arthurs Seat where you can soak up views of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas. (You might even spot a wild kangaroo!). Continue on your journey to Main Ridge Dairy to sample some of the delicious cheese which are made on site, before continuing to T'Gallant Winery to sample some locally made wine.Browse through Strawberry and wines, and treat yourself with some goodies at Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm.Travel south to the historic town of Flinders where you have a light lunch. Save room for a chocolate tasting at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, where the rich hot cocoa and a variety of high quality chocolates would be equally at home in a Parisian chocolaterie. Sweet tooth satisfied, continue a few more minutes into the hills to reach Green Olive at Red Hill, a lovely 27-acre working farm. Enjoy a private tour where your guide shows you the veggie and herb gardens, vineyards, olive groves, and animals including chickens and sheep. At the end of the tour, enjoy great views of the lake and landscape while tasting the farm's fresh olives and olive oil. Known as a foodie's paradise, the farm also produces delicious wines, tasty nibbles including homemade sausages, jams and fresh-roasted coffee, and more. Wrap up your day on the Mornington Peninsula with a visit to the town of Dromana where multicolored bathing boxes line the beach. Snap a few pics and play in the sand before returning to Melbourne where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

$140.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Join-In Food & Wine Day Tour: Mornington Peninsula

All inclusive Food & Wine Tour Includes Three award winning cellar doors Wine tastings with appetizers Gourmet Lunch Chilled Water Bottles Chocolate Desert tastings Scenic drive along the beach Professional Tour guide Small Groups, max 14 in luxury Mercedes vehicle Nice people ;-) YOUR TOUR ITINERARY We’ll pickup you up at your city hotel between 9.15am – 9.30am, or at Federation square around 9.40am, in our luxury appointed Mercedes mini-coach. We drive along the beach to the gorgeous seaside town of Mornington. Enjoy some freshly roasted coffee while taking a leisurely walk. Think boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and gourmet stores. Shortly after we’ll visit our first handpicked award winning winery. Choice from Hickinbothan of Dromana,  Yabby Lake or Crittenden Estate. These are iconic wineries synonymous with the best classic cool climate styles in the region. For lunch, we will visit one of our friends at either The Green Olive or the Epicurean. Both establishments are award winning restaurants. The Green Olive – described as a food lovers paradise, owner Greg & Sue grow olives, grapes, herbs and vegies, raise sheep, pigs and chooks, and turn this amazing produce and other from local farmers in a range of tapas and good food that will nourish your heart and soul. Here you can have a choice of some tapas dishes and a glass of wine. The Epicurean Red Hill is truly a significant destination on the Mornington Peninsula. As you enter, you can smell the on site roasted coffee through the air, the creamy formageria cheeses and the largest selection of tasting and bottled wines in the region. Homemade pastas, cheeses, cakes, spreads, conserves, sauces, and the best wines of each local sub-region are all available to take with you on your travels. After lunch, a short drive and we’ll visit the coastal town of Flinders. Here you will enjoy the sea breeze as it hits you and enjoy a stroll, and artisan made chocolate at MPChocolates. Award winning delicacies using traditional French, Belgian and Swiss techniques, techniques perfected by working alongside the worlds most famous Master Chocolatiers. On way home we stop by Moorooduc Estate , Pier 10 at Shoreham or Montalto Vineyard. Family run vineyards that have developed an enviable reputation for complex and food friendly wines. Our drive home takes us back through the rolling hills, back home to your hotel and dropped off at your preferred location in the city. A tour group photo is shared with the group post the tour to remember a day out with great food, wine and friends. The photo is taken with a professional SLR camera, the Canon 7D and shared by email for you to print.