Welcome to Mornington Peninsula

The calm ‘front beaches’ are on the Port Phillip Bay side, where families holiday at a string of bayside towns stretching from Mornington to Sorrento. The rugged ocean ‘back beaches’ face Bass Strait and are easily reached from Portsea, Sorrento and Rye; there are stunning walks along this coastal strip, part of Mornington Peninsula National Park.

The bay heads are so close that it’s just a short hop by ferry across from Sorrento to Queenscliff on Bellarine Peninsula.

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$149 Day Trips & Excursions

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, Wine Tasting from Melbourne

Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Mornington Peninsula, about 90 minutes' drive from Melbourne. Start your day with a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs, the first natural hot spring in Victoria. The ever-flowing thermal mineral waters flow into private baths and pools which provide the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The hot mineral-rich waters stay at 122°F (50°C) and flow over 2,000 feet (637 meters) below the surface into the spa’s pools and baths. Other amenities include a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool, thermal stream gully, massaging showers and sauna. You'll spend approximately three hours at Peninsula Hot Springs. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel.Stop to taste some of the celebrated wines of the Mornington Peninsula region before enjoying your delicious lunch made from fresh local produce. After lunch, visit the Enchanted Adventure Garden, home of Australia's largest tube slide park, 3D indoor maze and features beautiful gardens and hedge mazes.Continue to the famous strawberry fields of Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (seasonal, November through April - subject to strawberry availability). Here you may choose to pick the freshest strawberries to bring home. In the winter months, from May through to October, a visit to another Mornington Peninsula prestigious winery for wine tasting.

$108.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour with Lunch from Melbourne

Meet your guide and driver at 9:25am at St Paul's Cathedral on Flinders Street in Melbourne, then enjoy a scenic drive for approximately 1 hour to reach your first stop in Mornington Peninsula - Port Phillip Estate. Upon arrival, enjoy a wine tasting. Port Phillip Estate is one of Mornington Peninsula’s most exciting cellar doors. With its bold architecture, elegant tasting bar and spectacular views their cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy their wine. All of which is entirely estate grown.Next, head to T’Gallant. Here, you'll enjoy a wine tasting followed by a 2-course lunch, featuring their delicious mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas. Savor your meal with an included glass of wine and some coffee/tea with your desert. After lunch, hop back in your vehicle and make your way to the next stop - Red Hill Estate. This boutique winery is steeped in tradition. While you are tasting wines from their multiple-award wining range, enjoy panoramic views of Western Port Bay.Finally, meet the winemakers Kathleen Quealy and Danny Calvert when you travel to Quealy Winemakers estate in Balnarring. Take a tour of the vineyard and winery, and sip on a sample from a large selection of cellar door offerings.Upon completion of the visit at Quealy around 4:30pm, you'll board your vehicle for your return trip to St Paul's Cathedral arriving at approximately 5:30pm.

$43.61 Outdoor Activities

Mornington Peninsula Enchanted Adventure Garden Tour

The Enchanted Adventure Garden offers an unforgettable Tree-top climbing tour activity for both adults and children alike with over 50 aerial obstacles, bridges and 5 zip-lines linked to tree-based platforms up to 10m high. The Grand course offers 5 different levels of challenges, giant Tarzan swing and rock climbing wall.Before your adventure starts our briefing will ensure you have the appropriate equipment and training required to complete the course. Bring your nerve and sense of adventure! You are now free to enjoy the Grand Course and complete the 5 levels of challenges within the 2 hour tour. Your Grand Course adventure includes all day entry to the Enchanted Adventure Garden. Immerse yourself in a wonderland of Hedge Mazes, Giant Puzzles, Bushland Obstacles, Sculpture and Gardens or test your nerve on one of the five fast and furious Tube Slides.

$167.17 Day Trips & Excursions

Organic Conservation's Hike & Bliss - Private tour on the Mornington Peninsula!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bushrangers Bay, Flinders, Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaExplore one of Victoria's best beachesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mornington Peninsula National Park, Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaVisit areas around the peninsulaDuration: 1 hour

$47.24 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Sightseeing Cruise, Mornington Peninsula

Step aboard ‘Moonraker’ our flag ship vessel, your crew will be on hand to assist you in finding a seat and serve you a welcome dink as we cruise out into Port Phillip Bay, past the amazing cliff top homes and private beaches of Sorrento and Portsea.  With your family and friends we head over to Chinaman’s Hat, a local spot where the Australian Fur Seals are waiting to show you some amazing sights. You will be amazed at the friendliness and how close you can get to these truly wild creatures. From Chinaman’s Hat, we cruise magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the resident Bottle Nose Dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water, our technique will place you right next to the action – where you will have a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins. You have the freedom to walk around the boat and enjoy the many changing sights. On the bow of the boat you can often see the dolphins swimming right beneath your feet.  Morning and Afternoon refreshments are served onboard this cruise along with drinks and snacks, otherwise you're welcome to make purchase from the onboard cafe. The memories of this experience will remain with you forever and you too will have photos and stories to share among your fellow travellers. This tour is operated in conjunction with the 3 hour swim tour, so swimmers will be on this tour.   Tours facilities and inclusions: •   Luxury purpose built boat, •   Premium wildlife activities, •   Amazing photo opportunities, •   Refreshments and snacks  •   Undercover Seating, •   Sunscreen, and self serve refreshments, •   Self serve premium tea selection, coffee and hot Chocolate, •   Dolphin guarantee – if you don’t see dolphins on your tour come back for free! Tours are weather dependent and rely on suitable safe conditions. All our tours are operated on the basis of interacting with wild animals. We ask that you appreciate that they are completely wild and are not trained to interact with people. Our tours operate on a high 85% success rate of swimming and interacting with the Dolphins however we cannot guarantee them on every tour. Should you not see them you are welcome to come back any time within 3 months of your last tour for free, sorry we cannot provide refunds.

$151.91 Food, Wine & Nightlife

An insider's choice - Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rahona Valley Vineyard, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaIdeal for anyone wanting an insider’s view on some of the best cellar doors the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Not only do the wineries we visit produce quality wines but they also give their guests a great experience, something that is too often overlooked.Each of the wineries we have selected are designed to complement each other, iconic and authentic, boutique but fresh and new, picturesque and charming, small and family run, rustic and relaxed, friendly and fun, you get it all on this tour. We like to steer clear of some of the bigger guys because you tend to become a number rather than a guest.TOUR ITINERARYThe region is renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but there are also other gems to be found. On a typical day out you would visit: 11.00 Quealy Winemakers – wine tasting Visit Kathleen Quealy the ‘Queen of Gris’ on your first stop of the morning. Kathleen is one of the most well-known winemakers on the Peninsula and was the first person to plant Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia. Here you can expect the unexpected as every visit is a unique experience.Tastings take place in the middle of their working winery. It’s rustic, authentic and a truly laid back experience. On display are a large selection of whites, reds (including some of the best Pinot Noir you will taste) and sweet wine, with a tilt to Italian varieties. Their wines are not only incredible but also great value, so don’t expect to walk away empty handed. 12.00pm Merricks Creek Vineyard – wine tasting, lunch & vineyard tour (Sat & Sun)After a short 10 minute drive you will arrive at your second stop, Merricks Creek where you can expect to settle in for a tasting and lunch. This place is a true gem and possibly the Peninsula’s best kept secret. Here you will sit down to enjoy a casual sharing meal with your newest friends while taking in the beautiful vista.Before lunch begins you will be taken through a wine tasting at your table and a look around the winery. Expect to see the regions regulars with Estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Choose a glass of your favourite drop to enjoy with your lunch.Lunch is a selection of share plates including antipasto, charcuterie, cheese and warm dishes. Think braised lamb shoulder, pork and fennel meatballs and roasted vegetable lasagna. You will come away feeling happy and satisfied and ready to take on the afternoon.*Note: Merricks Creek is only open on weekends so tours departing on Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday's will visit Tucks Ridge instead. (See below)2.00 Rahona Valley – wine tastingEnjoy a picturesque 10 minute drive to the next stop, where you will arrive at Rahona Valley which is another true hidden gem of the Peninsula. The vineyard is set in a secluded valley on a steep north-facing slope which is honestly magnificent and unlike any other vineyard in the region. As you descend on the cellar door you will feel like you are amongst the tree tops.The wines here are unexpectedly brilliant. You will be taken through a comprehensive list which often includes some bubbles. The cellar door has a fabulous outdoor (and indoor pending weather) setting on the newly built deck with an open fire pit during the cooler months and umbrellas for shade for the warmer weather, a perfect place to spend the afternoon.The place is a little bit magical and so are the wines. 3.15 Old Apple Shed @ Tallarida Estate – wine & cider tastingExpect to end the day on a high as you arrive to a warm and friendly welcome from Old Apple Shed. This stop is often a crowd favourite due to its simple charm and down to earth vibe. With their epic wine list the tasting can be tailored to you as they have a big range of sparkling, red, white and sweet wines. This precedes the grand finale, a show stopping selection of ciders that will blow your mind they are that good. Try apple, pear, strawberry, passionfruit and ginger beer. They have a great outdoor area so tastings can be taken outside if the weather's nice. If not you can keep warm inside the winery shed amongst the barrels.*Tucks Ridge – wine tasting & lunch (WED, THURS, Fri)Recently taken over by the team from Montalto the winery and restaurant have taken on a new lease of life. Here you will sit down to enjoy a casual sharing meal with your newest friends while taking in one of the Peninsula most photographed views. Before lunch begins you will be taken through a wine tasting at the cellar door. Expect to see the regions regulars with Estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Rosè among others. Choose a glass of your favourite drop to enjoy with your lunch.Lunch is a selection of tapas style share plates followed by a selections of charcoal meats including sides Think charcoal roast chicken, marinated pork, lamb or salmon, grain salad and potatoes. Absolutely delicious. You will come away feeling happy and already talking about when you will return. *Venues subject to availability Every now and then availability at some of the wineries outlined above is limited so we have a number of great alternatives that we often include on some of our private tours. Feel free to check out our website for a list of others. We will try and let you know when the itineraries are shuffled wherever possible.Duration: 6 hours