Welcome to Mornington Peninsula

The calm ‘front beaches’ are on the Port Phillip Bay side, where families holiday at bayside towns 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 the 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 the Bellarine Peninsula.

Top experiences in Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula activities

$152.12 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.

$110.57 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.

$44.52 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.

$48.23 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.

$88.30 Outdoor Activities

Dolphin Cruise, Seal Swim and Reef Snorkel Adventure, Mornington Peninsula

Make your way to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula to meet your local guide and your rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Sorrento is around a 1.5hr drive from Melbourne. Meeting at the Sorrento Pier at least 25 minutes before departure (allow more time in summer), you’ll be greeted by your Guide and introduced to fellow guests. Slip into your wetsuit and listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the 2-hour boat excursion. Hop in to the boat and take your seat; it may be a lively ride.Join a boutique tour with just twelve guests and enjoy a remarkable snorkelling experience.  Extending around Australia’s southern coastline is a series of reefs holding some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. The Great Southern Reef features extensive kelp seaweed forests that support many marine species that are not found anywhere else on Earth. Home to a variety of marine life including fur seals, zebra fish, little penguins, bottlenose dolphins, rays, giant cuttlefish, spider crabs, sponges, kelp and seadragons. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear swimming freely with entertaining seals, listen curiously to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours you could never have imagined live beneath the surface.  Snorkel on the surface with your expert guide and feel safe looking at local marine wildlife. Travelling aboard our RIB boat, you’ll get away from it all and enjoy a local adventure. Spend an exciting couple of hours on the vast Port Phillip Bay, snorkelling by boat along the Mornington Peninsula. Swim with seals and fish species found only in temperate waters.Your friendly crew will guide you as you explore the incredible diversity and magic of our mysterious underwater world.

$163.25 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Montalto Vineyard Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour, Lunch

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the wine-making and grape growing process, hosted by the highly awarded wine-making team followed by lunch.Visit Montalto’s Winery and experience first-hand the wine-making and grape growing process with this unique behind the scenes tour, hosted by Montalto’s highly awarded wine making team. Taste Montalto’s range straight from the barrel and understand the important changes taking place in the vineyard as the grapes mature and in the winery as the wines develop. A tour of the winery will demonstrate how it is done and why, together with the little things that make a difference.Follow up the tour with a long lunch with wine in Montalto’s Piazza Café.