Top attractions in Mornington Peninsula
Our most recommended things to do in Mornington Peninsula
1. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food Trail Day Trip
Set off on the ultimate foodie experience around the Mornington Peninsula, and discover why the regions is world renowned for its gourmet establishments. Visit 4 different food producers of cheese, chocolate, strawberries, and wine and sample their products. Stop for lunch at a carefully selected venue and enjoy a delicious meal with a glass wine. Experience the magic of the Mornington Peninsula as you tantalize your tastebuds with tastings of cheese, chocolate, and strawberries as well as a wine tasting at one of the top-rated wineries in the area. Sit down for a relaxing and delightful lunch with a glass of wine included. Soak up the beautiful scenery and coastline views as you travel around the region.
2. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail
Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the...
3. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise
Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into ...
4. Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim
Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure, snorkeling with cheeky and cheerful Australian fur seals. Departing Sorrento Pier in Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, your cruise commences with welcome tea or coffee as you revel in views of the coastline and cliff-top mansions. Arriving at Chinaman's Hat, a structure built just for the seals in Port Phillip Bay, you will take the plunge to swim with these gentle, playful and curious creatures. This sheltered area has a maximum depth of four meters and participants can float on the surface and watch the seals swim freely around them if they wish.
5. Mornington Peninsula: Sightseeing Tour with Bay Sailing
Departing from your chosen pickup location in the area, head first to a marvel of nature set upon the pristine Portsea Beach, the London Bridge Lookout. This unique rock formation is a local attraction not to be missed. Savor the moment as you sail the bay on a ferry and enjoy a regional produce picnic lunch while taking in the serene bay views. The tour continues after lunch with a visit to the St. Andrews Brewery. This craft brewery was once a world-class horse training facility. Here you’ll join the locals for a beer paddle tasting and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next up, get on board Arthurs Seat Eagle, a state-of-the-art gondola, and glide over the state forest to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula. Take in the breathtaking view across the bay to the city and try to spot local wildlife as you soar high above the tree...
Great day out. Jam-packed with activities and exciting events. Great lunch. Excellent guide.
6. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour
Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure. Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.
Awesome dolphin experience. Seals was good but strong current and a lot of habibi’s on jetskis bubbling up the water so snorkeling was tough. Great boat and great staff with a bar for a beer on the way back in can’t ask for a better day out
7. Mornington Peninsula: Scenic Wine, Cheese And Chocolate Tour
The Mornington Peninsular is as stunning as it is diverse. From the quiet bay side beach boxes to the roaring southern ocean the hinterland of the Peninsular is home to many hidden gourmet delights. Rustic farmhouses with generous samples of fresh goats cheese, chocolate creations produced in a gorgeous seaside town and some of the best Pinot Noir anywhere in the world make up this day tour! At Main Ridge Dairy you sample some of the goats cheese from this small boutique farm and meet the goats themselves! Sit back and enjoy the views as you travel through the vineyards and rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsular. Each winery has been selected for its excellent cellar door experience and variety of wines. The Mornington Peninsular is famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and you will sample these and other varietals throughout the day. Then sample their multi award winning cho...
8. Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail
After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the Geelong Waterfront. Geelong’s spectacular waterfront is the perfect place to start the day, and will provide you with the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air as you walk along the esplanade. After departing from Geelong, you will visit the Scotchmans Hill Vineyard. Set on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula with magnificent views, your first stop includes a wine tasting at this old French provincial barn house, situated amongst the vineyards of an estate. Your tour then advances towards the Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Renowned for its breathtaking views, the house of Jack Rabbit Café will give you an opportunity to break for lunch and taste some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s epic eateries in a "local that the locals never want to leave". You will then sail upon the bay enjoying a Devonshire tea, observing the ...
Kyle was an excellent tour guide and driver. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Everywhere he took us was great ... the wineries, brewery, ferry and gondola ride. Lunch and afternoon tea were delicious too. My friends and I had lots of fun and shared laughs with our fellow passengers. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to others.
9. From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch
Start the day off with a walk along the spectacular Geelong Waterfront on Bellarine Peninsula. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air and scenic views with the locals. After that, you’ll head to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to discover Victoria’s largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts and greet the local emus and wallabies in a native garden. The next stop along the Bellarine Peninsula will be a stroll around the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for a fantastic photo opportunity before boarding the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. Savor the moment of sailing on the bay while enjoying a regional produce picnic lunch onboard. Observe some of the most serene bay views that the coastline has to offer. Set upon the pristine Portsea Surf Beach, you’ll see the London Arch, a unique rock formation and impressive natural wonder. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Bre...
10. Mornington Peninsula: 3-Hour Wine Discovery and Tasting
This Mornington Peninsula discovery tour offers beginners and seasoned wine lovers alike some insight into the roles played by varieties, location, and wine making in producing world-class and cool-climate wines. Set in the breathtaking Alto wine room - complete with panoramic views overlooking the estate vineyards. It is in this room that you are guided through an educational tasting of wine from the current releases and back vintages, as well as limited bottles not available anywhere else. Following your tasting, take a seat in the beautiful Piazza where a seasonal menu is drawn from the produce gardens. Included in your Montalto Mornington Peninsula discovery tasting is a casual, shared lunch in the piazza, accompanied by a glass of the estate's wine. Following lunch, take your time to explore the contemporary sculpture collection set amongst the produce gardens and vineyards of th...
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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs was the highlight of my Melbourne getaway. The hill top pool was the best but I enjoyed every other pool and sauna I was able to try. I have to say special thanks to Polly and Matt from Explore Australia for making my day. If it was them, this tour wouldn't have happened. Getyourguide let me book this tour for 26 April (Monday) and kept me in that belief that everything was alright. I even talked to them 2 days prior to the schedule departure about the possibility of cancellation (due to covid, many tours are not going ahead). They said everything was as planned, no problem. I haven't got any confirmation from the tour company though, so by Monday morning I was really nervous and worried about missing the tour. Called Explore Australia and they said they didn't have a booking for that day!! Thank God I had one more day in Melb, so Polly from the office reschedule my tour, can't be greatful enough for her. And Matt, the tour guide, he's just awesome.
Lots of beautiful spots enjoy and pools to soak in. Staff are excellent, changing room are clean, keeping your stuff are easy and safe. A bit long queue at the Hill top pool since it's not too big. Might need to come on weekdays. Beautiful Melb views from the gondola. Staff are super friendly and gave great options. Met and talked with the friendly locals at Bathing Boxes those shared the history and other gem spots to explore around.
Explore Australia staff were very responsive and proactive in making sure my booking was good to go. The Hot Springs were busy but overall relaxing. I was able to get a space when I wanted one.
Great day out. Jam-packed with activities and exciting events. Great lunch. Excellent guide.
Driver was funny, the day was sunny and the plan perfect