The Mornington Peninsula packs an amazing diversity of attractions into a beautiful and very compact region. It’s just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, but will quickly have you feeling you’re a whole world away.
Colourful seaside villages dot three coastlines while vineyards, country restaurants serving inspired regional food and wine, luxury escapes and B&Bs are waiting to be discovered in the green and restful hinterlands just 15 minutes inland.
More than 50 cellar doors invite you to sample the Peninsula’s celebrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with many other fine wines. There are 13 golf courses (a number of them in Australia’s top 50) and lots of family attractions including huge maze gardens, hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary and horse riding.
The Peninsula’s beaches are magnificent year round, with walking, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, dolphin and seal swims, sea kayaking and fishing from piers or out in Port Phillip Bay.
Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs & day spa centre in Victoria around 1.5Hrs from Melbourne. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Peninsula Hot Springs makes it possible to bathe in the naturally healing waters of mineral rich thermal pools.
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Stand Up Paddling is one of the world’s fastest growing board sports and the Mornington Peninsula has some truly world class locations to indulge in this year round activity that is fun for all the family.
Peninsula Stand Up Paddle provides SUP lessons at a variety of Mornington Peninsula beaches, depending on the day’s wind and weather conditions.
Lessons can be tailored to suit everyone – from children to grandparents and from the absolute novice to the experienced paddler wanting to improve skills and technique.
Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.
It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds.
Welcome to Polperro Dolphin Swims. This site contains information about our tour operation and the wild bottlenose dolphins of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. For more than ten years, visitors from all over the world have been coming out on our boat, Polperro, to observe and swim with the dolphins.
Departing from the picturesque bayside town of Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula or the historic fishing Port of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. Specialising in Ocean & Bay Fishing Charters, Rip Charters was established in 1986 and is the longest running fishing charter business in Victoria. We have three boats in our fleet with many fishing options in either Port Phillip Heads or out in Bass Strait. Our main aim at Rip Charters is to offer our customers the opportunity to catch a feed of fish and learn some fishing skills.
Horseback Winery Tours explores the lush rolling hills of the MorningtonPeninsula’s food and wine region. We’ll take you to famous neighbouring wineries, restaurants and attractions such as Mantons Creek, T’Gallant and Green Olive at Red Hill and have packaged rides with Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, LaPetanque, Tucks Ridge, Red Hill Estate, Peninsula Hot Springs, accommodation providers and more.
If you’ve never ridden before, an accomplished Horseback Winery Tours guide and a gentle, well-trained horse will take care of you. If you’re an experienced rider, you’re in for a memorable day on a three-hour ride or a whole day in the saddle.
W’re only a 25 minute drive from the Searoad Ferries Terminal at Sorrento.
Reservations are essential, book online or call ahead on (03) 5989 6119.