The Mornington Peninsula Wine Region is just an hours drive from Melbourne and home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region's renowned pinot noir. Hear the stories of passionate vintners, who grow their own fruit and produce their own wines. Taste different styles on a drive around this compact diverse region, chat with other wine buffs on your tasting journey or relax and take advantage of award-winning winery restaurants, casual eateries and broad decks. Some not to miss are Polperro Winery, Ten Minutes by Tractor and my personal favourite, The Cups Estate.
Combine a stunning coastline with sand dunes, fast-draining sandy soil, beautiful backdrops, brilliant views and you have Australia's No 1 destination for golf. The Mornington Peninsula boasts 15 clubs with 19 links , parkland and resort courses. Courses range from the beginners public courses such as the Dunes to very demanding courses such as St Andrews Beach Golf Course. Most golf courses are in close proximity of one another and you may just find your game stretches into a post-game drink on a shady verandah followed by dinner in a fine restaurant.
Surf and Bay Beaches
The Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side. If you've never visited us or haven't for a while, our bays will tempt you with every type of water sport you could wish for, from sailing to scuba diving, fishing to sea kayaking. Walk beyond the sandbars into gently lapping waves on the string of golden Port Phillip Bay Beaches, cool off in the water, play some beach cricket or take a snorkel around the piers. Alternatively, get your board and tackle the surf crashing in from Bass Strait at Gunnamatta , Portsea, Sorrento and Rye back beaches.
We all need time to de-stress, reconnect with ourselves and reflect on life, and what better place to do this than the Mornington Peninsula. We have many day spas such as the Red Hill Spa and Lindenderry at Red Hill, but the most famous is by far the Peninsula Hot Springs. World famous, there is so much on offer here that you will keep going back for more. There are 20 bathing experiences, including a new massaging hydro jet pool on a lakeside, and a hill top pool with 360-degree views over the Mornington Peninsula countryside. Enjoy the cave pool, Turkish steam bath, reflexology walk, sauna and cold plunge pools. There are of course an extensive selection of spa treatments. Book a romantic private pool or take the family and enjoy utter bliss.