Mornington Peninsula is a complete package. It consists of natural attractions, a variety of beaches, many scenic sights and views. Other popular attractions include the various wineries, mazes and the diverse collection of water sports.
While Mornington Peninsula has so much to offer to range from amazing restaurants, wineries, spas, beaches, adventurous activities and whatnot. Let’s start with food and wine. It is home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region’s renowned pinot noir. Take a tasting tour where you can learn about Climate, topography, land and soil structure effects. Spend your afternoon in wine tasting and enjoy a memorable meal at one of the region’s celebrated restaurants, such as Ten Minutes By Tractor, Port Phillip Estate, Montalto or Paringa Estate. If you want something more, How about visiting wineries and farms on a horseback tour.
In Mornington Peninsula, you will get a chance to dine in some of the most renowned restaurants. Here all the meals are prepared using fresh local ingredients and paired with the most excellent local wines. Max’s at Red Hill Estate serves most delicious Mediterranean food with remarkable views of the rolling hills. Other must-try restaurants are Montalto, Port Phillip Estate, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Paringa Estate, Crittenden, Paradigm Hills and Foxey’s Hangout.
Mornington Peninsula provides the opportunity to discover nature and wildlife at its best. It is consists of rough coastline, clean sandy beaches and gardens. The best place to see the beautiful view is from Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Arthurs Seat and Point Nepean. Look at the wild ocean waters of the Bass Strait from Gunnamatta and Cape Schanck. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens promise a family-friendly day out. At the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, you will get to swim along with dolphins and seals. Go to snorkelling and have a closer look at the marine wildlife. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary to explore almost-extinct native animals.
Peninsula is home to numerous sandy and surf beaches. There are Port Phillip Bay Beaches and Ocean Beaches. Port Phillip Bay Beaches are ideal for families. Here you can chill on water, have a walk by beach, snorkel and picnic. If you want to surf and enjoy wild waves, go for Ocean Beaches.
Relax and rejuvenate at Mornington Peninsula’s luxurious spas. It is home to Australia’s only naturally heated geothermal springs. You can choose from public pools and private outdoor mineral spring bath. There is plenty of spas offering soothing treatment that you can enjoy with stunning views.
Apart from all the fun and relaxation, Mornington Peninsula has a rich history. Take a Heritage Walk in the village of Sorrento. Visit the Cape Schanck Lighthouse which is a historic treasure. Learn about military history at Point Nepean. Spend, a day or an entire summer, it is hard to get bored.