Top 5 Best Things to Do on The Peninsula

Only 70kms from the Melbourne CBD, the Mornington Peninsula has all the ingredients for a fun week or long weekend away for all ages and interests. In the past, it was simply seen as a seasonal haven for beach goers and families, however the many attractions and sights of the Peninsula now draw visitors all year round, and it’s easy to see why.

While the long string of beautiful beaches are still an obvious draw card to the region, there are so many reasons why the Peninsula is a great place to visit, but here’s just a few to get you on your way…

Ocean Eight

1     Wineries

The Mornington Peninsula is fast becoming a premier wine making region of Australia. With a unique maritime climate, cooling influences from the Southern Ocean, and moderate to warm summers, conditions for grape growing here are ideal. What also sets the Peninsula wine region apart from the others, is their modern approach to hospitality and winemaking. With new restaurants and cellar

doors popping up constantly, there’s always something new to taste and interesting to see. Our favourites for the serious wine drinker are Ocean Eight, Quealy Winemakers and Rahona Valley. For something a little out of the ordinary, try Kerri Greens and Rare Hare.

2 Hot Spring

Bathing is a ritual that simultaneously relaxes the body and mind, and has been practiced for generations all over the world. The state of the art facility at Peninsula Hot Springs brings the benefits of this time-honoured experience to the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. Whether you’re looking for a detox, or simply rejuvenate after a busy work week, the natural geothermal waters of the hot springs are sure to alleviate the pressures of everyday life in an instant.

3 Beach

Feel the sand between your toes and your worries wash away at one of the many sandy and sunny beaches that dot the coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Even in the cooler months, the rugged but stunning coastline from Mount Eliza through to Hastings, offers some of the best beaches in all of Victoria. With its inviting beach side towns, cool cafés, restaurants and trendy boutiques, beachside living and holidaying has never been more exciting.

4     Arthurs Seat Eagle

With unparalleled bay views that stretch far across to the Melbourne CBD, Arthurs Seat Eagle is the ultimate way to sight see on the Mornington Peninsula. Fly over magnificent state forests from Dromana and up to the highest point on the Peninsula in one of 34 Swiss made gondolas. An experience that is certain to leave you awestruck and constantly reaching for your camera.

5     Strawberry Picking

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

A fun and delicious activity the whole family can enjoy, strawberry picking at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm is a must visit location for all. Take home what you pick, and learn about the sustainable farming practices used to grow not only the Peninsula’s best strawberries, but blueberries, raspberries and blackberries too.

Discover these attractions and so much more with a private or public tour with Wine Compass. Offering a range of pick-up points convenient to you, Wine Compass are the Mornington Peninsula specialists.

Adam Nicholls 

Wine Compass 1300 339 463

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