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Mornington Peninsula

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From Melbourne: Half-Day Spa Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

1. From Melbourne: Half-Day Spa Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

Exhilarate your senses with a visit to the award-winning coastal oasis of Peninsula Hot Springs, located less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. Experience complete relaxation, connection, and rejuvenation, as you unwind and experience geothermal bathing in a stunning natural setting. Explore over 70 different globally-inspired bathing experiences in the renowned Bath House and soak in 50°C mineral-rich waters. Try out unique experiences such as a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool and much more. Simply board your direct shuttle from Central Melbourne and prepare for a day of complete rejuvenation of the mind and soul.

Peninsula Hot Springs: Entry Ticket with Bath House

2. Peninsula Hot Springs: Entry Ticket with Bath House

Embrace the healing properties of geothermal mineral waters as you visit a day spa on the Mornington Peninsula. Discover a complex of pools and private baths set in a coastal oasis, an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Uncover a range of globally-inspired wellness treatments and pools in the complex. Plunge into thermal mineral spring pools, and enjoy an authentic Turkish steam bath known as a Hammam. Embrace the healing properties of a cave pool or detox your body in the underground sauna. Marvel at the panoramic, 360-degree views of the region from the comfort of its hilltop pool. Take a stroll on the reflexology walk, and enjoy some indulgent massaging thermal mineral showers. Swim in the lakeside pool, then dip into the naturally-landscaped bathing gully.

From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade with Transfer

3. From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade with Transfer

Depart from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station and go straight to Phillip Island via the Bass Coast Highway with panoramic views of Western Port and French Island. Crossing onto Phillip Island at San Remo, your first stop is Seal Rocks and the Nobbies Centre to take a walk along the boardwalk and soak in the views back towards the Mornington Peninsula from Phillip Island’s most western point (during winter solstice this may be omitted). From September to late April, also have the chance to explore the township of Cowes & or the local Chocolate Factory. Head to Phillip Island for the penguin tour. Just after dark every night, the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. Be captivated as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their burrows. An evening meal (at your own expense) can be enjoyed before or after the Penguin Parade depending on the season. Your return to Melbourne is direct via the Monash Freeway for an evening arrival back to Southern Cross Station and limited CBD drop-off points (Southbank near Crown Casino and Russell Street near Chinatown).

Pearcedale: Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park Entry Ticket

4. Pearcedale: Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park Entry Ticket

Melbourne's award-winning wildlife park invites you to explore 10 hectares of bush-land, feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet koalas and enjoy encounters with colorful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals, including endangered species. More than 60 species native to Australia reside at the Sanctuary, including about 80 kangaroos and wallabies that roam free in the bush, and others that are housed in large natural enclosures. Waterbirds populate the wetlands, and colorful parrots flit through the air, including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot. The sanctuary also protects red-bellied pademelons, southern bettongs, spot tailed quolls, and Tasmanian devils. Moonlit Sanctuary is only 50 minutes south-east of central Melbourne, at the top of the Mornington Peninsula, and on the way to the Penguins on Phillip Island. Come visit the Sanctuary for a full day of presentations and animal shows that will be sure to entertain you and touch your heart!

From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

5. From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

Kick off the day with a relaxing break at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, a group of thermal mineral pools complete with reflexology walk, Turkish hamam, sauna, cold plunge pool, and the iconic Hilltop Pool which boasts a 360-degree view of the region. Head up to Arthurs Seat where you will admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. The final stop is an iconic local attraction, the Peninsula Bathing Boxes. Found on beaches along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, these renowned bathing boxes are set against the wonderful backdrop of the crystal-blue ocean. This is one scene from the day to be remembered.

Mornington Peninsula: Hot Springs and Body Clay Ritual

6. Mornington Peninsula: Hot Springs and Body Clay Ritual

A natural hot spring, day spa, and wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at our coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Bath House is a social bathing experience like no other. Explore over 70 globally inspired bathing experiences including thermal mineral spring pools, Turkish steam bath (Hammam), cave pool, hilltop pool offering 360-degree views of the region, underground sauna, reflexology walk, massaging thermal mineral showers, lakeside pool, and naturally landscaped bathing gully. Bath House Bathing is available 5 am – 11 pm The body clay ritual invites you to let go of your inhibitions and find a sense of play. Set within the handcrafted Clay Ridge landscape, this 45-minute experience combines the healing powers of raw earth and water and is perfect to share with friends and family. The Wellness Team has carefully selected a series of detoxifying clays from around Australia based on their unique therapeutic benefits, and knowledgeable and entertaining hosts will share stories about these benefits as you enjoy a simple and universal connection with nature. 45 minutes | 20 per class Daily Availability: 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm

Fingal: Peninsula Hot Springs Pass with Lunch Credit

7. Fingal: Peninsula Hot Springs Pass with Lunch Credit

Spend a day at Peninsula Hot Springs, a wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, with a ticket and lunch voucher. Let go of your worries in the natural geothermal waters that flow into the pools of this coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Explore over 50 bathing experiences including thermal mineral spring pools, a Turkish steam bath, a cave pool, a hilltop pool with 360-degree views of the region, an underground sauna, a reflexology walk, massaging thermal showers, a lakeside pool, and a naturally-landscaped bathing gully. Taste a nourishing lunch from the Bath House Cafe or Amphitheatre Cafe to the value of $30. Choose from a selection of light meals, refreshing drinks, and freshly ground coffee for you to enjoy throughout your day of bathing. Enjoy your meal in the café space or take it to the relaxing picnic area.

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

8. 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 Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

From Sorrento: Half-Day Cruise with Dolphins & Seals Snorkel

9. From Sorrento: Half-Day Cruise with Dolphins & Seals Snorkel

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 at one of Port Phillip Bay's beautiful marine parks. Your cruise includes all snorkelling equipment, morning or afternoon tea and best of all if you don't see the dolphins you can come back for free!

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

10. 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.

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4.6
(130 reviews)

It was the best experience we have had, definitely value for money. We recommend to rejuvenate you, absolutely amazing place. Well set out and our lunch was reasonably priced. Definitely go again

It was really lovely the robes and towels were pretty pricey but it was lovely to be able to pop them in the laundry at the end of the bathing

It was amazing: the guide was also really funny and accommodating ! The experience was really beautiful!!

was a fantastic day but would do the night time one next time as was bit crowded with kids for me.

Tour guide Gary, and where we went all of the thing perfect for us!! Thanks