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From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

1. 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: Enchanted Adventure General Admission

2. Mornington Peninsula: Enchanted Adventure General Admission

Experience a day out at Enchanted Adventure with this entry ticket. Pack a picnic and visit all of the mazes, themed gardens, brainteaser puzzles, and thrilling Tube Slides. Enjoy all-day access to all of the ground-based adventure activities across the 25-acre park including the sculptures and boardwalks, which surround the Enchanted Lake. Visit the Canopy Walk, made up of multiple gently swinging bridges suspended amongst the treetops, and take in the panoramic views. Visit the Sky Scramble, an aerial playground. Scramble through the cargo nets, clamber over the Tibetan bridge, take a bounce in the ball pit and test your nerves on the wobbly wooden bridges. Suitable for children under 135cm only! For smaller guests, enjoy the miniature Bush Scramble in the same area. Slide down the epic Tube Slides and have 5 to choose from - 1 big twister, 3 straight slides, and 1 designed for little kids only. Relax and soak up the hinterland views at one of the picnic tables below whilst watching the fun on the slopes unfold.

Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

3. Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

Visit 4 of the region's best wineries with a guide who will provide you with lots of local knowledge. Enjoy an amazing experience and create everlasting memories. Stop along the way for panoramic views of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula where you can take photos. Lunch, with a glass of wine and tastings, is offered at any of the wineries visited. See for yourself why the Mornington Peninsula wine region is rated as one of the best wine regions in Australia.

From Melbourne: Half-Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

4. From Melbourne: Half-Day 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 50 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.

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

5. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

On board the swift eco boat, cruise by the glorious coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Explore 20-million-year-old sandy cliffs, immaculate holiday homes, and pristine beaches. The coastline is part of the Point Nepean National Park and Port Phillip Bay, home to a variety of wildlife including seals, dolphins, occasional migrating whales, and over 70 different species of seabird. Tour Port Phillip Bay and cruise by the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary as you look at the cliffs leading to Point Nepean and the original defense forts precinct built to guard the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Known as The Rip, this is where the waters of the bay meet the seas of Bass Strait. Passing by protected marine parks and Ramsar Convention wetlands, you'll enjoy 360-degree views from the open vessel. During the summer months, the migratory shearwater birds congregate en masse with thousands upon thousands of birds rafting together on the water's surface. Australian fur seals, once hunted excessively for their pelts, are now fully protected and enjoy resting on a manmade haul-out platform in the bay. Here the seals get out of the water and rest after days of fishing. Seeing them up close you will be mesmerized by their presence and adore their features. From around June through to August (winter), along the southern coast of Victoria, the waters are home to the migration passages of whales. Sightings of humpback, southern right and killer whales are increasing year on year. Visits into Port Phillip Bay are becoming more frequent and it's possible to gain some amazing sightings.

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

From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

7. From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

Depart from Sorrento, the native land of the Boonwurrung people, and the site of the first European settlement in 1803. Pass beneath the 20-million-year-old calcarenite cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and in less than 15 minutes start discovering the vast Great Southern Reef beneath the water. Do some snorkeling at three different sites where you'll meet nature's finest temperate marine animals, many that exist nowhere else on Earth. See an array of colorful fish, graceful stingrays, unusual weedy seadragons, and entertaining seals. Swim freely listening to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours. In a swift RIB boat, travel quickly between each location, looking out for dolphin sightings as the tour explores the southern end of the peninsula.

Peninsula Hot Springs: Bathhouse and Picnic Experience for 2

8. Peninsula Hot Springs: Bathhouse and Picnic Experience for 2

Relaxation starts as soon as you book your visit to the bathhouse, a place for families and friends to bathe and relax while connecting in nature. Immerse yourself in this bathing wonderland with over 50 globally inspired experiences. These experiences include thermal mineral spring pools, a Turkish steam bath (Hamam), a cave pool, and a hilltop pool offering 360-degree views of the region. When you are ready, you can collect your picnic hamper from the wellness center between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Enjoy your meal in the ample lawn space, picnic seating, and tables in a beautiful native coastal garden setting.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Winery Tour

9. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Winery Tour

Start you day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Melbourne. Hop in your private car and be driven to handpicked wineries such as the Red Hill and Port Phillip estates. Indulge in tastings at four wineries with expert knowledge being passed on to you from the expert staff. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a glass of wine at Pier 10 Winery. Soak up the views over the seaside and vineyards that the beautiful Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Then return back to your accommodation.

Mornington Peninsula: 3-Hour Wine Discovery and Tasting

10. Mornington Peninsula: 3-Hour Wine Discovery and Tasting

This Mornington Peninsula discovery tour offers beginners and seasoned wine lovers alike some insight into the roles played by varieties, location, and wine making in producing world-class and cool-climate wines. Set in the breathtaking Alto wine room - complete with panoramic views overlooking the estate vineyards. It is in this room that you are guided through an educational tasting of wine from the current releases and back vintages, as well as limited bottles not available anywhere else. Following your tasting, take a seat in the beautiful Piazza where a seasonal menu is drawn from the produce gardens. Included in your Montalto Mornington Peninsula discovery tasting is a casual, shared lunch in the piazza, accompanied by a glass of the estate's wine. Following lunch, take your time to explore the contemporary sculpture collection set amongst the produce gardens and vineyards of the Montalto Estate.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Absolutely wonderful sooo relaxing. Will go again for sure. Staff perfect friendly and unobtrusive. Had the picnic what a treat that was. Fresh salads, vaiety of cut fruit, yoghurt and chai pudding with berries. Handful of nuts and bliss balls. Cheese and biscuits to boot. Right size portions so nothing was wasted. Thank you to the thoughtful person who was in charge if that. We will highly recommend to others. Wen & Rob

Really great experience, even with choppy, cold water. Exciting to see the seals up close and getting the opportunity to see a big stingray. Experienced and professional crew, and well allotted on board Cafe. My only complaint would be that there was no signage or directions when we arrived and, although the invitation specified arriving early, we left late.

Our guide, Adrian, was very informative and helpful. The wineries we visited were excellent, provided interesting information and were generous with the tastings. Lunch was tasty and efficiently provided, with plentiful helpings and pleasant service. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone living or travelling in Victoria.

Really enjoyed the experience, thank you, such a shame the dolphins decided not to be out to play for us tho.

The adventure cruise was great, informative and fun