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Our most recommended Mornington Peninsula Outdoor Activities

From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

1. 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.

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

2. 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.

Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

3. Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

Time to hit the highway with a small group (max 8 guests) and make your way to the idyllic Mornington Peninsula. First stop is the summit of Arthur’s Seat where you'll see panoramic ocean views and a bite of morning tea. This is just a taste of things to come. Then, onto Bushrangers Bay for a 5km return hike featuring unreal coastal scenery, rocky bays, wild oceans and one picturesque lighthouse. Spot local kangaroos and listen to the songs of native birds as you wander along the undulating path. After returning from the first hike, you will head to Cape Schanck for a smaller walk in the lighthouse precinct. To refuel, you will stop at one of Mornington Peninsula's award winning cafes (and we can see why) The final stop, Peninsula Hot Springs which is an award-winning natural hot springs and outdoor day spa destination. It’s the perfect way to end a great date with nature! (Bathing time 2h)

Mornington Peninsula: SUP, Hike, & Hot Springs Trip w/ Lunch

4. Mornington Peninsula: SUP, Hike, & Hot Springs Trip w/ Lunch

Discover the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this ultimate adventurous day out like no other and explore the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this day trip. Enjoy an incredible day of paddleboarding, a winery visit, a coastal hike, and bathing at the hot springs. Meet at the iconic 19th century McCrae Lighthouse by the crystal clear waters of the Peninsula. Begin your adventure at one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the Peninsula adorned with the famous colorful bathing boxes. Embark on a SUP lesson and tour along the crystal clear waters of the Mornington Peninsula with your guide who is a certified SUP instructor. There are often dolphins close by, so remember to keep your eyes peeled! Explore along the coastline and admire the stunning vistas and backdrop of Arthur's Seat. After your SUP experience, you have a bit of time to get changed or grab a coffee before hopping into the van and traveling along the southern coastline of the peninsula. Next, enjoy a guided coastal hike along nature trails with ocean vistas to Bushrangers Bay. Look out for wildlife like kangaroos and echidnas before arriving at the rugged, expansive, and jaw-dropping ocean scenery. As you look out onto a deserted bay, see the turquoise blue rock pools. Refuel and indulge your palate with a delicious picnic lunch full of fresh local produce at a spectacular beach viewpoint. You will also have some other refreshments such as native tea, coffee, and local beverages. After lunch, unwind at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Set amongst beautiful natural surroundings, relax in a tranquil setting with over 50 global bathing experiences, including an amphitheater of geothermal pools, ice caves, saunas, and hammocks. After some time at the hot springs head to a beautiful laid-back winery that focuses on incorporating organic practices. Taste some of the best wines on the peninsula whilst enjoying the views. Finally, take a scenic drive via the summit of the Mornington Peninsula back to McCrae Lighthouse.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

Great day exploring

Great trip with Hike and Seek - booked through Get Your Guide. Our tour guide, James, was so friendly and welcoming. He did a fantastic job considering it was his first solo tour. The peninsula was beautiful, easy walk down to the beach and we managed to see lots of kangaroos on the way down. The food at the cafe was so delicious - we’ll definitely be returning next time we’re in the area. The final part of the trip was the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs which was soooo relaxing. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get out of the city for the day and see the beautiful countryside. The only thing to note was that in the booking information it stated that a lunch, prepared by a vegan chef, was included - this was not the case and we had to pay for our own lunch at the cafe. We didn’t mind as the food was delicious, and there were plenty of non-vegan options which suited us, but just be aware you will need to take money with you for lunch if booking this tour.

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.

Marlon and Larnie were friendly and great guides. The gears and the outfits that was loan to us were very clean and in good condition. Shows that they take pride in their customer experience to the details.

Was a wonderful tour together with James! Really enjoyed the day and got a really good impression of Mornington Peninsula. Especially Bushrangers Bay was breathtaking!!!

Excellent tour, full of activities and beautiful places. Our guide was super friendly and helpful, 10/10 recommended