Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Style: Wine Weekends
A perfect combination of beaches, rainforests and fine dining makes The Mornington Peninsula a dream destination. An hour drive from Melbourne, this will become a great vacation you will remember for years.
Relax alongside the beautiful bays or a soak at the Peninsula Hot Springs. If you're feeling more adventurous, this wonderful coastal setting offers scuba diving, surf school, stand up paddling or Peninsula Kiteboarding to get that natural high! Take advantage of the warm weather and stroll through coastal trails and national parks.
Such a feat deserves a drink. The Mornington Peninsula will take care of any top-ups from their praised winery cellar doors and craft breweries. Bay side restaurants serve up fresh, local produce as you take in the ocean-fresh air.
Enjoy beachside luxury and treat yourself to spa treatments and visit the local galleries and artists studios. If you're bringing kids, a visit to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park is a must. Sculptures are displayed amongst 16 hectares of tranquil landscape gardens.
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Take note olive lovers, Abundance is a festival to celebrate the olive harvest at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove (July) and the Main Street Mornington Festival (Oct) celebrates gourmet produce, boutique wineries, artists, musicians, dancers and the like.
In the summertime you can pick your own strawberries and sun-warmed cherries in the Peninsula Hinterland.
Air: Fly into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.
Car: Escape Melbourne on Eastlink, connecting to the Mornington Peninsula freeway.
Ferry: The Searoad Ferry will take you to the Mornington Peninsula from Geelong, The Great Ocean Road, Queenscliff or the Ballarine Peninsula.
Train: There are trains leaving for Frankston from Melbourne around every fifteen minutes.
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 03