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Main Ridge, Australia

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From Melbourne: Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

1. From Melbourne: Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, the Peninsula Hot Springs offers a truly unique and relaxing experience of natural thermal hot springs and a day spa. Inspired by the finest international bath houses, the location offers over 50 unique bathing experiences from steam baths, to massaging mineral showers, to a panoramic hilltop pool.  Next up, climb aboard Arthurs Seat Eagle for a bird’s eye view of the state park as you fly overhead, admiring the breathtaking scenery of Port Phillip Bay and the Peninsula’s stunning white beaches.  Afterwards, choose to hand pick strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (only available from November to March and subject to fruit availability) or visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available all year round). Relax on your journey back to Melbourne and make use of free wifi onboard to share your new memories with family and friends. Get dropped off back at your pickup location between 6:15 and 6:45 PM.

Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Day Tour

2. Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Day Tour

Travel through the southeast suburbs to the Mornington Peninsula. Surrounded by Port Phillip and Westernport Bays, the region is known for its beaches, scenery, and wine. The first stop is at the family-owned Yabby Lake Vineyard. Taste their cool-climate, award-winning wines. Nearby is one of the earlier established vineyards, Crittenden Estate at Dromana. With vines first planted in 1984 by Gary Crittenden, the regional favorites of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot gris, are supported with the Iberian Peninsula and Italian varietals that enhance the tasting experience. Take a short drive across the Peninsula is the Quealy Vineyard at Balnarring. Taste their lively range of Italian-inspired wines with a platter of cheese and biscuits. It's then off to lunch at the charming Merricks General Store at Merricks. This beautifully restored 1920's timber building offers a warm, country welcome together with an impressive a la carte menu from which to select your main course meal and a glass of wine. Following lunch, visit the Mornington Peninsula Chocolates at Flinders and Red Hill Cheese at Main Ridge. In instances where either of these properties are closed, a visit would be made to Stonier and/or Ten Minutes by Tractor Vineyards.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food Trail Day Trip

3. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food Trail Day Trip

Set off on the ultimate foodie experience around the Mornington Peninsula, and discover why the region is world-renowned for its gourmet establishments. Visit 4 different food producers of cheese, chocolate, strawberries, and wine and sample their products. Stop for lunch at a carefully selected venue and enjoy a delicious meal with a glass of wine.  Experience the magic of the Mornington Peninsula as you tantalize your tastebuds with tastings of cheese, chocolate, and strawberries as well as a wine tasting at one of the top-rated wineries in the area. Sit down for a relaxing and delightful lunch with a glass of wine included. Soak up the beautiful scenery and coastline views as you travel around the region.

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