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Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

1. 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.

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 Private Winery Tour

3. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Winery Tour

Start you day with a convenient pickup from a central Melbourne location. 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: 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 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 (Wonga). 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 a secluded bay with magical natural rock pools. Look out for wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies 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.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

5. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next, you'll be taken Arthurs Seat where you will admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. Finally, take a glimpse into local heritage-protected history and the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula beach boxes. Situated along the coast, these iconic bathing boxes are the area’s symbol of summer and a popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the return trip back to Melbourne after a full day of eating, drinking, and exploring some of Mornington Peninsula’s best attractions.

Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

6. Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

Savor mouth-watering food and crisp drinks in Mornington Peninsula with a day trip from Melbourne. Book your own tastings and meals in advance from a selection of 13 different locations. Enjoy the day at your own pace, with reliable transportation between stops with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Begin your morning by departing central Melbourne on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus and journeying 1 hour south to Mornington Peninsula. Known for its exquisite wineries and artisan breweries, watch out the window as the region's landscape shifts from city skyline to stunning wine country. Arrive in Mornington Peninsula and depart the bus at your first, prescheduled tasting or meal. Continue your day at your own pace, boarding or deboarding the Hop-On Hop-Off bus as you please, which runs on a 1-hour loop between locations. Enjoy transportation between thirteen different stops, including Port Phillip Estate, Mont Rouge Estate, Stonier Wines, Pt. Leo Estate, Montalto, Red Hill Estate, Red Hill Brewery, Red Gum BBQ, Mock Red Hill Cider, Green Olive at Red Hill, Ten Minutes By Tractor, Foxey's Hangout, and The Habitat. Conclude your vibrant trip with bus transportation back to Melbourne, your belly full of luscious food and drinks, and a heart full of unforgettable memories.

Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

7. Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the Geelong Waterfront. Geelong’s spectacular waterfront is the perfect place to start the day, and will provide you with the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air as you walk along the esplanade. After departing from Geelong, you will visit the Scotchmans Hill Vineyard. Set on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula with magnificent views, your first stop includes a wine tasting at this old French provincial barn house, situated amongst the vineyards of an estate. Your tour then advances towards the Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Renowned for its breathtaking views, the house of Jack Rabbit Café will give you an opportunity to break for lunch and taste some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s epic eateries in a "local that the locals never want to leave". You will then sail upon the bay enjoying a Devonshire tea, observing the beauty of the area. St. Andrews Brewery is next on your experience, which is a craft brewery set amongst the beauty of the Mornington Peninsulas which was once a world-class horse training facility. There you’ll join the locals for a beer-paddle tasting and the opportunity to watch the brewers crafting and pouring fantastic brews right from the stable doors. Following the brewery, you will stop at Arthurs Seat and admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. You will eventually make your way to the Peninsula Bathing Boxes, iconic bathing boxes which are the area’s symbol of summer and are a tourist attraction to themselves. At the conclusion of your peninsular experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food Trail Day Trip

8. 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.

Mornington Peninsula: Guided Food & Wine Cycling Tour

9. Mornington Peninsula: Guided Food & Wine Cycling Tour

Start your guided food and wine bike tour at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Embark on a fantastic route past some of the most idyllic scenery you could ever hope to pedal through. Cycle mostly on dirt paths and mainly downhill. Begin the day with incredible views from Port Phillip Bay to the city. Enjoy a leisurely cycle, pass vineyards, berry farms and local produce stores. Stop for a relaxed vineyard pizza lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.  Have time to enjoy leisurely wine tastings with extraordinary views to match. Try local Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays this area has become famous for. After the wine tastings, wrap up a brilliant day with a lift back to your vehicle at Arthurs Seat.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Breweries Tour

10. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Breweries Tour

After being picked up anywhere in Melbourne in your private air-conditioned vehicle, your driver-guide will take you to 4 of the best craft breweries that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Relax as you indulge in a craft paddle tasting at all 4 venues with expert knowledge being passed onto you from the brewery staff. Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a pot of craft beer at one of the four chosen breweries, then sit back and enjoy the seaside views on your return trip to Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula, Australia

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.

Emily organised us well, confirmed everything via test message. Bill the driver was great and we ended up having good conversations with most attendees during the afternoon. Most of the wineries (and the cider house which was brought in at the last moment) were good. Lunch at Pig & Whistle was lovely - good portions

Norm was an excellent host, taking us to a variety of good wineries. We found that some of the wineries would even freight our purchases home free of charge. Lunch at the Old Apple Shed was an absolute feast. Then finally we had a tour around the sights of the Mornington Peninsula. A great day!

Picked up and dropped off at our hotel and our driver was fantastic. Visited some great and boutique wineries so had a great range of wines. Lunch was delicious and was altogether a really fun day.

Such a fun enjoyable day, was abit dubious at first but was a great day. Would definitely do it again