Escape to the Mornington Peninsula, a tucked away region boasting storybook scenery, quaint townships and rolling green hills. Spectacular coastal views along the peninsula. Visit 3 award-winning wineries. Taste produce from a working dairy. Gourmet cafe? lunch. Sample chocolate, strawberries and local produce.
THU SAT & SUN
|Start||Melbourne @ 07.30 am|
|Finish||Melbourne @ 05.30 pm|
Travelling out of the metro bustle of Melbourne, you'll discover a tucked away region boasting storybook scenery dotted with cute hobby farms, quaint townships and rolling green hills. Mornington Peninsula is a place brimming with boutique wineries, fruit orchards and historic attractions. Before you start exploring the beautiful peninsula, you'll take in stunning oceans views from Arthurs Seat.
** Main Ridge Dairy
What could be more delightful than sitting in a rustic building, surrounded by lush green grass, and nibbling on rich goat cheese? While the goats bleat away in the background and the wind sighs through the trees. This is one of the more unique experiences you'll have on your Mornington Peninsula tour and if you've never tasted goat cheese, we suggest you sit back and be ready for a taste sensation.
** T'Gallant Winery
You'll be treated to tastings at T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian Pinot Grigio, the flinty, lemony, pear flavoured wine that exudes Italian style and taste. The winery has an extraordinary selection of artisan wines, influenced by European traditions and made with an Australian twist.
Included Meals: Wine tastings
** Mock Hill Cider Lounge
The family-owned and operated orchard has been producing high quality, organic fresh fruit, apple juice, apple ciders and apple cider vinegar for the local region and beyond for many years. With the new addition of a Cider Lounge, you're invited to try a cider or sparkling juice and even pick up some bottles to take home.
This magnificent area will continue to amaze you over lunch in the seaside town of Flinders. Based on the southern edge of the peninsula, Flinders opens out to the wild Southern Ocean and views from its beaches are breathtaking. After lunch, you'll have time to explore the township with its boutique shops and galleries.
Included Meals: Lunch
** Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Not to be outdone in the food stakes, we'll also take you to our local strawberry farm, where you can pick your own strawberries and sample luscious strawberry liqueurs and ciders. Or if you fancy, indulge in strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce or strawberry ice-cream smothered in strawberry sauce.
** Green Olive at Red Hill
Be immersed in a fully edible landscape at Green Olive at Red Hill. A true food lover's paradise! You'll be taken on a private tour to learn about the lush kitchen garden, vineyards, chickens and of course, the olive grove. Then it's time to taste-test the freshest farm grown olives and olive oil. Before you go, enjoy delicious farm-roasted coffee or tea and farm-made biscuits.
Included Meals: Afternoon tea
** Bathing Boxes at Dromana
Complete your visit to the Mornington Peninsula with a visit to Dromana to photograph the famous multi-coloured bathing boxes.