Family touring route
Bellarine Peninsula to Mornington Peninsula
Start the day by catching a ride with Searoad Ferries from Queenscliff to Sorrento, and keep an eye out for dolphins and seals during the 40-minute crossing.
Pop into Main Ridge Dairy any time of year to stock up on local goodies, see their flock of goats, and learn how they make their wonderful cheeses. And if you're visiting during the summer months, try your hand at picking your own fruit at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm or at one of the many cherry orchards.
Leave time for a slow lunch at Green Olive at Red Hill. Afterwards, take a walk around the kitchen garden, explore the olive grove and vineyard (say hi to the maremma sheep dog guarding the chickens), and jump to your heart's content on the trampoline.
The Enchanted Adventure Garden in Red Hill makes for a fun-filled afternoon for kids and grown-ups alike. Climb and fly high on the network of 50 aerial obstacles, 10-metre high zip lines, and one of Australia's largest tube riding networks.
Slow down with some time at the beautiful bay beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, from Mount Martha and Rye to Sorrento and Portsea. The beaches are calm, clean, and home to the iconic, colourful beach boxes.
Stay overnight at Rye's Aquabelle Apartments and revel in views of the bay from your balcony.