Food & wine touring route
Dandenong Ranges to Mornington Peninsula
Uncover the bounty of the Dandenong Ranges at gardens and orchards across the region. Fill your basket at farm gates and local provedores, or pick your own fruit right at the source. Stock up on fresh cherries in the height of summer at Cherryhill Orchards, or visit Rayners Orchards for stonefruit, citrus and quinces as the season cools.
Swap the road for the rails and book in for a sumptuous lunch on the Puffing Billy heritage railway. Revel in the old-world glamour of the historic dining carriage as you travel through lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies. Alternatively, drive up to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong for a lavish lunch paired with sweeping views across the city and Port Phillip Bay.
Travel south to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, and settle into a late afternoon wine tasting at Crittenden Wine Centre, watching the shadows lengthen over the vines. If you're here late in the week, be sure to visit one of the peninsula's award-winning restaurants for dinner.
Stay overnight in the gourmet village of Flinders and experience the contemporary luxury of Quarters at the Flinders Hotel.