It’s a five-minute ramble through the dunes to start your day with a walk on St Andrews Beach. Fill your lungs with fresh sea air before heading to the Mornington Peninsula’s hinterland for a day of wine, food and indulgence.
Schedule lunch at the stunning Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, and take a post-prandial stroll through the sculpture park. Then taste more of the Mornington Peninsula’s cool-climate wines at nearby Red Hill Estate and T’Gallant.
Wineries ticked off, on to the beaches and boutiques. Visit the famous beach boxes at Dromana, Mornington or Mount Martha. Pick up something for home at the Red Hill Market or the vintage stores in the villages of Red Hill and Flinders.
Give the afternoon over to pampering, with a soak in the geothermal mineral waters and a massage at Peninsula Hot Springs. Choose another dining option tonight – perhaps Paringa Estate or The Long Table – and then back to Big Blue Backyard for an outdoor bath or shower surrounded by candles.