Romantic indulgence touring route
Begin your day with a morning ferry ride across the bay from Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, keeping an eye out for playful dolphins on the way.
Take a walk along the sand and fill your lungs with fresh sea air before heading to the hinterland for a day of wine, food and indulgence.
Savour a delightful morning tea in the tranquil surrounds of Heronswood House & Gardens before climbing aboard the Arthurs Seat Eagle. Ride the gondola over the state forest to the highest point on the peninsula, taking in panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay.
Schedule lunch at the stunning Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, and leave time to explore the works of the renowned sculpture park. Wine lovers will enjoy further tastings of the Mornington Peninsula's wine offerings at nearby Crittenden Wine Centre and Merricks General Store.
Pick up something for home at the Red Hill Market or vintage stores in the villages of Red Hill and Flinders and then visit the famous beach boxes at Dromana, Mornington or Mt Martha.
Late afternoon brings a relaxing massage at Peninsula Hot Springs and a soak in a private bath of geothermally heated mineral water. Sunset can be seen from the top pool of this beautiful complex, with a 360-degree view of the peninsula.
Finish up your day by booking into the Woodman Estate Luxury Hotel in Moorooduc. Choose from the manor house suite or a private chalet lakeside and enjoy a meal crafted from seasonal, local ingredients at Woodman's – the onsite restaurant.