Discover some of Victoria's best spas, cellar doors and dining amid stunning coastal scenery on the Mornington Peninsula. Just an hour's drive from Melbourne, it's the locals' backyard of choice.
Pack a lot or a little into your daytrip. Start early and keep up the pace, or linger at a favourite spot. Create an itinerary to suit from these top Mornington Peninsula experiences.
Arthur's Seat State Park
Get your bearings atop popular Arthur's Seat. This viewing spot gives sweeping views back to Melbourne, across Port Phillip Bay and down the peninsula, so you can see where you're headed. Book a spot on the Arthur's Seat Eagle for a bird's-eye view.
If pampering's a priority, Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs and Alba Thermal Springs offer mineral pool bathing in unmissable natural settings, along with spa treatments and private wellness sanctuaries. Dine with head chef Karen Martini at Alba's onsite restaurant Thyme. Book ahead – you can't go wrong.
Where the peninsula narrows, stop into stylish seaside Sorrento. The revamped heritage-listed InterContinental Hotel draws gourmands with its clutch of eateries and bars, including Scott Pickett's Audrey's. Don't overlook a sweet treat at the Vanilla Slice shop – next level custard.
Pt Leo Estate
Wining, dining and art form a gorgeous trio at Pt Leo Estate in Merricks. Enjoy cellar door bites on the wine terrace, award-winning menus at Laura or Pt Leo Estate, and explore the fabulous sculpture park. Book for the world-first vintage car exhibition, The Motorists Concours d'Elégance.
Hinterland Red Hill is the peninsula's fertile pantry, where wineries, provedores and producers pop up around every corner. Taste your way through Red Hill Winery, Montalto, Tedesca Osteria, Red Hill Cellar and Pantry, Polperro, Ten Minutes By Tractor, Red Hill Brewery and more.
Extend your stay
Too much to see? Make your daytrip an overnighter. Luxury and seaside glamour infuse the refurbished InterContinental Sorrento. Keep up the pampering with tranquil stays in a spa villa at Alba Thermal Springs or glamping at Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs.