Escape to the Mornington Peninsula, a tucked away region just south of Melbourne boasting storybook scenery dotted with cute hobby farms, quaint townships and scenic coastlines. Only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is brimming with boutique wineries, fruit orchards and historic attractions.
The Mornington landscape offers a refreshing break from city life. Climb the 304-metre granite hill to the top of Arthurs Seat and you’ll be rewarded with crisp fresh air and impressive views of Port Phillip Bay, the peninsula and Melbourne’s city skyline far in the distance.
Driving along the picturesque coastline you can’t miss the colourful bathing boxes that line beaches all around the peninsula. These small seaside structures are hot property, with holidaymakers and locals known to spend up to $350,000 to get their hands on one.
Mornington Peninsula Wineries
This region is also well known for its wineries. Taste your way through the region’s most popular varieties including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir styles; the perfect complement to the gourmet food that the Mornington Peninsula region produces.
One of the many pleasures of a visit to Mornington Peninsula is a trip to the cellar doors of the local wineries. There are more than 50 cellar doors in the region which is known for its pinot noir varieties, cool climate chardonnay and more recently its pinot grigio and shiraz. The Mornington Peninsula has a diverse landscape with many different soil types and micro-climates throughout the region meaning there’s plenty of variety in the wine it produces and more for you to choose from!
Choose from a variety of AAT Kings wine and food tours in Mornington Peninsula. Choose the most suitable trip for you – tours range from one day trips to a full experience of Victoria of up to 11 days.