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.
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.
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.
The kids will love exploring Ashcombe Maze; 25 acres of fabulous gardens including Australia’s oldest hedge maze, lavender farms and a gorgeous circular maze of roses. The hedge maze is made up of 1000 cypress trees that have grown an impressive three metres high and two metres thick.
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.