How to spend a long weekend on the Peninsula

A long weekend is the perfect excuse to take a drive south and explore our picturesque home; the Mornington Peninsula.  Make the most of the extra time off work to slow down and enjoy the scenic drive, indulge in the local food and wine and explore all ‘the ninch’ has to offer.

We partner with a range of local attractions with something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top tips on making the most of a long weekend on the Peninsula.


things to do

From boutique shopping and open-air markets to coastal and hinterland walks, golf courses, national parks and endless outdoor adventures—there are plenty of things to do.

Go horseback
Fall in love with the natural environment as you meander through beautiful coastal bushlands and explore spectacular beaches on horseback. Discover more
Gunnamatta Trail Rides – Cnr Truemans Rd & Sandy Rd, Fingal, 3939

Get lost in a maze
Immerse yourself in a wonderland of mazes, artistic fun garden designs, tube slides and a canopy walk through the trees – it’s an adventure for both the young and the young at heart. Discover more
Enchanted Adventure Garden – 55 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC 3936

Ride a bike
Experience the unique historic Point Nepean National Park as you travel along well-maintained tracks to view the stunning coastline where the Bass Strait meets Port Phillip Bay. Discover more
Bayplay Tour and Accommodation – 3755 Point Nepean Road, Portsea, 3944

Native flower workshop
Create your own one-of-a-kind head piece using an abundance of gorgeous native blooms in a relaxed and carefree setting, followed by a rejuvenating bathe at Peninsula Hot Springs. Discover more
Peninsula Wildflower – Khumbila Park, 90 Patterson Rd, Boneo VIC 3939

Have a swing at The Dunes
Discover beautiful vista views over a majestic landscape where golf holes are created within the natural landscape. Discover more
The Dunes Golf Links – Browns Road, Rye, 3941

Unwind at the springs
Of course we cannot recommend a weekend getaway on the peninsula, without popping in to visit us. Book in for bathing in our social Bath House, dine at our onsite restaurants, indulge in a spa treatment or book in for a private bath. Bookings are essential.
Peninsula Hot Springs – 140 Springs Lane, Fingal, 3939

where to dine

Our region is blessed with quality restaurants, cafes, wonderful local producers and superb backdrops for dining.

Breakfast at Blue Mini Café
You’ll fall in love the moment you step into the old Bowling Alley, a quirky hub of eclectic style & atmosphere. The food at Blue Mini is a fusion of well-known classics alongside modern dishes with a twist. Discover More
Blue Mini Café – 2 Colchester Rd, Capel Sound 3939

Cups Estate
The cellar door and restaurant takes advantage of breathtaking views over the olive grove, vineyard and rolling dune region known as ‘The Cups’. Discover more
The Cups Estate – 269 Browns Rd, Fingal, 3939

Green Olive
Enjoy a selection of delicious seasonal farm grown produce as you admire the view of the vineyard, kitchen garden and ducks on the dam. Discover more
180 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge, Victoria 3928.

High tea at Woodman Estate
Seated in the Brasserie or the Atrium, enjoy a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling or Moscato, followed by your traditional three-tiered stand of culinary delights, complete your afternoon with coffee, tea and decadent beverages. Discover more
Woodman Estate – 136 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc, 3933

Wine tasting at Crittenden Estate Wine Centre
Experience a guided tasting of a select range of Crittenden Wines, a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Discover more
Crittenden Estate Wine Centre – 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana, 3936

places to stay

Unwind at one of our local accommodation partners and continue your exploration of the scenic Mornington Peninsula. Discover more

Moonah Links
Located amidst a natural undulating landscape, Moonah Links Resort is known as the home of Australian golf and is one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts. Discover more
Peter Thomson Dr, Fingal VIC 3939

Rye Hotel
Opposite Rye Beach and only 5-minute drive to Peninsula Hot Springs, Rye Hotel accommodation offers new luxury appointed beachfront suits, and resort-style poolside suites. Discover more
2415 Point Nepean Rd, Rye VIC 3941

Ocean Blue Coast Retreat
For the perfect getaway experience larger groups or families, look no further than the selection of holiday homes from Ocean Blue Coast Retreat. Discover more
5/11 Trewhitt Ct, Dromana VIC 3936

Flinders Hotel
Blending beautifully with the coastal landscape, Flinders Hotel boutique accommodation is at the heart of the pretty village of Flinders and 5 minutes’ walk from the Beach and Flinders Golf Club. Discover more
Cnr. Cook & Wood Streets, Flinders VIC 3929

Iluka Retreat
Be immersed in nature and sleep under the stars, whilst enjoying the convenience and comforts of hotel facilities. Spend a night glamping (glamourous camping) in nature in a deluxe bell tent, overlooking rolling hills, the valley and lake, and be walking distance to the beach and surrounding cellar door & vineyards.  Discover more
20 Shoreham Rd, Shoreham VIC 3916

Coming soon – stay at the springs
We are pleased to announce that soon you will be able to stay with us to continue your wellness journey overnight. Designed for pure relaxation and inspired by nature, we have various accommodation options on the horizon. The first opportunity to sleep at the springs will be summer 2019/20, when we unveil our glamping options.

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