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From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

1. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.

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Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

2. Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

Visit 4 of the region's best wineries with a guide who will provide you with lots of local knowledge. Enjoy an amazing experience and create everlasting memories. Stop along the way for panoramic views of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula where you can take photos. Lunch, with a glass of wine and tastings, is offered at any of the wineries visited. See for yourself why the Mornington Peninsula wine region is rated as one of the best wine regions in Australia.

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Mornington Peninsula: Sightseeing Tour with Bay Sailing

3. Mornington Peninsula: Sightseeing Tour with Bay Sailing

Departing from your chosen pickup location in the area, head first to a marvel of nature set upon the pristine Portsea Beach, the London Bridge Lookout. This unique rock formation is a local attraction not to be missed. Savor the moment as you sail the bay on a ferry and enjoy a regional produce picnic lunch while taking in the serene bay views. The tour continues after lunch with a visit to the St. Andrews Brewery. This craft brewery was once a world-class horse training facility. Here you’ll join the locals for a beer paddle tasting and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next, go up to Arthurs Seat and admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. The final stop is another iconic local attraction, the Peninsula Bathing Boxes. Found on beaches along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, these renowned bathing boxes are set against the beautiful backdrop of the blue ocean. This is one scene from the day to be remembered. Finally, return to central Melbourne for drop-off at the Mail Exchange Hotel.

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Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island 2-Day with Accommodation

4. Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island 2-Day with Accommodation

Reconnect with nature and experience one of the world's most dramatic coastlines on a 2-day small group tour of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. Day 1: Great Ocean Road (D) Travel along one of the world's most scenic roads and get breathtaking views of the coastline of Victoria by air-conditioned minibus. See stunning beaches and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges as you make your way towards Geelong. Head south through the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay and look for native wildlife in their natural habitat. Go for a rainforest walk in the Otway Ranges before arriving at the limestone sea stacks of the 12 Apostles. Marvel at the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge before heading to your overnight accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula. Day 2: Penguin Parade (B) Catch the morning ferry from picturesque Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, and see the famous Bathing Boxes at Portsea. Get panoramic views from Murrays Lookout, and then encounter Australia's wildlife with a guided walk at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Visit Seal Rocks and the Nobbies, and stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy spectacular views along the rugged south coast of Phillip Island. Experience the famous Penguin Parade at dusk and watch hundreds of Little Penguins cross Summerland Beach on their way home for the night.

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From Melbourne: Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs with Lunch

5. From Melbourne: Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs with Lunch

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, the Peninsula Hot Springs offers a truly unique and relaxing experience of natural thermal hot springs and a day spa. Inspired by the finest international bath houses, the location offers over 50 unique bathing experiences from steam baths, to massaging mineral showers, to a panoramic hilltop pool.  Get picked up and transferred from a centrally located hotel in Melbourne and then get ready to unwind as you enjoy the natural surroundings, stunning views, and local bird life. After your bathing experience, enjoy a delicious tapas-styled lunch at a local farm gate and a tasting of regional wines. After lunch, either choose to try your hand picking strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (only available from November–March and subject to fruit availability) or visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available all year round). The final attraction of the day is the Arthurs Seat Eagle. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the state park as you fly overhead, admiring the breathtaking scenery of Port Phillip Bay and the Peninsula’s stunning white beaches.  Relax on your journey back to Melbourne and make use of free wifi onboard to share your new memories with family and friends. Get dropped off back at your pickup location at around 6:15 - 6:45 PM.

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From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

6. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next, you'll be taken Arthurs Seat where you will admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. Finally, take a glimpse into local heritage-protected history and the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula beach boxes. Situated along the coast, these iconic bathing boxes are the area’s symbol of summer and a popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the return trip back to Melbourne after a full day of eating, drinking, and exploring some of Mornington Peninsula’s best attractions.

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Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

7. Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

Time to hit the highway and make your way to the idyllic Mornington Peninsula. Your first stop is the summit of Arthurs Seat where you'll share panoramic ocean views and some morning tea. This is just a taste of things to come. Next, move on to Bushrangers Bay for a 5-mile (8-kilometer) hike featuring unreal coastal scenery, rocky bays, wild oceans, and one picturesque lighthouse. Spot local kangaroos and listen to the songs of native birds as you wander along the undulating path. After you return from the hike, recharge with a beautiful lunch at one of the Mornington Peninsula's best cafes, Merchant & Maker. Your final destination is Peninsula Hot Springs where you'll spend a couple of hours soaking in the natural hot pools. It’s the perfect way to end a great date with nature!

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Mornington Peninsula Tour Full-Day from Melbourne

8. Mornington Peninsula Tour Full-Day from Melbourne

Discover Victoria's stunning natural treasures on this day trip to the charming Mornington Peninsula. Start your tour with a hotel pickup and leave Melbourne behind as you travel to the tip of the Peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea. See its famous colored swimming boxes and get a photo, marvel at the mansions of millionaires walk and learn the history of the peninsula before visiting the London Bridge Rock formation and watching the surf on the Ocean Side of the bay. Enjoy lunch at a local farm gate and whilst taking in the inspirational views, sip on some Australian red & white wines. Choose to visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries. Note that this option is only available November-March and is subject to fruit availability. Alternatively, visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available year round). Marvel at the spectacular panoramic views from the Gondola as you descend down the mountain before heading back to Melbourne. The perfect end to the day.

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Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

9. Melbourne: Around the Bay Food & Wine Taste Trail

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the Geelong Waterfront. Geelong’s spectacular waterfront is the perfect place to start the day, and will provide you with the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air as you walk along the esplanade. After departing from Geelong, you will visit the Scotchmans Hill Vineyard. Set on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula with magnificent views, your first stop includes a wine tasting at this old French provincial barn house, situated amongst the vineyards of an estate. Your tour then advances towards the Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Renowned for its breathtaking views, the house of Jack Rabbit Café will give you an opportunity to break for lunch and taste some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s epic eateries in a "local that the locals never want to leave". You will then sail upon the bay enjoying a Devonshire tea, observing the beauty of the area. St. Andrews Brewery is next on your experience, which is a craft brewery set amongst the beauty of the Mornington Peninsulas which was once a world-class horse training facility. There you’ll join the locals for a beer-paddle tasting and the opportunity to watch the brewers crafting and pouring fantastic brews right from the stable doors. Following the brewery, you will stop at Arthurs Seat and admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. You will eventually make your way to the Peninsula Bathing Boxes, iconic bathing boxes which are the area’s symbol of summer and are a tourist attraction to themselves. At the conclusion of your peninsular experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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Peninsula Hot Springs Tour from Melbourne

10. Peninsula Hot Springs Tour from Melbourne

Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot spring & day spa center in Victoria. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools, and private baths provide the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Like the historic and famous spa centres of Europe, Asia, America, and New Zealand, the natural hot springs in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula bring a blissful and healthy experience. The 50°C hot mineral rich spring water flows from an underground aquifer 637 metres below the surface and into the many pools and baths. Relax and rejuvenate in the many bathing experiences, which include a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool, thermal stream gully, thermal massaging showers, sauna, moon viewing pool, family pools, and more. Your tour includes morning access to the thermal pools and a delicious lunch with wine tasting at a local winery. Next, choose to either visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries between November and March (subject to fruit availability). Alternatively, visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available year round). Finish your day by taking in panoramic views of the peninsula and Port Phillip Bay with a ride on the Arthurs Seat Eagle Gondola.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

Norm was an excellent host, taking us to a variety of good wineries. We found that some of the wineries would even freight our purchases home free of charge. Lunch at the Old Apple Shed was an absolute feast. Then finally we had a tour around the sights of the Mornington Peninsula. A great day!

Awesome dolphin experience. Seals was good but strong current and a lot of habibi’s on jetskis bubbling up the water so snorkeling was tough. Great boat and great staff with a bar for a beer on the way back in can’t ask for a better day out

Picked up and dropped off at our hotel and our driver was fantastic. Visited some great and boutique wineries so had a great range of wines. Lunch was delicious and was altogether a really fun day.

Great day out. Jam-packed with activities and exciting events. Great lunch. Excellent guide.

resolutely brilliant. cloe was a bubbly guide. nothing too much trouble for her.