Mornington Peninsula
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Our most recommended Mornington Peninsula Family-friendly Activities

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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Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

2. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island 2-Day with Accommodation

3. 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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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

Even though it was a long drive, the view while on the Ocean Road was simply stunning. It did help that we had great weather during the trip. The stops were interesting, especially the one at Moonlit Sanctuary where we got to touch and feed kangaroos and wallabies. Too bad we can't get close to the koalas at that time. Still a great experience nevertheless. And the penguins at Philip Island were so cute. Too bad we can't take photos. But still, it's amazing to see them in their natural habitat. Lastly, Alan (our guide) is very friendly and accomodating, with lots of stories to tell and tips to share. I'd recommend this tour to my friends.

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

Really enjoyed the trip, it’s a combination of two day trips and you pack a lot in so I’d recommend the overnight stay if you are going to do both as it gives you some downtime. Guides were friendly, informative and looked after us.

Jake is a funny guide. He gave me a very great exp in these 2 days. Me and my friend really enjoy the trip!

Outstanding tour. Fabulous crew! We couldn’t have asked for more