Mornington Peninsula
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Our most recommended Mornington Peninsula Outdoor 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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From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

2. From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

Depart from Sorrento, the native land of the Boonwurrung people, and the site of the first European settlement in 1803. Pass beneath the 20-million-year-old calcarenite cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and in less than 15 minutes start discovering the vast Great Southern Reef beneath the water. Do some snorkeling at three different sites where you'll meet nature's finest temperate marine animals, many that exist nowhere else on Earth. See an array of colorful fish, graceful stingrays, unusual weedy seadragons, and entertaining seals. Swim freely listening to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours. In a swift RIB boat, travel quickly between each location, looking out for dolphin sightings as the tour explores the southern end of the peninsula.

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Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

3. Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure, snorkeling with cheeky and cheerful Australian fur seals. Departing Sorrento Pier in Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, your cruise commences with welcome tea or coffee as you revel in views of the coastline and cliff-top mansions. Arriving at Chinaman's Hat, a structure built just for the seals in Port Phillip Bay, you will take the plunge to swim with these gentle, playful and curious creatures. This sheltered area has a maximum depth of four meters and participants can float on the surface and watch the seals swim freely around them if they wish.

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Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

4. 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 Paddle, Pinot & Pools - Full Day

5. Mornington Peninsula Paddle, Pinot & Pools - Full Day

Discover the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this ultimate adventurous day out like no other and explore the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this day trip. Enjoy an incredible day of paddleboarding, a winery visit, a coastal hike, and bathing at the hot springs Meet your guide on the beautiful beaches of the Mornington Peninsula where you can try out standup paddleboarding with a certified instructor. After a short introduction and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Keep an eye out for the famous colorful bathing boxes nearby, as well as the dolphins who regularly visit the area. After drying off, hop back in the vehicle and drive along the coast looking out over Port Philip Bay. Pay a visit to one of the region's best wineries, Trofeo Estate. Here, enjoy a sensational gourmet picnic lunch and relax in the winery's gardens. After lunch, continue to the south of the Peninsula and on to Cape Schanck. Spend a few hours hiking through coastal nature trails to the breathtaking Bushrangers Bay. See wildlife like kangaroos and wallabies before arriving at the viewpoint. Admire breathtaking coastal scenery, with a deserted beautiful white-sand beach and turquoise blue rock pools. Following all that action, chill out at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Kick back and relax with over 50 different bathing experiences, including an amphitheater of geothermal pools, before returning to McCrae where your adventure started.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

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

Marlon and Larnie were friendly and great guides. The gears and the outfits that was loan to us were very clean and in good condition. Shows that they take pride in their customer experience to the details.

Was a wonderful tour together with James! Really enjoyed the day and got a really good impression of Mornington Peninsula. Especially Bushrangers Bay was breathtaking!!!

Excellent tour, full of activities and beautiful places. Our guide was super friendly and helpful, 10/10 recommended

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