Mornington Peninsula Tour

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Tour Highlights

Mornington Peninsula private tour brings you to Melbourne’s popular summer holiday mecca. Known for its picturesque beaches and calm waters, it also has an array of excellent restaurants and wineries to pick from, coupled with magnificent gardens and fun-packed adventure parks, Mornington Peninsula offers something for everyone!

Mornington Peninsula offers the unrivalled holiday experience.

  • Brighton Beach Boxes

  • Pure Peninsula Honey
  • Moonlit Sanctuary (optional)

  • Mornington Peninsula Beaches

  • Mornington Peninsula Wineries

  • Arthurs Seat

  • Peninsula Hot Springs (optional)

Start time

9 am

Finish time

7 PM

Inclusion

  • Transport
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Friendly Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Child Safety Chair (if required)
  • Heaps of Fun
  • Car Park
  • Toll Fee

Hotel Transfer

Our guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning. Upon return to Melbourne, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant within CBD

Price

AUD $659

for 8 seater Mercedes

(Suitable for 1 to 7 passengers)

AUD $869

for 12 seater Mercedes

(Suitable for 8 to 11 passengers)

For a group booking of more than 11 people, please contact us for a quote.

Have more questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tour Itinerary

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Mornington Peninsula

Your guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning.

Travel southeasterly from Melbourne along the Port Phillip coastline. The peninsula is surrounded by beautiful bay and soft-sand beaches, an ideal weekend getaways for locals. The shoreline is packed with beach lovers in summer. In addition, the peninsula offers a wide range of outdoors activities, such as: the first natural hot springs in Victoria, wineries, adventure gardens, golf courses and more all year round, a perfect place for families to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life while enjoying incredible seaside views of Mornington Peninsula.

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Brighton Beach Boxes

Located 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Brighton Beach Boxes consists of 82 uniform beach boxes lining up on Brighton Beach, each bathing box has a dimension of 2.4 meters length, 2 meters width and 2 meters height. However no identical colour and mural can be found on two beach boxes. First built in 1860s, the more than a century-old Brighton Beach Boxes are a part of Melbourne’s rich heritage. As new beach box is no longer permitted to be built, Brighton Beach Boxes are big-ticket items! Prohibited from any commercial activities, they are solely for private indulgence. The wider Port Phillips Bay blocks out strong water currents from the Southern Ocean, making Brighton Beach an urban oasis, the calm waters and soft-sand beach are ideal for swim and sunbath in summer. You will also enjoy striking panoramic views of Melbourne CBD from here.

Interesting Fact: There is a total of 1,860 beach boxes lined up around Port Phillips Bay, of which 1,315 are located in Mornington Peninsula.

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Pure Peninsula Honey

Pure Peninsula Honey offers a wide variety of quality honey products, it includes popular Manuka honey, local floral honey, lemon flavoured honey and many more.  You can taste each type of honey before you purchase, either it’s on your morning toast or simply on its own, these honey will be great daily complements, or a good gift idea for an old friend! In addition, the shop makes ice cream, sparkling wine and cider with its own honey, a haven for the sweet tooth.

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Mornington

Mornington is a seaside town located on the west coast of Mornington Peninsula, with its European village vibe and mild temperatures in summer. The town is popular with both locals and holiday makers, it offers a variety of wonderful restaurants, cafes, hand-craft shops and other specialty shopping experiences. In summer, the town turns peppy and the restaurants and cafés are filled with beach lovers. 

There is no better place to enjoy some flavoursome local cuisines while breathe in fresh sea air than The Rocks Mornington, located at the Mornington Pier at the end of Main St. The window seats present a spectacular harbour views.

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Mornington Peninsula Beaches

Mornington Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Victoria, the waters are calm and great for aquatic activities in summer, such as: swimming and snorkelling. The soft-sand beaches and crystal clear waters make Mornington Peninsula a hot spot for sunbathers. Safety Beach, Frankston Beach and Mill Beach are all fantastic for families. Take a leisurely stroll on the beach and let kids build their sand castles or swim in the shallow water.

If you fancy a family picnic on the beach, bring a blanket and towels, we can bring you to shop for snacks. On your Mornington Peninsula tour, we will traverse through gorgeous seaside towns, Dromana, Rosebud, Portsea, the shoreline is adorned by lines of beach boxes. In addition, there are surfing and diving lessons available to take your summer vacation to the next level.

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Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Mornington Peninsula is well-known for its oaky and crisp wine and beautiful vineyards, with more than 50 wineries to choose from, range from fruity Shiraz and Pinot Noir, to Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, you will enjoy a marvellous tasting experience,  complemented by the spectacular views of green rolling hills and turquoise sea.

Many wineries have their own restaurants onsite, A Petite Tour recommends the two below.

The only restaurant rated Two Hats in Mornington Peninsula, Ten Minutes by Tractor is made up of three separate vineyards planted with different grape varieties. The venue serves French-inspired food infused with European and Asian influence, using fresh local ingredients sourced directly from Mornington Peninsula, It delivers the authentic flavours of Mornington Peninsula that you will relish.

Paringa Estate is a must-visit winery on the peninsula. Its restaurant boasts of beautiful views of the vineyard and serves mouth-watering modern Australian cuisines. The chefs regularly incorporate fresh ingredients sourced from the peninsula into their innovative food concepts, each dish is filled with passion and creativity, coupled with an incredible selection of wines to offer the ultimate culinary experience!

JimmyRum Distillery and Mornington Peninsula Brewery also provide great alternative tasting experiences.

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Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat is the highest viewing point on Mornington Peninsula, north to the beautiful seaside town of Dromana, south to the Mornington Peninsula wine producing region of Red Hill. Arthurs Seat Eagle, the popular cable car will slowly ascend to the top of the mountain over breathtaking views of Mornington Peninsula. Alternatively, Mornington Peninsula private tour can drive up the winding mountain road to reach Murray’s Lookout, a great observation point to overlook the peninsula and Port Phillip. It is also a popular spot to watch the mesmerising sunset.

ADDITIONAL TOUR OPTIONS:

Get ready for Australia’s largest and oldest hedge maze! Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Garden was originally a large cattle farm. The Cypress and Lombardy trees planted by the former owner Burston family over decades ago paved the way for the elegant garden we see today. The gardens was re-furbished in the 1970s with a large number of native Australian plants and the addition of Rose Maze in 1988. Opened in late 90s, today Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens cover a total area of ​​25 hectares. The dense traditional hedge maze is made up of more than 1,000 cypress trees. The trees are more than 3 meters in height and form thousands of metres of walk trail for you to explore! Finding the exit not only is a test to your memory, but also requires a little luck. In addition, there are more than 1,200 different coloured roses in the Rose Maze and up to 40 different varieties of lavenders to be found in the lavender garden during summer.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Garden admission tickets:

Adult AUD$18.50 / Children (4-15 years old) AUD$10

First opened in September 2001, Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary covers 10 hectares of natural wonderland, it is currently home to more than 200 Australian native animals, ranging over 60 different species, many of which are endangered and native only to Australia, it includes: kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and many more. You not only get to watch these cute Australian animals in close distance, but also interact with some of them. In addition, Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary staff regularly educates local schools on Australian animals and animal protection.

Moonlit Sanctuary also has an unique evening tour, when the night falls, experience the exciting lantern-lit tour accompanied by knowledgeable guides. You will sight nocturnal birds, Tasmanian devils and pademelons out seeking for food, observe koala and kangaroos in quiet evening setting and more. The night tour generally takes about 2 hours.

Moonlit Sanctuary admission tickets:

Adults (over 18 years old) AUD $24 / children (4-18 years old) AUD$ 12

Moonlit Sanctuary is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM except Christmas Day.

Enchanted Adventure Garden is truly a children’s paradise comprises of 20 different themed gardens, including three hedge mazes, giant tube slides, tree surfing with zip lines, swinging rope bridges, suspended tunnels and more. Let kids experience the joys of playing outdoors and make new friends along the way.

Enchanted Adventure Garden admission tickets:

Adult AUD $30 to AUD$ 70 / Children AUD $20 to AUD $60 (based on the activities you choose) Learn more.

Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot spring and spa in Victoria. It offers a wide range of bathing and spa experiences. The outdoors hot springs has a number of pools to choose from, with thermal water drawn from an aquifer located 600 meters underground, it contains full of natural minerals. Immerse yourself in the hot water, let your entire body and mind relax. In addition to the public hot spring pools, private baths and a variety of massage and spa options are available. For more information, please refer to Peninsula Hot Springs.

Admission: Adult AUD $45 / Children (5-15 years old) AUD $25 (Monday to Friday, Non Public Holidays and Non School Holidays)

Adult AUD $55 / Child (5-15 years old) AUD $35 (Weekend, Public Holidays and School Holidays)

Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie is a local gem on the peninsula that you can’t miss! The multi-award wining chocolaterie makes delicious chocolates using high quality local and imported raw ingredients, combining traditional European techniques. The shop also offers other delectable deserts, such as: macaroons, ice cream and candy to satisfy your sweet teeth. Chocolate making classes are also available for kids.

Flinders Pier is located on the southeast of Mornington Peninsula, it’s popular amongst locals for its beautiful beach and natural serenity. The 250 meter long pier juts into the sea, it’s a perfect spot for a nice afternoon stroll, the pier is also well-liked by fishing and diving enthusiasts.

Sorrento is one of the most beloved destinations on Mornington Peninsula. Located towards the end of the peninsula, it was the location where the first settlement was attempted in Victoria prior to the founding of Melbourne, unfortunately the lack of freshwater then had made the early settlers moving further south to Tasmania. Sorrento is a lively town abounds with restaurants, bars, hotels and motels. For guests who would like to visit both Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road, ferry service connects Sorrento to Queenscliff (next to Geelong) makes it a lot easier, please contact our friendly staff for more information.

Quarantine station is consisted of 50 cultural heritage buildings. Initially set up in 1852 to quarantine and isolate early settlers who had travelled from Europe by sea, the second oldest quarantine house in Australia. It illustrate early history of Victoria and the hardships of European settlers had to endure across the sea through a series of pictures and stories.

Fort Nepean is formerly a defensive fortification in the area since 1880s, Nowadays it has turned into a national park, the 1 km circular trail will show you the best parts of Port Nepean with magnificent ocean views. Alternatively shuttle bus service is available, please see the bus schedule.

ADDITIONAL TOUR DESCRIPTION

Mornington Peninsula is located 75 km southeast of Melbourne. It has been a popular summer holiday destination since 1870s, largely as agricultural land initially, today the peninsula is brimful of organic orchards, beautiful vineyards and a selection of day spas and hot spring. It is most notable for its soft-sand beaches and delightful wine, The peninsula also offers many outdoor activities for families, such as: golf, diving and surfing. In addition, it hosts a number of well-liked wine and dine events throughout the year, e.g. Dromana Strawberry Festival, Frankston Sea Festival in January and Pinot Noir celebration in February.

Summer beach packing list: 1) Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats; 2) Throngs (flip-flops) and shorts if you plan to walk on the beach or dip your toes in the water. 3) Water bottle to keep yourself hydrated, we also provide bottled mineral water. 4) Beach towels / blanket if you plan to have a picnic on the beach and a bag to keep you rubbish. 5) If you plan to swim on hot days, swimwear and a towel.

Sweet and Personal

Sweet & Personal

A Petite Tour creates fun and memorable travel experience by providing quality tour services! Every trip is bespoke to what you would like to see and do. With flexible itinerary and attention for detail, we want to create happy moments for more families, a trip that is right for everyone!

Local Expertise

Travel Experts

Our guides are friendly and fun, tap into our expansive knowledge about Australia and travel, tailor an unforgettable travel experience. English, Mandarin & Cantonese tour service are available.

Comfort & Convenience

Comfort & Convenience

Travel in comfort and style, Mercedes Benz luxury vehicles , free hotel & airport transfers on full-day tour. Ticket pre-booking to secure your spot in advance, restaurant recommendations and more!

Family Oriented

Inclusive Culture

Organise a holiday for a big group is hard-work, we do our best to help, no overtime surcharge or compulsory tips,  bottled water, child safety chairs/wheelchair, umbrellas and more. You can count on us!

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