Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Located 80km south of Melbourne CBD, the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway.
For the modern luxury escape, you can’t go past the accommodation offered at Jackalope. With different view options, our choice would have to be sitting out on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool and vineyard. Two restaurants are located on site from fine dining to something a little more casual, as well as a gallery style cocktail bar where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing gin martini! With innovative architecture and design throughout, the choices at Jackalope are endless.
A little more quirky? Kanasta Caravan Park has something for everyone. From Retro glamping to two/three bedroom cabins, this pet friendly accommodation is conveniently located just 500m from Rye beach and pier. Glamping caravans are all named and we have definitely fallen for ‘Peggy Sue’ for her pastel interior and retro checked floor! Enjoy a glass of wine on your private decking as the sun sets in.
Indulge and treat yourself to a relaxing massage, facial treatment or body wrap at Red Hill Spa. With numerous options to choose from for singles and couples, you’ll be sure to find the perfect package to pamper yourself. We love the couples massage room overlooking the cherry farm…absolute heaven!
For the market lovers, the Red Hill Community Market runs usually on the first Saturday of each month (dates may vary due to external factors so make sure you check the website) and is the ‘Grand dame’ of Victoria’s craft markets. Craft and artisan stalls, delicious foods and fresh produce, there is so much to see and do. We like to get there early to miss the crowds and be the first in line for the scrumptious tiny pancakes!
With an abundance of stunning hinterland and coastal walks for all fitness levels, you will not be short for choice. Here are some of our favourites…
Arthurs Seat Summit Circuit walk – 1.8km
Coppins Walk Track – 3km
Red Hill Rail Trail – 6.5km
Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail – 30km
Eat & Drink...
The Boyz 4 breakie has been serving Mornington for 20 years and is an iconic place to enjoy a morning meal. With an extensive menu and delicious coffee, it is the freshest breakfast destination on Main Street, Mornington. The Chilli Charlie scrambled eggs is a must try!
Pt Leo Estate is the ultimate place for the cultural foodie. Grab a glass of wine and explore the abstract Sculpture Park which spans over 135 hectares of landscaped grounds. There are a number of dining options including the Pt Leo Estate restaurant, or lash out and dine amongst the vineyards and sculpture park. If you are short for time, you can sit outside on the beautiful grounds and share a glass of wine with friends and family, or simply enjoy your own company.