Melbourne & Mornington

Tour Highlights

A morning discovering the secrets of Melbourne is the perfect prelude to an afternoon of indulgence on the Mornington Peninsula. Only a 60-minute drive from the city, the idyllic haven of the Peninsula uncovers a world where vineyards trail down undulating hills to meet pristine beaches and the clear blue sea.

Begin your morning in Melbourne taking in the sights of Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the grand Victorian civic buildings of Spring Street then set off on foot to meander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades. Browse the boutiques of Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the Continental atmosphere of Centre Place.

Grab a coffee from one Melbourne’s trendy cafes or markets before departing the bustle of the city for the peaceful hills of Mornington Peninsula – Melbourne’s summertime playground.  Home to more than fifty boutique wineries, the regions is renowned for producing quality pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz.  Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for a gourmet lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

Following lunch, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meals

  • Morning tea
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages (Optional inclusion)

Commence

Suggest 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

8 – 9 hours



Mornington Peninsula Helicopter Journey

Tour Highlights

Board a private helicopter from the heart of Melbourne for a spectacular ascent through a canyon of skyscrapers then fly over Port Phillip Bay before touching down on the on the Mornington Peninsula. This idyllic haven feels a world away – a place where stunning vineyards tumble down undulating hills to clear blue seas and pristine beaches.

Be greeted on arrival by your guide then visit the spectacular coastal boardwalks at Cape Schanck. Offering awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coast, watch as waves pound the dramatically shaped Pulpit Rock. Breathe deep Cape Schanck’s pristine air which also acts as the world reference standard for “zero pollution”.

The region is home to more than fifty boutique wineries producing quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for a gourmet lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

As for the afternoon, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 30-min helicopter flight (Melbourne – Mornington Peninsula)
  • Vehicle transfer (Hotel – Helipad)
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Note: Aircraft models include Eurocopter EC120 B (Max. 4 pax) and Eurocopter EC130 B4 / T2 (Max. 6 pax). Flight is subject to weather on the day along with accurate passenger weights being provided.

Meal

  • Vineyard lunch with beverages

Commence

Suggest 10:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Up to 8-hours



Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters

Highlights

Meet your local guide at your nominated hotel or address before transferring to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, located just 60-minutes from Melbourne.

Your day begins with a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you will meet the who’s who of Australian animals during an exclusive keeper-led experience. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet a koala, walk with dingos, feed furry little sugar gliders, and meet many more Australian animals.

Offering breathtaking 180-degree views over the Western Port to Phillip Island, lunch will be served at Pt. Leo Estate with the option to explore Australia’s foremost privately-owned Sculpture Park.

As for the afternoon, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland or sample the regions finest wines – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meal

  • Vineyard lunch with beverages

Commence

Suggest 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Up to 8-hours



Mornington Peninsula Epicurean

Tour Highlights

Meet your local guide at your nominated hotel or address before transferring to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, located just 60-minutes from Melbourne.

Your epicurean journey commences at ‘Montalto’ where a member of this awarded vineyard and olive grove will take you on a guided exploration of the property and will show you the best of the seasonal cycle. Montalto combines a working vineyard and olive grove, kitchen gardens, fruit orchard and berry plantation with a commitment to the arts with an extensive sculpture collection.

Season dependant, you could taste the grapes around vintage, learn how to grow and make use of seasonal produce or explore the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection.

With breathtaking 360-degree views across the garden and estate, experience a structured wine tasting of Montalto’s flagship single vineyard wines.
Finally, experience Montalto’s estate to plate philosophy in action, with a stunning multi-course lunch served with matched wines in the restaurant overlooking the undulating vineyards dotted with incredible works of art.

As for the afternoon, meet local growers and artisan producers to sample they wares before a relaxing drive back to Melbourne.

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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive Montalto Estate to Plate experience
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meal

  • Multi-course lunch with matched wines at Montalto

Commence

Suggest 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Available: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun)

Duration

Approx. 8-hours



Mornington Peninsula

Tour Highlights

Regarded as Melbourne’s summer playground, there’s something magically transporting about the Mornington Peninsula. Only an hour’s drive from the city, it’s a place where vineyards meet the seaside – an idyllic haven that feels a world away.

Your Mornington Peninsula experience begins with a visit to the spectacular coastal boardwalks at Cape Schanck. Offering awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coast, watch as waves pound the dramatically shaped Pulpit Rock. Breathe deep Cape Schanck’s pristine air which also acts as the world reference standard for “zero pollution”.

The region is home to more than fifty boutique wineries producing quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

As for the afternoon, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

ENQUIRE NOW

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Moonlit Sanctuary or Arthurs Seat Eagle (Optional)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Meal

  • Vineyard lunch with beverages (optional inclusion)

Commence

Suggest 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Up to 8-hours

Enhance your tour

MOONLIT SANCTUARY CONSERVATION PARK

Explore the bush-land while feeding kangaroos and wallabies, pet friendly koalas and enjoy encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals.

SWIM WITH DOLPHINS & SEALS

While visiting the Mornington Peninsula, take a cruise on Port Phillip bay to find bottlenose dolphins, Australian fur seals, and more.

BATH AT THE AWARD-WINNING PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Be immersed in natural geothermal mineral waters which flow into pools at Peninsula Hot Springs.