Mornington Peninsula Discovery

Price: $329.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Mornington Peninsula Discovery

Spend an absolutely incredible day in Mornington Peninsula, the summertime playground of Melburnians young and young at heart. Breathe in the fresh sea air and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of this area just an hour from Melbourne.

When you combine the best of Europe's coastal living with traditional Aussie charm, you have Mornington Peninsula. Make your way to the coast and check out the brightly colored bathing boxes; these wooden structures were originally changing houses and are now passed down through family to relax in at the beach. These rainbow-colored bathing boxes have provided a colorful backdrop to countless swims and lazy beach days all along the coast of Port Phillip Bay. While technically no more than a shed, with no water or electricity, many of the historic bathing boxes have been passed down through generations and remain in high demand. Found on beaches from Mount Eliza and Dromana to Rosebud and Portsea, these iconic bathing boxes are the peninsula's symbol of summer and have become a tourist attraction on their own right.

Feed a kangaroo at the Moonlit Sanctuary where you can also encounter koalas and wallabies in their natural habitat. Meet endangered species in a beautiful bushland setting at this Wildlife Conservation Park where colorful orange-bellied parrots abound, water birds are at home in extensive wetlands and visitors can sample the flourishing bush foods garden. Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to over 60 Australian species, including about 80 wallabies, free to roam through the bush and give visitors a rare natural encounter.

Discover this area, known for fine style food and wine with sensational regional menus. Choose to enjoy a premium wine tasting and 2-course lunch at one of the leading wineries in the area. The rich red soils grow the most abundant seasonal produce and the beautiful natural environment creates an enviable lifestyle. All this has attracted the most passionate winemakers and top city chefs seeking inspiration. A reputation for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, all with a true sense of place, has been gained by the region.

This tour is tailored to keep your group to no more than six guests, allowing for a very personal and intimate experience, away from the big coach tours crowded with tourists.

Your friendly, local and knowledgeable guide will make sure the day is all you expect and will take you to the best restaurants, shops and activities this area offers. Reserve your spot for a day to remember in Mornington Peninsula.