TOP 10 ULTIMATE MORNINGTON PENINSULA EXPERIENCES
We have scoured the Mornington Peninsula to give you the Best Experiences on offer!! You won't be disappointed
BASS & FLINDERS DISTILLERY GIN MASTERCLASS
FANTASTIC 2 HOUR EXPERIENCE AND YOU TAKE HOME YOUR PERSONALLY BLENDED 500ML BOTTLE
AND A CHEESE AND FRUIT BOARD TO MUNCH ON WHILE YOU LEARN !!!!
During our fun, interactive masterclasses you will create your own bespoke gin, blending a selection of individually infused botanical distillates for your gin blend to suit your taste. It’s our version of aromatherapy for craft spirits lovers. Swirl, sniff and sip your way through our Masterclass experiences. Find out more about the fascinating history of gin and how it is made. You will discover innovative techniques and constant search for new flavours to create truly unique craft spirits here at Bass & Flinders Distillery.
Your Gin recipe is kept on file so you can re-order your own gin or brandy to enjoy, or become one of the most unique gifts you can give!
YOUR MASTERCLASS WILL INCLUDE
: • 2 hour session run by one of our experienced Botanical Advisors
• Bass & Flinders product tastings
• Intimate class sizes
• 500ml bottle of your bespoke Gin or Spiced Brandy to take home
• History and knowledge of our production processes
• Fruit and cheese board featuring local produce
The fully inclusive cost for this fantastic Masterclass experience is $165 per person
MONTALTO DISCOVERY TASTING FOR TWO
GREAT VALUE FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE
The Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting offers beginners and seasoned wine lovers alike insight into the roles played by variety, site and winemaking in producing world-class and cool-climate wines.
Overlooking the Estate vineyards, we will guide you through an educational tasting of wine from our current releases and back vintages, as well as limited bottlings not available elsewhere.
Following your tasting, take a seat in the beautiful alfresco Piazza, where the seasonal menu is drawn from our produce gardens. Enjoy a casual, shared lunch with a glass of wine. After lunch take your time to explore the contemporary sculpture collection set amongst the produce gardens and vineyards of the estate.
The all inclusive price for this experience is $270 per couple.
This experience is also available as a Gift Voucher for a special occasion. If you are buying a Gift Voucher CLICK HERE
THE CHILLOUT WINE TOUR EXPERIENCE
OUR BEST VALUE WINE TOUR
Runs Friday/Saturday/Sunday and the cost is only $159 per person. Pickup is from the CBD at approx 9.30am. Alternate pick up and drop off points are available to suit and you should check their website for full details. The Tour concludes around 5.30pm with a CBD dropoff.
Tour Itinerary – Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour
Port Phillip Estate
Start the day at Port Phillip Estate is one of Mornington Peninsula’s most exciting cellar doors. With its bold architecture, elegant tasting bar and spectacular views their cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy their wine. All of which is entirely estate grown.
The next stop enjoy a wine tasting at T’Gallant followed by a two course lunch, featuring their delicious mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine and some coffee/tea with your desert.
Red Hill Estate
After Lunch we head to the picturesque Red Hill Estate, a boutique winery that is steeped in tradition. While you are tasting wines from their multiple-award wining range you will enjoy panoramic views of Western Port Bay .
Quealy Winemakers @ Balnarring
Meet winemakers Kathleen Quealy and Danny Calvert, take a tour of the vineyard and winery, and sample the large selection of cellar door offerings.
This Tour can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for a Friend or Family Member. If you wish to organise a Gift Voucher then CLICK HERE
At a fixed price of $159 it represents great value for what is delivered.
HELICOPTER TOUR OF BOTH SIDES OF PORT PHILLIP BAY
AND A WINERY LUNCH IF YOU HAVE THE TIME
Are you looking for "Take off on a scenic helicopter ride over Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay, fly over the MCG, Albert Park, St Kilda, the Brighton Beach Boxes and the HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at Half Moon Bay. As you fly towards Mornington Peninsula you’ll see Frankston, Mt Eliza, the Mount Martha bathing boxes and Arthur's Seat, along with “Millionaire's Walk”, the exclusive Mornington Peninsula suburbs of Rye, Sorrento and Portsea. Fly past Port Phillip Heads with a spectacular view of Bass Strait as you continue over the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong, the You Yangs and Avalon Airport on your flight path back to Melbourne
This is a Private Flight and your group will be the only passengers. The all inclusive price would be:
For a couple: $1390
For a group of 3: $2070
For a group of 4: $2740
And if you wish to extend this experience you can choose to have your helicopter land at one of two stunning wineries on the Bellarine Peninsula — Jack Rabbit Restaurant or Terindah Estate. Enjoy wine tasting and a gourmet lunch with spectacular views of the You Yangs, Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne City skyline from your table.
For this once in a lifetime magical experience the price would be:
For a couple: $1980
For a group of 3 $2690
CHIEFS SON WHISKY TASTING EXPERIENCE
FOR THE TRUE WHISKY LOVER
How good would this be!!!
Tours run @11am Fri & Sat. Bookings are essential with a minimum of two people. If you would like to arrange another day or time please contact us.
Grab your friends or family and reconnect over a premium whisky. Includes a guided tour with distiller, sample whisky directly from the barrel, fill a 100ml sample bottle to take home, plus a core range whisky tasting.
Minimum booking of 2 people.
The price per person is $69 or $83 if you include an accompanying cheese platter (highly recommended)
This Distillery Tour is also available as a Gift Voucher for a present or gift to the true whiskey lover
Allow 1hr 40min.
FARE ITALIAN COOKING SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
COOK AND EAT IN AN A GRADE FACILITY OVERLOOKING MT MARTHA
How good would this be. Create and eat an Italian 4 course meal. Learn from a highly experienced cook in a superb setting and with a view to die for. Take home your souvenir menu as well as your recipes. A great experience indeed.
Fare Italian Cookery School by the Sea offers an insight into the culinary and culture of Italian life. The beauty of the food is in its gastronomic diversity. Our aim at Fare is to teach authentic Italian cooking. A great experience for beginners, cooks and foodies makes this a memorable event for friends & family to enjoy.
Our beautiful cook’s kitchen & dining area has magnificent 180 degree panoramic views across Port Philip Bay. We have a fireplace to cosy up in Winter & a large balcony to enjoy on the finer days.
Start with your very own hands on interactive & fun Italian cookery class learning how to prepare & create an authentic three course meal, using fresh & local produce.
This class involves making fresh pasta from scratch amongst other traditional Italian dishes (main, 2 side dishes & a dessert)
Enjoy what you have created as lunch at the dining table with a magic sea view
The total price for this sumptuous experience is only $165 per person and suitable for groups of 4-12 persons
MONTALTOS FAMED ESTATE TO PLATE EXPERIENCE
PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR THE FOOD AND WINE LOVING COUPLE
*Please note: Due to Government Regulations and social distancing requirements, the location of the experience may differ slightly from below*.
A guided exploration of our 75-acre estate in Red Hill will show you the best of the seasonal cycle at Montalto.
This is a unique visitor experience during any season of the year. You could taste the grapes around vintage, learn how Montalto grow and make use of seasonal produce or explore the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection.
Experience Montalto’s ‘Estate to Plate’ philosophy with a guided walk through the estate kitchen gardens. A passion for seasonal, locally grown produce has seen Montalto kitchen gardens expand to almost four acres in recent years. Explore the expansive gardens and learn how our growers and Montalto kitchen work hand in hand to maximise the natural bounty of the
estate. After the Kitchen Garden walk is a guided, seated tasting, with panoramic views overlooking Montalto’s Red Hill vineyards, featuring Single Vineyard and Estate wines that truly reflect the cool climate location of the vines and of such quality that they are recognised as a “Red Five Star” Halliday rated winery.
Finally, experience Montalto’s estate to plate philosophy in action, with a celebratory multi-course tasting experience with award-winning wines. Montalto dining focuses on produce from the estate and the region is honoured with the menus that are built around it, grab a table overlooking the breathtaking views – either in the stylish, covered courtyard or amongst the lush kitchen gardens.
After lunch, you are welcome to continue your exploration of the property, with a self-guided tour of the estate’s natural wetlands and an extensive permanent sculpture exhibition.
The perfect gift for any die-hard foodie, the Montalto Estate to Plate Gift Voucher is an experience out of the ordinary. To book a Voucher for this experience CLICK HERE.
The all inclusive cost for this experience is $420 per couple
GLAMPING ON THE PENINSULA AT ILUKA
UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION EXPERIENCE
NOTE: Bookings are closed for the Winter Season but will recommence from Friday 30 September. You are still able to purchase a Gift Voucher for this exciting and unique Experience. To arrange a Gift Voucher CLICK HERE.
Treat yourself to a blissful experience amongst nature at the beautiful Iluka Retreat. A true outdoor glamping venture sleeping under the stars without the stress!
Plan your weekend swimming in our lake, taking on our popular obstacle course Challenge Valley, or plan a picnic on our hilltop to catch the sunset.
Visit local attractions including our neighbouring wineries, local surf beaches, Ashcombe Maze, Enchanted Adventure Garden with tree climbing or the relaxing Peninsula Hot Springs.
Unwind with this unique experience at the picturesque Iluka Retreat. Nestled amongst beautiful rolling hills, overlooking the lake and wetlands, your canvas bell tent is styled and ready for you to relax and soak in the serenity with your significant other or family.
Prices range from $250pn to $330pn depending on the set up chosen.
PENINSULA HELICOPTER FLIGHT THEN THE HOT SPRINGS DAY SPA
ROTOR ONE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPERIENCE
How does this sound for the ultimate day of pleasure. Scenic flight to and from the Peninsula and a magical day enjoying all that the Peninsula Hot Springs can deliver. This is how your day could pan out:
A spectacular 35 minute scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne over the CBD, Brighton and Mornington Peninsula.
A private landing at Peppers Moonah Links Resort and buggy transfers to the Peninsula Hot Springs
The "Dine and Bathe" package including access to the Spa Dreaming Centre bathhouse, a la carte lunch experience and towel, robe & locker hire.
A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you and up to 2 guests
A luxury helicopter with leather seats and air-conditioning for your comfort
As many photos as you can take both on the ground and during the flight
A courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula
Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to protect your ears and speak clearly amongst yourselves and with your pilot.
The cost for a booking of 2 people would be $2790.
If your group was for 3 people the all inclusive cost would be $3790
MOONRAKER DOLPHIN SWIM
Embark on a once in a lifetime experience swimming with Port Phillip Bay’s dolphins
NOTE: Actual bookings for this Experience are closed for the Winter Season but will recommence on 10 October. However you can still purchase a Gift Voucher for that special and unique Gift. To arrange your Gift Voucher CLICK HERE.
Moonraker dolphin swims signature tour!
Join us on this half day adventure. Cruise the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime experience swimming with Dolphins, Seals and Weedy Sea dragons.
Our dolphin and seal swim tour encounter with the wild animals are totally unique and rewarding.
We strive to achieve an experience that is truly a breathtaking adventure- and one you will never forget.
Tours facilities and inclusions:
• Luxury purpose built boat,
• Premium quality snorkelling equipment including full length wetsuits,
• Morning or afternoon refreshments, drinks and snacks,
• Licensed and awarded wildlife snorkelling activities,
• Amazing photo opportunities,
• Guided activities by qualified naturalists
The cost for this experience is:
$185 for an Adult
$145 for a Child (5-15 years)
$620 for a Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)
This Tour makes the perfect present for a family member or friend. Should you wish to purchase a Gift Voucher for this Tour then CLICK HERE
BAYPLAYS DISCOVER SCUBADIVE EXPERIENCE
RUN BY THE PROFESSIONALS
NOTE: Bookings are closed for the Winter Season and will recommence on 5 November. However you are still able to purchase a Gift Voucher for that special and unique gift. To purchase a Gift Voucher CLICK HERE
Learn to dive today! Dive in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay with Seadragons!
Scuba Diving in the Bay off Portsea is the perfect way to discover all kinds of marine life in the underwater world. No certification or experience is required! Our highly experienced, professional instructor will help you take the plunge and show you the best spots to find mesmerising marine life including beautiful soft corals and rare Weedy Seadragons.
Step 1 – Learn the basic theory behind scuba diving in the comfort of a classroom environment.
Step 2 – Skills Session held in confined water blowing bubbles in shallow water allowing a comfortable transition to the underwater world. Here we introduce the skills necessary to maximize safety and comfort for the amazing dive ahead.
Step 3 – It’s time to meet the marine life! Visit the Weedy Sea Dragon Colony or Octopus and Seahorse garden. This you will never forget!
Inclusions : Equipment hire, Air fills, Scuba dive theory and skills session, then an ocean dive to one of the fab five dive sites which are determined by conditions on the day.
What to Bring/Wear? Bring a towel, bathers, and something dry to wear afterwards. Self catering applies, please be sure to bring a snack or lunch or you may purchase food in nearby cafes.
Participant Conditions: Age: Participants need to be aged 13 and above. Younger children may be able to do a PADI Bubblemaker dive experience.
The full price for this experience is $220 for Adults and $175 for eligible children.