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“Few wine regions tick as many boxes as Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. With incredible wine, food, adventures, pampering, beaches and bushland, this is one crowd-pleasing getway.”

– HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
LOCAL TRANSPORT

We suggest if you require local transport that you pre-arrange one of the several services offered in the hinterland area. Unfortunately taxi service is virtually nonexistent – even if pre booked they cannot be relied upon to get you to your reservation on time and it is more than likely that you will wait over an hour for them to pick you up. Below is a list of recommended services that can be relied upon.

 

Your Shuttle | 1300 798 488

Designated Drivers | 0407 934 422

Ridge Rider | 0447 037 646

Amour of the Grape | 0414 704 801

Neptours (Large Groups) | 03 5981 1277

5 FAVOURITE CELLAR DOORS | OPEN DAILY
KOOYONG & PORT PHILLIP ESTATE

263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South | 03 5989 4444

The cellar door building is impressive to say the least.

ELDRIDGE ESTATE

120 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 2644

David Lloyd is known as the “Clone Ranger” because of his interest in Pinot Noir clones.

POLPERRO WINERY

150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill VIC | 03 5989 2471
This intimate cellar door offers some very  elegant wines.

PARINGA ESTATE

44 Paringa Road, Red Hill South | 5989 2669

In addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir this established winery makes some of the best cool climate Shiraz wines.

YABBY LAKE

112 Tuerong Road, Moorooduc | 03 9667 6541

Great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from winemaker Tom Carson.

5 FAVOURITE CELLAR DOORS | LIMITED OPENING
OCEAN EIGHT

271 Tucks Road, Shoreham | 03 5989 6471

First weekend of every month

The Aylward family were the founders of Kooyong Wines, starting here in 2004 after selling to Port Phillip.

PARADIGM HILL

26 Merricks Road, Merricks | 03 5989 9000

Open Sat-Sun

Our friends George & Ruth Mihaly – Ruth runs the vineyards, George the winery

HURLEY VINEYARD

101 Balnarring Road, Balnarring | 03 5931 3000

By appointment only

Hurley Vineyard wraps north to east around the crest of a little volcanic hill in three climats: Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond

SCORPO WINES

23 Old Bittern Dromana Road, Merricks North

03 5989 7697 | By appointment only

From horticulturist and landscape architect Paul Scorpo.

STAINDL WINES

63 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South

0419 553 299  |  By appointment only

Biodynamic and dry grown old vines

5 FAVOURITE PLACES TO EAT | MORE CASUAL
PETIT TRACTEUR

1208 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge | 03 5989 6080

Breakfast: Sat & Sun. Lunch: Wed – Mon, Dinner: Thursday – Sunday. Bar open for snacks from 11am Wed – Mon.

Petit Tracteur is Ten Minutes by Tractor’s bistro and bar, offering guests an exciting, French inspired food experience matched by a selection of world class wines.

MERRICKS CREEK VINEYARD

44 Merricks Rd, Merricks | 03 5989 8868

Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 12-5pm

Menu focuses on seasonally changing share plates that complement their wines.

LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ

681 Nepean Road, McCrae | 03 5982 1130

Wed-Mon dinner

Thai Restaurant, BYO

MONTALTO

33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 8412

Daily lunch, Fri-Sat dinner

A long standing Peninsula favorite

Its popularity with the locals is its best endorsement.

YABBY LAKE

10 Russell Street, Balnarring | 03 5983 2012

Thu-Sat lunch, Tue-Sat dinner

From a background of France Soir and Salix Restaurant.

5 FAVOURITE PLACES TO EAT | MORE FORMAL
LAURA AT PT LEO ESTATE

3649 Frankston Flinders Road, Merricks | 03 5989 9011

Lunch and dinner Thursday to Saturday. Lunch only Sunday

Refined dining from Culinary Director, Phil Wood. Laura offers a set menu of four, five or six courses.

PORT PHILLIP ESTATE

263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 4444

Wed-Sun lunch, Fri-Sat dinner

Panoramic views across the vines to Westernport Bay.

DOOT DOOT DOOT AT JACKALOPE

166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North | 03 5931 2500

Dinner daily. Lunch Saturday and Sunday only.

Five course tasting menu drawing on seasonal offerings from the hotel’s kitchen garden and select Mornington Peninsula producers.

PARINGA ESTATE RESTAURANT

44 Paringa Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 2669

Wed-Sun lunch, Fri-Sat dinner

An exciting and imaginative menu of colourfully presented, modern Australian cuisine.

POLPERRO

150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South | 03 5989 2471

Fri-Sat dinner, Thu-Mon lunch

Fresh, textural & seasonal flavours with an emphasis on where the food comes from and how it is grown.

5 FAVOURITE BEACHES | SURF
POINT LEO

(hazard rating 4/10)

Very popular surf beach with swells rolling in fromBass Strait; picnic and barbecue facilities.

GUNNAMATTA

(hazard rating 8/10)

High energy, hazardous beach best suited for experienced surfers. One of the most rugged in Australia.

SORRENTO BACK (OCEAN) BEACH

(hazard rating 6/10)

Part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park thispopular surf beach has picnic and barbecue areas.

PORTSEA BACK (OCEAN) BEACH

(hazard rating 8/10)

A popular summer beach, however beware of the rips, rocks and reefs.

RYE OCEAN BEACH

(hazard rating 8/10)

The rips at this surf beach can make it unsafe for swimming

5 FAVOURITE BEACHES | FAMILY
FLINDERS

(hazard rating 5/10)

A protected sandy bay beach with picnic and barbecue facilities.

SAFETY BEACH

(hazard rating 5/10)

Calm, sandy bay swimming beach.

SHOREHAM

(hazard rating 3/10)

Very accessible, attractive, low energy beach. Rocky platforms and reefs popular for family exploration.

MCCRAE / ROSEBUD

(hazard rating 1/10)

Two very accessible, attractive, low energy beaches.

SORRENTO FRONT (BAY) BEACH

(hazard rating 1/10)

The Park Beach is backed by Sorrento Park, which has picnic facilities and a boat launching ramp.

5 FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

Springs Lane, Rye

03 5950 8777 | Open daily

Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths. Book in early as the Hot Springs are very popular

ASHCOMBE MAZE

15 Shoreham Road, Shoreham

03 5989 8387 | Open daily

Australia’s oldest and most famous hedge maze as well as home to the world’s first circular rose maze.

ARTHURS SEAT EAGLE GONDOLA

795 Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat or 1085 Arthurs Seat Road, Dromana

03 5987 0600 | Open daily

The new Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola ride gives visitors the chance to take in the Mornington Peninsula from a bird’s eye view.

BUSHRANGERS BAY WALK

car park on Boneo Road just to the west of Meakins Road

A picnic lunch and a 1½-2 hour round trip take you down to an absolutely stunning beach.

CAPE SCHANCK LIGHTHOUSE

420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck | 03 5988 6184

Historic light, one of the few still operating as it did during the early 1800s.

5 FAVOURITE GOLF COURSES
MOONAH LINKS

55 Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal | 03 5988 2088

Two world class courses – the Open Course and the Legends Course (No 13 of Golf Digest’s 2010 Top 100).

FLINDERS

Bass Street, Flinders | 03 5985 0312

Te oldest and most scenic of all the courses in the region, atop the cliff tops overlooking Bass Strait.

RACV CAPE SCHANCK RESORT

Boneo Road, Cape Schanck | 03 5950 8100

Spectacular – huge greens, large open bunkers, wide tree lined fairways and sweeping ocean views.

THE DUNES

Browns Road, Rye | 03 5985 1334

Ranked No 14 of Golf Digest’s 2010 Top 100.

ST ANDREWS BEACH

209 Sandy Road, St Andrews Beach | 03 5988 6000

Just behind the thundering surf of Gunnamatta Beach.

5 FAVOURITE GOURMET PROVIDORES
SUNNY RIDGE STRAWBERRY FARM

244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge | 03 5989 4500

May – October, open Fri – Sun: 11-4pm
November – April, open 7 days a week: 9-5pm

Set amongst scenic bushland and rolling hills in Main Ridge, you have the opportunity to explore the harvest fields and pick your own strawberries or simply enjoy a delicious dessert in their cafe.

MAIN RIDGE DAIRY

289 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge | 03 5989 6622

Fri-Mon: 10-4.30pm

A farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy that offer cheese tastings, tours and cheese making workshops.

MOSSY WILLOW

547 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge | 03 5989 6570

Mossy Willow believe in creating the world we want to live in: a world of passion, purpose, beautiful healthy food, warmth, welcoming and hospitality.

MORNINGTON PENINSULA BREWERY

72 Watt Road, Mornington | 03 5976 3663

Thu-Sun

Nestled in Mornington’s back streets the Mornington Peninsula Brewery is now recognised as one of the best craft breweries in Australia

RED HILL MARKET

Arthur’s Seat Road, Red Hill

First Sat of the month, Sep-May

The ‘grand dame’ of Victoria’s craft markets, it began
on the Red Hill Recreation Reserve in 1975

5 FAVOURITE GALLERIES
HUGH GALLERY

45 Cook St, Flinders | 03 5989 0981

“most weekends, everyday over summer” Specializes in collographs, embossings and etchings plus paintings created during trips to Queensland.

GORDON STUDIO GLASSBLOWERS

290 Red Hill Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 7073

Open daily 10-5

Glass gallery and you can observe resident glass artists working with molten hot glass.

MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

Dunns Road, Mornington | 03 5975 4395

Tue-Sun

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the major cultural facility of Mornington Peninsula Shire.

COOK STREET COLLECTIVE

41 Cook Street, Flinders | 03 5989 1022

Open daily 10-4

A cooperative of artists and craftsmen – painting, sculpture, furniture, photography, jewellery.

SORRENTO / FLINDERS FINE ART GALLERY

3301 Point Nepean Road, Sorrento | 03 5984 3880

The Mornington Peninsula’s major classic and contemporary fine art gallery (also in Flinders).

5 FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY | B&B
THE ORCHARD B&B

45 Tomas Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 3152

Tree suites designed to provide privacy and luxury, glorious views, large bathroom with a spacious spa

STONY CREEK COTTAGES

1193 Mornington Flinders Road, Red Hill | 03 5989 2748

2 B&B self contained cottages in the rural hinterland region. Open fire and spa bath.

GEORGE’S BOUTIQUE B&B & CULINARY RETREAT

776 Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat | 03 5981 8700

Rated by Good Weekends Away as one of the best 100 retreats in Australia for short holidays

ARTHUR’S SUPERB VIEWS

10 Nestle Court, Arthurs Seat | 03 5981 8400

Luxury retreat ideal for couples, romantic hideaway with great views of Port Phillip Bay.

THE GRANGE RETREAT

35 Station Road, Red Hill | 0488 333 117

A self contained cottage in the heart of Red Hill however very quiet and secluded. The perfect getaway for couples.

5 FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY | HOTELS & MOTELS
PEPPERS MOONAH LINKS

55 Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal | 03 5988 2000

A unique leisure resort combining two 18 hole golf courses, an endota spa and luxury accommodation.

RACV CAPE SHANCK RESORT

Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road), Cape Schanck | 03 5950 8000

Contemporary resort on one of the most striking coastal golf courses in Australia

jACKALOPE

166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North | 03 5931 2500 

Striking, state of the art 40 room designer hotel in Merricks North.

FLINDERS HOTEL

Cook Street, Flinders | 03 5989 0201

Quarters offers quality and comfort; an ideal centre point for touring the peninsula

WOODMAN ESTATE

136 Graydens Road, Moorooduc | 03 5978 8455

Lakeside estate offering luxurious accommodation, restaurant dining, and an indulgent spa retreat.

5 FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY | AIRBNB
NORD HOUSE

18 Baynes Road, Red Hill Victoria | 0418 108 314

In the epicentre of Red Hill’s best attractions, Nord House is an oasis of contemporary Scandinavian design. It’s the perfect retreat or weekend away for up to 6 people.

ORCHARD KEEPERS

17 Paringa Road Red Hill 3937 | 0418 108 314

Originally 3 separate cottages dating back to the 1890’s & 1950’s, has now been restored and transformed into a beautiful four bedroom home & separate Workers Cottage providing country chic holiday accommodation for 10 people on 10 acres in the heart of Red Hill.

ELM FARMHOUSE @ RED HILL

Red Hill | Contact via Airbnb

The Elm farmhouse is a rustic retreat in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland. With views of the neighbouring vineyard and Port Phillip Bay, this 1938 built home will have you relaxed and rejuvenated in no time at all. Accommodates 4 people.

LE COTTAGE

324 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill | 0413 198 743

Le Cottage in Red Hill is a beautifully renovated 1920s original farm cottage in french provincial style. Accomodates 2 guests.

HARRY’S RED HILL

Red Hill | Contact via Airbnb

Sitting high above the vines with sweeping north facing 180-degree panorama of Port Phillip and beyond. Great for big groups – accommodates up to 10 people.

5 FAVOURITE WINE TOUR COMPANIES
AMOUR OF THE GRAPE

Paul | 0414 704 801

MORNINGTON PENINSULA DESIGNATED DRIVERS

Alicia Cass | 0407 934 422

ELEVATE WINE TOURS

Ric Warren | 0402 005 002

RIDGE RIDER HOP ON/HOP OFF

Peter Schofield | 0447 037 646

MANNA GUM TOURS

Peter Wade | 0499 014 286