Our most recommended things to do in Mornington Peninsula, Australia

From Melbourne: Half-Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

1. From Melbourne: Half-Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

Exhilarate your senses with a visit to the award-winning coastal oasis of Peninsula Hot Springs, located less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. Experience complete relaxation, connection, and rejuvenation, as you unwind and experience geothermal bathing in a stunning natural setting. Explore over 50 different globally-inspired bathing experiences in the renowned Bath House and soak in 50°C mineral-rich waters. Try out unique experiences such as a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool and much more. Simply board your direct shuttle from Central Melbourne and prepare for a day of complete rejuvenation of the mind and soul.

From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

2. From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

Kick off the day with a relaxing break at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, a group of thermal mineral pools complete with reflexology walk, Turkish hamam, sauna, cold plunge pool, and the iconic Hilltop Pool which boasts a 360-degree view of the region. Head up to Arthurs Seat where you will admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. The final stop is an iconic local attraction, the Peninsula Bathing Boxes. Found on beaches along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, these renowned bathing boxes are set against the wonderful backdrop of the crystal-blue ocean. This is one scene from the day to be remembered.

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

3. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Fingal: Peninsula Hot Springs Pass with Lunch Credit

4. Fingal: Peninsula Hot Springs Pass with Lunch Credit

Spend a day at Peninsula Hot Springs, a wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, with a ticket and lunch voucher. Let go of your worries in the natural geothermal waters that flow into the pools of this coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Explore over 50 bathing experiences including thermal mineral spring pools, a Turkish steam bath, a cave pool, a hilltop pool with 360-degree views of the region, an underground sauna, a reflexology walk, massaging thermal showers, a lakeside pool, and a naturally-landscaped bathing gully. Taste a nourishing lunch from the Bath House Cafe or Amphitheatre Cafe to the value of $30. Choose from a selection of light meals, refreshing drinks, and freshly ground coffee for you to enjoy throughout your day of bathing. Enjoy your meal in the café space or take it to the relaxing picnic area.

Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

5. Mornington Peninsula & Hot Springs Tour

Time to hit the highway with a small group (max 8 guests) and make your way to the idyllic Mornington Peninsula. First stop is the summit of Arthur’s Seat where you'll see panoramic ocean views and a bite of morning tea. This is just a taste of things to come. Then, onto Bushrangers Bay for a 5km return hike featuring unreal coastal scenery, rocky bays, wild oceans and one picturesque lighthouse. Spot local kangaroos and listen to the songs of native birds as you wander along the undulating path. After returning from the first hike, you will head to Cape Schanck for a smaller walk in the lighthouse precinct. To refuel, you will stop at one of Mornington Peninsula's award winning cafes (and we can see why) The final stop, Peninsula Hot Springs which is an award-winning natural hot springs and outdoor day spa destination. It’s the perfect way to end a great date with nature! (Bathing time 2h)

Mornington Peninsula: Hot Springs and Body Clay Ritual

6. Mornington Peninsula: Hot Springs and Body Clay Ritual

A natural hot spring, day spa, and wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at our coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Bath House is a social bathing experience like no other. Explore over 70 globally inspired bathing experiences including thermal mineral spring pools, Turkish steam bath (Hammam), cave pool, hilltop pool offering 360-degree views of the region, underground sauna, reflexology walk, massaging thermal mineral showers, lakeside pool, and naturally landscaped bathing gully. Bath House Bathing is available 5 am – 11 pm The body clay ritual invites you to let go of your inhibitions and find a sense of play. Set within the handcrafted Clay Ridge landscape, this 45-minute experience combines the healing powers of raw earth and water and is perfect to share with friends and family. The Wellness Team has carefully selected a series of detoxifying clays from around Australia based on their unique therapeutic benefits, and knowledgeable and entertaining hosts will share stories about these benefits as you enjoy a simple and universal connection with nature. 45 minutes | 20 per class Daily Availability: 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm

From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

7. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Coastal Delights Tour

8. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Coastal Delights Tour

Explore the Mornington Peninsula and learn about the area's history from your friendly guide. See the famous and colorful bathing boxes at Brighton Beach. Have lunch at a local eatery. Sample delicious handmade cheeses at Main Ridge Dairy and find out how this cheese is made. Meet the activity provider at St Paul's Cathedral and board your transportation to the Mornington Peninsula. First, stop at Brighton Beach, famous for its iconic bathing boxes. Take some amazing photos of these colorful structures and go for a relaxing stroll along the picturesque shoreline. Next, head to the Pig and Whistle and buy a delicious lunch. Savor the many delicious flavors of the region and enjoy the warm hospitality and charming ambiance. After lunch, continue to Main Ridge Dairy to taste a selection of artisanal, handcrafted cheeses. Learn about the cheese-making process. Then, depart from here and return to Melbourne. Enjoy the ride back and then arrive at Federation Square to finish your tour.

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

9. Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure, snorkeling with cheeky and cheerful Australian fur seals. Departing Sorrento Pier in Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, your cruise commences with welcome tea or coffee as you revel in views of the coastline and cliff-top mansions. Arriving at Chinaman's Hat, a structure built just for the seals in Port Phillip Bay, you will take the plunge to swim with these gentle, playful and curious creatures. This sheltered area has a maximum depth of four meters and participants can float on the surface and watch the seals swim freely around them if they wish.

Mornington Peninsula: Moonlit Sanctuary & Koala Encounter

10. Mornington Peninsula: Moonlit Sanctuary & Koala Encounter

Embark on an exhilarating adventure that combines wildlife wonders, culinary delights, and scenic beauty on our Moonlit Sanctuary and Arthur Seat tour. Departing from Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral, we'll take you on a journey filled with captivating experiences and breathtaking views. Our first stop is Moonlit Sanctuary, a haven for native Australian wildlife. As you explore this remarkable sanctuary, encounter kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and a variety of other fascinating creatures. Enjoy up-close interactions and learn about their unique behaviors and habitats. During your visit, indulge in morning tea to energize yourself for the exciting day ahead. Next, we'll make our way to Food on the Hill café, a Modern Greek Café nestled in a picturesque setting. Here, you'll have the opportunity to delight in a delicious lunch, with exclusive specials available only for our tour guests. Savor the flavors of Greek cuisine and experience culinary excellence amidst the serene surroundings. (Note lunch not included in the tour price) As the day draws to a close, we'll depart from Arthur Seat and return to Melbourne, with drop-off at Federation Square. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the region's wildlife, local cuisine, and the natural beauty of the area. Experience the ultimate adventure with our Moonlit Sanctuary and Arthur Seat tour. Encounter captivating wildlife, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and soak in the breathtaking scenery. Join us for an unforgettable journey that combines the best of nature, culture, and culinary delights. Inclusions: Comfortable transportation from St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne to Moonlit Sanctuary and Arthur Seat, and return to Federation Square. Morning tea at Moonlit Sanctuary. Visit to Moonlit Sanctuary, where you'll encounter native Australian wildlife and have the opportunity for up-close interactions. Scenic ride on the Eagle Cable Cart at Arthur Seat, providing panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. Experienced and friendly tour guide to provide insights into the wildlife, local cuisine, and the region's natural beauty. Exclusions: Lunch not included. - Cost for lunch will be approx $25.00 Any purchases made on the day

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4.6 / 5

based on 130 reviews

The guide was lovely, picked us up from our hotel, was friendly and welcoming The peninsular springs are lovely, quite a big area, so helpful to have a plan if you’re keen to visit most areas. The towels were included, but they didn’t agree to change it when it was very wet, one would have to hire, I do think there should be towels free to take if your towels are very wet. Return trip was 11/2 hours after schedule, so maybe don’t make plans after the tour,

This being my third time I have visited I was not disappointed. They have added alot more things like glamping, night bathing and more areas to relax(eg lay in a hammock)If you've never been your missing out on a full day of relaxation. I suffer from tendinitis and mild arthritis and I always come away feeling no pain.

As a Gym Owner, I paid for six long term members as reward for their commitment to my Gym. They all were completely overwhelmed by the day. A fantastic day, well organised and planned. I will be sending another group in the near future. Dennis Armstrong

Absolutely stunning n amazing experience. Australian way of having family time loaded with fun and sporty touch. Mark and Lori are amazing host and have nail this idea by bringing water bikes to these shores. Love to have you guys in Sydney too!!

Wonderful experience. So relaxing and really helped my arthritis