Things to do in Mornington Peninsula

Our most recommended things to do in Mornington Peninsula

From Melbourne: Peninsula Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes Tour

1. 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.

From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

2. 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.

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.

From Melbourne: Half-Day Trip to Peninsula Hot Springs

4. 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.

Mornington Peninsula: Hot Springs and Body Clay Ritual

5. 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

Mornington Peninsula: Enchanted Adventure General Admission

6. Mornington Peninsula: Enchanted Adventure General Admission

Experience a day out at Enchanted Adventure with this entry ticket. Pack a picnic and visit all of the mazes, themed gardens, brainteaser puzzles, and thrilling Tube Slides. Enjoy all-day access to all of the ground-based adventure activities across the 25-acre park including the sculptures and boardwalks, which surround the Enchanted Lake. Visit the Canopy Walk, made up of multiple gently swinging bridges suspended amongst the treetops, and take in the panoramic views. Visit the Sky Scramble, an aerial playground. Scramble through the cargo nets, clamber over the Tibetan bridge, take a bounce in the ball pit and test your nerves on the wobbly wooden bridges – suitable for children under 135 cm only. For smaller guests, enjoy the miniature Bush Scramble in the same area. Slide down the epic Tube Slides and have 5 to choose from — 1 big twister, 3 straight slides, and 1 designed for little kids only. Relax and soak up the hinterland views at one of the picnic tables below whilst watching the fun on the slopes unfold.

Peninsula Hot Springs: Bathhouse and Picnic Experience for 2

7. Peninsula Hot Springs: Bathhouse and Picnic Experience for 2

Relaxation starts as soon as you book your visit to the bathhouse, a place for families and friends to bathe and relax while connecting in nature. Immerse yourself in this bathing wonderland with over 50 globally inspired experiences. These experiences include thermal mineral spring pools, a Turkish steam bath (Hamam), a cave pool, and a hilltop pool offering 360-degree views of the region. When you are ready, you can collect your picnic hamper from the wellness center between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Enjoy your meal in the ample lawn space, picnic seating, and tables in a beautiful native coastal garden setting.

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

8. 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 Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

9. Mornington Peninsula Winery Bus Tour with Lunch & Wine

Visit 4 of the region's best wineries with a guide who will provide you with lots of local knowledge. Enjoy an amazing experience and create everlasting memories. Stop along the way for panoramic views of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula where you can take photos. Lunch, with a glass of wine and tastings, is offered at any of the wineries visited. See for yourself why the Mornington Peninsula wine region is rated as one of the best wine regions in Australia.

From Sorrento: Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

10. From Sorrento: Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

After a safety briefing and operational overview, participants will be fitted to their waterbike and fitted with lifejackets before departing Sorrento Pier and heading south towards Capel Sound. The tour will continue south following the Millionaire's Walk along the Sorrento to Portsea cliff top and getting an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions. This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. Continuing along past Point King Beach and Shelley Beach, we will pull in alongside the Portsea Pier right out front of the huge, Tudor-style pub, The Portsea Hotel. We return towards Sorrento, perhaps accompanied at times by some of the Mornington Peninsulas Bottlenose Dolphins known to frequent this stretch of water and friends of our eco-friendly waterbikes. Giving way to the Queenscliff to Sorrento Searoad Ferries, we will finish back at the Sorrento Pier at the base of the Hotel Sorrento. A truely unique way to experience of some of the most popular destinations on the Mornington Peninsula.

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What people are saying about Mornington Peninsula

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Absolutely wonderful sooo relaxing. Will go again for sure. Staff perfect friendly and unobtrusive. Had the picnic what a treat that was. Fresh salads, vaiety of cut fruit, yoghurt and chai pudding with berries. Handful of nuts and bliss balls. Cheese and biscuits to boot. Right size portions so nothing was wasted. Thank you to the thoughtful person who was in charge if that. We will highly recommend to others. Wen & Rob

Our guide, Adrian, was very informative and helpful. The wineries we visited were excellent, provided interesting information and were generous with the tastings. Lunch was tasty and efficiently provided, with plentiful helpings and pleasant service. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone living or travelling in Victoria.

Such a fun enjoyable day, was abit dubious at first but was a great day. Would definitely do it again

Great day out. All staff really good and helpful. It was very enjoyable.

Was awesome! Great weather, great crew members!! And great experience