On this day you will head to the Mornington peninsula, stemming from the word ‘morning’. A program full of delights, rich experiences and tasty stops awaits you.
The first stop will be at the very highest point of the peninsula. From the observation deck ‘Arthur’s seat’ you will experience the extraordinary views of the Phillip Bay and a panorama of Melbourne.
Then you will visit a few local wineries, which are located among the hills of the peninsula, covered in vineyards. The climatic conditions of the Mornington peninsula impose a print on the wine production of the region.
Cooler than in South Australia and New South Wales, Victoria’s climate gives the local wines their original taste and aroma. From the grapes grown on the peninsula wineries produce interesting bright wine with a pronounced aftertaste and a delicate aroma. Upon visiting the wineries you get the opportunity to taste Victorian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz.
During the visit to the wineries, you will also be able to have lunch at a nearby restaurant or cafe.
Then you will travel to a cheesery, where original sorts of goat cheese from local recipes is made.
Local farmer uses the milk of goats, which all year graze upon the green pastures of the peninsula, this is why the production in these cheeseries is referred to as being eco-friendly, clean and healthy. During the visit you will be able to see this for yourself, trying the different cheeses.
After lunch and cheese is the best time to enjoy some strawberries and chocolate. You will then go to a strawberry farm. You will be able to taste the sweet strawberries, and in the period of time between November and April, pick the berries yourself straight from the beds.
In a small coffee shop you can enjoy regional strawberry liqueurs, jams and various sweets, have a cup of coffee with a spectacular dessert, and enjoy the taste of fresh strawberries with chocolate. You will be able to buy and order whatever you would like too. Then in the local chocolate factory, you will be treated with a magnificent and original assortment of chocolates, lollies and desserts.
The next stop – Cape Schanck – a unique place. Awaiting you will be a stroll around the fantastically beautiful area, which has kept its original view, created by nature millions of years ago. From the observation deck, you will see the wild beach, observe the volcanic formations and admire the breathtaking view of the ocean.
The final destination of the trip – hot mineral water springs out in the open. After a very mobile day, it is time to relax and experience some real pleasure. You will visit the spa centre, which contains around 20 pools with healing waters of different temperatures. One of the pools is located at the very top of a hill, where a 360-degree view is available or the surrounding panoramas. You can move freely from one pool to another, changes temperatures and the concentration of the healing salts. The spa complex is suited to visitors of all ages, however, there are zones, where people only over the age of 16 can rest. This is the case to allow for people to rest from the noise, relax and forget about everything.
After the healing pools, you will go back to Melbourne.