The Best Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula

The Best Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula

Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne lies the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, a beautiful seaside region popular for weekend getaways. A coastal haven renowned for its rolling hills, scenic vineyards, pristine beaches, historical attractions and gourmet food & wine. Become a cocktail master or make your own gin, soak up the sun in a restaurant with a hinterland vista, unwind in natural hot springs or take in scenic views of Port Phillip Bay. Stay overnight in 5-star luxury or take the whole family on an adventure you will never forget. Whether you stay and play for one night only or an extended vacation there’s an unbeatable array of activities and experiences just waiting to be discovered all year round.

So come and visit us here on the Mornington Peninsula. Stay and play, relax and enjoy all this amazing region has to offer. Here’s a selection of some of our local favourites…and don’t forget to join us here at Bass & Flinders Distillery for a taste of our uniquely Australian gin, brandy and liqueurs with a delicious local grazing platter or a gin-tastic experience to remember.

Indulge yourself and rejuvenate in the very best of Victoria’s natural Hot Springs.

Peninsula Hot Springs

Journey to relaxation and rejuvenation at Victoria’s first natural hot springs and day spa. This idyllic setting has over 70 globally inspired bathing and wellness experiences nestled amongst the natural landscape. Immerse yourself in the geothermal waters, unwind and admire the view from the hilltop pool or surrender yourself to complete relaxation in one of their signature spa treatments. Enjoy a complete experience and stay overnight in your own private glamping accommodation surrounded by bespoke elements inspired by the local environment.

Alba

Immerse yourself in the warm mineral waters of geothermal pools in a luxury bathing experience at Alba Thermal Springs and Spa. Enjoy the natural tranquility of more than 30 pools nestled among waving grasses and indigenous flora, reserve a private pool for small groups or take a moment to re-invigorate your senses with a choice of luxurious day spa rituals and treatments. Also available on site is Alba’s restaurant ‘Thyme’ created by well-known chef and restauranteur Karen Martini, with a focus on seasonal, locally-sourced produce boasting a serene vista across the beautifully landscaped gardens.

 

Ride in a state of the art gondola with scenic views across Port Phillip Bay.
Arthurs Seat Eagle

Step inside the aerial gondola and appreciate the sweeping coastal views across Port Phillip Bay and beyond. Embrace the unbeatable scenic panorama of both land and ocean & spot local wildlife, from the dense Australian bush canopy that is Arthurs Seat State Park across to the Melbourne city skyline. A gentle 30min return journey in the Eagle, or stay and grab a snack or explore nearby walking tracks.

A boutique luxury escape.
Lancemore Lindenderry at Red Hill

Stay here and be welcomed into a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in one of Australia’s best hotels. Sometimes described as more like a manor than a hotel, this boutique luxury accommodation boasts an intimate setting with magnificent views out onto the Lindenderry Estate vineyards and rolling hills of its surrounds with flower filled courtyards, spa baths and traditional fireplaces. The perfect place to stay within easy reach of all experiences and activities on the Mornington Peninsula, the hotel is also a destination within itself to relax, or dine. A boutique hotel that is leading the way as a premier destination for luxury accommodation and award-winning food and wine. 

One for the whole family to enjoy.
Enchanted Adventure – the home of Tree Surfing

Challenge yourself on a tree-top climbing adventure with over 50 aerial obstacles such as rock climbing walls, giant swings and high level ziplines to really get your adrenaline pumping. Or if that’s not your style, there are plenty of other activities on offer at Enchanted Adventure. Lose yourself in the manicured hedge maze, tease your brain with a giant puzzle, race down a tube slide or have a picnic in the stunning themed gardens. Contact their experienced team to work out which course is right for you.

Award-winning restaurant and cellar door.
Montalto

Enjoy sophisticated tastes and breathtaking views while you dine on a seasonal menu at Montalto, home to one of Victoria’s oldest and largest kitchen gardens. Explore and sample Montalto’s unique, award-winning wines from this renowned cool-climate coastal location and purchase some pantry staples. Choose from a selection of their estate grown produce including olive oils, pickles and preserves or try their limited edition, handmade gin, distilled in collaboration with Bass & Flinders Distillery. Wind your way around the sculpture trail amongst wetlands and vines or reserve a secluded picnic spot to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the estate.

Something for everyone at this iconic Flinders venue.
Flinders Hotel

Drive down the road towards Flinders for a stroll around the town where you’ll find the iconic Flinders Hotel. A luxury escape with boutique charm right in the heart of all the best this bustling historic town has to offer. Relax and enjoy good food and good company at The Deck with something here to suit every taste. Enjoy a gin high tea, hone your skills at a cooking class or dine at Monsieur Zigi’s for a contemporary 4 course French culinary journey created with the finest of Mornington Peninsula produce. 

The return of a Mornington Peninsula icon.
The Continental Sorrento

Home to a collection of the best in food, events, wellness and accommodation the newly renovated Hotel Continental Sorrento is the ultimate lifestyle venue. Inspired by the ocean and the Peninsula landscape the beautifully appointed boutique beach hotel rooms are designed for connecting guests to nature and each other. Spend the day lazing by the pool, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the spa and dine in their new signature restaurant with panoramic bay views. A year-round destination within a short distance to all local wineries, distilleries, championship golf courses and attractions.

Innovative, uniquely Australian premium craft spirits, gin masterclasses & tasting paddles.
Bass & Flinders Distillery

Come and visit us!
Set in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, our modern Distillery Door combines architectural style with a bar and outdoor seating area overlooking green pastures, and a view of our operating stills.  Get a glimpse into the heart of our distillery, where you can experience a journey from vine to bottle, gaining an insight into how our family owned and run distillery makes fine spirits.

Indulge in our vibrant seasonal cocktail menu with weekly specials, or have the option of tasting our award winning gins, brandies & liqueurs in their purest form with our curated flights and gin & tonic paddles. A selection of cheese boards and charcuterie from our local grazing menu are also available and are perfect to share. Over summer enjoy a wide variety of live music, food trucks and events.

Gin masterclass

Delve into the wonderful world of gin at Bass & Flinders Distillery whilst creating your own unique gin recipe. The 2hr Gin Masterclass at our distillery includes the basics of distillation, gin tastings, a Bass & Flinders G&T, cheese platter and a 500ml take-home bottle of gin developed by you.

Cocktail Masterclass

Join our head bartender and cocktail connoisseur here at Bass & Flinders Distillery for a fun, interactive session of cocktail shaking, making, stirring and learning. Discover how to perfect your cocktail game and learn the fascinating stories behind each as you sip your way through the history of cocktails.

Gin paddles

A great way to try 4 of our grape based spirits with tonic, complimented by our suggested garnishes and ice. Think of it as 4 mini G & T’s!

If you can’t make it to one of our events or you’re busy on the beach with friends but you still want to grab a bottle of our unique and iconic gins, Ritchies Super IGA in Dromana always stocks some of our finest selection and will always have some on hand to purchase while here on the Mornington Peninsula.

OPENING TIMES
We are open Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 11-6pm, Sunday 11-5pm

For more information on tasting options and group bookings please contact us.

Bass & Flinders Distillery Gin Masterclass experience Mornington Peninsula

 


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