The Mornington Peninsula is located south of Melbourne and features wonderful places to explore as you continue your journey along Victoria's coast.
In addition to wineries, gardens, golf courses and magnificent cuisine, the peninsula offers some outstanding accommodation and wildlife attractions. The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is not only an award winning wildlife sanctuary, but one of the few in Australia where you can actually take a guided night time tour. You will be amazed at just how many animals are acive at night that you would rarely ever see during the daylight hours.
After your wildlife experience, the Flinders Hotel offers a unique culinary destination with spacious 4.5 start hotel rooms. The new Georgie Bass Cafe and Cookery is the perfect evening meal choice.
The magnificant food and wine experience continues for lunch next day with a visit to Max's Resturant sitting high on the peninsula hinterland overlooking Phillip Island across Westernport. Serving modern Australian cuisine and using the finest of local and seasonal produce. Without a doubt the most breathtaking views on the Mornington Peninsula, exquisite food and wine. Max’s is a journey worth taking.
After a relaxing lunch, make your way to Sorrento to catch Searoad Ferries across Port Phillip Bay to Geelong and the Bellarine. The 40 minute crossing between Sorrento and Queenscliff connects the Mornington Peninsula to the Great Ocean Road. Sail by spectacular coastline and cliff top mansions, spot dolphins all year round. Relax and enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, comfortable viewing lounges and observation decks, café, wi-fi and childrens playground.
Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive and the Sydney to Melbourne Heritage Drive are among Australia's most extraordinary road trips driving between Australia's two major cities, including Canberra and Jervis Bay