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Mornington Peninsula ​Suggested Self Drive

From $39 per day
Flights are additional
 

From
$39
per dayFlights are additional

Mornington Peninsula ​Suggested Self Drive

Combine coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafés in breezy seaside villages, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries. We suggest you base yourself in one of the towns or villages and get out and about on day trips to explore this pretty part of Australia.

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• Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $39 per day

Flights are additional
Travel: from 01 Apr 17-29 Mar 18 

Itinerary

Day 1: Mornington – Frankston (17km)
First stop is Frankston, with its 10 kilometres of sweeping foreshore and a 17 kilometre art and cultural drive that takes in the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.

Day 2: Frankston – Portsea (56km)
Dromana, Rosebud and Rye have tranquil bays and are really popular holiday spots in the summer months. They also have some sophisticated wine bars if you need to take a break. There is plenty of wildlife to see around these parts too.

Portsea is famous for its luxury cliff-top residences, bathing boxes and hotel with expansive beach-side lawn. Take the Millionaire’s Walk to Sorrento along cliff tops, through landscaped gardens and past private jetties for vantage points of the imposing mansions.

Day 3: Portsea – Tyabb (52km)
This part of the peninsula has secluded beaches, dramatic coastline and great wineries, not to mention its quiet hinterland with French and Phillip Islands just across the water. There are plenty of villages to call into: Balnarring, a good spot to stock up on local produce, tranquil Flinders, with its gourmet dining options along with cute shops and Tyabb, that has antique stores galore.

Highlights
Arthur’s Seat – Behind Dromana, this is the highest viewpoint on the peninsula with breath-taking views and lovely ornamental gardens. Make sure you head to the top with your camera.
Point Nepean – The tip of the Peninsula was closed to the public for more than 100 years. Now open, delve into a remarkable military history that dates back to the 1880s.
Port Philip Bay – Ever wanted to snorkel your way into the fascinating underwater world of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay? Here there is plenty to see; seastars, starfish, sea urchins, pufferfish and of course the Weedy Sea Dragons in this beautiful area. Don’t worry about carrying snorkel gear – you can hire it all.
Peninsula Hot Springs – Your journey to relaxation starts here. Peninsula Hot Springs is an experience that will restore balance and leave a lasting sense of calm and well-being.
Blue Range Estate Wines – Don’t miss an opportunity to stop here. This Estate offers spectacular views over Phillip Bay and surrounding areas. So come along and enjoy a glass of wine and delicious gourmet tasting plates.

Our favourite places to stay

• Best Western Frankston International Motel
• Peppers Moonah Links
• Sorrento Beach Motel
• Mornington Motel


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only from 01 Apr 17 until ​29 Mar 18 or until sold out. • Full payment is required within 7 days of reservation being made and no later than 5 pm 29 Mar 18 • All travel must be commenced and completed between 01 Apr 17 and 29 Mar 18 • Some surcharges, closeouts, and one way fees apply. Price may vary depending on availability. • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Rental Cars are subject to availability • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

Sale Period

Until 29 Mar 18

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