Mornington Peninsula Spa Indulgence

Mornington Peninsula Spa Indulgence

It’s hard work taking in the magic of the Mornington Peninsula’s world-class food and wine scene, so Acacia has made it easy for you. What better way to relax after experiencing the epicurean highlights of this strikingly scenic region than by indulging in two hours of pampering at the internationally renowned Peninsula Hot Springs?

Take full advantage of the award-wining retreat’s restorative minerals, with facilities including a Turkish steam bath, heart-starting cold plunge pools and an incredible hilltop pool with jaw-dropping views. Situated in natural bushland, this haven shows off the true beauty of Australia. While there, why not pamper yourself even further by electing to surrender to a luxurious 60-minute treatment, from a de-stressing massage to a rejuvenating facial.

Combined with fascinating wine-tasting experiences and an unforgettable two-course fine dining lunch, Acacia recommends this tour for anyone keen to explore the natural beauty of the peninsula and then unwind in the most magnificent way.

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Highlights

  • Relax in natural thermal mineral waters at the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences


Inclusions

  • Entry to Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Exclusive winemaker-led tasting experience
  • Optional visit to Arthurs Seat Eagle chairlift, Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, or other attractions
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 9 to 10-hour tour departs from 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey

Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey

Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey is a specially crafted tour for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

The tour kicks off with a visit to one of the region’s most experimental estates, Quealy Winemakers. Led by the passionate winemaker Kathleen Quealy, you’ll be privy to the estate’s unique approach to winemaking and learn why she has been dubbed Australia’s “Queen of Pinot Grigio” by the renowned wine critic, James Halliday.

Lunch at one of the area’s lauded winery restaurants is a given. Port Phillip Estate is more than a restaurant serving outstanding local produce, in addition it offers a visual and architectural feast for diners to consume. Enjoy a two-course lunch served with estate wines.

Following lunch, you might like to sample the regions finest Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, explore Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, learn how to make goats cheese at Main Ridge Dairy, or indulge at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates?

Enjoy the very best the peninsula has to offer before flying back to Melbourne in style via a 30-minute scenic helicopter ride, landing on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of the city.

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Highlights

  • Private and scenic 30-minute flight from the Mornington Peninsula to central Melbourne
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences
  • Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages


Inclusions

  • Exclusive winemaker-led tour and tasting experience
  • Private helicopter flight (One-way 30-minutes)
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury touring and transfer vehicles (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 6 to 7-hour tour departs from 10:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters

Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters

Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters tour allows you to learn more about Australia’s unique wildlife in a natural bushland setting. A great option for all the family, start your journey with a private, zookeeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, the peninsula’s award-winning wildlife park. This is a wonderful opportunity to get face-to-furry-face with our much-loved fauna, including iconic koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, barn owls, pythons, tawny frogmouth, gliders, and rainbow lorikeets. Imagine being the envy of all your friends back home as you post perfect wildlife selfies.

Once you get over that excitement, allow Acacia to guide you through the peninsula’s finest producers, starting with an elegant lunch at one of the region’s celebrated wineries.

After that, it’s all up to you. We’ll help you choose the perfect afternoon, whether that involves handcrafted chocolate or goats milk cheese, or perhaps a magical wander through the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.

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Highlights

  • Exclusive two-hour keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, including animal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, and other native fauna. Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences


Inclusions

  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 8-hour tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Epicurean

Mornington Peninsula Epicurean

The Mornington Peninsula’s fertile soil and the creative flair of its local artisans have rightfully earned the region its reputation as one of Australia’s finest producers of cool climate wines. It also has a sterling record for fabulous food.

The diverse dining scene is characterised by a certain casual elegance that has become synonymous with “peninsula style”. The combination of the stunning setting and expert technique makes a good argument for declaring the Mornington Peninsula the country’s finest regional dining spot.

The highlight of Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula Epicurean experience is a guided exploration of the renowned epicurean hotspot Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.  Explore their kitchen garden, vineyards, and orchards and let the chefs enlighten you on how to make the most of their seasonal produce.

Marvel at Montalto’s impressive sculpture gardens surrounded by natural wetlands.  Enjoy a private wine tasting experience that reflects the vineyard’s unique terroir and experience their estate-to-plate philosophy with a stunning three-course, wine-matched lunch at their award-winning restaurant.

The afternoon will see you meet local growers, farmers, and artisan producers, sampling their gourmet delights along the way.

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Highlights

  • A private guided exploration of Montalto Estate Winery & Olive Grove, the ultimate foodie destination comprising of a working vineyard and olive grove, kitchen gardens, fruit orchard and berry plantation. Included is a private wine tasting and a stunning three-course lunch with matching wine, showcasing Montalto’s estate-to-plate philosophy
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Farm gate experiences sampling gourmet cheeses, olive oil, salumi, cider, and more


Inclusions

  • Exclusive Montalto Winery & Olive Grove food experience
  • Three-course lunch with matching wines
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 8-hour tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Private Tour

Wineries, gourmet produce, busy bayside villages and stunning coastal walks

Regarded as Melbourne’s summer playground, there’s something magically transporting about the Mornington Peninsula. Only an hour’s drive from the city, it’s a place where vineyards meet the seaside – an idyllic haven that feels a world away.

Your Mornington Peninsula experience begins with a visit to the spectacular coastal boardwalks at Cape Schanck. Offering awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coast, watch as waves pound the dramatically shaped Pulpit Rock. Breathe deep Cape Schanck’s pristine air which also acts as the world reference standard for “zero pollution”.

The region is home to more than fifty boutique wineries producing quality pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz. Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for a gourmet lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

As for the afternoon, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

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Highlights

  • Spectacular coastal and lighthouse walk at Cape Schanck
  • Wine tasting at a selection of boutique Mornington Peninsula wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Explore breezy seaside villages with eclectic artists’ studios and boutique stores
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates)
  • Sample sublime produce during farm gate visits at an orchard, dairy, strawberry farm and more


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Moonlit Sanctuary or Arthurs Seat Eagle (Optional)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

09:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 8-hours