When you stop and think about it, the Mornington Peninsula is only 60 minutes from the CBD – the same amount of time it takes to get from North side to South side during peak hour. It can’t be denied however, that this mysterious place where everyone seems to surf and meetings appear not to be a thing, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and surrounding suburbs. We’ve put together a guide for must see’s and do’s if you’re heading down for the weekend.
Peninsula Hot Springs
CAPI hot tip: avoid the middle of the day and venture out to the beautiful naturally occurring mineral baths during the golden hours either first thing in the morning, or after 4pm for sunset. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a good spot in the top bath where the views are spectacular. Sipping a mineral water, soaking in the views with hot steam rising around you, you’ll feel like you’ve nailed your weekend rejuvenation.
G+T’s picnic style at Cape Schanck
The Flinders/Cape Schanck area is undeniably easy on the eyes. What makes a good view better? A drink while you watch the sun go down! Pack yourself a travel gin + tonic kit including tonic, gin and garnish and enjoy G&Ts with a view.
Food & Wine
Merricks General Store
Think ultra cosy, warm personable service and a rustic yet simple and unpretentious vibe, and you’ve got Merricks General store. Cosy up to the fire and order the mushroom pappardelle with a glass of wine, sparkling water and suddenly winter looks a whole lot more appealing.
With an abundance of wineries along the Mornington Peninsula it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. Lindenderry Estate has wine, food and accommodation all in the one ultra classy spot. Both our still and sparkling waters are PH balanced, making them the perfect palette cleanser while you sip on everything from Pinot to Chardonnay.
Bass and Flinders Distillery
These guys make some seriously good gin. Positioned amongst Australian bushland in Red Hill, the setting is almost as good as the gin they produce. Pair it with one of our three tonics and take a seat outside by the fruit and veg garden for a cruisy, relaxing afternoon.