Experiences

Everyone today seems to be interested in experiences. All authentic and compelling experiences full of sights and sounds, smells and tastes that are more than ordinary, more memorable yet positively time worthy. This section is dedicated to these experiences and more and in the hope that we may inspire you to do them one day.

Red Hill Peony Estate

The Red Hill Peony Estate is an exceptional floral, architectural and historic experience – it is also the first peony farm in the region. The Holmes/Sheehan family have lived on the property for 132 years, and this is the second time the recently established English-inspired gardens have been opened to the public.

Barefoot Cinema

Combining the magic of a traditional cinema with spectacular locations, Barefoot Cinema’s spectacular outdoor venues are a favourite summer experience on the Pen. Each of Barefoot Cinema’s locations offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere and feature much more than just a movie with live music, lawn games, food trucks, a candy bar, local wines, and craft beers.

Villa Floretti

George Santayana once said that the earth has music for those who listen and to those who listen Villa Floretti is nirvana - a secret find amongst five private acres of heavenly colour in the middle of beautiful and rural Boneo. Owner Richelle Marks is a passionate floral enthusiast who has brought together an experienced team of talented professionals from exceptional backgrounds that include working at the Queens Box in Royal Ascot, Royal weddings in Madrid, event florals and styling for the Australian Grand Prix along with a plethora of stunning weddings and events across Victoria and our Mornington Peninsula.

Grand Tour One

Our Grand Tour One is a meandering journey through the Mornington Peninsula that takes you through the hinterland to the rugged south west with a main break at the Peninsula Hot Springs where you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to soak up some iconic roads and fresh experiences as you journey homeward.

The Classic Drive-by

From amazing views to farm-gates, general stores, cellar doors and exhilarating country roads – these things are synonymous with the Peninsula. This tour gives you a chance to enjoy the ride, taste some things along the way, and stretch your legs all within a few hours.

Escape to the Country

What really makes the Mornington Peninsula so unique? Beautiful vistas, rugged coastlines, exhilarating walks, chefs who champion local and sustainable produce, wine, beer, cheese and scenic drives equal to any of the best in the world and within an hours drive from Melbourne.

Dolphin Research Institute

The Dolphin Research Institute is based at Hastings, on the shores of Western Port. DRI’s efforts are focused in the south-eastern region of Australia, especially Port Phillip, Western Port and the Gippsland Lakes.