Ever wondered what it would be like to be treated like a superstar or how it would feel to get the royal treatment for a day? we’ve used a little poetic license and made slight changes to – Steppenwolf’s song – Magic Carpet Ride to best describe the feeling one gets when you spend a day with Danielle and Max from MP Experience.
‘Close your eyes, welcome to the magic carpet ride. I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine. On a cloud of sound I drift in the night, any place it goes is right. Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here. Well, you don’t know what we can find, why don’t you come with me, on a magic carpet ride.’
MP Experience was founded in 2012 by brother and sister team Max and Danielle – two siblings who were born and raised on the Pen. Their ongoing mission has been to translate their passion for the Pen into a vehicle for connecting with people, and inspiring them through the beauty of this incredible part of the world.
Max owns the award winning Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate and Danielle has years of experience in winery touring. Together, they have extensive knowledge of the area, the culture and the people that make the Peninsula what it is today.
The name “MP Experience” grew out of lets give people an experience on the Mornington Peninsula. The ‘aha’ moment that encouraged them to take on this venture was when they took staff from Maxs restaurant on a day trip to meet the local producers and see where the produce is grown and created so they knew themselves first hand. Everyone enjoyed it so much that they thought to offer this to the general public.
Today Danielle and Max through MP Experience welcome guests from around the country and all over the world. Danielle is the driver – her focus is on taking the discerning traveller beyond the places that the large buses and crowds go, exploring the best the Pen has to offer through personalised, authentic experiences.
Danielle drives daily to unique experiences including wineries, to the stunning, less-travelled areas of the national parks to search for iconic Australian wildlife in their natural setting or sampling the superb wine, food and farm gate of the Pen. Danielle also has a creative and unique range of private, customised itineraries offering private, tailor-made to suit the interests and needs of each small group (no more than eight please). There really isn’t a better way of seeing a region. You can spend weeks on the Pen, get stuck seeing all of the obvious attractions yet miss some of the finer things that really define the region and grab your imagination.
As a private tour provider, Danielle and Max take great pride in the Pen; they like nothing more than to immerse you into the core of the experience take you to places of historical, cultural and artistic interest to ensure that your stay, is a most exciting and memorable one.
The guide books provide, for the most part, factual information, answers as to who, why, how, where and when, like news journalists are trained to do. But, often something is missing, and that’s the story behind the story or the amusement, the spirit, the story of risk and the origin of the seed of an idea that sprang forth. That is what livens up the best MP Experience tours.
Danielle and Max have no scripted speeches or monologues. They’re enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. As a licensed private Mornington Peninsula tour provider it’s their pleasure to build a tour that focuses on your interests, preferences and whims and understand that MP Experience is not for everyone. They have learned over the years that those who choose their way of touring the Pen – privately – are seeking the best possible tour experience.
In 6 Hours, you’ll see what would take 4 to 5 Days on your own. They will provide you with a Uniquely Enjoyable Experience that will Expand Your Awareness of the extraordinary history, activities, food and farm gate, towns and resources in the Pen.
All our tours are performed in first class comfort and style from the seats of their modern warm Mercedes Benz. Pick-Up and Drop-Offs can be arranged from anywhere. For more information on MP Experience click here or call Danielle directly on 0410 596 637