Adventure

It’s an all-out adventure on the Mornington Peninsula!

With magnificent landscapes to explore and the sea almost surrounding us, the Mornington Peninsula has about as much adventure as you can take.

Take to the sea or land, on two legs or four. Surf the tree tops or the perfect break. Ride along the beach or between wineries. Swim with wild dolphins then hand feed tame wallabies.  You could stay here for a week and still not discover all our wildlife, adventure and marine experiences.

You can bring your own bike or hire one of ours, and ride almost to the tip of Point Nepean where the waters of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait collide. French Island is another cyclists' paradise - it's two feet or two wheels, and no cars allowed.

If walking is your great love, you'll meet your match on the Peninsula. We have walks along bush trails, beside peaceful bays and across a boardwalk that straddles some of the world's most significant wetlands. And if you really want a challenge, our coastal trail from Portsea back beach to Cape Schanck and the Two Bays Walk that crosses the Peninsula both stretch for more than 25km. 

Tree surfing is the big craze at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, where you can tree climb through 50 aerial obstacles and five different levels, then test your skill on rope bridges, strength challenges and zip-lines.

Horseriding ranges from easy, scenery-rich experiences for beginners to thundering rides  along ocean beaches for those well used to the saddle.  Horseback Winery Tours blends adventure with indulgence, as they guide beginners and experienced riders between cellar door tastings at top wineries around Red Hill. You can arrange accommodation packages too.

Gunnamatta Trail Rides caters for all levels of experience, with peaceful bush rides and thrilling rides along surf-fringed ocean beaches. Arthurs Seat  Riding School specialises in trail rides, and knows the best routes along tranquil forest trails which open up to reveal glorious views of the bays and  hinterland.

Out on Port Phillip Bay, it’s non-stop action. So let’s dive in. 

Polperro Dolphin Swims estimate there are nearly 90 wild dolphins around the bay, and they’re well used to frolicking with visitors from Polperro’s boat.  Seal and reef swims are also popular. 

You can also jump onboard with Moonraker Dolphin Swims then snorkel with dolphins, swim alongside cheeky Australian fur seals, explore underwater marine parks filled with colourful fish and search for those amusing little weedy sea dragons. 

Bayplay Adventure Tours gets right into the swim of things, with sea kayaking tours to spot dolphins, guided snorkel tours and dives, scuba diving  courses and dolphin swims. Peninsula Stand Up Paddle School will hire you a board, paddle and wet suit, then you can learn by paddling through the shallows of Port Phillip Bay.

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