great ideas for the great outdoors
Whether you are in the region for the amazing 'Lights By Dreamworks - the Experience" or not, the Mornington Peninsula is one big adventure just waiting to happen. Get out amongst it... crazy hedge mazes, amazing marine activities and animal encounters. Don’t forget your camera! Click on the links below to find out more:
- Board a state-of-the-art gondola and fly to the highest point on the Arthurs Seat Eagle. Enjoy breathtaking views across Port Phillip to Melbourne as you soar high above the trees. You can start at the base station or at summit for a one way or return trip.
Meet endangered species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Encounter koalas, colourful birds, reptiles and dingoes.Explore the bushland to feed wallabies. Enjoy a daily wildife show, or join one of their famous night time lantern lit tours.
The 22 acre Enchanted Adventure Garden features more than six tricky mazes, five thrilling downhill tube slides and Brain Teaser Puzzles. Go Tree Surfing on the high ropes obstacle course or try the Zip Line.
Take a trip to The Big Goose to meet more than 25 types of farm animals. Take a tractor ride, explore the petting barn, play mini golf, climb the adventure playground and bounce on the giant jumping pillow!
Meet the very cute goats at Main Ridge Dairy
Take a ride on a heritage steam train at Mornington Railway
Enjoy some Sunday afternoon music at the rustic Hickinbotham Winery
Collect local crispy apples from the farmgate stall at Mock Orchards or Staples Apples
for the little kids: Paddle in the shallows at a Port Phillip beach, see birds from a birdhide, or discover a local playground
- and for bigger Kids: Learn to surf at Point Leo or stand up paddle board at Sorrento, go rock pooling at Mushroom Reef, try fishing from a pier, catch a movie at the Drive-In, or hike sections of the Two Bays Trail or Coastal Walk.
Find fab family fare
Any time is a good time for a homemade icecream from Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm or Mornington Peninsula Chocolates. Grab some tasty local fish and chips and head to the beach or stock up on your own provisions and find a pleasant picnic spot at Flinders overlooking the pier, at the Point Nepean Quarantine Station, or at Seawinds Gardens on Arthurs Seat. Dont fancy packing a picnic? Find family friendly feasting options at Blue Mini Eatery Emporium and Events, or Volpino Mount Martha, or grab a family pub dinner at The Deck at Flinders Hotel
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