Six degrees of relaxation
Breathe deeply. Let the fresh sea air cleanse mind, body and soul. Or take a walk in the peaceful hinterland, where the aromas of eucalyptus and the countryside will bring you gently down to earth. We all need time to de-stress, reconnect with ourselves and others, and just reflect on life. The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to do that, and to create your personal ‘six degrees of relaxation’.
If your relaxation equals exercise, head for one of our 15 golf courses, where the game is as good as it gets. Golfing legends including Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Ross Perrett, Tony Cashmore and Tom Doak have created courses that rank amongst Australia’s best.
A long, lazy lunch at a vineyard restaurant with matched Mornington Peninsula wines may be the perfect way to unwind – just book a shuttle service so you don’t need to drive. Pack a picnic of local produce and find a quiet spot on a beach or clifftop. Cape Schanck is said to have Australia’s freshest air, and the post-lunch walk to Bushrangers Bay is always superb. The dozens of beaches and bays right around Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay and the wild Bass Strait coastline are also beautiful spots for a quiet stroll. The peace of our glorious gardens is an instant tranquiliser, with fragrant roses and lavender, spring bulbs and blossoms, brilliant autumn displays and cosy cafés for coffee after a bracing winter walk through the trees.
Six degrees of relaxation: so many sensory experiences to leave you feeling alive and totally revitalised.
Spas and indulgence laid on
If you need to slow right down, spend a whole day at a spa, relaxing in naturally heated mineral baths or booking a couple’s room for a full body pampering. Or make it a total indulgence at a spa resort.
Red Hill is famous for its fine food and wine. Add a visit to the tranquil Red Hill Spa, and you’ve just planned the perfect day. Beautiful organic products are used for facials, massages, body treatments and spa rituals. A number of luxury retreats also offer day spas, including the recently revamped spa at Lindenderry at Red Hill which is set in its own vineyard estate, at Woodman Estate Spa Retreat beside a private lake and Peppers Moonah Links Resort right on the edge of Moonah Links golf course.
Victoria's only geothermal hot springs
Welcome to utter bliss. Peninsula Hot Springs is recognised as one of the world’s finest hot springs with so many varied bathing experiences that keep you coming back for more and more… This multi award-winning complex boasts a social Bath House has more than 20 bathing experiences, including a new massaging hydro jet pool on a lakeside, and a hill top pool with 360-degree views over the Mornington Peninsula countryside. There’s family bathing, a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath, sauna and cold plunge pools. In the Spa Dreaming Centre are tranquil spaces, private pools and a very tempting menu of pampering spa treatments. The small private mineral water pools hidden away under trees are perfect for relaxing under the summer sun, or under a beautiful canopy of stars at night.