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Girls just wanna have fun

There is nothing better than getting your besties together and planning a weekend escape. Celebrate a hen’s party, rock out a birthday in style or rejuvenate the senses with your BFFs – whatever the occasion, we have the perfect smorgasbord of experiences to mix and match your dream weekend away.

Time to choose that perfect playlist and work out who is driving; we have the ideal weekend waiting for you this March on the Mornington Peninsula.

Masterclasses

Master the art of many things this autumn at a Masterclass by one of our expert makers.  Immerse yourself in the sensory experience of candle making, the perfect fusion of artistry, science and fun as you make your own scented candle with Red Hill Candle Co. With a complimentary glass of Foxey’s Hang Out Sparkling, while you explore the Scent Lab, the relaxing space brings creativity alive.

If you love the taste of sparkling, why not find out more! Foxey’s Hangout offers visitors the exciting opportunity to join sparkling winemaker Michael Lee for a private tutorial in the final stages of making fine sparkling wine. Sweeter? Dryer? White? Pink? It’s up to you to create the chemistry that’s perfect for your palate. Create your own, uniquely personal bottle to take home. Personal bottlings by appointment at 10am every Saturday and Sunday.

If brandy is more your thing, Bass & Flinders Distillery are excited to introduce a new experience and the first of its kind - the Bass & Flinders Spiced Brandy Masterclass. Join the team for an intimate 90-minute talk, taste and learning experience where you will delve into the history, production, flavours and aromas of brandy.

Inspire the senses.

Inspire all the senses with a visit to Pt Leo Estate and Sculpture Park or Montalto Restaurant and Sculpture Trail.

Ditch the heels and explore the sculpture park with wine in hand and fine food at your fingertips. An ever-evolving outdoor gallery of over 60 Australian and international exhibits are set against an immense backdrop of rolling vineyards and ocean views. Go casual and enjoy the outdoor wine terrace or make it a memory steeped in glamour with the best seasonal local product at one of the two Chef’s Hat fine-dining restaurantLaura’ or ‘Pt. Leo Restaurant’.

At Montalto – you and your posse can piazza or picnic, or perhaps enjoy a feast designed by Chef Matt Wilkinson based on the bounty of the Montalto estate gardens in Montalto Restaurant. With breathtaking views across their Red Hill vineyards and a Sculpture Trail– you will love the time out with your girls.

Stay and play.

For the wildest of hearts or the adventurer, stay with your girl crew on the Peninsula in something enchanting – the Gypsy Wagon Glamping. It will be a night to remember, decked out with a comfy queen-size bed, a kitchenette with continental breakfast, linen and towels, a picnic rug and extra blankets so you can cosy up under stars.

Experience camping in luxury at Iluka Retreat. Just turn up with an overnight bag and enjoy your back-to-nature escape in beautifully styled bell glamping tents. Or you can pitch a tent and enjoy this stunning private campground with all the camp amenities you need for an easy camping holiday.

If luxury is what you crave, perhaps the Woodman Estate Wellness Retreat is more you style. Enrich your mind and body and connect with your inner self in an unrushed, tranquil lakeside setting. Enjoy relaxation treatments including massages, facials and mud wraps as well as rejuvenation packages to re-energise, replenish, re-balance and recharge.

March is the month for you and your friends to reconnect in a meaningful way, time to plan your perfect getaway.


Before you jump in the car, here’s our getaway checklist to share with the tribe:

  • Music playlist for the car ride featuring your favourite songs
  • Multiple outfits for wine tasting, getting active and for the weather
  • Snacks and supplies - check out local spots for stocking up HERE>>
  • A rock solid itinerary - plan your trip using this ‘Trip Planner’ tool HERE>>
  • A designated driver, or book transport with a local (see options HERE>>

Tips to keep the gang happy:

  • Find out if anyone in your group has dietary requirements or other needs ahead of time
  • Work to a budget that fits for everyone, allowing for spending money (wine!)
  • Book activities, dining and accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Keep it simple, don’t give the group too many options!
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