Dolphins are the socialites of the sea, and if swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list – and let’s face it why wouldn’t it be – then Spring brings the opportunity to tick it off the list. Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims and Moonraker Dolphin Swims have both won many awards for their eco-friendly experiences and offer a wildly exciting yet gentle interaction with the beautiful local dolphin population.
There’s also a chance to meet the cheeky Australian fur seals on a half day cruise. You can choose to stay on deck or snorkel with wetsuits provided. Alternatively, you can hire gear to sea kayak yourself to the Dolphin Sanctuary with Bayplay Adventure Tours, or go on a guided snorkelling tour to see the beautiful Weedy Sea Dragons an experience not to be missed!
Like fishing? We have guided fishing experiences with all the tips and tricks for local fishing spots. Spoilt for choice you have Relax Go Fishing from Mornington Pier offering charters (they will also offer private charters with a barbecue option), while at Rye Pier Timeout Fishing Charters will throw in a visit to the seals as well!
If you want to be the captain of your own ship then Mornington Boat Hire has a number of boats in various sizes! Make good use of their maps or their fishing App with great intell on the local hot spots, or just enjoy cruising the bay.
Love a fresh garden? We have some great ones to visit!
Filled with lavender and roses Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens will get all of your senses working overtime. Wind your way through the Lavender Labyrinth, hear the noise of happy bees in the English lavender varieties, and stop and smell the roses as you try your darnedest to get into the centre of the Rose Maze (it looks easier than it is).
Or for a garden a little bit different, find your way to the famous Heronswood Gardens. Perched a little way up the side of Arthurs Seat these are gardens to learn in; see how the plants grow, find out their names, even do a workshop... and their new gallery space features an incredible installation sculpture – of produce! You have to see it to believe it.
Back to Nature
Spring is a great time to see the native flowers bloom and on the Mornington Peninsula we have hundreds of acres of Local, State and National Parks throughout the region. While you may know of Cape Schanck, Point Nepean, and Arthurs Seat there is so much more to explore. Have you been to The Briars Park in Mount Martha? This hidden 230 acre gem offers nature walks with a wildlife sanctuary, wetland and plenty of space for a picnic but best of all it’s free to visit. Now that sounds like a great spring adventure!
Get more great ideas for Spring Things to do HERE>>
Looking for more suggestions? Chat with the friendly locals at the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre they know all the secrets you can discover on the Mornington Peninsula.
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