5 Gems Off The Beaten Track - Visit Mornington Peninsula

Picture this; you’ve just arrived on the Mornington Peninsula as part of your anticipated getaway.. No plans are in place, but there’s a growing motivation to explore destinations away from the village centres. Now enter; five gems off the beaten track, each with their own distinct charm and character. Sounds too good to be true? We can assure you it’s not!

Elan Vineyard and Winery

The home of premium wines and a curated gallery, Elan Vineyard and Winery offers the perfect blend of vines and art. Since 1985, the Balnarring-based destination has continued in its production of exceptional estate-grown wines. 

To explore more of Elan Vineyard and Winery, click here.


Mantons Creek Estate

A drive down one peaceful country lane leads to the ever-superb Mantons Creek Estate in Shoreham. Did you know there are eight estate-grown vine varieties on the property? Choose to enjoy a tasting in the eclectic and bold cellar door space.

Find everything you need to know about Mantons Creek Estate here.


Staples Apples

Staples Apples is one of the many family-owned and run businesses here on the Mornington Peninsula. And whether crunching into one of their deliciously fresh apples or enjoying the sweet tang of a glistening cherry, this Main Ridge farmgate is most definitely worth a stopover at. The orchard here has a history dating back 60 years!

Taste buds tingling? Explore more of Staples Apples here.


Yal Yal Estate

Surrounded by bushland, the cellar door at Yal Yal Estate in Merricks is the place to be for delicious wines and food platters. Contemporary, comfy and captivating, it’ll be hard to leave when finding your seat here for an afternoon tasting.

Click here for all the details on Yal Yal Estate.


Yaringa Lodge and Gardens

Accommodating for one or two couples, the Guest House at Yaringa Lodge and Gardens makes for the ideal place to unpack and unwind with your special someone and close friends. Its positioning in the heart of the hinterland means you'll also be within walking distance of some of the most scenic destinations across the region. Arthurs Seat State Park we're looking at you!

For more information on Yaringa Lodge and Gardens, click here.


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