Wintertime calls for completely relaxing experiences. And if there is one place that caters to endless moments of renewal and rejuvenation, it is the Mornington Peninsula. Continuing through the flow of cold days and luminous evenings, we encourage you to add an extra day to your next getaway and reawaken the senses throughout our alluring region. This extended itinerary invites you to witness some of the most tranquil environments and refreshing scenes, all of which are spellbinding at this time of the year. Romantic getaway? Adventure with friends? However you journey, prepare to be unwaveringly inspired.
Home to luxury accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula, ultimate spa experiences, a championship golf course and multiple dining spaces, it’s fair to say there’s so much to fall in love with when visiting RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Check into the five-star coastal retreat and find the way to your sumptuous room, fitted with quality furnishings and amenities.
Explore more of all the accommodation spaces at RACV Cape Schanck Resort here.
Spend the afternoon submerging into a new world of calm with an indulgent treatment or bathing experience at One Spa. Massages, facials and manicures represent just some of the treatments offered. The Hammam bathing space also provides numerous ways to unwind with the Vitality Pool, Thermal Stone Steam Room, Relaxation Pool and Immersive Showers.
Follow the path to relax, restore and uplift at One Spa here.
The elegant and earthy dining space at Cape Restaurant makes for a moody yet undeniably beautiful dinner setting. Whether seated at the bar or in a comfy booth, enjoy an eight-course set menu highlighting contemporary classics. Quality ingredients from local Mornington Peninsula businesses find their distinguished place on the plate.
Learn more about the Cape Restaurant here.
As part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, the fascinating Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve beckons visitors for multiple memorable adventures. Meander along the boardwalk to soak in rugged coastal views and endless waves of fresh ocean air. Looking to take part in something unique? Tour the historic 1859 Lighthouse and nearby Keeper Cottage on set days during the year.
Find further inspiration from the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve here.
Unlock an overflow of serenity when visiting Peninsula Hot Springs in Fingal for the entire afternoon. Here, natural thermal mineral waters from below the earth flow into an array of tranquil pools and private baths, with each bathing location nestled in an idyllic natural landscape. Make the most of your time at this divine oasis by indulging in one of the many tempting treatments at the spa.
Explore more of the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs here.
Spa Dreaming Centre at Peninsula Hot Springs
Remaining on-site (why would you want to leave?), wander over to the Spa Dreaming Centre for a local and seasonal-inspired dinner sitting. Discover a menu to bring together nourishing and wholesome dishes, and enjoy the comfort of your bathrobe as you dine alongside the beautiful Springs.
A slow start to the morning soon leads us back on the road in the direction of Flinders, one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most quaint yet compelling villages. Pull up a seat for lunch at The Deck Bar & Bistro, where you'll find a seasonal menu and all the classic pub favourites. Cosy up by the open fire during winter - one of the best ways to escape the cold, we would say!
Find out more on the delicious menu at The Deck Bar & Bistro here.
Peppered by bespoke gift shops and colourful art galleries, Cook Street in Flinders is full of excitement and intrigue. Some of our top recommendations to visit post-lunch include Everywhen Artspace and Manyung Gallery Flinders. That’s all before a hot chocolate from Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery will undoubtedly warm up the spirit and soul on these cold wintry days.
There’s so much to love about the historic town of Flinders. Start planning your stopover via the link here.
Who doesn't love a scenic drive? Winding in and around some of the region's most beautiful locations, the Flinders Hinterland route takes explorers through farmland, alongside picture-perfect coastlines and towards the summit of Arthurs Seat. This will be a memorable way to bookend a discovery-infused day. It’s no secret this is one of the top Mornington Peninsula drives!
See where the Flinders Scenic Hinterland Drive will take you here.
From Cape Schanck to the Point Nepean National Park, The Coastal Walk is abundant in scenic outlooks and coastal captivation. Find your feet along walking trails, gravel tracks and sandy beaches, with opportunities for shorter walks to be undertaken as part of the 30km track.
Uncover all details for one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best walks - The Coastal Walk - here.
You won’t miss the big red umbrellas when visiting the wonderful Hawkes Farm in Boneo. As a family-owned vegetable farm, look forward to discovering the freshest produce alongside many local Mornington Peninsula products. If you're heading home on a Saturday or Sunday, you're in luck! Pick up a golden bundle of joy (i.e. hot chips) when stopping over…because they are just downright delicious.
Explore more of Hawkes Farm here.
Check out some of our other blogs below to see all the additional ways you can extend your stay and take a not-so public holiday on the Mornington Peninsula this winter here:
- 11 Of The Best Mornington Peninsula Cellar Doors
- Mornington Peninsula Fireside Dining
- 9 Best Markets On The Mornington Peninsula