Fly me to the moon
Many great composers have written songs about the moon… think Moon River, Moon Dreams, Moon Dance… On the Mornington Peninsula you can enjoy moon beams of many kinds.
What about a Moon-lit Sanctuary private animal encounter? Now this is something to get the social media snaps happening – perfect for that quirky animal selfie post. Ok, so the encounter is actually something you do during the day, but you will need to be prepared for a full on jam-packed couple of hours meeting koalas, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, going behind the scenes with the keepers, feeding birds and possums and you can even hold a snake if you want (but you don’t have to).
Just as insta-grammable and almost as jam packed, is a luxurious suite at Moon-ah Links where you can pick one of their fully loaded packages that are the perfect antidote to hump day blues. By the time you get through the bottle of wine, vouchers for day spa and hot springs treats, relaxing in the king sized bed and then indulging with a full buffet breakfast, you will definitely need to use that late check out on offer. Plus you have not one, but two championship golf courses on your doorstep to complete your perfect escape (but you don’t have play to if you don’t want to).
Fly like an eagle
Weekdays are generally a bit quieter on the Mornington Peninsula but the gondola ride up Arthurs Seat still has the same amazing views across Port Phillip to the Melbourne skyline. The windows protect you from the winter breezes and give you great 360 degree views of your ride. The Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola is super-quiet as you soar up and down the 300 metre high Arthurs Seat.
A bit of weekday luxury never goes astray and a bit of personal pampering is so easy to enjoy at Peninsula Hot Springs. The Spa Dreaming Centre is the more ‘grown-up’ option with private bathing pavilions and outdoor mineral pools fed by the geo thermal hot springs from deep underground, plus extras like a Turkish steam room, an infrared and a traditional sauna, massaging bamboo shower and a range of treatments. There is a delightful café attached so you can enjoy dinner in your bathrobe and enjoy the evening in a child free environment. They have some great packages to choose from.