Peppers Moonah Links Resort, Fingal
Things To Do In The Area
The Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia's finest cool climate wine growing regions, located on the Victorian coast just 90 minutes from Melbourne.
The area is renowned for its stunning beaches, fishing bays, national parks and golf courses. You can go horse riding along the famous Gunnamatta beach or swim with the dolphins in Port Phillip Bay.
Restaurants, cafes, local markets and antique shops are worth the visit in the charming nearby towns of Portsea and Sorrento.
Cool Climate Vineyards
About 15 minutes from the resort are the Mornington Peninsula Wineries. Many are boutique vineyards, so you may find yourself chatting to the wine maker. The wine grown in the region is receiving accolades from critics, however, the region itself remains unspoiled, the countryside beautiful.
The Cups Estate
Visit the award winning Cups Estate winery located just next door to Peppers Moonah Links Resort. On this beautiful estate you will find a vineyard, cellar door and olive grove. Open seven days a week from 11am to 5pm.
Ten Minutes by Tractor
Ten Minutes by Tractor is one of Australia’s top wineries and one of Victoria’s top 10 regional restaurants (as awarded by Gourmet Traveller). This vineyard is home to three vineyards, an elegant restaurant and cellar door. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu that reflects Chef Stuart Bell’s commitment to the region and to fine, delicate flavours.
The cellar door is open daily and the restaurant is open for lunch Wednesday – Sunday (daily in January) and dinner Thursday – Saturday (Tuesday – Saturday in January). Bookings are highly advised.
Box Stallion is the Mornington Peninsula’s leader in varietal wines – Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Dolcetto, Pinot Nior, Moscato, Gewurtztraminer, Chardonnay, Arneis and Tempranillo.
There is a “Red Barn” Cellar Door and Restaurant open every day from 11am – 5pm for a relaxed lunch and free wine tasting. There is also live music on Sundays and kids are welcome.
Awarded James Halliday Australian Winery of the Year 2007, Paringa Estate has a cellar door open daily from 11am – 5pm and there is a restaurant open for lunch from Wednesday – Sunday and dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. The restaurant is open for extended hours over summer.
Choose from a formal dining experience or casual bistro meal at Salix Restaurant & Bistro at Willow Creek. At Salix Restaurant you will feel like you a dining amongst the vines and indulge in fresh seasonal produce while the Bistro offers a casual relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to sample numerous wines.
Salix Restaurant & Bistro is open for lunch seven days a week and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
Wine and dine at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove
When it come to fine fine, food, olives, sculpture and nature, Montalto rewards all visitors. This family run estate offers multiple award winning wines, the region’s only Chefs Hat restaurant, sought after olive oils and a spectacular collection.
View the most recent movies including the best of art house films at Peninsula Cinemas. Enjoy stadium seating, disabled access, hearing aid loop and seniors club.
Boneo Maze & Wetlands
Boneo Maze & Wetlands Centre is an eco-tourism complex situation on the Mornington Peninsula and is a ten year dream of owners Rod and Zelma Wright and family.
The wetlands are home to some endangered species like blue bill, freckled duck and the swamp skink which can be seen sunning themselves on logs on hot days along the boardwalk. Echidnas, wallaby’s and tortoises also live in the swamp, but since they are shy creatures, only a lucky few will see them. Boneo Maze & Wetlands Centre is open Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm and Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm.
The Mornington Peninsula has some of Victoria's most stunning bay and surf beaches just 10 minutes from Peppers Moonah Links Resort. Try surfing or just relax and soak up the sun.
The Mornington Peninsula boasts stunning scenery. You can choose to meander along the many spectacular coastal walks or bushwalk through the beautiful Point Nepean National Park, only 15 minutes away. Point Nepean National Park is home to some of Melbourne’s early colonial history. Here you can explore the forts erected in the 1880’s and later adapted to protect Melbourne during World War I & II.
The Bushrangers Bay Walking Trail is another option extending from Cape Schank Lighthouse to the Bushrangers Bay then joining to Two Bays walking track leading to Port Phillip.
The Rye Hotel
The Rye Hotel is situated opposite the Rye Beach and is every golfers destination after an enjoyable round. There’s 10 cold beers on tap, Sportsbar, full TAB facilities, beer garden and Bistro with meals available all day. For more information visit ryehotel.com.au
Bush & Beach Horse Riding
Enjoy bush and beach rides as seen on Coxy’s Big Break and Postcards in 2008. This popular two hour bush and beach ride is simply breathtaking. No experience necessary. For more information visit gunnamatta.com.au
Visit the site of Victoria’s first official settlement in 1803. Encompassing a mix of beautiful old limestone buildings this thriving shopping area offers galleries, book shops and cafes. It is also home to the couta sailing club.
Portsea is known for its multi-million dollar mansions and one of Australia’s largest and popular beach side pubs.
Antique lovers be warned - you will not want to leave. In Tyabb you will find over two acres of stores filled with antiques and collectibles. The entire town is one large antique market.
The Mornington Peninsula is blessed with some fabulous lively local markets. There is a market held somewhere on the Peninsula every weekend from September to May.
Adventures by ferry
From Western Port Bay, you can take an easy passenger ferry ride to French Island or Phillip Island, while from Sorrento there’s a vehicular ferry to Queenscliff and the Great Ocean Road.
Experience Art & Culture
Historic Manyung Gallery, the Peninsula’s largest contemporary art space, showcases the very best of Australian paintings, sculpture and jewellery. View over 200 affordable paintings and sculpture throughout 10 subgalleries and courtyards, with exhibitions changing monthly. Manyung’s ‘sisiter’ gallery, Portsea Art Gallery, is located next to the famous Portsea Hotel.
Passion for Glass
In the beautiful hinterland of Red Hill lies Gordon Studio Glassblowers, an exciting working hot glass studio offering one of the best local experiences. See renowned master glassblowers create fabulous art glass from sand by traditional hand blown methods. For glass collectors, or if you are seeking a really special gift, this is the most fantastic place to browse.
Relax, Go Fishing
Departing from Mornington Peninsula Pier, let Relax Go Fishing’s award winning team take care of everything. Equipment, refreshments and BBQ are all supplied. Prices start from $45 per person for four hours. There are discounts for seniors, pensioners, students and children (5-13 years).
Food to go
Blue Mini Cafe & Catering are open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. They also offer a full range of catered menus including hot and cold gourmet platters and hampers.
Tours & Transfers
Whether you require transfer to a nearby golf club, restaurant or a guide for a winery tour, below are two transfer options:
Neptours – Ph: 03 5987 2011
Mornington Peninsula Chauffeured Hire Cars, Limousines & Mini Coaches – Ph: 03 5984 2288
Your Shuttle – Ph: 1300 798 488
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