A light ocean breeze whips up off the bay, while the beautiful golden sunset glows warmly over the gently undulating paddocks; glass of wine in hand, it’s nothing short of paradise.
With Port Phillip Bay to the west, Westernport Bay to the east and the vast expanse of Bass Strait to the south, the Mornington Peninsula gives the illusion that you’re many miles from the nearest city. In actual fact, Australia’s second largest city is only around an hour away – making this beautiful region the perfect place for an impromptu weekend getaway.
One of the best-known Mornington Peninsula resorts, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is the perfect place to stay. If you’re looking for a truly unique Mornington Peninsula resort that has it all, you’ve found it. Ideally situated, it allows guests to make the most of what this beautiful region has to offer.
Activities & Attractions
With stunning natural surrounds, the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect destination for those who love the great outdoors.
An attraction in itself, Peppers Moonah Links Resort provides guests with access to two beautifully landscaped eighteen-hole golf courses. Professional tuition is also available for both individuals and groups – allowing golf lovers to hone their skills and sharpen their game.
Away from the resort, the beautiful beaches of the Peninsula beckon. The tranquil waters of Port Phillip Bay provide the perfect place for families and those who want to relax and unwind in the sun. Out to the southwest, the often tumultuous surf beaches of Gunnamatta, St Andrews Beach and Rye offer a change of scenery. For those who want to try their hand at catching a wave, there are a number of surf schools that operate along this stretch of coastline.
One of the best ways to experience these beautiful beaches is on horseback; Gunnamatta Trail Rides have options to suit beginners and experienced riders alike. If you’d prefer to explore the picturesque bushland of the Peninsula instead, Arthurs Seat Trail Rides is just the ticket. Book a ride in the morning, and then head to the nearby Enchanted Adventure Garden for an afternoon of fun. Home to tube slides, a giant maze, tree climbing courses and the adrenalin-fuelled Big Zip, it provides endless entertainment for children and adults alike.
For some people, enjoying the great outdoors means spending time on the water. The Mornington Peninsula is the home of many fishing charters – whether you’re catching snapper, flathead or salmon, you’re sure to have a great day out on the bay.
A well-known food and wine region, the Peninsula is home to a wide array of cool-climate wineries. Take a guided tour through the famous Red Hill district, or explore the region at your own pace; must-visit estates include The Cups Estate, Ten Minutes by Tractor and Paringa Estate. The area is also home to some excellent breweries. If you’re craving a full-flavoured lager, Mornington Brewery and Red Hill Brewery both have an excellent selection. Open to the public on weekends, they often provide live entertainment that extends well into the evening.
When it comes to food, there’s no shortage of options on the Peninsula. The beautiful old Portsea Pub sits atop a cliff overlooking Port Phillip Bay. With a quality menu that’s a cut above your average pub fare, guests are able to dine out in the beer garden and watch the sun set over the water. After dark on weekends, the pub transforms into a popular nightspot.
Now in its sixth year, Tastes of Sorrento is a food and wine event held during May. An absolute must for those with an appreciation for fresh produce and a fine drop, the program includes a variety of gastronomical delights; master classes, cooking demonstrations, tastings and more are on offer.
Of course, guests staying with Peppers can make the most of the fine dining experience available in-house. Pebbles Restaurant serves up modern Australian cuisine that’s centred on the Peninsula’s beautiful fresh produce.
After a hard day on the food and wine trail, you’ll probably want to relax and unwind – and what better place to do so than the Peninsula Hot Springs. Whether you visit the Bath House, indulge in a rejuvenating massage or treat yourself to a nourishing facial, you’ll leave feeling completely refreshed and relaxed. If you want to make a day of it, sumptuous dining packages are also available.
The Peninsula is a little chilly over the winter months; only the keenest surfers enter the water, and even then they’ll don full-length wetsuits. However despite the cold, the region still has a lot to offer. Fine food and wine is something that can be enjoyed all year round; what better way to enjoy winter than with a glass of wine in front of an open fire? All of the Peninsula’s best restaurants and wineries are still open for business throughout the cooler months, and the Winter Wine Weekend is held over the Queen’s Birthday break in June each year.
Mornington Peninsula Resorts
The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to book your next country getaway. When you stay at Peppers Moonah Links Resort, you’ll be ideally situated to enjoy the very best this region has to offer.
Surrounded by undulating sand dunes, this one-of-a-kind Mornington Peninsula resort incorporates key aspects of this unique landscape; featuring rich earthy tones, natural materials and contemporary style throughout, it provides guests with the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort.
With a range of one bedroom suites and rooms available, there’s an accommodation option to suit every need. If you want to explore the natural beauty of the Peninsula, book your stay at Peppers Moonah Links Resort today.