When you’re on the peninsula, make a stop at Rye, a boating and swimming hotspot. There you can partake in Peninsula Stand Up Paddle; and enjoy the view from the water, without being in it! For the more adventurous, spearfishing, a kayaking journey or scuba diving are all possibilities.
Want to swim? How about swimming with dolphins? It’s possible just a 10-minute drive down the road from Rye to Polperro. Book a trip with Polperro Dolphin Swims and you can join bottlenose dolphins and seals in the calm waters off of the peninsula shores.
After a dip in the ocean, a visit to Big Blue Backyard by St Andrews Beach is a must. In between the beach and bushland, this boutique hotel has just three romantic rooms and a well-travelled, luxury chef waiting to cook you breakfast and dinner. If that doesn’t sound relaxing enough, a trip to the nearby Peninsula Hot Springs; will sooth any traveller.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Lunch spots on the Mornington Peninsula are aplenty, and Montalto in Red Hill, is on the top of the list. This special spot includes a picturesque vineyard and boutique restaurant, all in the peninsula’s natural wetlands. Here you can indulge in a vino and olive oil tasting and then walk off the tasting with a stroll through well-manicured gardens.