Mornington Peninsula Romantic Indulgence Tour
Spend a day on the Mornington Peninsula during this romantic VIP tour designed for couples. You'll travel in a luxurious vehicle with a guide, stopping to enjoy wine tastings and feast on a winery lunch at Yabby Lake Restaurant. Then drive through the hinterland and along the coastline to Peninsula Hot Springs for a 30-minute private bathing experience and an hour in the thermal pool. You'll benefit from your guide's meticulous attention to detail during this opulent day tour, which can be varied on request, if you have a particular preference. Pickup and drop-off is provided from Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, or you can truly treat yourself with a helicopter ride from the city to the peninsula (can be arranged on request depending on availability, at an additional expense).
After pickup from your Melbourne accommodation or residence in the morning, travel by luxury sedan to the Mornington Peninsula for your day of indulgence for two, during which you’ll enjoy the following experiences.
Visit Crittenden Estate Winery (a ‘Best Cellar Door’ winner) for a VIP tasting of a premium flight of wines, presented by the cellar door (tasting room) manager who tells you about the winery’s history and family. Snack on a small tasting platter of cheese and produce to enhance the flavors of the local and international wines you’re sampling, and then enjoy the opportunity to tour the grounds of the winery and purchase wines, if you wish.
Continue to the Yabby Lake cellar door for a tasting of the vineyard’s current wine list in the slick tasting bar, which features high beams of recycled timber framing large panes of glass that showcase the views and setting. The warmth of the wood is complemented by industrial-style steel fixtures, polished concrete floors, and a striking central fireplace.
Move from the tasting room to the Yabby Lake restaurant for your 2-course lunch with wine. Choose a starter and main dish each, plus a side dish to share, accompanied by one bottle of wine from Yabby Lake’s hand-picked Red Claw range. Finish with an espresso, if you wish. Prepared by Chef Simon West, the menu focuses on simple yet refined seasonal and local produce. On the outdoor deck, admire views of the vineyard and beyond, or relax inside by the open fire. If you’re into art, take a look at the collection on display.
After lunch, visit the Arthur Seat lookout with your guide, who points out all the interesting areas along the shoreline of Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait, and the coastal towns. At 980 feet (300 meters) above sea level, this is one of the best views in Victoria. Then take a scenic drive through the hinterland to your last destination, Peninsula Hot Springs, for a 2-hour luxury experience that includes 30 minutes in your own private bathing pavilion. After your relaxing soak, you may enjoy the outdoor thermal pools in the Spa Dreaming Centre. Towel, robe, and locker rental are provided.
Your day trip ends with return to your accommodation in the evening.