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13 Wellness Things To Do On The Mornington Peninsula

13 Things To Do On The Mornington Peninsula

Acclaimed for its beaches and coastal towns, it’s the hidden treasures of the hinterland that really make the Mornington Peninsula special. Escape the city on a wellness getaway with our top 13 things to do on the Mornington Peninsula.

Our fourth Active Getaway Guide brings you some of our favourite places to eat, explore and splurge on the Mornington Peninsula. Just 1 hour to 90 minutes south/east of Melbourne, the region boasts incredible aquatic life, delicious farm fresh produce, boutique wineries and luxurious day spas, making it a must visit destination for that extra special getaway.

Download our free Active Getaway Guide for the Mornington Peninsula here.


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1. Indulge at The Wellness Manor
1 Ross St, Mornington
Now this is what you've come to the Peninsula for right? Prepare for the ultimate indulgence at The Wellness Manor, set amongst beautiful gardens the team are passionate about creating a relaxing, detoxifying and revitalising experience. All of the massages, scrubs, masks and wraps use organic ingredients, tailored to detox your stressed and tired body and to invigorate and stimulate your mind. Their signature treatment is an oxygen facial, which uses an exclusive OxyOasis oxygen spray to add a topical spray of oxygen and botanical extracts to re-energise and target your skin concerns. Divine!


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2. Brunch at Milk Bar & Co
1/42 Lochiel Ave, Mount Martha
What better way to start a relaxing weekend away than with brunch? Any Melbournian escaping the rat race of inner city living, is still on the lookout for a delicious and wholesome feast, which is why we just can't go past Milk Bar & Co in Mount Martha. Located right on the beach, this super healthy brunch hangout will be your go-to on the Mornington coast.


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3. Swim with the Dolphins
Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento
If you're an animal lover, this experience will keep you buzzing for a very, very long time! Pull on your wet suit and jump in the cool blue ocean just off the shore of Sorrento for your chance to experience swimming with the curious and playful Burran dolphins and Australian Fur Seals with the team at Polperro Doplphin and Seal Swims.


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4. Sample Some of the Finest Goats Cheese at Main Ridge Dairy
295 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge
As you arrive on the property, you’ll be greeted by half a dozen goats keen for a pat or some grass to nibble. As a farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy, Main Ridge Dairy's goats milk is of the highest quality and is made into 12 different cheeses from a soft curd to a semi hard cheddar like cheese (and everything in between.) Pick up a sample board for just $10 so you can taste test the finest cheeses at your own pace.


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5. Visit the Iconic Peninsula Hot Springs
30 Springs Lane, Fingal
One of the Mornington Peninsula’s most iconic wellness destinations, the Peninsula Hot Springs are made up of private and public natural hot springs that reach 37° to 43° C. There are numerous therapeutic benefits of the mineral springs like relieving stiffness of the body, recovery from fatigue and muscular complaints, but lets be honest, sitting in hot water in natural surrounds just feels good! Make sure you spend some time in the Hill Top Pool with 360° views of the breathtaking surrounding farms and land- scape. It doesn’t get any better!


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6. Take in the View at Polperro Wines
150 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill
Nothing says bliss better than a sitting back with a glass of wine, a cheese board and a view to die for. This is why we believe Polperro Wines is a must visit spot on the Peninsula with its inspired regional menu perfectly paired with their highly acclaimed estate wines. You won’t want to leave, ever!


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7. Experience the Wellness Benefits of Salt
68 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Technically known as Spelotherapy or Halo- therapy, salt therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment that involves inhaling a fine aerosol mist of therapeutic grade salt. The Sorrento Salt Cave has literally created a cave of salt which has natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antihistamine properties to help strengthen the immune system and detox the body.You’ll leave feeling fresh and invigorated!


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8. Explore the Pristine Coast
Ready for a bit of an adventure? Take the challenging 8km walking track from Sorrento Back Beach to London Bridge to take a moment to really appreciate the natural beauty of the Mornington Peninsula coast. You'll be treated to some pretty incredible rock pools at the end of your trip, the perfect spot for a dip on a hot day.


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9. Detoxify with a Hot Flow at HotHut Yoga
76 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill
The beautiful, small boutique studio at HotHut Yoga is deeply immersed into the natural environment of Red Hill, making it the perfect spot to warm up and wind down. After a 28-30 degree power flow you'll be treated to a herbal tea as your body detoxifies and re-energises. Mats, towels, blocks, bolsters and blankets are all provided, so all you need to do is arrive and enjoy!


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10. Stand Up Paddle-board Like a Pro
3280 Pt Nepean Rd, Sorrento
Stand up paddle-boarding is an awesome full body fitness work out, as it helps to develop core strength, improve balance, reduce stress, and improve posture. It’s no wonder it’s considered the fastest growing board sport in the world! Whether you're a complete beginner or have been paddle-boarding for a while, the passionate team at Peninsula Stand Up Paddle will tailor your experience accordingly.


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11. Private Picnic in the Bushland at Montalto
33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill Sth
The Montalto property is a little piece of paradise made up of a winery and chef’s hat rated restaurant, both of which take full advantage of the breathtaking and sweeping rural outlook of vines and olive groves. Here you have the unique opportunity to book a private picnic amongst the grounds where you’ll be treated to a table set with white linen, proper tableware and glassware presented with a mix of meats, salads, dips, breads and even dessert!


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12. Give in to Your Sweet Tooth at Johnny Ripe
1/1016 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Red Hill
A bakery like no other, the team behind Johnny Ripe have a passion for showcasing simple, locally sourced ingredients to celebrate the simpler side of life. Located in the picturesque Red Hill, just a stone’s throw away from its original orchard home which fuels their infamous Apple Pie (available in single or family serves).


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13. Be Chauffeured Like a Celeb
Don't drink and drive, hire someone to drive you instead! The Mornington Peninsula is full of some pretty incredible wineries that we know you're going to want to do taste tests at, so why not pick a private tour to take you door to door? Sounds like perfection! Some of our favourite wine tours include Elevate Wine Tours, Wine Compass and Plunge Tours.

Download our free Active Getaway Guide for the Mornington Peninsula here.


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