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Mornington Peninsula Around The Bay

Let us show you the best of the Mornington Peninsula, before we board the ferry to cross over the bay to Queenscliff. Along the way, look out for seals, dolphins and sometimes even whales.

Cost: $140.00

 

1 day

Suitable for all ages

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy the coastline of Port Phillip Bay while travelling to the Mornington Peninsula
  • Take the magnificent views from Arthurs Seat
  • Enjoy gondola ride on Arthurs seat Eagle (own cost)
  • Visit the historic village of Sorrento
  • Visit some ocean beaches
  • Travel aboard the Sorrento ferry
  • See the Heads of Port Phillip Bay
  • Visit Point Lonsdale lighthouse
  • View the waterfront of Geelong

Tour Includes:

  • Free pick ups from most City hotels/hostels
  • Free chilled water  (remember to bring your own water bottle)
  • Free crossing aboard the Queenscliff ferry

The Day

  • Depart Melbourne at 7.30 am
  • Note: Pickup starts 45 minutes prior to departure time
  • We journey south of Melbourne, to St Kilda hugging the bay all the way to Mornington
  • Our first stop is Mornington Pier where we’ll break for morning tea (own expense)
  • We stop at some glorious beaches along the way to take in the amazing views and have close look at the famous bathing huts
  • We then turn inland to Arthur’s Seat, here you will enjoy the magnificent views of the bay
  • For the best view of the bay, take the state-of-the-art gondola at the Arthurs Seat Eagle and fly over the forest. (own cost). We will collect you at the bottom of the mountain
  • Then the following options are available as add on (own cost) subject to availability and time:-
    • Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
    • Strawberry Farm and Cherry Farm
    • Visit a local winery
    • Visit Mornington Peninsula National Park
  • We then travel onto Sorrento for lunch (own expense) and explore some of the local retail stores
  • Then it is time to board the ferry to cross the bay to Queenscliff. (Sometimes we spot dolphins and the odd whale as well)
  • Once over the bay we take a slow drive around Queenscliff
  • Finally we visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, which is at the entry of Port Phillip Bay
  • Great view of the Heads of Port Phillip Bay can be seen along the jetty at the lighthouse
  • We then take a drive through Geelong’s magnificent waterfront
  • Finally we return directly back to Melbourne on the freeway, entering Melbourne via the Westgate bridge
  • The complete route around the bay is 250 km
  • Arrive in Melbourne at approx 6 pm

What To Bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Warm clothes (just in case)
  • Camera (spare battery and memory card – you will need it)
  • Phone charger and cable
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Port Phillip, is a horsehead-shaped bay in the central coastline of southern Victoria, Australia. With 260 kilometres of coastline, Port Phillip is 35 times the size of Sydney Harbour covering an area of 1,930 km², with mean depth of 8 m and channel depth of 33m. The bay’s entrance, known as “the Rip” between Points Lonsdale to the west and Nepean to the east, is 2.8km wide.

Cost: $140.00

Reviews

great day out!! We had a terrific day out with Walter doing the “around the & Bay” ex Melbourne 24 June14. He did a great job informing us about all of the attractions in the area, the history & ensuring we got out of our comfort zones to experience a real winters day in Victoria. ie standing next to the Lonsdale lighthouse with 125kms winds gusting into our faces- EXHILARATING!! Traveling with just 4 of us gave extra flexibility with the itinerary. Terrific value for money & we would all recommend this day tour with Walter…

fej49 Jun. 2014 Mandurah, Australia

 

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