Marvellous Mornington Peninsula
Experience the best of Kimberley station life and luxury: dramatic ancient landscapes and modern comforts, unique outback adventures and gourmet refreshments.
Arrive in Melbourne and collect your rental car. Hit the road and head for the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne’s deliciously diverse weekend playground. Call in to Montalto to enjoy a guided tasting of a collection of the estate’s current and back vintages, including limited wines not available anywhere else. Stay for lunch and enjoy a seasonal menu showcasing produce drawn from the estate gardens, then take a stroll through the wetlands and vineyards to explore the Montalto Sculpture Prize collection. From here, it is only a short drive to Jackalope, your home among the vines for the next three nights.
A full-day private tour tailored to your tastes, provides personalised introductions to local winemakers and guided tastings at a collection of the region’s best wineries.
Dinner with matched wines at the hatted Doot Doot Doot is a highlight of your stay at Jackalope that also includes a Willow Creek wine experience. Wander among the vines and through the working winery with your guide before sitting down to enjoy a tasting and blending experience overlooking the vineyard followed by lunch at Rare Hare restaurant. Then relax and rejuvenate with an afternoon bathing in the local geothermal mineral waters.
Explore the region at your own pace: hike the coast, browse the local galleries and sample fresh produce from the farm gates. Then call in to Bass & Flinders Distillery to enjoy a gin masterclass, blending local botanicals to craft your own gin to take home as a memento of your Mornington Peninsula adventures before returning to Melbourne for your onward travel arrangements.
From $AUD5,800 for two people on a double/twin-share basis 3 nights’ accommodation at Jackalope in a Terrace room inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner at Doot Doot Doot with matching wines one evening, a discovery wine tasting experience with lunch and sculpture walk at Montalto, full-day private Mornington Peninsula wine touring including tutored tastings and lunch, shared small-group Wine Exploration Experience at Jackalope including lunch at Rare Hare, shared small group Gin Masterclass at Bass & Flinders distillery, entry to the Bath House at Peninsula Hot Springs including pool steam room and sauna, full-szie automatic rental vehicle including insurance and unlimited kilometres, Australia Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 10%. (Surcharges apply for weekend and public holiday stays).
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