The Mornington Peninsula is Melbourne’s maritime playground, with quiet bayside beaches on one side and the powerful southern ocean on the other. You’ll be as enchanted by the peninsula as you are by its wine and gourmet food. From rustic farm houses to the grandeur of wineries and the sweeping vistas of ocean and sky, you’ll find it hard to leave.
But at the end of a full day of supping on wine, treating yourself to delicious food, and picking your own strawberries, you’ll sit back in the Cafe Bus with a big smile on your face.
Café Bus Mornington Peninsula tour departs every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Pickup in Melbourne and surrounds between 7.00 am and 8.00 am.
- Return to your hotel between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm
(start your day with breathtaking views at the highest point of the peninsula)
Main Ridge Dairy
(sample delicious goats cheese and say hello to the kids at play)
(indulge in exquisite cool climate wines)
Mornington Peninsula Chocolates
(sample delicious chocolates)
Flinders Beach visit and pier walk
Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm
(sip on ciders and liqueurs and pick your own berries)
Boutique Winery Tasting
(sample a range of delicious wines and enjoy one of the many Boutique Cellar Doors)
The Mornington Peninsula is world-famous for its cool climate wines and you’ll be treated to some of the best. T’Gallant Winery has an extraordinary selection of artisan wines, influenced by European traditions and made with an Australian twist. At Mock Red Hill we learn all about their delicious ciders with a personal tasting. We’ll finish the day at another one of the Peninsula's many Boutique Wineries for a cellar door tasting sure to delight. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them!
Before you start exploring the beautiful peninsula, your day starts with stunning ocean views from Arthurs Seat. It will be hard to tear yourself away from the panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, with its golden beaches, green-blue eucalypt bush, and the glittering Melbourne skyline in the distance. This magnificent area will continue to amaze you over lunch (at your own expense) in the seaside town of Flinders. Based on the southern edge of the peninsula, Flinders opens out to the wild Southern Ocean and views from its beaches are breathtaking. During an hour of free time you can explore the township with its boutique shops and galleries, and purchase lunch from your choice of one of the many cafes, bakery's and resturants.
What could be more delightful than sitting in a rustic building, surrounded by lush green grass, and nibbling on rich goats cheese? While the goats bleat away in the background and the wind sighs through the trees. This is one of the more unique experiences you’ll have on your Mornington Peninsula tour and if you’ve never tasted goats cheese, we suggest you sit back and be ready for a taste sensation. This boutique dairy is a place you’ll remember for a long time.
And not to be outdone in the food stakes, we’ll also take you to our local strawberry farm – where you can pick your own strawberries (at your own expense) and sample luscious strawberry liqueurs and ciders. Or if you fancy, indulge in strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce. Or strawberry ice cream smothered in strawberry sauce. Or any manner of strawberry lushness. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the peninsula, you’ll think you’ve found a little piece of paradise.