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Quad Share (2bdr/4 people)
NZD $2,350 (non-golfer)
Twin Share (1bdr/2 people)
NZD $3,100 (non-golfer)
Optional Extra: Melbourne Cup –$199 General Admission incl. transfers; $399 Precinct Area incl. transfers.
Seaside towns meet superb golf courses, local wineries and impressive restaurants on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.
Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries. Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula can be favourably compared to some of the finest Peninsulas in the World. There is an abundance of great golf courses and stunning coastal views from every corner of the Mornington Peninsula.
Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular golfing destinations. Featuring some of the country’s highest-rated courses along with jaw-dropping scenery, golfers are spoiled for choice.
- Return international airfares
- Seven rounds of golf on superb courses (carts included)
- Happy hours after each round of golf / Unique golf competition
- Day trip to Peninsula Hot Springs
- Stay 13 nights at the 4-star Moonlight Bay Apartments
- Plenty of time to visit the many restaurants, shops and local attractions
- Secure storage of golf clubs throughout the tour
- Option to attend Melbourne Cup
- Extra rounds of golf can be organized
- All transfers included
- Non-golfers welcome / Singles welcome
Day 1 (Sun 1st Nov) Depart New Zealand
Arrive at Melbourne Airport. Transfers from airport to 4-star Moonlight Bay Apartments, your home for next 13 nights. Moonlight Bay is located in the heart of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, very close to shops, restaurants and cafes.
Day 2 (Mon 2nd Nov) Golf Day – Rosebud South Course
Ease into the golf tour at the Rosebud South course which boasts wide fairways and large greens. Happy Hour to debrief on the days play.
Day 3 (Tue 3rd Nov) Melbourne Cup Day
The race that stops a nation. Optional extra to attend the big day! Free Day for those that don’t want to attend.
Day 4 (Wed 4th Nov) Golf Day – Portsea Golf Club
A links style course set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay. Happy Hour once we get back to the resort to debrief on the days play and see who is leading the competition.
Day 5 (Thu 5th Nov) Day out Peninsula Hot Springs
Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at our coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Day 6 (Fri 6th Nov) Golf Day – Eagle Ridge
A true test of skill and judgment for golfers of every level. Happy Hour once we are settled back at the Resort.
Day 7 (Sat 7th Nov) Free Day
There are some highly recommended wineries in the area, speak to your tour host and they will be able to book you on the best wine tour. Or perhaps head into the city of Melbourne for a day out shopping and sightseeing.
Day 8 (Sun 8th Nov) Golf Day – Rosebud North Course
The North course offers a contrasting golf experience to the South course. Happy hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Resort, and a chance to check the leaderboard for the golf comp.
Day 9 (Mon 9th Nov) Golf Day – St Andrews Beach
Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18-hole links style course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world. Happy hour follows golf.
Day 10 (Tue 10th Nov) Free Day
Day trips can be organized or even an additional round of golf can be booked by request.
Day 11 (Wed 11th Nov) Golf Day – Cape Schanck
The resort course features huge greens, large open bunkers tree lined fairways and spectacular ocean views on eleven holes. Happy hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Resort, and it’s moving day on the leaderboard for the golf comp.
Day 12 (Thu 12th Nov) Free Day
Head into Mornington for a day out shopping or perhaps the beach to relax.
Day 13 (Fri 13th Nov) Golf Day – Moonah Links
One of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts combining two 18-hole championship golf courses, with panoramic views from raised tees. Happy hour back at the Resort and prize giving, with a final chance to mingle with new lifelong friends.
Day 14 (Sat 14th Nov) Home time…
Time to go home I’m afraid, but I am sure you will be back next year. Transfers to Melbourne airport for your flight home.
Portsea Golf Club
Set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, the 18-hole layout has fast draining fairways and is kept in fantastic playing condition all year round. In Australia’s top 100 courses. Portsea Golf Club is a wonderful public access course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park.
A links style course set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay. Consistently rated in the Top 30 golf courses in Australia, Portsea is one of the great golfing challenges on the Mornington Peninsula.
St Andrews Beach
Located in The Cups region of the Mornington Peninsula and metres from the thundering surf of Gunnamatta Beach, St Andrews Beach Golf Course originally opened as an exclusive members course and debuted as the 9th best course in Australia in 2006. It is built on a stunning piece of land that lends itself perfectly to the tradition of the famous links courses of Britain and Ireland and can be compared favourably with the courses in Melbourne’s famous sand belt region.
Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18-hole links style course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world.
Moonah Links is considered one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts combining two 18-hole championship golf courses. With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers. Australian Top 25 Course.
The Legends Course stands as a tribute to past champions who have contributed to the rich history of Australian golf. In contrast to the Open Course, which was purpose built to challenge the modern champion, the Legends Course will be a friendlier golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities. The course is a loop of 18 holes that generally follow the valleys through a variety of landscapes ranging from ancient Moonah woodlands to open links land. The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces gentle, but the bunkering style is bold and wild in appearance. At 6,315 metres, the course should be fun, but it won’t be a pushover.
Rosebud Country Club – 2 courses North and South
Rosebud Country Club offers visitors access to two 18-hole golf courses. Both offer a contrasting experience the North course is framed by large pine trees, while the South Course boasts wide fairways and large greens. Rosebud Country Club is pleased to offer a complete practice range experience. Enjoy the 220m Driving Range along with chipping greens, putting greens, and practice bunker. Some may find the South Course fractionally easier, though there is little to separate the two and both thrill first-time visitors with their golfing challenge and immaculate appearance. Any club is only as good as its golf course and Rosebud Country Club is extremely fortunate that it has two real gems that will delight everyone from the experienced golf professional to the casual player.
Eagle Ridge is an 18-hole, championship course in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, Australia’s premier golf region. The landscape is known locally as “the Cups” and features sand-based hilly terrain common to links golf. Consistently rated amongst the best public access courses in Victoria, Eagle Ridge surprises newcomers with its spectacular surrounds. The heavily featured and landscaped layout offers a unique challenge and a fair test of golf, and keeps players coming back for more. Designed to cater for all handicaps, the course rewards accuracy and offers all golfers a great day out. Watch for Eagle Ridge’s superb par 3 holes, each offering a different take on short-hole design.
Play in the heart of the Cape’s rugged landscape on the 18-hole course at RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, year-round playability ensures you can experience the Cape in all its dramatic seasons. The 18-hole course at RACV Cape Schanck Resort is highly regarded, not just for its appeal to both the occasional golfer and the serious player, but also for its magnificent setting at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. With excellent drainage and superbly manicured greens and fairways, the course provides excellent year-round playing conditions. The resort course features huge greens, large open bunkers tree lined fairways and spectacular ocean views on eleven holes.
Staying at Moonlight Bay Apartments which are located in the heart of Ryeon the Mornington Peninsula, just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Across from the popular Rye Pier and the beachfront, we are close to shops, restaurants and cafes.
All the finest Golf Courses, Wineries and Breweries the Mornington Peninsula has to offer are close by, making it the perfect location for a Golf trip or Winery Tour.
Enjoy the heated outdoor pool (heated Oct-May inclusive) and BBQ area. Off street parking, free Wi-Fi and a guest laundry are also available for use.
All Apartments are air conditioned and have a large flat screen TV and DVD player. A selection of DVD’s are available for use at reception.
The coastal town of Rye is a popular holiday destination nestled between Tootgarook and Blairgowrie. Point Nepean Road is Rye’s main thoroughfare, running parallel to Rye’s main beach on the coast of Port Phillip. This beach offers safe sandy, family friendly beaches that are ideal for swimming and boating.
The main concentration of shops is located east of Dundas Street and includes a hotel, eateries, a major supermarket and other retailers.
Rye also has an impressive ocean beach on the Bass Strait coastline, with magnificent walks along the clifftops that form part of the 25-kilometre Coastal Walk through the magnificent Mornington Peninsula National Park that protects this beautiful yet fragile coastline. This is also ‘The Cups’ golf region, where sand dunes provide naturally contoured challenges and the sandy soils drain quickly for good year-round play. The multi award winning Peninsula Hot Springs is nearby and is Victoria’s only geo-thermal hot springs.
- Heated swimming pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Large spacious apartments
Things to do
Peninsula Hot Springs
The Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs & day spa centre in Victoria on the Mornington Peninsula. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Peninsula Hot Springs makes it possible to bathe in the naturally healing waters of mineral rich thermal pools.
We are located a short 10-minute drive to the Peninsula Hot Springs. Visit the Hot Springs website for more information.
Red Hill Spa
Red Hill Spa is a luxurious boutique Day Spa, on the Mornington Peninsula. Located in the heart of the wine region Red Hill Spa is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine or a winery lunch.
Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean is one of Victoria’s most beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover. Its rich history has played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.
The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Visitors can explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing and enjoy the coastal native trees and grasses which are ideal habitat for many native Australian wildlife.
The Mornington Peninsula is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Australia from calm bay beaches to rugged and breath-taking ocean beaches.
Hiking & Bushwalking
Bushranger Bay is one of the most popular bushwalks on the Mornington Peninsula and it is only a short drive from your Resort to the beginning of the walk. Coastal Scenery leads you to a stunning secluded beach perfect for a picnic & is a wonderful way to spend the day! This is just one of the many spectacular & diverse Hiking and Bushwalking options available to you on the Mornington Peninsula. Self-Guided was well as Guides Walking Tours are available for most of the Walks.
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Farm where visitors can pick fresh berries. Has a gift shop and cafe with home-made wine and liqueurs. Farm facts, strawberry growing hints and folklore.
Wineries and Wine Tours
The Mornington Peninsula boasts an abundance of wineries with over 50 cellar doors open and available for you to choose from. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with excellent Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are on offer to you when you visit our award-winning wine region. You can also visit Mornington Peninsula’s only microbrewery for beer tasting and dining at the Red Hill Brewery.
Self-driving is one option or if you would rather leave the car behind there are touring companies available to take you out amongst the vines.
Some of our favourite cellar doors include:
- Dromana Estate
- Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove
- T’Gallant Winemakers
- Box Stallion
- Darling Park
- The Cups Estate
- Red Hill Estate
- Ten Minutes by Tractor
- Vines of Red Hill
- Port Phillip Estate
- Paringa Estate
- Yabby Lake Vineyard
Cycle and wine tasting day tours https://vinetours.com.au
Escape the Bus! Cycle and wine tasting day tours through Victoria’s premier winegrowing areas: ride the beautiful Yarra valley and Mornington Peninsula. Ride in the morning on idyllic back roads and rail trails past vineyards and gourmet food producers, then indulge in the afternoon as we take you wine tasting at intimate boutique wineries away from the crowds.
Tours and Sightseeing
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Victoria’s history. The museum and lighthouse are open to the public every day for tours. Nearby walking tracks in the Mornington Peninsula National Park lead to lookouts with spectacular views of the coast.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery www.mcclellandgallery.com
McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery provides a wonderful adventure featuring over 100 sculptures on 16 hectares of native bushland and landscaped gardens, art gallery, licenced café and gift shop.
Main Street Mornington – Shopping
Imagine this. A whole kilometre of cosmopolitan boutique shopping, with more than 370 retail outlets to explore. The pavements are broad and tree-shaded, with inviting courtyards, verandahs and kerbside seating for an espresso or glass of fine regional wine. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and there’s not a high rise building in sight. And right at the end of the street is the sparkling sea.
Head to the beach
Roll out your towel on the golden shores of Port Phillip Bay. The long, wide bay beaches at Frankston are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and yachting. Small bays are dotted between Mount Eliza and Mornington, while a series of safe, sandy bay beaches can be found around Mount Martha. Colourful bathing boxes huddle along the foreshore between Mount Martha, Dromana, Rosebud and Portsea, and have become an attraction in their own right. At the back beaches – on the open waters of the Bass Strait – you can tackle the swells generated by the strong westerly winds known as the Roaring Forties. Hit the surf at ocean beaches such as Point Leo, Flinders, Portsea and Sorrento, or if you’re just starting out, book a lesson with Salty Surf School.
Food, Wine and Nightlife
Sip local wine and craft beer
The Mornington Peninsula is home to more than 50 cellar doors. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the region’s specialties, however shiraz, pinot gris and pinot grigio are beginning to share the spotlight. Ten Minutes by Tractor is an estate of three vineyards – separated by a 10-minute tractor ride – each with unique qualities and character expressed in its variety of wines. Sample a selection of their acclaimed wines at the intimate cellar door. You can order a carefully designed wine flight – five wines based around a theme – from small-batch winemaker Crittenden Wine Centre, or blend your own bubbly at Foxeys Hangout. Some of Australia’s premier craft breweries can also be found here, such as Red Hill Brewery, Mornington Peninsula Brewery and True South and St Andrews Beach Brewery.
Main Ridge Dairy www.mainridgedairy.com.au
Main Ridge Dairy is a Farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy, offering a true paddock to plate experience. Milking the herd twice daily, they pride themselves in producing milk of the highest quality that is then handmade into a range of award-winning cheeses right there on the farm.
Green Olive www.greenolive.com.au
Green Olive at Red Hill is a whole farm experience. They grow olives, grapes, herbs and veggies, raise sheep and cooks as well as use fresh produce from local farmers to create a range of tapas and wine you will love.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Port Phillip Estate www.portphillipestate.com.au
Port Phillip Estate located on the Mornington Peninsula is an architectural landmark and one of the most exciting food and wine destinations in Australia. The landmark building designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, unfurls across the ridge. Inside, beyond the monumental limestone rammed earth exterior walls of the building, the light-filled Dining Room and Cellar Door open to an expansive outdoor timber deck taking advantage of the sweeping views.
Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail