Wildlife, walks, wineries and wellbeing…we’ve got touring trails that will lead you to just about any special interest activity.
Wildlife: top of the list are Phillip Island’s Little Penguins and Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Also visit Phillip Island’s Koala Conservation Centre, Seal Rocks and Maru Koala and Animal Park. On the Mornington Peninsula, head for Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.
Food and wine: there are more than 80 cellar doors in the Yarra Valley, more than 50 on the Mornington Peninsula and two on Phillip Island. Most offer a gourmet experience inspired by local produce, or a fine dining restaurant that’s been awarded Chef’s Hats from the Good Food Guide. Foodies can tour gourmet producers, buy at local markets and pick their own berries too.
Wellbeing and indulgence: slip into naturally heated mineral waters at Peninsula Hot Springs, stay in a spa retreat or visit a day spa, play golf on the many courses on the Mornington Peninsula and in the Yarra Valley. Go walking through national and state parks and reserves on Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
Adventure: tackle numerous mountain bike trails and walking tracks. Cross country ski at Lake Mountain and Mount Donna Buang. Learn to surf and scuba dive on Phillip Island, go boating and fishing. Go ballooning in the Yarra Valley. Take a Hot Lap ride around Phillip Island’s Grand Prix track. Go horseriding around wineries or on beaches, snorkel with seals, dolphins and sea dragons on the Mornington Peninsula.