Experience Australia’s abundant marine wildlife during a 2-hour small-group snorkeling cruise from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit prime locations around Port Phillip Bay to see dolphins, seals, colorful fish, and other species that inhabit the Great Southern Reef. Your guide provides the necessary equipment for snorkeling, along with live commentary about the region’s ecosystem.
Naturaliste Tours operates 4WD, guided day tours and is the only tour operator on French Island. The tour offers a glimpse of this large, diverse island located just over an hour from Melbourne and a short fast ferry ride from the Mornington Peninsula. This destination in itself is unique - it is off road, off line and off grid! It a chance to relish the silence, to get in touch with nature and get a sense of a land before time, away from the madding crowds. A chance to really take in this wilderness destination. Spotting wildlife in its natural environment and seeking out hidden spots. You won't see any other tourists except those on the tour! Experienced, local guides offer personalised, authentic touring bringing to life the stories, history and lifestyle that is French Island.
Immerse yourself in the biodiversity of Mornington Peninsula with a tour of Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia’s largest private garden. Dubbed the “secret garden” by locals, Panorama Sanctuary is a hidden gem with panoramic views of Port Phillips rarely seen by visitors to Melbourne. In addition to navigating the garden’s 55 acres, your guide offers little-known facts about its plants and animals, from miniature goats to rare white kangaroos.
You'll get to see our 20 acre organic farm, and feed all of our animals: Alpacas, sheep, ducks, chooks, cows and geese.Our sheep will come up for a pat. And you will get to hand feed them some lucerne or grass hay. Depending on the time of year, we sometimes have a baby lamb you can help feed a bottle of milk to.Our alpacas, Chance, Chase, Dino and Eureka can take a bit more time to warm up, but they'll come up for some food if the group is calm and quiet.We'll check out our ducks and chooks and we often have ducklings or chickens you can hold as well).Finally we finish up with Chestnut and Mathilda our two house cows who will lick and nose you until they get some food from your hand.
Boneo Maze is a fun family attraction located on the Mornington Peninsula. This general entrance ticket provides full-day access to the park, including the gardens, wetlands, and mazes. Enjoy unlimited rounds of mini-golf, follow the boardwalks around the wetlands, tackle three hedge mazes, and play gigantic versions of chess, checkers, and connect four in the Mega Games garden.
A five-hour adventure on French Island that introduces visitors to the local wines, produce and wild landscapes. Visit French Island Vineyard, a historic estate situated on the water’s edge with a maritime, cool climate, pristine environment & handmade wines. Sail for a day of wine tasting, tasting plate, lunch, estate walk, and a guided 4WD tour. Learn how this small, boutique producer creates Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir & Shiraz in an off the grid & isolated environment which contributes an adventurous character to the wines. The tour includes stops within the National Park, historic sites, salt marsh, lookout points, and Messmate Forest.
Sample the best of Phillip Island’s nature and cuisine with a full-day tour of this favorite getaway destination just a short drive from Melbourne. Learn about Victoria’s pioneers at a heritage farm on Churchill Island, soak up coastal scenery on the George Bass trail and Nobbies lookout point, and finish the day with premium seats for the famous nightly Penguin Parade. Plus, enjoy the island’s bounty with included lunch and wine tasting.
Venture into the Australian Garden with an expert guide and discover the uniqueness of Australian plants and how they fit into our climate. Journey along the Rockpool Waterway, where different garden beds are designed by theme, before crossing the Waterhole Bridge at the river’s bend. From the Arid Garden, peer across the expanse of the Red Sand Garden and see the fuzzy trunks of 400-year-old grass trees sprouting up near the Eucalypt Walk. Have your camera ready to capture images of this unique landscape.
Starting at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula this tour takes you past some of the most idyllic scenery you could ever hope to pedal. Cycling is mostly along dirt tracks and is mainly downhill.Cycle past vineyards, berry farms, cheesemakers, boutique breweries and wildlife all complemented by amazing views over both coasts of the Mornington Peninsula. VineTours suggest lunch venues for you - either a casual gourmet pizza type lunch or a more formal a la carte style. Alternatively, you can collect gourmet treats from farm gates for a picnic lunch.VineTours Self-Guided tours give you the freedom to explore and wander off the beaten track at your own pace.Maps and a written guide to suggested routes that travel past various gourmet produce stores and vineyards are provided.At the end of your day VineTours will pick you up and return you to your vehicle.
FAST AND FUN!Zoom across the bay from Sorrento on a fast and fun boat ride for just 12 guests to plunge the best snorkelling spot in Port Phillip Bay, known as Pope's Eye.At this Marine Park, the protected shallow waters of the Great Southern Reef are perfect to develop your snorkelling skills whilst seeing unique colourful fish and the beautiful birdlife that nests there, the Australasian Gannets.EXPERT GUIDESA guided tour, you will grow in confidence, starting inside then exploring the outer reef of the marine park where you will be amazed by the amount of different fish and vibrance of the kelp.As Victoria's Number One Adventure Tourism operators we are experts in taking new and beginner snorkelers from fear to fun with our trained snorkel guides by your side, all in just a few moments in the water.WORLD OF COLOURHome to marine life only found in temperate waters, you'll get up close and personal to unique fish, rays and maybe swim with seals, an unequalled experience.
Nepean National Park—situated at the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula—has historic military structures and tunnels, and unmatched views of Port Philip Bay and the South Australian coast. This tour, which provides bike rental for two people and an audio guide and map, lets you explore the park’s coastal trails at your own pace.