$139 per person
Let us take you to Melbourne’s playground with quiet bayside beaches on one side and the powerful southern ocean on the other.
Price includes all wine, cheese and chocolate tastings, morning snacks, lunch, gourmet afternoon tea.
Café Bus Mornington Peninsula tour departs every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Our Day trip includes:
Mornington Peninsula Tours
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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
The Mornington Peninsula is world-famous for its cool climate wines and you’ll be treated to three of the best. T’Gallant Winery has an extraordinary selection of artisan wines, influenced by European traditions and made with an Australian twist. Merricks General Wine Store is a local secret (shhh!) and cellar door to three of the Peninsula’s oldest wineries. We’ll finish the day with shared platters and afternoon delights at Green Olive at Red Hill, winner of the best Food Tourism award in the 2014 RACV Tourism Awards! Your taste buds won’t know what hit them!
Views to rival the Mediterranean
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 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. After lunch, you’ll have time to explore the township with its boutique shops and galleries.
Main Ridge Dairy
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.
Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm
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 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.
What’s included in the price of your Café Bus Winery Tour?
(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)
Merricks General Wine Store
(be enticed by the three wineries supported by this cellar door)
Mornington Peninsula Chocolates and Gourmet Lunch
(sample delicious chocolates then enjoy a gourmet lunch in the MP Chocs Café)
Flinders Beach visit and pier walk (weather permitting)
Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm
(sip on ciders and liqueurs and pick your own berries)
3pm Green Olive Winery
(sample a range of delicious wines and enjoy afternoon cheese platters)
PICKUP AND DROP OFF DETAILS
Café Bus Mornington Peninsula tour departs every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
We provide pickups from Melbourne and surrounds between 7.00 am and 8.00 am. We return you to your hotel between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
Grant and Lisanna go on the Café Bus.
We invited our friends from Grant Cutelli Photography (www.grantcutelli.com.au) to spend the day with us on the Mornington Peninsula. Thanks for the great photos!