Departing Melbourne, stop in at Warrook Cattle Farm for country hospitality and the opportunity to explore this historic homestead's antique furniture, open fires, weatherproof hayride, sheep shearing, hand milking, lamb feeding and boomerang throwing. From here it's on to San Remo and over the bridge to Phillip Island, one of Australia's most amazing natural attractions. Discover the fierce beauty of Cape Woolamai where the sea collides with granite cliffs, the Koala Conservation Centre where you can get up close and personal with these cuddly Australian icons, Cowes Township where you can sample the amazing local cuisine, Seal Rocks home to the largest fur seal colony in the world and the famous Fairy Penguin 'Parade' across Summerland Beach where these entertaining creatures make their way from the sea to their nesting areas in the sand dunes.
Enjoy the beach at Phillip Island before travelling around Westernport Bay to the Mornington Peninsula, one of the most picturesque destinations in Victoria. Surrounded by Westernport Bay, Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, the Mornington Peninsula offers expansive stretches of sparkling beaches, fantastic surf, breathtaking coastal scenery and lush rolling hills. Stop in at the Red Hill Cherry or Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farms for freshly picked berries (Oct - Apr) or call in to one of the many wineries and vineyards for a gourmet lunch and glass of fine wine. The Ashcombe Maze and Water Gardens is the oldest and largest hedge maze in Australia set over 25 acres and is a popular stop along the way to the stunning views of Port Phillip Bay from Arthurs Seat State Park. Discover native birds, koalas and even echidnas along the walking trails or visit craft galleries and the Old Viewing Tree before heading back to Melbourne through the bayside suburbs.
Drive Time: Approx. 2 hours
Drive Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes