From dense bushland to windswept beaches, Mornington Peninsula is a great add-on to a seaside holiday. And there's no shortage of lookouts marking the best views. It's a super family-friendly destination with plenty to keep the kids and the grown-ups busy and engaged. Drop by a winery, explore a maze garden or taste the delights around the Peninsula.
Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard is located in Balnarring, Victoria, only 1 hour’s drive from Melbourne. The very friendly farm is hidden down a dirt track, just off Frankston – Flinders Road.
It's by far one of our favourite farms to visit while holidaying on the Peninsula. You'll capture the full country life farm yard experience here and be able to touch and feed the animals.
You can't beat Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm when it comes to a Summer activity for the whole family.
If you are planning a trip down to Mornington Peninsula to do some strawberry picking, do note that the strawberry season is from November to April. Off-season strawberry picking is only available at a handful of farms and typically limited to weekends with shorter opening hours. Even in-season strawberry picking is limited at times e.g. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm U-pick was closed when we arrived early morning as they had been washed out so we were directed to their other farm which was brimming with strawberries.
The Peninsula Hot Springs which offers the only natural thermal mineral springs bathing in Australia will delight the whole family.
The public bathing area boasts 20 different bathing options for visitors of all ages, including a cave pool, reflexology walk, hamam, sauna, cold plunge pools, family pools and massaging thermal mineral showers. The owner of the Peninsula Hot Springs has travelled far and wide visiting various hot springs, so each pool is based on different concepts from around the world.