Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
This small group Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour from Melbourne will take you on a day of discovery around the entire circumference of majestic Port Phillip Bay. You’ll follow the bay from St Kilda to Mornington, then head inland to Arthurs Seat. There you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a number of optional activities, before heading to picturesque Sorrento to board the ferry across the bay entrance to historic Queenscliff. After a visit to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, you’ll head home to Melbourne via the waterfront city of Geelong.
☆ Do a full circle of majestic Port Phillip Bay
☆ Enjoy fabulous coastal scenery from St Kilda to Mornington
☆ Explore the seaside town of Sorrento
☆ Relax on board the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff
☆ See the vibrant Geelong waterfront precinct
☆ Maximum group size: 11.
☆ Guided small group tour with commentary
☆ Comfortable air-conditioned transport
☆ CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
☆ Friendly and knowledgeable guide
☆ Ferry crossing from Sorrento to Queenscliff
☆ Visit to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.
What you can expect
This small group Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour from Melbourne packs in a full circle of scenic Port Phillip Bay. Incorporating coastal vistas from St Kilda all the way down the Mornington Peninsula, a ferry ride from Sorrento across to Queenscliff, and finally a drive via Geelong back to Melbourne, you’ll get a ringside seat to the very best this stunning body of water has to offer.
You’ll set off from Melbourne in the early morning, travelling from the city to the bayside suburb of St Kilda, then following the bay all the way down to the glorious town of Mornington. You’ll stop for morning tea at the Mornington Pier (own expense), before continuing on around the bay. During the drive there will be time to stop for spectacular coastal views and photo opportunities at the region’s iconic bathing huts.
It’s then time to turn inland, as this Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour heads towards Arthurs Seat for more panoramic vistas. Here you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a number of optional activities:
- Visit to Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
- Visit to a two local fruit farms
- Visit to a local winery
- Visit to the Mornington Peninsula National Park
These activities are subject to time and availability, and incur a small additional charge – payable on the day.
Next, it’s on to beautiful Sorrento, where you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the town and purchase lunch (own expense). You’ll then board the Searoad Ferry for the trip across the entrance of Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. Recharge your smart phone on board and enjoy free Wi-Fi. You may see whales or dolphins during the crossing.
You’ll enjoy a leisurely drive through historic Queenscliff, before a visit to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Finally, this Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay Tour travels back to Melbourne via the vibrant waterfront city of Geelong – arriving back in the CBD at around 6pm.