Family Accommodation Victoria
Great family accommodation Victoria that combines dog friendly accommodation is difficult to find. But bringing the family together to holiday by the beach are memories we remember forever.
Our dog friendly family accommodation Victoria are only a stones throw from a beautiful safe bayside beaches at Rye, Blairgowrie or Sorrento. Only a short walk or drive (depending on the property) to a safe swimming beach perfect for kids as the sand banks go out for hundreds of metres and the water is calm in Port Phillip Bay. Just pack bathers and all the paraphernalia that goes with it and head down for a beautiful relaxing day by the water. In some of our family accommodation Victoria rentals there are swimming pools, spas and tennis courts to choose from…you might never get to the beach!
Included in the comforts of our family accommodation Victoria are kids entertainment including movies, toys and books to read. Some have electronic games such as XBox and Wii and other outdoor play equipment such as swings, trampolines and table tennis.
The Mornington Peninsula has many attractions to keep kids entertained, from tree surfing to snorkeling, horseriding to fishing – see some of the links to help you while you stay at this great family accommodation Victoria.
Summer Stays: Come on down for the beach, snorkeling, fishing and bathing. Visit the Summer Rye Carnival
Winter Stays: Visit the attractions and toast marshmallows on the log fires.
Family Fun and Activities in Mornington Peninsula
1. A lengthy soak in the Peninsula Hot Springs
Treat your family to some bonding where you won’t be able to help but leave completely relaxed. The Peninsula Hot Springs has its own family-friendly area with 15 different bathing experiences for all ages. Over 16s can also access the bathing gully and hilltop pools areas.
Must check out: Bath House
Best time to go: Anytime, they’re open from 7:30am – 10pm (last bathing 9:45pm) seven days a week, before 11am is the quietest time.
Costs: Adult weekend bathing fee $47/weekday $40.
How long will you need: At least half a day
Local tip: Book direct with Peninsula Hot Springs or purchase our Priority Entry Passes to the Bath House to be sure to get in anytime.
2. Run free in the Enchanted Adventure Garden
Adults and kids alike love the Enchanted Adventure Garden. There is so much to see and explore you might have a hard time tearing everyone away. Set in five acres of native bushland with giant tree sculptures, there are tree surfing, intriguing puzzles, absorbing 3D mazes, tube sliding and more.
Must check out: Tree Surfing
Best time to go: Anytime, they’re open daily 10am – 6pm..
Costs: Entry fee Adults $29/Children (3-17) $19 – Tree Surfing is extra
How long will you need: At least half a day
Local tip: Take a sneak peek at our Ultimate Family Escape Value Bundle which includes family accommodation, Peninsula Hot Springs passes, The Enchanted Adventure Garden family pass and more.
3. Explore the nocturnal world of the Moonlit Sanctuary
Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary for an up close encounter with kangaroos, wombats and other Australian animals. Have your photo taken with a koala! This is a magical wildlife experience day or night for the whole family. Go on a guided lantern lit walk to meet rare and endangered species such as bettongs, quolls and gliders.
Must check out: Award Winning evening tour
Best time to go: night
Costs: (2A,2Ch) $120
How long will you need: 4 hours (approx)
Local tip: Get dinner first before going on the evening tour.
4. Enjoy an exciting horse riding experience
No matter what age your kids are, they can get saddled up at the Ace-Hi Ranch. this horse riding adventure park offers scenic forest and beach horse treks for the whole family, as well as fun outdoor activities. There are gentle pony rides for younger kids.
Must check out: Bush’n’Beach trek
Best time to go: weekend
Costs: Contact for current prices
How long will you need: 1 hour (approx)
Local tip: Expert instructors will advise on attire and provide safe riding tips.
5. Farmyard Fun for all the family
Children love feeding and cuddling animals, so give them a true farm experience at Rain, Hayne and Shine on the Mornington Peninsula. They’ll get to have a hands on experience with a variety of farm animals, as well as feeding newborns such as lambs and piglets.
Must check out: The newborn lambs
Best time to go: anytime, open daily 10am – 4pm
Costs: Adults $6/ 3years+ $12/1-2 years $6/under 1 year free
How long will you need: 1 day
Local tip: Pop your child on one of the farm ponies for $2.
6. Pat goats and taste delicious cheese
A fun family activity is meeting the goats and sampling award winning cheese at Main Ridge Dairy. Learn more about the daily running of the dairy and meet (and cuddle) the new kids on the popular ‘Kidding Tour’. Sit outside and sample fresh cheese platters as the goats graze nearby.
Must check out: The newborn goats
Best time to go: Saturday
How long will you need: 1 – 2 hours
Local tip: Bookings for the Dairy Tour are on a first come, first serve basis.
7. Paddle fun on the Peninsula
Keep the family fit and have fun at the same time. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (aka SUP) is a popular year round activity on the Mornington Peninsula. Learn how to master this growing sport, anyone can do it, from children to grandparents.
Must check out: Peninsula Stand Up Paddle
Best time to go: Depends on conditions
Costs: $70pp for groups of 3 or more
How long will you need: 1 – 2 hours
Local tip: Lessons are conducted at different Mornington Peninsula beach locations, depending on the day’s wind and weather conditions.
- Moonraker Dolphin Swims – swim with the dolphins or just watch them from the boat
- Rip Charters – take a fishing trip into the bay.
8. Soar over the treetops on the Arthurs Seat Eagle
The whole family will enjoy spectacular views out across Port Philip Bay while riding in a state of the art gondola at the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy the view or look for wildlife below in the state forest. The Eagle is all-weather so you can enjoy the experience all year around, though the lift is closed on days of high wind. The Eagle caters to everyone including toddlers, elderly, disabled and frail. The gondolas are both wheelchair and pram friendly.
Must check out: The view
Best time to go: Almost anytime (but not on extremely windy days)
Costs: $24 adult return ($17.50 one-way) & $15 child return ($11 one-way)
How long will you need: The flight takes approx 15 mins each way and there is a cafe at the summit.
Local tip: For a day’s adventure, park in the carpark at the base station, ride up to the summit and take a short walk to the Enchanted Adventure Garden (see no.2). After a day of fun on Arthurs Seat, ride back down, enjoying the beautiful views with your family.
Family Accommodation Victoria – Eating Out
Although our family accommodation Victoria is fully self contained with completely equipped kitchens for self catering. Eating out while on holiday is always important. Can we walk to local dining, can we take the kids, will they have anything on the menu the kids will like and how can we keep them entertained. We list our recommendations based on personal experience with our children. Whether you have little ones who need the entertainment of an indoor playroom, crayons to draw on the tablecloths or a park nearby where you can watch them while you relax…here are our recommendations for family friendly eateries.
Remember though, sometimes a picnic on the beach or toasting marshmallows on the fire is just as much fun.
- Rye Hotel – indoor play area for younger children
- Yabby Lake Vineyard – kids menu and activities table
- Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove – with its grassy areas, hidden sculptures and children’s “wine”
- Red Gum BBQ – cool space with special kids corner. Relaxed vibe.
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