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.
Your journey to relaxation awaits
Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs, day spa and wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at our coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Welcome to our coastal oasis
The Hot Springs are delighted to be able to welcome our community to relax and rejuvenate in nature.
As a premier wellness destination they have over 70 globally inspired bathing and wellness experiences for you to explore. Whether you are looking to connect in our Bath House, find tranquillity in our Spa Dreaming Centre or experience the bliss of serene bathing, the choice is yours.
Enjoy a wellness escape. We can’t wait to see you.
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..
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.
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
How long will you need: 4 hours (approx)
Local tip: Get dinner first before going on the evening tour.
No matter what age your kids are, they can get saddled up at The Ranch MP. 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
How long will you need: 1 hour (approx)
Local tip: Expert instructors will advise on attire and provide safe riding tips.
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
How long will you need: 1 day
Local tip: Pop your child on one of the farm ponies for $2.
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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.
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
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.
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)
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.