Best Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula


Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula Victoria

Don’t just think of the Mornington Peninsula as Melbourne’s summer playground because winter takes on its own beauty and opens up some amazing treats when you visit. And the cooler weather means a less crowdy vibe so you can enjoy the slower pace and extra attention.

As locals we get to experience the beauty, hidden secrets, award winning restaurants and wineries at our leisure, in the down time and we think its time to share some of our favourite winter activities Mornington Peninsula offerings.

Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula
Whitewood Cottage with its outdoor firepit, outdoor spa and indoor fire are perfect for winter stays.

As an accommodation provider of luxury accommodation Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats favourite businesses have passed on exclusive discounts for our guests to use now until the end of November 2017… a little encouragement for you to come down and explore the region as well as eat, drink and shop!

So it’s the perfect time to put together a girl’s weekend or romantic little getaway with over $250 of discounts to enjoy while you’re here.

1. SEE

Head up into the Hinterland and relax in the stunning landscape.  Wandering around this area one of the best winter activities Mornington Peninsula is to wander into the Peninsula Galleries a major fine art gallery in Red Hill showcasing an impressive register of gifted artists specialising in oil, acrylic, watercolour, contemporary sculpture, ceramics and exquisite jewellery. Oh and the drive will surely get you hungry and thirsty for their brilliant menu. A glass of house wine or a Devonshire Tea with any main lunch order is yours courtesy of Peninsula Galleries and us!

Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough for a book long enough to suit me.” C.S Lewis

The best beach holidays can be measured by the books you’ve read and loved. Jane, from Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery in Sorrento, and her staff will help you find the perfect book to while away your time during your wintery stay. The gorgeous gallery/bookshop with exceptional customer service and well-read staff will delight and we’ll give you a voucher for 10% off full priced purchases as an incentive to visit and find that bestseller!

3. EAT

One of our favourite restaurants is Steam, modern Asian-fusion cuisine designed to be shared. The freshest seasonal shellfish from the best oyster producing regions in Australia are displayed in the live oyster tank. The tasting menu is the recommendation this winter. And there is nothing better to wash it down with than a complimentary house wine or bottled beer from their huge selection, courtesy from Steam and Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats.

Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula



The Cups Estate is a fabulous venue for a simple tasting of their delicious range and cellar door sales but the lunch is especially fantastic.

The light-filled dining room overlooks the vineyard and is a spectacular backdrop for the food and wine.Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula

The Cups Estate has given us two special offer vouchers for our guests            15% off The Cups Estate cellar door case purchases

Free wine tasting at The Cups Estate cellar door

Stay for lunch. Delicious!


Montino Delicatessen, located just outside Safeway in Rye, is the perfect place to put together the best nibbles platter for your girls weekend or romantic evening in. The best of ‘Italy on a plate’ – salumi, cheeses, olives, oils. French baguettes and preserves, other sweet treats and one of the best coffees in Rye.


Truffle Vodka & Truffle Gin now available at Bass & Flinders Distillery.

Founded in 2009 by Wayne Klintworth and Bob Laing, an artisanal distillery, producing grape spirit using a traditional Alembic Pot Still to create a range of world‐class distillations including award winning gins, Australia’s first grape based Vodka, Limoncello, Grappa and of course our outstanding five year aged spirit, Ochre.

Take a Gin Masterclass to produce your own bespoke gin from this vast range of vapour infused botanicals. “Your Gin” bottle will be delivered to you personalised. Great gift idea!

Enjoy a free espresso at the cellar door

Winter Activities Mornington Peninsula