Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes

Spending time together whether for a special occasion or just because…the Peninsula will have you coming back time and time again.  How lucky are we to have such a wonderful destination on Melbourne’s doorstep.  Here are our Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes ideas that will have you feeling in love x

two women in a hot spring bath looking at the sunset at the Peninsula Hot Springs

No 1. Peninsula Hot Springs

Centre your soul and connect with your true self in the private bathing pavilions and outdoor pools at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Secluded and serene, our blissful bathing retreats help restore your mind, body and soul.

The private bathing options allow you to choose from a private outdoor bath or private bathing pavilions.

End the day enjoying sunset from the top pool. Check out our Peninsula Hot Springs Packages.

Romantic Couple on the beach one of the Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes things to do

No 2. A walk on a deserted beach

There are so many beaches down here on the Peninsula that you will never be surprised to find one all to yourselves.  Our favourite deserted beaches are the beach at St Andrews Beach, Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Somers Beach and Point Leo beach. For a perfect romantic property and location there isn’t anything better than beautiful Jack Street with a Japanese Hot Tub, views of the surrounds and cosy fires in winter, just minutes walk to St Andrews Beach where most of the year you have the whole beach to yourself.

Horses and Rideers in the surf a Gunnamatta Trail Rides another one of the Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes of things to do

No 3. Horseriding along Gunnamatta Beach

Riding off into the sunset…it’s what dreams are made of 🙂

Trying a new adventure together with lots of fun and laughter.  Experience the joy of horse riding at the only place you’d want to be on the Mornington Peninsula, Gunnamatta Trail Rides

Couple on the front of a yacht with the sun setting on Port Phillip Bay one of the Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes things to do

No 4. Hire a yacht for two

Fly your flag of everlasting love from the mast of a luxury yacht in a gorgeous, romantic setting.

Sail through picturesque locations that will take your breath away.  A cruise with Victorian Yacht Charters can last anything from 2-4 hours…take a picnic or set the scene for the perfect proposal 😉

The Dromana Drive In is always one of the Top 10 Mornington Peninsula Romantic Escapes things to do

No 5. Cuddle in front of the latest flick at the Dromana Drive-in

Stranded at a drive-in…branded a fool…what will they say…Monday at school… Name that movie!

Surely one of the most romantic ways to watch a movie is at a Drive-in cinema.  Dromana Drive-in shows all the latest releases, plus has an American diner serving made-to-order burgers.

Find out what’s showing here

Answer: Grease, of course! We know you knew 🙂

For a romantic escape in Dromana nothing goes past The Aston with its beautiful interiors, rooftop terrace, views of the ocean and pool and spa for those romantic nights. Perfect place to propose…just saying!


No 6. Book a chauffeur driven wine tour

Relax as you’re transported in style to one of Victoria’s best kept secrets. The Mornington Peninsula wine region has not only some of the best wineries in Australia. Elevate your day and join us for an amazing wine and food experience that you will never forget!

For private groups of between 2-5 people

Expect to be spoilt with Elevate, you’ll be chauffeured in style in our vehicle that’s been specially designed to be comfortable and stylish. 

Get amongst the vines and stay in our beautiful property Joie De Vivre with its 10 acres for your private enjoyment and french provincial inspired interiors. Nothing could be more romantic.


No 7. Discover vintage finds to make your house a home

Hit Up the variety of old vintage markets and warehouses in Tyabb.  Those quirky little details make your home as individual as you are.  Finding something with a memory attached will always bring a smile to your face


No 8. Fine dining, casual comfort, devine wine, stunning sculpture & views

Point Leo Estate is indeed a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards and ocean views commanding the horizon as far as the eye can see. From the moment you arrive, you are taken by the sweeping views that emerge in front of them encapsulating glimpses of Phillip Island, across the 50-acre vineyard, landscapes of grazing cattle and an expansive 16-acre Sculpture Park with the vast Western Port – comprising a Cellar Door & Wine Terrace at one end and ‘Laura’, our fine dining restaurant to the other, the Pt. Leo Restaurant experience sits at the heart of this world-class venue.

Emu Plains market

No 9. Meet the makers & creators at our local markets

Most of our best weekends involve taking in one of the many wonderful markets here on the Peninsula.  Whether you love handmade clothes and jewellery or locally made gin and cider, you can grab a coffee, take a stroll and meet the creators.  We love supporting local small business this way and never fail to find something to take home.


No 10. Truemans Road Driving Range

“Best golf range on the Peninsula” and now, “Best pizza on the Peninsula”*

  • Woodfired Pizza (Vegan & GF options).  Frid/Sat & Sunday
  • Craft beer, local wine & cider
  • Undercover practice bays
  • Undercover lounge and dining area overlooking bays
  • Golf lessons with Peter Croker (PGA) or beginner lessons with Guy
  • Friday nights Twilight Golf

Full details here


Bonus: Fine Coastal Brewing at St Andrews Beach Brewery

St Andrews Beach Brewery calls a 92-acre property on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula home. After a significant facelift, we’ve converted what was once a world class horse training facility into a brewery, taproom and farm we are truly proud to call home.

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