Top Activities to Enjoy on the Mornington Peninsula During the Chilly Season

Looking for the ideal winter getaway? Bali and Cairns are so done-before. Why not have a holiday in your backyard – on the Mornington Peninsula?

Mornington Peninsula is known as a summer haven, with hiking and beach activities throughout the hotter months. But the chilly season is actually just as beautiful on the Mornington Peninsula, with loads to see and do.

Whether you’re sitting in a bath of warm geothermal water, or rugged up by the fire tasting some of Victoria’s best wines, the Mornington Peninsula is just as exciting in winter.

Here are some of our top activities to enjoy on the Mornington Peninsula during the chilly season:

Wine tastings

Mornington Peninsula is Victoria’s premier wine region, with over 200 vineyards to choose from. Famous for pinot noir, Mornington’s cool, coastal climate is ideal for growing grapes and is known for its medium-bodies wines.

Don’t let the cold weather get between you and a good glass of wine. With dozens and dozens of fabulous, internationally-renowned wineries, it’d be rude not to stop in while you’re here. Inside, these wineries are well-prepared for the cold, with excellent heating and perhaps even an open fire. We love Main Ridge Estate, Red Hill Estate and Montalto on chilly days.

Geothermal baths

Hot springs are pretty much synonymous with Mornington Peninsula. The famous Peninsula Hot Springs is one of our key attractions, and in fact it’s best enjoyed on a cold day. This way, you’re seeking refuge from the cold in a steaming geothermal bath with water of 40°C, and getting some natural cryotherapy when you hop out. Rain is welcome on these days, cooling down your face as the heat builds up. Just up the road is the smaller (yet equally fantastic) Alba Thermal Springs, with over 22 pools to enjoy on a cold day.

Upscale dining experiences

Fancy something fancy? Upscale dining experiences are a must when visiting Mornington Peninsula during the chilly season. Our region boasts some of Victoria’s finest eating establishments, like the two-hatted Ten Minutes by Tractor in Main Ridge and the hatted Doot Doot Doot in Merricks. Perfect spots for a special occasion or date night, our region’s finest restaurants will impress even the most avid foodies.

Or, maybe you just want to chill out over some board games or billiards in your luxury Mornington Peninsula accommodation – and that’s totally fine, too. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats has got you covered on that front. Our uniquely-curated listings are ideal for winter stays on the MP, with comfort, luxurious interiors designed for living. Browse our collection of luxury stays and make a booking today.