Melbourne – Mornington Peninsula

27th Oct – 9th Nov 2019 (13 nights / 14 days)

Quad Share (2bdr/4 people)
$3,495
$2,895 (non-golfer)
Twin Share (1bdr/2 people)
$3,795
$3,195 (non-golfer)
Single Room (1bdr/1 person)
$4,895
$4,295 (non-golfer)
mornington peninsula tour

Optional Extra: Melbourne Cup –
$199 General Admission incl. transfers; $399 Precinct Area incl. transfers

Seaside towns meet local wineries and impressive restaurants on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.

Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries. Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula can be favourably compared to some of the finest Peninsulas in the World. There is an abundance of great golf courses and stunning coastal views from every corner of the Mornington Peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular golfing destinations. Featuring some of the country’s highest-rated courses along with jaw-dropping scenery, golfers are spoiled for choice.

Tour Highlights

  • Return airfares
  • Seven rounds of golf on superb courses
  • Happy hours after each round of golf
  • Unique golf competition
  • Stay 13 nights at the Fairways Resort overlooking the Rosebud Country Golf Club
  • All transfers included
  • Day out at Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Option to attend the race that stops a nation – The Melbourne Cup
  • Plenty of time to visit the many cafes, restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful beaches
  • Extra rounds of golf can be organized
  • Singles welcome
  • Non-golfers welcome

Golf Courses you play

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  • Day 1 (Sun 27th Oct) – arrive at Melbourne Airport. Transfers from airport to Fairways Resort (Rosebud Country Club), your home for next 13 nights. Rest of the day to get settled in. Later in the day, we have a happy hour, so everyone can get to know each other.
  • Day 2 (Mon 28th Oct) – Golf Day at Rosebud Country Club South Course. An opportunity to ease into the golf tour with some practice right on your doorstep. Access to the superb practice facilities before and after your round. The South course boast wide fairways and large greens. Happy Hour to debrief on the days play.
  • Day 3 (Tue 29th Oct) – Free Day to start exploring the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and what it has to offer.
  • Day 4 (Wed 30th Oct) – Golf Day at Portsea Golf Club. You will be picked up from your resort and transferred to Portsea Golf Club. A links style course set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay. Happy Hour once we get back to the resort to debrief on the days play and see who is leading the competition.
  • Day 5 (Thu 31st Oct) – Day out at Peninsula Hot Springs. Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at our coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Day 6 (Fri 1st Nov) – Golf Day at The Dunes. The Dunes 18-hole championship course has been designed to exploit the natural beauty of the terrain, while providing a true test of skill and judgment for golfers of every level. Happy Hour once we are settled back at the Resort.
  • Day 7 (Sat 2nd Nov) – Free Day. There are some highly recommended wineries in the area, speak to your tour host and they will be able to book you on the best wine tour. Or perhaps head into the city of Melbourne.
  • Day 8 (Sun 3rd Nov) – Golf Day at Rosebud Country Club North Course. Happy hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Resort, and a chance to check the leaderboard for the golf comp.
  • Day 9 (Mon 4th Nov) – Golf Day at St Andrews Beach. Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18-hole links style course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world. Happy hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Resort.
  • Day 10 (Tue 5th Nov) – Melbourne Cup Day – the race that stops a nation. Optional extra to attend the big day! Free Day for those that don’t want to attend.
  • Day 11 (Wed 6th Nov) – Golf Day at Cape Schanck. The resort course features huge greens, large open bunkers tree lined fairways and spectacular ocean views on eleven holes. Happy hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Resort, and it’s moving day on the leaderboard for the golf comp.
  • Day 12 (Thu 7th Nov) – Free Day. Head into Mornington for a day out shopping or perhaps the beach to relax.
  • Day 13 (Fri 8th Nov) – Golf Day at Moonah Links. Transfers to the final round of golf on tour at Moonah Links which is considered one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts combining two 18-hole championship golf courses, with panoramic views from raised tees. Happy hour back at the Resort and prize giving, with a final chance to mingle with new lifelong friends.
  • Day 14 (Sat 9th Nov) – time to go home I’m afraid, but I am sure you will be back next year. Transfers to Melbourne airport for your flight home.

Portsea Golf Club

Set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, the 18-hole layout has fast draining fairways and is kept in fantastic playing condition all year round. In Australia’s top 100 courses. Portsea Golf Club is a wonderful public access course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park.
A links style course set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay. Consistently rated in the Top 30 golf courses in Australia, Portsea is one of the great golfing challenges on the Mornington Peninsula.

St Andrews Beach

Located in The Cups region of the Mornington Peninsula and metres from the thundering surf of Gunnamatta Beach, St Andrews Beach Golf Course originally opened as an exclusive members course and debuted as the 9th best course in Australia in 2006. It is built on a stunning piece of land that lends itself perfectly to the tradition of the famous links courses of Britain and Ireland and can be compared favourably with the courses in Melbourne’s famous sandbelt region.

Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18 hole links style course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world.

Moonah Links

Moonah Links is considered one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts combining two 18-hole championship golf courses. With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers. Australian Top 25 Course.

The Legends Course stands as a tribute to past champions who have contributed to the rich history of Australian golf. In contrast to the Open Course, which was purpose built to challenge the modern champion, the Legends Course will be a friendlier golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities. The course is a loop of 18 holes that generally follow the valleys through a variety of landscapes ranging from ancient Moonah woodlands to open links land. The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces gentle, but the bunkering style is bold and wild in appearance. At 6,315 metres, the course should be fun, but it won’t be a pushover.

Rosebud Country Club – 2 courses North and South

Rosebud Country Club offers visitors access to two 18-hole golf courses. Both offer a contrasting experience the North course is framed by large pine trees, while the South Course boasts wide fairways and large greens. Rosebud Country Club is pleased to offer a complete practice range experience. Enjoy the 220m Driving Range along with chipping greens, putting greens, and practice bunker. Some may find the South Course fractionally easier, though there is little to separate the two and both thrill first-time visitors with their golfing challenge and immaculate appearance. Any club is only as good as its golf course and Rosebud Country Club is extremely fortunate that it has two real gems that will delight everyone from the experienced golf professional to the casual player.

The Dunes

Set on 300 acres of gently rolling sand dunes, the 27-hole golf facility at The Dunes is Australia’s premier public access course. Located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula “Cups” region, The Dunes maintains the highest standards of course maintenance and customer service, matched only by the very best private clubs. The success and popularity of The Dunes is a direct reflection of the course layout. Designed by Tony Cashmore, The Dunes achieves the very difficult objective of being a challenge to the low marker without being a monster for the higher handicapped golfer. One of Australia’s most popular public courses.

Set amidst more than 150 hectares of rolling coastal sand hills in ‘The Cups’ region of the Mornington Peninsula, The Dunes 18-hole championship course has been designed to exploit the natural beauty of the terrain, while providing a true test of skill and judgment for golfers of every level.

Cape Schanck

Play in the heart of the Cape’s rugged landscape on the 18-hole course at RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, year-round playability ensures you can experience the Cape in all its dramatic seasons. The 18-hole course at RACV Cape Schanck Resort is highly regarded, not just for its appeal to both the occasional golfer and the serious player, but also for its magnificent setting at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. With excellent drainage and superbly manicured greens and fairways, the course provides excellent year-round playing conditions. The resort course features huge greens, large open bunkers tree lined fairways and spectacular ocean views on eleven holes.

Overlooking Rosebud Country Club, the 4-star Fairways Resort enjoys an enviable location, with a secluded bushland setting that’s only a few minutes from the seaside village of Rosebud. With on-site golf and clubhouse Café, Bar & Bistro, Fairways Resort is an ideal place for a Mornington Peninsula escape.

Located just minutes away from many of the region’s other top visitor attractions, 15 local golf courses, Peninsula Hot Springs with its indulgent mineral baths, as well as Point Nepean National Park with its magnificent walks and ocean views.

With 39 generously-sized guest rooms, featuring king size beds, contemporary décor, ensuite, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, bar fridge, heating/cooling and private courtyards. We also have onsite BBQ’s, free parking and Wi-Fi all included in our room rates.

At Fairways Resort, let your imagination be your guide. There is something to see and do for everyone. With countless attractions, stunning countryside & breath-taking coastal scenery at your doorstep you will be enchanted from the moment you arrive.

Whether it’s simply a game of golf or a soak in the hot mineral spas, a winery tour through Red Hill and Main Ridge, or a visit to many of our beaches and mazes the Mornington Peninsula has an endless line up of activities and attractions.

You also have the added bonus on your doorstep of your very own practice/chipping green and driving range on site to use.

Things to do

Peninsula Hot Springs https://www.peninsulahotsprings.com
The Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs & day spa centre in Victoria on the Mornington Peninsula. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Peninsula Hot Springs makes it possible to bathe in the naturally healing waters of mineral rich thermal pools.
We are located a short 10 minute drive to the Peninsula Hot Springs.
Visit the Hot Springs website for more information.

Red Hill Spa
Red Hill Spa is a luxurious boutique Day Spa, on the Mornington Peninsula. Located in the heart of the wine region Red Hill Spa is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine or a winery lunch.

Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean is one of Victoria’s most beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover. Its rich history has played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.
The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Visitors can explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing and enjoy the coastal native trees and grasses which are ideal habitat for many native Australian wildlife.

Beaches
The Mornington Peninsula is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Australia from calm bay beaches to rugged and breathtaking ocean beaches.

Hiking & Bushwalking
Bushranger Bay is one of the most popular bushwalks on the Mornington Peninsula and it is only a short drive from Fairways Resort to the beginning of the walk. Coastal Scenery leads you to a stunning secluded beach perfect for a picnic & is a wonderful way to spend the day!
This is just one of the many spectacular & diverse Hiking and Buswalking options available to you on the Mornington Peninsula. Self Guided was well as Guides Walking Tours are available for most of the Walks.

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
Farm where visitors can pick fresh berries. Has a gift shop and cafe with home-made wine and liqueurs. Farm facts, strawberry growing hints and folklore.

Wineries and Wine Tours

The Mornington Peninsula boasts an abundance of wineries with over 50 cellar doors open and available for you to choose from. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with excellent Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are on offer to you when you visit our award winning wine region. You can also visit Mornington Peninsula’s only microbrewery for beer tasting and dining at the Red Hill Brewery.
Self driving is one option or if you would rather leave the car behind there are touring companies available to take you out amongst the vines.
Some of our favourite cellar doors include:

  • Dromana Estate
  • Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove
  • T’Gallant Winemakers
  • Box Stallion
  • Darling Park
  • The Cups Estate
  • Red Hill Estate
  • Ten Minutes by Tractor
  • Vines of Red Hill
  • Port Phillip Estate
  • Paringa Estate
  • Yabby Lake Vineyard

Cycle and wine tasting day tours https://vinetours.com.au
Escape the Bus! Cycle and wine tasting day tours through Victoria’s premier winegrowing areas: ride the beautiful Yarra valley and Mornington Peninsula. Ride in the morning on idyllic back roads and rail trails past vineyards and gourmet food producers, then indulge in the afternoon as we take you wine tasting at intimate boutique wineries away from the crowds.

Tours and Sightseeing

Cape Schanck Lighthouse
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Victoria’s history. The museum and lighthouse are open to the public every day for tours. Nearby walking tracks in the Mornington Peninsula National Park lead to lookouts with spectacular views of the coast.

Schnapper Point

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery www.mcclellandgallery.com
McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery provides a wonderful adventure featuring over 100 sculptures on 16 hectares of native bushland and landscaped gardens, art gallery, licenced café and gift shop.

Day Trips

Main Street Mornington – Shopping
Imagine this. A whole kilometre of cosmopolitan boutique shopping, with more than 370 retail outlets to explore. The pavements are broad and tree-shaded, with inviting courtyards, verandahs and kerbside seating for an espresso or glass of fine regional wine. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and there’s not a highrise building in sight. And right at the end of the street is the sparkling sea.

Head to the beach
Roll out your towel on the golden shores of Port Phillip Bay. The long, wide bay beaches at Frankston are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and yachting. Small bays are dotted between Mount Eliza and Mornington, while a series of safe, sandy bay beaches can be found around Mount Martha. Colourful bathing boxes huddle along the foreshore between Mount Martha, Dromana, Rosebud and Portsea, and have become an attraction in their own right. At the back beaches – on the open waters of the Bass Strait – you can tackle the swells generated by the strong westerly winds known as the Roaring Forties. Hit the surf at ocean beaches such as Point Leo, Flinders, Portsea and Sorrento, or if you’re just starting out, book a lesson with Salty Surf School.

Food, Wine and Nightlife

Sip local wine and craft beer
The Mornington Peninsula is home to more than 50 cellar doors. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the region’s specialties, however shiraz, pinot gris and pinot grigio are beginning to share the spotlight. Ten Minutes by Tractor is an estate of three vineyards – separated by a 10 minute tractor ride – each with unique qualities and character expressed in its variety of wines. Sample a selection of their acclaimed wines at the intimate cellar door. You can order a carefully designed wine flight – five wines based around a theme – from small-batch winemaker Crittenden Wine Centre, or blend your own bubbly at Foxeys Hangout. Some of Australia’s premier craft breweries can also be found here, such as Red Hill Brewery, Mornington Peninsula Brewery and True South and St Andrews Beach Brewery.

Main Ridge Dairy www.mainridgedairy.com.au
Main Ridge Dairy is a Farmhouse cheese factory and goat dairy, offering a true paddock to plate experience. Milking the herd twice daily, they pride themselves in producing milk of the highest quality that is then handmade into a range of award winning cheeses right there on the farm.

Green Olive www.greenolive.com.au
Green Olive at Red Hill is a whole farm experience. They grow olives, grapes, herbs and veggies, raise sheep and cooks as well as use fresh produce from local farmers to create a range of tapas and wine you will love.

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Port Phillip Estate www.portphillipestate.com.au
Port Phillip Estate located on the Mornington Peninsula is an architectural landmark and one of the most exciting food and wine destinations in Australia. The landmark building designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, unfurls across the ridge. Inside, beyond the monumental limestone rammed earth exterior walls of the building, the light-filled Dining Room and Cellar Door open to an expansive outdoor timber deck taking advantage of the sweeping views.

Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail

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