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Friends and Partners of Elite Day Tours 

Elite Day Tours have associations with many of the local businesses, they can help make your visit to the Mornington Peninsula the best experience possible. We value the friendships and partnerships with the following local businesses and encourage you to visit their websites to see what they are all about. You will find highly recommended accommodation options, transport options and businesses who offer packages that can be part of an Elite Day Tour. When calling or emailing these businesses, please do mention us.

Accommodation options on the Mornington Peninsula

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate

Each boutique self-contained villa has a well equipped kitchen, dining area and expansive living room. The separate king size bedroom has a large walk in robe, while other features include an authentic wood fire, deep spa bath and a BBQ on your private balcony overlooking the lake, allowing you to enjoy breakfast listening to the local birdlife.

The 3 newly refurbished villas are constructed entirely over the vineyard lake providing a sense of floating among the vines. The Lakeside Villas are officially accredited through the AAA star rating scheme as 4.5 STAR. We have been independently reviewed to ensure strict criteria and standards have been met. Being a small family run business, we provide those smaller details to make your stay a memorable one.

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

Located in prime Australian coast and bushland less than an hour and a half from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. The region has long been favoured as a seaside holiday destination and is recognised as an exciting wine growing region. You can experience iconic surf beaches and modern Victorian country charm side by side here.

In 2012 Peppers Moonah Links Resort was voted #4 on the Luxury Travel Gold List for Best Australian Golf Resort. This modern and stylish Mornington Peninsula accommodation is very popular with avid golfers, housing two championship courses.

Portsea Village Resort

Situated between the waters of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, Portsea is more than just a destination, it is the home of superb resort accommodation by the beach! Resort facilities at your doorstep, wineries and golf courses nearby and water sports galore – what more could you want?

This magnificent boutique venue caters for couples, families and groups, and we offer one, two and three bedroom apartments with a fully equipped kitchen. Portsea Village Resort is also well suited to small to medium-sized meetings and events, residential training programs, seminars, planning days and board meetings.

Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula

Bass & Flinders Distillery

An artisan approach to making Gins, Ochre (in the style of Cognac), Limoncello, Grappa and Vodka. Small batches and slow distillation yields the highest quality spirits. Bass & Flinders distiller, Wayne Klintworth, distills in minimal quantities, ingredients are prepared by hand and botanicals are sourced by us and locally where possible. We hand-craft our spirit right here at the distillery from Shiraz grapes which is what gives our products a truly unique grape flavour profile. Such a dedicated approach to creating our own alcohol is rarely seen in the industry and offers you a first-hand experience from vine to bottle. See our Gin Masterclass Tour.

Bay Fish N Trips

Our friends at Bay Fish N Trips offer more than just a fishing charter…

The Plover is a classic vessel with an unrivalled level of shelter, comfort and versatility. She is the biggest, cleanest charter boat in the Mornington harbour — the perfect platform for your day trip on Port Phillip. The skipper and crew have many years of experience with charter work either fishing or cruising from the Mornington Peninsula and they would love to take you out for that perfect day on the bay. Make sure you mention Elite Day Tours when you speak to them, they will look after you.

Enchanted Adventure Garden

While we’ve all been mesmerized by the games of the digital era, there’s a real life renaissance going on at Arthurs Seat. It’s an explosion of mind blowing 3D fun, giant twisting tube slides, towering topiary hedges, spine tingling indoor maze and Tree Surfing adventures. Welcome to the Enchanted Adventure Garden and challenge yourself, your group of friends or work colleagues to a day of experiences that will bond you for a lifetime.

Mornington Peninsula Chocolate Shop

Indulge in a decadent tasting of multi-award winning chocolates, lovingly hand-crafted daily on the Flinders premises, created using only the finest local and imported ingredients. Why not visit Milton and Isilda on your next visit to the Peninsula and stock up for your next chocolate fix, or ask us to include this experience in one of our Elite Day Custom Tours.

VIP Experiences

Peninsula Hot Springs 

Your journey to relaxation starts here. Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at this award-winning coastal oasis, providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Two bathing facilities provide an experience for everyone:

Bath House: Experience over 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences including a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), sauna, cold plunge pools, family bathing area, massaging thermal mineral showers and hilltop pool. The perfect social thermal bathing experience for groups of friends and families.

Spa Dreaming Centre: Reserved for guests 16 years and over, the emphasis is on tranquil spaces, private pools and an array of pampering spa treatments to revitalise body, mind and spirit. Treatments include Australian Aboriginal-inspired kodo full body massages to facials, mud and salt wraps and ancient healing stone experiences.

Moonah Links Golf Experience

Step into the shoes of the pros for a day and test your drive on the only course designed for the Australian Open. Peppers Moonah Links Resort is the ultimate destination for golf enthusiasts. Two world-class golf courses provide a true test for all levels of golfer, regardless of whether you’re new to the sport or are a seasoned pro. Please check out our VIP helicopter Golf Day Tours.

VIP Transport Partners of Elite Day Tours

Hummer Limousines

Australia’s No.1 Hummer Limousine Hire Company, servicing Melbourne Sydney Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Hummer Limousines are available for any event or special occasion, wedding packages, corporate events and a number of party packages all designed to make your special event a perfect day. Airport transfers and special standby rates for last minute bookings. Stretching up to 11 metres these amazing vehicles seat up to 16 people. All our Hummers have fully equipped bars, luxury leather seats, 3 LCD screens, DVD, CD players and ipod dock, a fully integrated sound system, fibre optic lighting together with neon and strobe lighting with also laser lighting and smoke machines, there is nothing we haven’t thought of in the interior design of this vehicle.

Professional Helicopter Services

PHS offer a wide variety of Day tour packages with Elite Day Tours on the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley, plus scenic flights in several iconic locations. From once in a lifetime trips combining the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, to 30 minute Melbourne City Orbits. This is the only way to ‘see it all’ in one day, bypass the traffic and stop signs, skip the long drives.

Enjoy uninterrupted, spectacular panoramic views of Home Valley Station, the golden sands of the sunny Gold Coast or perhaps a private vineyard tour, wildlife sanctuary tour with lunch or a day of golf. Don’t forget to take the camera, because you’ll be telling your friends and family about it! Please check out our VIP helicopter Golf Day Tours.

Sea Road Ferries

Cross Port Phillip Bay in Comfort Enjoy the views, cafe and dolphins! A Spectacular 40min Trip · 7 Days, 365 Days a Year
Destinations: Sorrento, Queenscliff, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay and connecting the Great Ocean Road with Phillip Island. You can relax and enjoy the ambience on board with our cafe and friendly staff who are only too pleased to make your journey an experience to remember. The view of the coastline from the upper deck is simply breathtaking in any weather. Seals and dolphins often join us in our wake and dive tours operate from either port if you wish to see them up close.

Sorrento Shuttle by Elite Day Tours

Providing a comfortable and reliable shuttle service with an Accredited Driver for travel between Sorrento, Portsea, Rye, Blairgowrie and surrounding suburbs. Private bookings for groups of up to 7 passengers from accomodation to various locations on the Southern Peninsula can be pre booked via. Also offering special packages for foot travellers from Queenscliff on the Sea Road Ferry to Peninsula Hot Springs, see package here. For more information call Neil on 0407 831 373 or email shuttle@elitedaytours.com.au

Dining Options

Port Phillip Estate

An architectural landmark and home to Port Phillip Estate & Kooyong Wines.  One of the most exciting food & wine destinations in Australia.  The Dining Room is a refined space offering exceptional food & wine, extending to an outdoor timber deck overlooking the vineyard & coastline of Western Port Bay.  The menu expresses a sense of the European influences that lie at the core of Port Phillip Estate. The winemaking philosophy is to best preserve the inherent characteristics present in the fruit while making wines of elegance, finesse, texture, complexity and structure. Home to some of the finest Pinot Noir on the Peninsula.

Montalto Restaurant

Chefs Hat Restaurant imbued with a provincial spirit, from a personal greeting at the front door to the food on the plate in front of you.  Led by Head Chef Barry Davis, the kitchen serves food inspired by regional France, but anchored in fresh, seasonal produce, whether grown here or from further afield.  Chefs make daily visits to the garden, harvesting the best of the produce for use in the restaurant.
Restaurant open for lunch 7 days.

Polperro by Even Keel

Polperro Bistro is earthed upon a collaborative partnership between winemaker and chef.  Our seasonal menu, incorporates our harvests and is designed to best compliment our wines.  Their approach is to offer a casual, yet refined approach to dining.  The ultimate relaxation awaits at the magical property. Bistro is open for lunch Thursday to Monday & Dinner on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Ask us about their picnic packages.

Ten Minutes By Tractor

Effortlessly bringing together all the elements for a memorable lunch.  Contemporary cuisine from the talented chef, attentive service, a wine list that’s been judged Australia’s best, and a relaxed ambience with magnificent views over vineyards.  The wine list focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from around the world and includes a select number of key producers from different winemakers, regions and vintages. Booking subject to availability.

Green Olive at Red Hill

Food for the heart and soul. The farm grows olives, grapes, herbs and veggies, raises sheep and chooks and turns amazing produce from local farmers into a range of goodies you’ll love. On a visit to the Farm Shop you can enjoy coffee from beans roasted on site, savour the smell of the herbs and spices as they roast, enjoy the hand-made sausages or tapas dishes and even take a small taste of the farm home with you. Cafe open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday May to August, then every day the rest of the year.

Max’s At Red Hill Estate

Enjoy spectacular views over the vineyard to Western Port Bay and Phillip Island.  Multi award winning, the menu is focused on local, seasonal produce and dishes are designed to compliment the outstanding cool climate wines produced on the vineyard. Delivering excellence in food and service, Max’s is an icon of the region. Restaurant open for lunch 7 days.

Merricks General Store

Built in 1924, this iconic destination has transformed from the traditional concept of a ‘general store’ to a culinary must for discerning travellers, locals and wine enthusiasts. The charming dining areas are welcoming and warm. The large front deck looks to the sea while the vine-covered rear deck embraces country and the garden. Chef Patrice Repellin’s menu reflects the seasons, drawing on fresh local ingredients.The wine list showcases the best from Elgee Park and Baillieu vineyards and a selected range of Friends and Neighbours.

 

Paringa Estate

One of the most awarded wineries in Australia, particularly for Pinot Noir and Shiraz.  Located in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region, the home property has 10 acres (4.2 ha.) of vines planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris.  The current winery was built in 1998, and houses an outstanding a la carte restaurant on the upper level.
Restaurant open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday.

Make an Enquiry

 

Tanina Osborne

Tour Designer & Professional Host

Australia: 0414 930 333  or  International: +61 414 930 333

Shane Trail

Business Development Manager & Professional Host

Australia: 0402 289 786  or  International: +61 402 289 786