Days 1 - 2: Australia
The peninsula's most family-friendly beach used to be called Shark Bay, now called Safety Beach! Worthy of a visit is its IGA supermarket, which boasts a sushi servery, a serious cheese spread & a health food section that will have visiting coeliacs weeping with delight. Along the beach, keep an eye out for the pink Cafe del Sol caravan serving turmeric lattes or the white Dromana Bay mussels van.
What more do you need than beach, good, wholesome food & relaxation?
Days 3 - 4: Victoria
This is where you literally IMMERSE yourself in delicious pampering. Explore the ice cave & Deep Freeze, which drops the temps down to -25 degrees (for healthy fun!). It is balanced by 50-degree wet & dry saunas, with more plunge pools & outdoor geothermal pools. There's also a cafe and amphitheatre set among natural thermal-mineral-water pools in bush lands. Indulge in the springs' wellness offerings & rituals at your leisure.
Days 5 - 6: Mornington Peninsula
Based at Cape Schanck, enjoy 180-degree coastal views & indulge in a game at the 18-hole championship golf course for which the resort is renowned. The complex includes three cafes & restaurants for your lazy dining pleasure. Find your ultimate pampering treats at the One Spa.
Up for a coastal walk? It's 26 km on the Two Bays coastal walk from Cape Schanck lighthouse to Anthony's Nose in Dromana. Breathe in some the cleanest air in Victoria while walking well-maintained trails, pausing at dramatic lookouts; spy some wallabies or echidnas on your walk..
Activities and Services
Days 7 - 8: Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope is full of surprises with its art-installation cocktail bar Flaggerdoot, located in a reworked 19th-century homestead. It is set amongst rolling vineyards – complemented by commissioned sculptures & the black infinity pool – which yield its own wine label, Willow Creek. Enjoy!
Day 9: End of Itinerary
Transfer back to Melbourne for your onward journey home, refreshed & revitalised!