GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #47 | Page 64

Puffing Billy in full swing
Getting our L plates to Segway at Rochford Wines
Dramatic coastal views , farmgate experiences and the region ’ s history are all the things we looked for when planning our Mornington Peninsula stay . We knew it would be a lot to cover , but we were up for the challenge . For this visit , we based ourselves in the middle of the peninsula at the local shire ’ s foreshore campgrounds in Rosebud .
The gondola ride at Arthurs Seat is suitable for folk of all ages . The ride provides stunning views across Port Phillip Bay and towards Melbourne . Another activity that ’ s suited to the whole family is a visit to the Enchanted Adventure Garden . There ’ s plenty to do here , including treetop walks , slides and zip-lining .
If you ’ ve worked up an appetite from all that exercise and activity , there ’ s always a
winery or two to visit . Wine lovers will be in their element , with over 200 vineyards in this region that produce a variety of cool climate wines .
A restored chicory kiln on French Island
Getting the lowdown of Queenscliff and its surrounds during the heritage walk
Point Lonsdale beach is popular with those learning to surf
Further down the peninsula , we lapped up the dramatic coastal scenery at Cape Schanck and visited the reserve ’ s 160-year-old lighthouse . Further around the peninsula , the Point Nepean National Park is home to the historical Quarantine Station , which dates back to 1852 .
At the end of an action-packed day , it ’ s easy enough to slow your touring pace down with a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs . With more than 50 baths of varying temperature , it was a blissful way to end our Mornington Peninsula stay .
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