Mornington Peninsula Coastal Adventure - Hike, Bike, Kayak, SUP
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: 00001
Looking for relaxing things to do in Melbourne? Nothing to see here.
The tranquil beaches of Mornington. The rugged cliffs of Cape Schanck. The panoramic views from Arthurs Seat. The Mornington Peninsula is pretty as a postcard - but you’d better make sure the postcard’s a big one, because we’re going to give you plenty to write home about.
Meeting point: We'll pick you up from your accommodation if you are staying in Melbourne CBD or St Kilda. If you are staying elsewhere, we'll meet you outside St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne (opposite Federation Square and Flinders Street Train Station)
Times: We'll pick you up between 6am and 7am and drop you off at around 4:30pm. (We'll be in touch with an estimated pick up time.)
Activities: Coastal hiking, off-road biking, sea kayaking / stand up paddle boarding
Fitness level: Moderate to high fitness required, with additional challenges available for the super fit or superhuman
Inclusions: Transport from Melbourne; bike and safety equipment hire; kayak/stand up paddle hire; friendly and knowledgeable adventure tour guide; bragging rights from one of the best adventure trips in Victoria, if not the world; transport back to Melbourne
What to bring: Activewear and shoes you’ll be comfortable adventure trekking/biking in;swimwear and a small towel in case you get wet; warmer/cooler clothes to change into (this is Melbourne, after all); sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; snacks and water; extra money for purchasing food and drink (including that wine we mentioned before)
Itinerary 1 - The adventure begins
After a Melbourne city pick-up, you spend the next hour and a bit getting friendly with your host and fellow TripFitters until we find ourselves at the majestic Cape Schanck. Located on the rugged southern side of the peninsula, Cape Schanck offers some of the best coastal scenery in Australia. We’ll hike through bushland to a deserted beach, keeping an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas along the way.
Itinerary 2 - A view from the top
From the water’s edge to the highest point on the peninsula,our next stop is Arthurs Seat. We get hop onto our bikes and head off-road to take on the peak, trail by trail. A cycling holiday, this is not - so if you’d rather give it a miss, we can drop you at a winery or brewery instead. Either way, you’ll have had your time at the top to take in the stunning views.
Itinerary 3 - Row, row, row your boat
After we refuel with lunch, we’ll head down the coast to Mornington. Aboard a kayak or atop a stand up paddle board, the quiet and tranquil beaches beckon us out to play. Unless, of course, your stomach is still doing the talking. If that is the case - and why not, you’ve earned it - the food and wine on offer in Mornington will give it only good things to say.