PRIVATE AROUND THE BAY FOR A DAY
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: NAT11P
Explore Port Phillip Bay and its magnificent Peninsulas with your own private vehicle and guide.
This tour takes you through bayside suburbs including St Kilda and Brighton on our way to the Mornington Peninsula. Visit spectacular Arthur’s Seat for stunning views of Port Philip Bay then to Mornington Peninsula, the home of some of Victoria’s best wines and food for a tasting. This area also abounds in fruit and floral delicacies; we give you the opportunity to experience this through a visit to a berry or lavender farm.
We enjoy lunch at a scenic restaurant at Sorrento, home of Victoria’s first penal settlement in 1802. After lunch, relax and enjoy a 40 minute scenic ferry ride across the bay from Sorrento to Queenscliff. From the water get a unique view of some of Portsea’s mansions and recently rescued National Park. The journey takes us past the entrance to the Bay called the ‘Rip’, where many a sailing vessel met their demise only hours from safe arrival in Melbourne.
Queenscliff is one of our most historic seaside villages and our gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula. Continuing our journey we visit the lighthouse at point Lonsdale where we venture out into the ‘Rip’, this time by foot, along a long wooden pier.
Below this lighthouse and set amongst the rocks is a cave of some significance. It was the haven for a very famous convict escapee by the name of William Buckley, who escaped from Sorrento in 1803. Said to be the man behind the saying ‘Buckley’s or none’ he lived in this region with the local aborigines for 32 years.
We travel back towards Melbourne along the Bellarine Peninsula and through Geelong. We stop for afternoon tea overlooking Geelongs ‘Waterfront’ complex, complete with pier, marina and infamous bollards. We arrive back in Melbourne around 1730.
Our Around The Bay For A Day tour is a private tour only which departs at 0830 from Melbourne. Pickups are available from all city hotels within Melbourne. Passengers will be returned to their points of departure at 1730 at the completion of the tour.
Tours include :
• 1 x 2 course lunch
• Entrance fees and tastings as per itinerary
• Ferry Sorrento - Queenscliff
• Private group travel