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Mornington:

Population: 20,821 (2006)
Established: 1850
Postcode: 3931
Area: 13.5 km (5.2 sq mi)
Location:
  • 57 km (35 mi) from Melbourne
  • 13 km (8 mi) from Frankston
  • Local Government Area: Shire of Mornington Peninsula
    State District: Mornington
    Federal Division: Dunkley, Flinders
    In and around Mornington:
    Mount Eliza Baxter
    Port Phillip Mornington Moorooduc
    Mount Martha Mornington

    Mornington is a sea side town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. It is in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

    Mornington is known for its "village" atmosphere and its beautiful beaches. Mornington is a popular tourist destination with Melburnians who often make day trips to visit the area's bay beaches and wineries.

    Mornington Peninsula Discover The Bay Charter Boat Snorkel Tour more_vert
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    Spend an exciting couple of hours on the vast Port Phillip Bay, freediving by boat along the Mornington Peninsula. Swim with wildlife including Australian Fur Seals and fish species found only in temperate waters like Boarfish and Weedy Seadragons. 

    The Bay here is beautiful with sandy beaches and exposed coastal cliffs. The water is generally cleaner and clearer and in summer months reaches temperatures up to 21 degrees.

    An excursion from Sorrento is the best way to experience the thriving reefs, both natural and artificial, that give protection to fish, seadragons, stingrays, cuttlefish and crabs. The playfulness of the seals is always a highlight. Above water on the haul-out platform, you'll see them jostling for position and hear them vocalising, which helps them identify both neighbours and strangers. Snorkelling and freediving alongside the seals, you'll delight in their inquisitive and friendly manner in the water as they swim around.

    Make your way to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula to meet your local guide and your rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Sorrento is around a 1.5hr drive from Melbourne. Meeting at the Sorrento Boat Ramp Jetty at least 15 minutes before departure (allow more time in summer), you'll be greeted by your Guide and introduced to fellow guests.

    Slip into your wetsuit and listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the 2-hour boat excursion. Hop in to the boat and take your seat; it may be a lively ride. 

    On the day, the best site will be chosen based on the tides and conditions for maximum freediving enjoyment. Depending on the needs of the group, the journey may include a second pause at another significant location, chosen for it’s optimal experience.

    The sites may include South Channel Fort, Banksia Reef to look for Longsnout Boarfish, Rye Pier site of the Eivion wreck, former lime trader, (lost c1918), Pope's Eye Marine Park or secluded Point Nepean Bay (descriptions below). After 2 hours on and in the bay, your tour ends back at its starting point at Sorrento.

     Session Length

    • Excursions operate October - April each year

    • Excursions are 2 hours in duration

    • Book at least 1 week in advance of your preferred date

    • Please arrive 30 minutes early as departure times cannot be delayed.

    Numbers on the day

    • Max 6 certified freedivers

    Weather

    • In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider

    • If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider

    Dress Code

    • You will need to bring your wetsuit, swimmers and a towel

    • Wetsuits minimum 3.5mm with hood, gloves and booties (Summer)

    • Thicker wetsuits (5mm) are recommended in Spring/Autumn

    • Rental wetsuits (two-piece 5mm with hoods) are available if you do not have your own. *These must be requested at time of booking

    • Wetsuits must be put on before boarding the vessel

     

    What to Bring

    • Only a very small bag, waterproof is better 

    • Re-useable water bottle

    • Towel

    • Camera / Go Pro

    • Sun Hat or Beanie

    • Sunglasses

    • Wind / Spray Jacket

     

    Other Info

    • Not suitable for snorkelling

    • Certified Freedivers may use weightbelts

    • Items such as knives, spearguns are not allowed

    • $89.00
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    Mornington Peninsula Certified Freediving Charter Boat Tour more_vert
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    Certified freedivers can enjoy a 2-hour charter boat freediving training dive and practice their line-diving skills in a small group of up to six participants. Departing from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, you'll enjoy the unique temperate waters of southern Australia, home to marine species 80% of which you can't find anywhere else on earth. Fully supported by a multi-certified professional freediving instructor.

    The freediving training excursions are focused on providing line-diving training with a professional instructor in a range of conditions to develop you to new levels in comfort and strength.  Caters to level 1 and 2 freedivers with each voyage targeting the appropriate dive location. 

    For those who are already in possession of certificates from recognised agencies such as PADI Freediver, SSI Freediving, Apnea Academy, AIDA, PFI and FII. Maximum depth 20m.

    Located a short 90 minute self-drive from Melbourne CBD, Sorrento is in the heart of Victoria's spectacular Mornington Peninsula. Your open water session will begin when you are collected by our charter vessel from Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay.

    With level one freediving certification and sound levels of underwater comfort, you’re sure to enjoy freediving with a certified freediving instructor and local expert.

    Meeting at the Sorrento Boat Ramp Jetty at least 30 minutes before departure (allow more time in summer, as much as 30 mins more), you'll be greeted by your Instructor and introduced to fellow guests.

    Practice Freediving on the Line
    Leaving Sorrento we will head south towards Portsea and Point Nepean and shortly arrive at the dive site. Typically the session will run as a drift dive to maximise the depths available working with the prevailing currents and tides to optimise the training. Diving in buddy pairs, you will work with the instructor on the float and line, focusing on improving technique, whether that's duck-dive, finning, hydrodynamics, equalisation, constant weight or free immersion or other areas of the discipline that may need attention.

    Correct breathing preparation, recovery breathing and mental management aspects will also be reviewed and corrected as necessary. Demonstration of safe practices, the buddy system, proper weighting, skills tests, safety, rescues and good technique will be necessary to satisfy completion of any certification dive requirements. 

    Diving with other buddies, you'll quickly develop new friends to dive with and share the experience of learning to freedive in front of the spectacular backdrop that is Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula.


    Water Conditions
    Water conditions are cooler than the tropical north, however with the right wetsuit and gear will see you warm and comfortable for hours. We have specialist freediving wetsuits available for rent, please ask!

    Recommended Equipment
    You’ll benefit from bringing the following items including the recommended basics which include:
    • Swimming costume and towel
    • Wetsuit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Rubber weightbelt and weights
    • Are you missing some equipment? Rental equipment available.
    • Bring your underwater camera or GoPro to capture every detail!
    Prerequisites:
    • Have the ability to stay afloat in the water without the use of equipment. Comfortable swimming 100m distance
    • Recognized freediving certification Level 1 or equivalent
    • Completion and return of the registration documents
    • If you answer ‘yes’ to any questions on the medical questionnaire you may be required to obtain an approved Diving Medical Certificate from a doctor.
    • $89.00
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    Mornington Peninsula Kayak Coastline Tour of Dolphin Sanctuary more_vert
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    Kayaking is the ultimate way to explore the amazingly pristine coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. The fun, healthy, eco-friendly and quiet vessels give you the ultimate opportunity to encounter dolphins, seals and penguins up close as you paddle around the picturesque Point Nepean National Park! This is the perfect tour for those with a sense of adventure and interest in nature.

    Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the pristine Mornington Peninsula coastline. This is the perfect place to launch a kayak and glide across the translucent blue of Port Phillip Bay.

    Your kayak tour begins with a briefing covering terminology, equipment use, skills and safety procedures. Your highly experienced guides also educate kayakers on the marine life and points of interest likely to be encountered.

    Your guide will lead you via the picturesque hilltop mansions, paddle past timeless sailing boats and marinas, serene bays and inlets, sharing expert knowledge on the history and typography of the area.

    The kayak tour is around 14kms which takes approximately 2 hours to paddle with a break for a snack on the beach.

    You’ll scale the coastline of Point Nepean National Park, and make your way into the Dolphin Sanctuary. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you all about the history of Port Phillip Bay and the marine life you encounter. After making your way closer to the Heads, you'll turn around and head towards Sorrento, past the hilltop mansions and private piers, before returning to Portsea.

    • $99.00
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    Port Phillip Bay Snorkeling with Sea Dragons more_vert
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    Ever wanted to snorkel your way into the fascinating underwater world of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay? Here's your chance to snorkel with the weedy sea dragons that reside in this beautiful area. Learn the basic techniques and then head out to the bay for a snorkeling adventure of a lifetime!

    This experience is a personalized service with some of the most spectacular creatures to be discovered by visitors, including the famous weedy sea dragons and seahorses. Venture into the underwater world and get a taste for snorkeling on this half day adventure experience.

    Your Snorkeling with Sea Dragons experience is broken up into three sessions. First your guide will provide a briefing on snorkel equipment, followed by a brief on the tour and what you can expect to see in the water.

    Next it's time to venture into the water to visit the famous weedy sea dragon colony and other inhabitants of Port Philip Bay.

    • $99.00
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    Green Olive at Red Hill: Farmers Lunch Tapas and Wine more_vert
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    Enjoy a selection of delicious seasonal farm grown tapas plates for two people accompanied by a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine, followed by a dessert each and a farm roasted coffee! Admire the view of the vineyard, kitchen garden and ducks on the dam whilst enjoying this lunch. This unique experience takes places on a picturesque sustainable farm on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula.

    Be immersed in a fully edible landscape at Green Olive at Red Hill. A true food lover’s paradise! This is a unique agritourism concept where all the food and wine served is based around what is grown on the property.

    Sit down, admire the view of the vineyard, the kitchen garden and the ducks on the dam whilst enjoying a selection of seasonal farm grown tapas dishes with a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine. It will certainly be farm experience to remember.

    The farmers lunch includes:

    • A glass of Kelpie Bridge wine or a cold drink for each person
    • A selection of 4 tapas dishes, of your choice from the menu, to share between 2 people
    • A farm made dessert, of your choice, for each person
    • A farm roasted coffee or loose leaf tea for each person
    This experience provider is sure to deliver a unique agri-tourism experience. 

    Please Note:

    • Your operator caters for most dietary needs so please advise during the booking process if you have any special requirements
    • Indoor and outdoor seating, shared style seating
    • $59.95
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    Green Olive at Redhill: Tapas Farm Lunch for Four more_vert
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    Sit down, admire the view of the vineyard, the kitchen garden and the ducks on the dam whilst enjoying a selection of seasonal farm grown tapas dishes with a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine for the adults and a cordial for the children. While you are enjoying lunch the children can have some fun in the fresh country air. After lunch soak up the farm atmosphere with a walk around the grounds as part of this unique Mornington Peninsula experience.

    Be immersed in a fully edible landscape at Green Olive at Red Hill. A true food lover’s paradise! This is a unique agritourism concept where all the food and wine served is based around what is grown on the property.

    Sit down, admire the view of the vineyard, the kitchen garden and the ducks on the dam whilst enjoying a selection of seasonal farm grown tapas dishes with a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine or cordial for the children.

    While you are enjoying lunch the children can color in the farm animals activity page or have a run in the fresh country air.  After lunch soak up the farm atmosphere with a walk around the kitchen garden, chat with the kelpie dogs or even find the free range Isa Brown chooks who are guarded by Pisa the Maremma. If you still have some energy enjoy a bounce on our olympic size trampoline.  A great day out for all the family!

    The family lunch includes:

    • Two glasses of Kelpie Bridge wine or a cold drink for the adults
    • Two glasses of farm made lemon cordial for the children
    • A selection of 6 tapas dishes, of your choice from the menu, to share between 4 people
    This experience provider is sure to deliver a unique agri-tourism experience. 

    Please note:

    • Your local operator caters for most dietary requirements so please advise our staff of any special requirements
    • Extra tapas, desserts, wine and other drinks may be ordered at menu prices
    • $119.95
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    COMBO: Port Phillip Bay Stand Up Paddle Hire and Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Admission more_vert
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    Receive 4-hour stand up paddleboard hire in Port Phillip Bay as well as admission to the Mornington Peninsula hot springs in their Bath House in this exclusive bathe and play package!

    Enjoy 4-hours of stand up paddleboard hire including a life vest and a paddle. Paddle your way around Port Phillip Bay on your very on stand up paddleboard. This eco-friendly and healthy activity is fun for all! No prior stand up paddleboard experience is required to rent a stand up paddleboard. If you would like a one on one stand up paddleboard lesson, be sure to contact your local operator directly.

    In this exclusive package you will also receive a Bath House Bathing Pass for the Peninsula Hot Springs. You can indulge and spend as many hours as you please at the Peninsula Hot Springs, with this single entry pass. The Bath House is open from 7:30am-10pm. Your pass entitles you to a single entry.

    The Bath House is a global bathing wonderland offering more than 20 different bathing experiences for visitors of all ages including a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), sauna, cold plunge pools, family bathing area, massaging thermal mineral showers, hilltop pool (offering 360 degree views) and indoor and outdoor footbaths.

    • $63.00
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    Mornington Peninsula Spearfishing Tour with Expert Guide more_vert
    $197.00 AUD Book
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    Become a spearfishing extraordinaire, ready to hunt! This full-day spearfishing experience will give you all of the skills and knowledge you need to become an expert Spearo! You will learn breath hold, free diving techniques and skills from our spearfishing instructor. Catch your own dinner and learn about the art of Spearfishing from the experts.

    This spearfishing experience is designed to give you all the knowledge and skills to become an established spear fisherman. This is the only experience of its kind around and can be completed by anyone who is a competent swimmer. No prior qualifications needed! Complete two dives and become an expert on breathe-hold techniques!

    In this experience you learn about the history of spearfishing and its ancient origins and developing hunting techniques. You will also take part in numerous workshops. In the first workshop you will learn how to use your equipment and develop your handling skills. In the second workshop you will learn all about breathe-hold techniques that are pivotal to spearfishing as well as safety necessities for the sport. You will learn all about the different kinds of local species of fish as well as the local areas that are great for spearfishing.

    Spearfishing is an art, and the instructors are trained, experienced divers.

    Your day will include:

    • Two dives
    • Learning workshops
    • Professional instruction 
    • Most major equipment - wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins
    • Spear-gun hire

    Please note: All participants must have a current Victorian fishing license (these can be found on the website DEPI and can be purchased instantaneously)

    • $197.00
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