This 6 day luxury journey takes in Victoria’s best beaches, national parks, and the food and wine peninsulas of Bellarine and Mornington


This 6 day luxury journey takes in Victoria’s best beaches, national parks, and the food and wine peninsulas of Bellarine and Mornington. Starting with three nights at acclaimed boutique hotel, Jackalope, you’ll enjoy a private day trip to Wilsons Prom to discover the pristine bays and walks of the national park including the opportunity to climb stunning Mt Oberon. While staying on the Mornington Peninsula you’ll also enjoy a private wine tasting and lunch at Pt Leo Estate, dining at multi award-winning Laura. The second half of your journey is spent on the Bellarine Peninsula at an exclusive spa retreat where you’ll enjoy your own mineral-spring-fed bath in your luxury suite, and a private couples massage and spa experience one afternoon. Beach walks, a picnic by the lake, and a wonderful winery lunch round out your time at Lon Retreat. A private driver is included throughout your trip to ensure you can enjoy all that quality food and wine.

Jackalope Vineyard
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2Trip Highlights

Wilsons Prom National Park and Mornington Peninsula National Park

Cape Schanck and Bushrangers Bay Walk, Mt Oberon Summit and the best beach walks of Wilsons Prom

Food and wine of the Mornington Peninsula and Bellarine including feature lunches at acclaimed Laura (Pt Leo Estate) and Jack Rabbit

Private couples’ retreat experience at Lon Spa

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

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  • 3 nights at Jackalope Hotel in a vineyard room with a bath
  • 2 nights at Lon Retreat in a premium suite with mineral spring-fed bath
  • Daily breakfast and most food and wine as detailed in itinerary
  • Feature dinner at Doot Doot Doot including tasting menu and wines
  • Private wine cellar access in your premium suite at Lon, and picnic lunch by the lake
  • Two-hour Private Mineral retreat at Lon Spa with massage, water therapy and wine and graze platter to finish
  • All ground transfers with private driver
  • Private full day Wilsons Prom experience with guide/driver including quality picnic lunch
  • Feature dining experiences at the acclaimed Laura at Pt Leo Estate, and Jack Rabbit winery
    4Location & Access
    Location & Access

    Starts and finishes in Melbourne, Victoria. All transfers are included throughout your journey.

    Day-by-Day Itinerary

    Day 1

    Your journey begins in Melbourne where your driver will collect you for a one hour drive to the Mornington Peninsula. Before reaching Jackalope you’ll first have the opportunity to stretch your legs on a 1-2 hour self-guided walk from Bushrangers Bay to the tip of Cape Schanck. Your driver will point you in the right direction and meet you at Cape Schank ready to transfer you to Jackalope. Upon arrival, settle into your Vineyard View Suite and relax this afternoon. You may like a soak in your Japanese style black tub or a dip in the infinity pool, or perhaps enjoy a glass of bubbles on your terrace with vineyards views. Dinner is included tonight at Doot Doot Doot, where you’ll enjoy a tasting menu focused on regional produce and wines from the Mornington Peninsula.

    Included: D

    Day1 Bush Rangers Bay Walk to Cape Schanck Jackalope

    Day 2

    Immerse yourself further into Mornington Peninsula’s food and wine scene today, with a special lunch planned. After a leisurely start to the day and breakfast onsite, your driver will meet you for your transfer to Pt Leo Estate, one of Mornington Peninsula’s best wineries. Your Pt Leo experience starts with a bespoke wine tasting with a member of the Estate team, and is followed by a five course-lunch with wine matches at acclaimed Laura. The elegant dishes at this multi award-winning restaurant convey the uniqueness of the region, with seasonal local produce the hero. Laura’s intimate space invites guest to take their time and enjoy the views to Western Port Bay and to the Estate’s sculpture garden. After lunch there is time to tour the gardens and notable collection of sculptures. A return transfer to Jackalope ensures you can enjoy the wonderful wines on offer today. Tonight enjoy a free evening - Jackalope offers complimentary movies and popcorn if you fancy a night in or perhaps try a lighter meal at Flaggerdoot cocktail lounge.

    Included: B - L

    Day2 Pt Leo Estate Laura

    Day 3

    Today is an early start for your Wilsons Prom full-day experience. After breakfast, your host for the day will meet you and transfer you in comfort for your 2.5 hour journey to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Your time in the national park will start with a bang, with a bucket-list walk to the summit of Mt Oberon where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over the bay and national park below. After morning tea it’s time for a beach walk from Tidal River to Norman Point which is a prominent rocky headland surrounded by ocean on three sides. If you are keen to explore further, Little Oberon Bay is just around the corner and being accessible only on foot, it’s a great secluded beach for a swim. Lunch will be enjoyed on the track, or back at Tidal River per your preference. The rest of the afternoon sees you visiting pristine beaches – Whisky Bay and Squeaky Beach are two favourites - and spotting wombats and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The drive back towards the park exit is very scenic and will have you relishing the wild beauty on offer here. Your host will tailor your return journey to suit your mood, with the option of some wine tasting or lingering longer in the national park an option. You’ll arrive at Jackalope in time for dinner, with the night free to enjoy in your suite or at one of the restaurants or bars.

    Included: B - L - D

    Day3 Wilsons Prom hiking

    Day 4

    After a sleep in and breakfast at Doot Doot Doot, your driver will arrive mid-morning for your 2.5 hour private transfer to the Bellarine Peninsula. Before reaching your accommodation, enjoy lunch at one of Bellarine’s best winery restaurants, Jack Rabbit. Modern local produce is featured on the menu, along with a great range of Jack Rabbit wine varietals. To ensure you know which wines to pick with lunch, you’ll enjoy complimentary wine tastings on arrival. After lunch enjoying views of the bay, you’ll be whisked around the corner to Point Lonsdale and Lon Retreat. Settle into your premium suite with a bottle of bubbles awaiting you ready for a sunset drink this evening with views of the coast. If you have sore muscles from your Grampians hiking adventure, your mineral-spring fed deep soaking bath is on hand, offering an in-suite spa experience at any time of the day. Dinner is included to enjoy in your premium suite tonight – think quality pasta and zingy salad with dessert. You also have access to a private wine cellar with your suite so you can continue your wine journey (cost applies).

    Included: B - L - D

    Day4 Jack Rabbit winery restaurant crop2

    Day 5

    Watch the sunrise above the lighthouse from your breakfast bench this morning and enjoy a slow start to the day with locally sourced breakfast hamper provisions included. Today is all about slowing down and relaxing. Options for this morning include a swim in the heated mineral pool, or a beach walk following the 40 minute trail into the pretty coastal town of Queenscliff. Here you can grab a coffee to enjoy while strolling around the yacht harbour, before returning back to the retreat. A picnic hamper is supplied for lunch today, which can be enjoyed by the lake, on your terrace, or under a tree along one of the scenic farm trails. This afternoon you are in for a treat at exclusive Lon Spa where you’ll enjoy a private two hour mineral retreat as a couple with a massage treatment and hydro-therapy before finishing with a wine and graze platter enjoying the rural views outside. Tonight you’ll be too relaxed to go anywhere, so dinner is included to enjoy in your suite. Use the Weber-Q to cook quality local meats on your terrace and enjoy with fresh salads and bread and a wine selected from your private in-suite cellar (wine at cost).

    Included: D - L - D

    Day5 Lon Spa

    Day 6

    After breakfast in your suite and a relaxed morning strolling the farm trails, your driver will arrive late-morning for your return to Melbourne.

    Included: B

    Day6 Lon Retreat Aerial
    7Season & Departure Dates
    Season & Departure Dates

    Available year-round commencing on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday

    Surcharge applies for starting on other days and peak/holiday periods

    Scenic farm views from the balcony and room windows with a heated mineral pool and spa, and the beach only a few minutes’ walk from the door. There isn't much more you could want
    Lon Retreat guest - August, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    When is the best time to visit Victoria?

    Melbourne and surrounding areas including Wilsons Promontory, Mornington Peninsula and the Grampians experience a temperate but variable climate, with summers generally warm and winters cool but mild.

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