1. Golf

Melbourne's Bays and Peninsulas are a golfer's paradise, with exceptional courses combining with breathtaking ocean views for unforgettable golfing moments. The Bellarine Peninsula is peppered with five-star courses, while the Mornington Peninsula boasts 'The Cups', a proliferation of 19 superb courses. Play as many as you can and find a favourite.

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2. Wineries

Taste the finest things in life on a tour of the Mornington Peninsula and Geelong wine regions. Geelong's pedigree reaches back to the 1800s and can be likened to France's Bordeaux and Burgundy, while compact Mornington Peninsula's diverse sub-regions and experimental varietals ensure something new to sample in idyllic surrounds.

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3. Queenscliff

Elegant Queenscliff with its car and passenger ferry is the link between the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas. Whether it's a day trip from across the bay or a longer stay, you'll be charmed by the local history, Victorian buildings, art galleries, boutiques, and fish and chips worth travelling for.

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4. Sorrento

There's so much to do on and off the water in perennially popular Sorrento, from swimming with dolphins, sea kayaking and scuba diving to discovering local history, browsing boutiques and acquainting yourself with contemporary cafes. The car and passenger ferry can whisk you across to Queenscliff and the Bellarine Peninsula.

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5. Geelong

Explore Victoria's second largest city and discover a postcard-perfect waterfront, landscaped gardens, fascinating history, exhilarating events and dynamic dining and nightlife. Admire the intriguing public artworks along the waterfront before a swim in the art deco-style pool and indulging in local seafood and wine at the restored Eastern Beach pavilion.

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6. Peninsula Hot Springs

Make it a mission to relax and head directly to Peninsula Hot Springs, Australia's first geothermal resort. Indulge in lavish pampering in the Spa Dreaming Centre, or drop into the outdoor public pools for a range of different experiences and fine views from the naturally heated and healing mineral waters.

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