Peppers Moonah Links Resort
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is located in prime Australian coast and bushland less than an hour and a half from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. The region has long been favoured as a seaside holiday destination and is recognised as an exciting wine growing region. You can experience iconic surf beaches and modern Victorian country charm side by side here. In 2012 Peppers Moonah Links Resort was voted #4 on the Luxury Travel Gold List for Best Australian Golf Resort. This modern and stylish Mornington Peninsula accommodation is very popular with avid golfers, housing two championship courses. Your accommodation on Mornington Peninsula is at one of Australia's most unique leisure resorts. Enjoy the landscaped gardens and rolling green hills views outside your deluxe room or suite. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment or outdoor thermal hot spring bath at the neighbouring Peninsula Hot Springs. Food and wine fans are also well looked after, with the finest examples of premium Pinot Noir expertly coupled with Mornington’s best produce at the resort’s Pebbles Restaurant.
RECENT REVIEWS “I love the course and found it in excellent condition, very enjoyable to play with the greens firm and fast but not silly speeds, which is how it should be for us old guys, I look forward to my next visit” by - Ian Baker-Finch
NEARBY WINERIES - Wineries & Cellar Doors - With more than 50 Mornington Peninsula wineries featuring cellar doors, this is one of the hottest spots in Australia to sip a little, learn a lot and discover some gems for your own cellar. - Wine styles - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the stellar wines, but superb Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are stealing more of the limelight. - Crittenden Estate At 30 years of age and as one of the Peninsula’s premier vineyards Crittenden Estate is an essential visit. Established, owned and operated with two generations of Crittendens involved in the daily running of the company, Crittenden Estate is known for its cutting edge and interesting alternative varieties as well as the widely acclaimed traditional varieties that the Peninsula is known for – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Founding father Garry Crittenden was delighted and honoured to be inducted as a 2012 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival “Legend” for his contribution to the wine industry, in particular for his part in the introduction of Italian varietals into Australia in the 1990s as well as his work on the Mornington Peninsula. Son Rollo Crittenden, now chief winemaker, has also experienced his share of success as winner of the 2010 Australian “Young Gun Winemaker of the Year” in 2010. The result, as one would imagine, is sublime wine with a large selection to choose from. Being at the cutting edge when it comes to new and alternative varieties a visit to the Crittenden Estate Wine Centre is an educational experience as well as a pleasure. - The Cups Estate The Cups Estate is situated in the undulating dune region known as ‘the cups’. The architecturally designed cellar door captures spectacular views over neighbouring Moonah Links Golf Course and the picturesque vineyard and olive grove. Rated 5-Stars by James Halliday, the wine list is varied and includes many award winning wines including: Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Moscato and Port. The cellar door offers a warm, friendly and relaxed environment with plenty of local products and produce for sale, entertainers, and European inspired lunches on weekends during summer.
WHAT ARE THE CLOSEST BEACHES Gunnamatta Ocean Beach is the most popular surf beach in Mornington Peninsula National Park, with consistently high swells and rocky reefs. This long stretch of exposed sandy beach is also popular with walkers who can follow the beach east towards Fingal and Cape Schanck, and west towards Boag Rocks. Ocean fishing is another common acitivity due to the many deep rip holes, gutters and rocky reefs. Facilities include two large car parks and two toilet blocks, accessed via Truemans Road. The beach is patrolled during summer and school holidays. Refer to regulations and only swim between the flags.
NEAREST PUBLIC TRANSPORT Public transport options are minimal to Moonah Links Resort. If traveling from Melbourne: board a Frankston line train to Frankston, then take the No 788 bus to Rye or Rosebud, where you can call a taxi or Uber.
RECOMMENDED CHILD FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AND VENUES The Enchanted Maze Garden New tube slides and the amazing indoor 3D maze at the Enchanted Maze on Arthurs Seat are exciting additions to the many gardens, mazes, animal farm, lolly shop and many more activities suitable for everyone. Open daily from 10am – 6pm, 55 Purves Road Arthurs Seat. Ashcombe Maze and Gardens Wander through the gardens on the self-guided Garden Discovery Trail and learn why Ashcombe is such a magical place for people of all ages. One of Australia’s largest hedge mazes. Open daily from 10am. Shoreham-Red Hill Road Shoreham. Rain Hayne and Shine Farmyard Animals, hands- on activities, BBQ, playground 490 Stumpy Gully Road, Balnarring Open daily from 10am – 4pm, weekends from 10am – 5pm Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Museum The historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse is situated at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula in the magnificent Mornington Peninsula National Park. Operating since 1859, you can explore the light tower and historic buildings on a guided tour. Open daily from 10:30am – 4pm. Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck More information The Lighthouse also has an option to stay overnight in one of the original lighthouse keeper’s cottages.
RECOMMENDED COUPLES ACTIVITIES AND VENUES Experience Mornington Peninsula Whether you’re out to experience a gastronomic day trip, spend a lazy summer day by the beach, or take a tour of historic seaside villages, the Mornington Peninsula region’s compact size and diverse array of activities means there’s plenty to see, do and explore. Take your pick of the best or set aside enough time and do the lot. Treat yourself to lunch in award-winning eateries and renowned wineries, dabble in the arts and learn about local history. Need pampering? Indulge in a relaxing thermal spa and then play a round on a magnificent cliff top golf course. Reconnect with nature in pristine national parks, or boost your adrenaline in, on and around the water with a day of surfing, scuba diving or bush walking. Peppers Moonah Links Resort is proud to be a leading Mornington Peninsula accommodation provider, allowing us to share with our guests the passion we have for our unique region and the abundance of attractions on offer. We’ve put together information on our valued package partners and local attractions. We are always on hand to share ‘local secrets’ and our own personal recommendations.
WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT YOUR ACCOMMODATION Moonah Links is considered one of Australia’s most unique leisure resorts combining two 18 hole championship golf courses, a la carte restaurant, onsite dayspa and luxury accommodation. With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers.
FAVOURITE PLACES TO VISIT ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA AND WHY Conveniently located between one of Victoria’s most popular award winning attractions, the Peninsula Hot Springs and neighbouring Cups Estate Winery & St Andrews Beach Brewery, one does not need to venture far from the resort to experience the very best that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.