BEST SUMMER DAY TRIPS FROM ST GERMAIN
This year we’ll all be looking for fun, close to home activities for the family and what better summer plans than a day trip to explore your own backyard! Luckily at St. Germain, you’re within easy reach of a gazillion awesome experiences!
Here’s just a small selection of fun things to try in your own backyard. Not only are they guaranteed to delight families and couples alike, but you’ll also be supporting local businesses that make St. Germain such a wonderful place to live.
LESS THAN 1 HOUR’S DRIVE
Enchanted Adventure Garden
55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat
An award winning family adventure, with mazes, ziplines, canopy walks and activities designed to enliven the senses and challenge the mind. Tree surfing, tube slides and bushland obstacles offer thrills for adults and kids alike. Book your tickets online.
The Funky Farm
209 Coolart Road, Hastings
What began as a couple’s home (with space for their horses) has grown into a wonderful farm with wombats, cockatoos, snakes, lizards, dingoes, kangaroos and koalas. Personal 2-hour tours are by appointment only, so head over to the website and make a booking!
Arthurs Seat Eagle
795 Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat
The 30-minute ride inside a state of the art gondola offers scenic views above the Mornington Peninsula, across Port Phillip Bay, towards the Melbourne city skyline and beyond. There’s also a café at the summit. Visit the website to pre-book tickets.
ABOUT 1 HOUR’S DRIVE
The Peninsula Hot Springs
140 Springs lane, Fingal
Whether you love day spas or hate them, families or couples will find this place is simply heaven. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into pools and private baths to create an idyllic setting. Bookings are essential, which you can do on the website.
Mornington Peninsula National Park
Boneo Road via Cape Schanck (north) or Nepean Hwy/Point Nepean Road (south)
With awesome surf beaches and the kangaroo haven of Greens Bush, the largest fragment of native bushland remaining on the Mornington Peninsula, this is not just a day trippers’ paradise – you can literally walk for days. Visit the website for detailed information.
Gunnamatta Trail Rides
150 Sandy Rd, Fingal
Whether you’re looking for a romantic adventure for two or a way to keep the whole family entertained, riding a horse along the beach or through the bush is an unforgettable experience. Places are limited and bookings essential, so visit the website today!
JUST OVER 1 HOUR’S DRIVE
The Penguin Parade
1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island
Experience the magic of watching Little Penguins waddle home from the ocean to their burrows. Phillip Island is home to one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world, which you can enjoy any night of the year. Visit the website for more information.
Koala Conservation Reserve
1810 Phillip Island Road, Phillip Island
Wander tree-top boardwalks to watch koalas up close in their natural habitat. Stroll the boardwalk through the woodlands and enjoy the abundant birdlife, wallabies, echidnas and bats… just remember to bring the mozzie spray! Visit the website for more information.
Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula
take the shuttle service to check out the spectacular scenery along this rugged coastline. Visit Fort Nepean (a real fort!), Point Nepean Cemetery, the rip, and the last place Prime Minister Harold Hold was seen before he took that fateful swim. Visit the website for details.