Just a one-hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has long been known as Melbourne’s summer playground. Framed by two spectacular coastlines, the region offers some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure and leisure activities. Gourmet Traveller calls it an “ideal food lovers’ weekender”, but beyond the selection of sumptuous food and wine, the region’s array of surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs, national parks, and the region’s rating as Australia’s top golfing destination, contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.
Where We Would Stay: Jackalope Hotel
A new standard in luxury accommodation, Jackalope Hotels’ debut property promises an experience to remember. Set on a pristine vineyard amid the Mornington Peninsula wine region – only one hour from Melbourne – intoxicating rural acreage frames a hotel unique in both destination and design. Highlights include 45 designer dens, immersive wine and culinary experiences and a striking, black 30-meter infinity pool overlooking the vines. Jackalope recently opened a monumental art installation called “Rain Room”, housed at the Jackalope Pavilion in St Kilda. An ethereal architectural statement, the Jackalope Pavilion is a creative and artistic space, through which Jackalope can showcase public art and activations in an urban context. The launch of the Pavilion and decision to bring Rain Room to Australia also supports a key part of Jackalope’s undertaking to bring internationally significant art to Australia.
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