Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mornington Peninsula - 1.5 hrs South of Melbourne

We arrived at the Mornington Peninsula - Rosebud Foreshore Camping ground, to find that it is pretty much on the main road, along with all the supermarket chains and fast food giants, not quite what we were expecting after Wilsons Promontory... but lots to see around the area.

The following day we headed for Point Leo which was great, the tide was out and dozens of rock pools remain with luke warm water, perfect for hanging out in for hours on end, which is exactly what we did. We then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at Sorrento on the beach swimming and playing with other families, it was lovely and relaxing... just like one of those Little Manly balmy Friday nights, that goes on way beyond bedtime.

We came to Mornington Pensinsula to find the thermal springs on a recommendation from Ben (aka Ben the Healer). The thermal mineral water contains a range of naturally ocuurring minerals including sulphur, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc... We found the thermal springs and there were a dozen pools ranging between 37 - 43 degrees and you kind of just mill around checking them all out, as well as the plunge pools, sauna, reflexology walk, and a whole range of luxury massages, yoga, etc... It was just beautiful, five hours later.... we dragged the boys out of the water and the shrivelled up family decided it may be time to move on. This is one of my favourites so far. If anyone is coming down this way, its definitely worth a visit ($30 for the day per adult)

oh yeh.... good day all round

1 comment:

  1. Ha Ha fab photo of the boys in their pots!Love it x