Enjoy the unique experience of wine tasting by horseback on a Mornington peninsula day trip from Melbourne. Just an hour by road from Melbourne, the Mornington peninsula is renowned for its cool breezes, hillside vineyards, olive groves and country estate retreats. On a three-hour horseback ride you'll visit some of the peninsula's most celebrated wineries to taste their award-winning wines. In the afternoon, visit the Lavender Gardens and lose yourself at Ashcombe Maze, Australia's oldest and largest maze. Explore the famous strawberry fields of Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (November to April) or relax and unwind at the peninsula Hot Springs (May to October) before returning to Melbourne in the late afternoon.