Where to start... The Dairy at Red Hill has to be our favourite property we've visited in Australia!

The one-hour drive down to Red Hill on Saturday morning was quick and easy, which meant lots more time to explore around the Mornington Peninsula. Our first stop was Torello Farm to pick up some fresh flowers, recommended by our host. Here you can buy fresh fruit, veggies, and sunflowers that are grown right on the farm. I always love to ask the locals where to go for the best coffee in the area, and someone recommended we check out Wombat cafe, a delicious vegan breakfast spot that did not disappoint.

After quickly checking Point Leo's beach, 10 mins away from our property, we made it to The Dairy, where we finally met our host, Chloe. She welcomed us in her home and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. She gave us lots of amazing tips on things to do in the area, including paying a visit to the Merrick general store. This is a must-visit if you love cakes!

We spend some time enjoying the property, before heading out to explore some more. From Merrick, we drove down to the Cape Schanck lighthouse and to Flinders for sunset. This is also a must if you visit the area.

On our way home we picked up some freshly baked bread from Fontalina, a pizza place 10 mins away from our property, so we could have some for breakfast in the morning.

Our host mentioned how beautiful the sunrise is on the property, so the next day we decided to wake up early and watch the sun rising while lying in bed sipping coffee.

Things We Did

  • Sunset
  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
  • Sunrise
Sunset stroll
This is my new favourite place in Mornington Peninsula! After parking your car at the beginning of the Tea Tree Creek walk, you'll follow a path through long grass and farmlands which opens onto stunning cliffs and a little beach. Bring a rug and watch the sun go down here....
Cakes for days
You can eat all type of fantastic food here, but we opted for cakes only. Best decision ever! If you are ever in the area, don't forget to visit and get some snacks from here. From the Merrick general store, you can also go on a little walk called Red Hill Rail Trail that goes all the way back to Red Hill, and it takes roughly 45 mins....
Walk around the lighthouse
A stunning walk around the lighthouse and down to the tip of Cape Schanck where you can see some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. Follow the long path all the way down to the beach, enjoy the view and don't forget to look out for wildlife....
Watch the sun rise
Our host said the view at sunrise is stunning so I decided to set the alarm at dawn to enjoy the view. You can open the curtains and watch the sunrise from the bed and have breakfast outside once the sun is up....

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