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King Louie’s Cubby, Red Hill

King Louie’s Cubby, Red Hill

[ 0 ] June 14, 2012

Looking for accommodation in Red Hill? King Louie’s Cubby is the ideal base for exploring the nearby beaches, wineries, breweries and walking trails.

Surrounded by over 6 acres of land, this idyllic little cottage boasts beautiful views, two double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy woodstove fire.

King Louie's Cubby, Red Hill - PICTURES - Mornington Peninsula

Cook up a feast on the barbecue, help yourself to some fresh herbs from the garden or relax on the decking. There’s even a rustic dining table so you can enjoy family meals in front of the fire.

Fluffy white towels, soft bedlinen and fresh flowers on arrival make this self-contained cottage an absolute winner.

Nearby activities

There are countless wineries in Red Hill – the nearest being Paringa Estate, Montalto Vineyard and Tucks Ridge. The famous Red Hill brewery, a convenient lunch stop that prides itself on delicious pub grub, is also a must for beer lovers.

A little further afield lies T’Gallant, Port Phillip Estate (highly recommended) and Mantons Creek. Our advice? Spend a day cycling around the local wineries. Yes, it’s hard work. Yes, you’ll get soaked if it rains. But if the sun’s shining, it will be the highlight of your trip!

Prices

Prices vary from $200 – $277 per night. Make a booking or see more pictures of King Louie Cubby.

Looking for more things to do in Mornington Peninsula? Visit the Peninsula Hot Springs for a spa-like experience you’ll never forget.

Relax at the Peninsula Hot Springs

Relax at the Peninsula Hot Springs

[ 1 ] June 7, 2012

Visiting the Mornington Peninsula? Don’t miss a trip to the Peninsula Hot Springs for a spa experience that will take your breath away.

Relax in the hydrotherapy pools, work up a sweat in the sauna or retreat to the darkness of the cave pool to enjoy the tranquility. There’s even a hilltop hideaway (pictured) with 360 degree views across the countryside – perfect on a cold winter morning.

Hill-Top Pool - Peninsula Hot Springs - Australia

How it works

The natural spring water flows from an aquifer 637m below the ground. It rises to within 10m of the surface before getting pumped into over 20 pools across the complex.

It is this process that ensures the water remains a balmy 37C – 43C. The heat helps induce blood flow and sweating, both of which release toxins and assist the healing process. The springs also contain natural minerals such as bicarbonate, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Best time to visit

Avoid the crowds and visit the hot springs Tuesday – Thursday. Better still, get here at the crack of dawn (or when it opens at 7.30am) to enjoy the peace and quiet. Fancy a moonlit dip? As the night draws in, the lights cast eerie shadows over the bubbling pools. What better way to spend a romantic evening?

Hot Springs by night - Peninsula Hot Springs, Australia

Prices

Early Bird prices (before 10am) vary from $15 to $20; standard prices vary from $20 to $35; and and kids prices vary from $10 to 20. Fancy an upgrade? Bathe in the tranquil Spa Dreaming Centre pools. Price includes use of a locker, towel and a fluffy white bath robe – a nice touch in the cooler months. Entry $50-$60 ($30 when you book in for a spa treatment).

Buy tickets online and don’t forget to check out the spa packages for more exclusive deals.

Nearby Accommodation

Nearby accommodation includes plush golf resort Moonah Links and the luxurious Hummingbird Eco retreat based in Red Hill, a 20-minute drive away.

Find out more information by visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs website or browse more fun things to do in Australia.

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