Set to the backdrop of an Italian-style vineyard, this new glamping spot on the Mornington Peninsula offers guests a slice of luxury outside the confines of the hazy city streets.
Mornington Peninsula Glamping is opening this October for those who want to visit the outdoors with all the comforts of home. The grounds, which are part of the Blue Range Estate Wines vineyard, include panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, giving it that seaside Mediterranean feel.
The tents are powered by solar panels and each boasts pillow-top queen-size beds and a fireplace to keep you nice and toasty in the cooler months. The site also includes a shipping container which has been converted into bathrooms so that guests can enjoy the comforts of a hot shower and plumbing.
You also won’t need to cook for your stay as the vineyard has an Italian restaurant featuring the estate’s delicious array of wines.
Founder Christian Melone says he was inspired by his Italian grandparents, who immigrated to Australia in the 1980s and established their own vineyard. Melone wanted to bring people a taste of his Italian roots without the expensive, 18-hour flights. "I saw an opportunity to attract people of my demographic who wouldn’t necessarily spend large sums of money on accommodation. I want people to experience diversity from city life without compromising luxury."
Prices start at $265 per night and there are ten tents on offer. Find out more here.