the Mornington Peninsula is well known for the array of fabulous places to visit, things to do and tastes to savour.

perfectly positioned right in the middle of it all on a heavenly stretch of ocean to access it all and then retreat again into your secluded cocoon.

there are hatted restaurants in amazing vineyards, galleries that show off their local artists to perfection, farm gate adventures for fresh produce, horse riding through coastal bush, flying high in a gondolier from the top of the highest place in the world …. arthurs seat!  amazing national park and beach walks.

How to get here

Choose the EastLInk and then Peninsula link to get to the end of the Peninsula at rosebud.  Or you may prefer the old Nepean Highway from Melbourne

Big blue backyard is about an hour and 10 minute drive from the centre of Melbourne

Follow your google map to the gate and then follow your text directions and access details you will receive well before the 3pm check in time


you will find all sorts of adventures and sustenance a short explore from your secluded hideaway and sustenance.

find a hand drawn map in your hideaway of the local area. Use it to explore the dune tracks with unexpected blue views at different turns.  patched beach roads that proffer world winning architecture next to battered coastal family havens of many years.

A coo wee in the car from your spot on Paradise drive you can visit

St Andrews Beach Brewery - for fabulous local brew and delicious food

St Andrews Beach golf course - apparently the best course on the Peninsula

Gunammatta Horse trails - romantic sunset beach rides

The Cups Estate - cellar door and restaurant - a little fancy and lot of fun

The Peninsula Hot Springs

There is a local pod of ‘back beach shops’  5km away with HUNTER cafe and store - delicious vegan food and really friendly service Chips & Gravy  Milk Bar famous for… you guessed, their chips and gravy,  372 Dundas St, Rye VIC 3941 MR T’s  in case you need a quick pizza delivery or some fish& chips to eat on the dunes watching the waves roll in  366 Dundas St, Rye VIC 3941 Back Beach cellars  - sooo convenient  with a great selection of local wines on offer 368 Dundas St, Rye VIC 3941.