• Jackalope is a luxe countryside wine retreat on the Mornington Peninsula, 45 miles from Melbourne. This boutique resort comprises 45 luxury rooms, a working winery, destination dining, a 30-metre infinity pool lapping over the vines, event facilities, art commissions and installations, and a cellar door serving up the best of the Peninsula’s wines, food, pastoral pleasures, and vintage vineyard views.
  • Set on a pristine property amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames a luxury hotel, unique in both destination and design.
  • Its hilltop position and westerly aspect provide peaceful views across neat rows of vines fringed by eucalypt and pinewoods. It’s a scene best enjoyed bathed in evening’s golden glow with a cocktail on the terrace or poolside deck.
  • With a moderate, coastal climate, the Peninsula offers year-round opportunities to explore the region’s wineries or tee off on its world-class golf courses.
  • Framed by two spectacular coastlines, the Peninsula’s unique array of dramatic surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean really is one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds.

Bushranger’s Bay Walking Track

A 5.4km return coastal and bush track where wallabies are a common sight and the sea glimpses are breathtaking. Bushranger’s Bay was the setting for the movie, Where the Wild Things Are, as it is a desolate and beautiful cove that was selected for its wild beauty.

McClelland Sculpture Gallery

An outdoor sculpture as well as a gallery McClelland’s has been offering a unique experience since 1970, with 100 permanent outdoor sculptures in the ti-tree forests and an outdoor café also available. You can join one of the free guided tours, twice daily on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Pt. Leo Estate

Every detail of this ambitious winery, restaurant and sculpture park is designed to highlight and enhance the unique beauty of the 134-hectare site and its stunning views of Western Port Bay and a distant Phillip Island. The estate is home to 100 head of Black Angus cattle, a fertile veggie garden, chickens and bees, 50 acres of vines and, with the establishment of the Sculpture Park, over 40 spectacular large-scale sculptural pieces. Under the guidance of Culinary director, Phil Wood, the restaurant, described as a “modern Australian bistro”, echoes the philosophy of bistronomy found in modern Parisian bistros but with an emphasis on Mornington Peninsula produce in the main dining room. “It’s a simple, flavour-forward offering that mostly comes off the char-grill or from a wood-fired oven.”


Set on a stunning 25 acre working property, Polperro delivers a complete vineyard, food and wine experience, offering a bistro and cellar door on site. An inspired regional menu is complemented by highly acclaimed estate wines, creating a synergy between the vineyard and kitchen. The bistro, designed by Hecker Guthrie, is strikingly modern – earthy, warm and inviting, the space integrates the outdoors seamlessly with its floor-to-ceiling windows and large open-air timber deck. No matter the season, guests can enjoy the ambience of the venue and relax overlooking the vines and valley.

Ten Minutes by Tractor

Ten Minutes by Tractor’s restaurant aims to effortlessly bring together all the elements necessary for a memorable lunch or dinner: contemporary cuisine from our talented chef, attentive and knowledgeable service, a wine list that’s been judged Australia’s best, and a relaxed ambience with magnificent views over vineyards and countryside. Chef Adam Sanderson’s innovative menu is driven by fresh regional produce and his classic French training is overlaid with the new approach and techniques of restaurants such as The Fat Duck and Noma.

Port Phillip Estate

Gourmet Traveller described the Dining Room at Port Phillip Estate as ‘one of Australia’s top one hundred dining experiences, the very picture of a chic modernist chateau.’ The menu expresses a strong sense of the European influences that lie at the core of Port Phillip Estate. We love the expansive outdoor timber deck taking advantage of the sweeping vineyard and coastal views to Westernport Bay and Bass Strait.

Peninsula Hot Springs

Set on 42 acres, the Peninsula Hot Spring and Spa offers bathing house and a range of other services that aim to provide a relaxing and rejuvenation global experience for the guests. From Turkish steam baths, reflexology walks, underground sauna, cave pool and spa treatments, the options are endless. The Spa offers additional private pools and focuses on tranquil spaces for the individual. Live music sets the scene of Thursday nights to carry through the baths. There are also a number of dining menus and packages available seven days.

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Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula

Set on a pristine property amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames a luxury hotel, unique in both destination and design. Jackalope’s daring emprise, a delicate interplay between the ideal and surreal, is delivered through boldly curated installations and collaborations with some of Australia’s principal designers. The 45 designer dens deliver absolute in-room reverie. Interiors are lavished with custom-made comforts, while floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces connect the room’s contemporary design with its country entwine. Two starkly modern restaurants surprise with farm-to-fork food and a contemporary club-like bar stands in the shell of an old Edwardian homestead.  Overlooking the Mornington Peninsula’s vine-tangled countryside, the 30m infinity pool stands on a raised deck, surrounded by jet-black parasols and ashen sunbeds.

Jackalope is a design-led hotel full of surreal show-stopping glamour. A collaboration of Australia’s leading designers and creative talents, the property sits within its own vineyard, Willow Creek, about half way along the Mornington Peninsula. One of the first things that strikes guests is the seven-metre tall giant black sculpture outside the hotel’s entrance, a fusion of a jackrabbit and antelope, creating a mythical animal called a jackalope, from which the hotel takes its name. The theatrical touches continue inside where you will find a black colour scheme, custom-made furniture, original artwork, neon lighting and gold accents. This avant-garde urban design is less evident in the 45 rooms which exude calm and serenity, with a predominantly black, grey and ivory palette.

The strong design seen in the public areas is pleasantly restrained in the guestrooms, resulting in a look that’s still cutting edge yet much more restful. All are generously proportioned and come with outside space and a classy palette of ivory, black and grey. Of the 42 rooms, 20 are blessed with vineyard views; larger terraces and lower pricing compensate the remainder. Bathrooms either feature double rain showers or deep-soak Japanese baths (beautiful to look at but morally questionable in a place so prone to drought). Complimentary minibars and an up-to-date, on-demand entertainment system combine to make these not just rooms, but sanctuaries.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Lairs


Our signature suites deliver unparalleled luxury and standard inclusions designed for a most memorable stay. Included in your room rate is daily champagne/caviar service and massage treatments, plus daily breakfast, mini bar, on-demand movies and more. Delivering a reverie of luxury at every turn, Lairs are lavished with loft ceilings, an expansive 30 sqm terrace overlooking the vines, a double-sided indoor/outdoor fireplace, six-seater indoor dining table, kitchenette, and bar. A daring crystal and copper Christopher Boots lighting installation illuminates the loft and compliments the colour, tone and form of the room’s made-to-order, Zuster furnishings. Bathrooms boast double vanities, custom-made Hunter LAB amenities, a deep-soak stone Japanese bath, and a separate double rain shower.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Vineyard


Intoxicating vineyard views reign supreme with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace and a plush king bed all boasting bewitching eye lines over the vines. Custom-made furnishings outfit the remainder of the room, creating a tactile and seductive space. Rain showers, double vanities, custom-made bath products and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths create a spa-like setting in your private oasis.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Terrace


Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces connect guests to the rural surrounds, while king-sized beds and designer details provide immersive indulgence and comfort. Rain showers, double vanities, custom-made bath products and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths create a spa-like setting in your private oasis. Custom mosaics and bathroom fixtures are finished in bronzes or coppers, creating a reverie of luxury at every turn.

Dining is the Jackalope’s trump card. Lunches at Rare Hare, its ‘cellar door’ concept, feature small plates (eggplant with miso, kangaroo tartare) with ingredients from nearby farms. As befits its vineyard setting, only home-produced wines are served here, along with craft beers from two local breweries. A more global selection (and excellent breakfast) is offered in Doot Doot Doot, where a four-course (AUS $85/£50pp) or eight-course (AUS $125/£75pp) degustation is presented in an all-black space lit by Ten Thousand Light Bulbs – an installation by a Melbournian artist that references wine-making’s fermentation bubbles. There’s no à la carte option, but the hearty room-service menu provides an alternative to the fuss of fine dining. For cocktails, Flagadoot specialises in whiskey, gin and less conventional spirits such as Baijiu and Cynar, all served in a space defined by designer seating and contemporary art.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Doot Doot Doot

Doot Doot Doot

Embracing the elegant dining experience delivered by Doot Doot Doot, Jackalope Hotel delivers world class private dining for groups of 9-20. In our private dining room Jackyak, overlooking the vines of Willow Creek. Vineyard, you will be in the hands of your personal waiter, chef and sommelier.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Flaggerdoot


Since 1876, the majestic Edwardian McCormick House has stood gracefully at the end of Jackalope’s meandering driveway. Reborn as the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot, it stands as an enduring reminder of the history of this picturesque property. Its current incarnation delights in the alchemic process of distillation; an experimental spirit stirs the daring cocktail menu, serving a mix of classics and in-house creations. The space itself is an infusion of forms; classic herringbone floors and open fires warm the room, while edgy installations and a one-off electric blue pool table, create a sense of curated-cool.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Rare Hare

Rare Hare

A food and wine affair, with a devil-may-care air. With room for 90 tails, Rare Hare boasts indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the vine-laced hills and across to Jackalope Hotel’s striking silhouette. A hand-crafted wood-fired oven takes pride of place in the dining space, adding character to the mood and food. Executive Chef, Guy Stanaway cooks with a good sense of curiosity and brings a tempting balance of heat, acidity, depth of flavour and texture to each plate.

Enthusiastic and upbeat staff ensure that service is unpretentious and friendly. Facilities are limited to the 25-metre, vineyard-facing, black-tiled infinity pool, beside which stands the ‘Geode’ housing massage parlour and bar. Guests can go behind the scenes in the on-site winery or head out to explore the hot springs, beaches and artisan food producers for which the peninsula is famed.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula pool
Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula pool deck


Overlooking the Mornington Peninsula’s vine-tangled countryside, the 30m infinity pool stands on a raised deck, surrounded by jet-black parasols and ashen sunbeds. At one end, an angular, zinc-clad building rises like a fragment of volcanic rock. Appropriately named the Geode, it’s used for private events and spa treatments.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Spa


A compact treatment menu at the Geode includes pregnancy massages and Jackalope’s signature oil-based massage, which blends Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Plant-based Edible Beauty Australia products, featuring botanicals and wildflowers from Australia’s remote hinterland, are used in facials.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Merricks, Australia
Nearest Airport
Essendon Airport, Essendon
Local Currency
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time Change
GMT +10
Best time to go
A year round destination, though temperatures drop between June and August

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