Holiday Accommodation in Balnarring Beach
Also known as Tulum Beach, Balnarring Beach is a picturesque beachfront nature reserve, featuring rugged coastal cliffs, safe beaches, and thick, lush natural headlands that surround the bay. Perfect for those looking for the ultimate family holiday home, holiday rental or holiday villa on the beach. Home not only to a spectacular amount of wild life, the Balnarring Beach region is also famous for its huge selection of wine estates and award winning wines. And if wild life, the outdoors, surfing or drinking wine is not your thing, then head on down to the exclusive Balnarring Racecourse, whose racehorses are exercised 6 days a week on the beachfront.
Things to See and Do
Rain, Hayne & Shine
Dragging along bored, miserable kids on your perfectly planned family holiday? Then get them up and out of your holiday house and get them down to the farm Rain, Hayne and Shine. They can jump on the back of a horse and cart and go for a hay ride, bottle feed the baby animals, hand feed, cuddle and pet all the tame animals on the farm. If they are not completely exhausted by then, get them on a goat cart ride, then a pony ride and a visit with the tame and friendly dingo.
Coolart Historic Area
The Historic Mansion, the Coolart Homestead is surrounded by an abundance of beautiful gardens, exotic plants, winding walking paths to the beach, and the wetlands. There are barbeque spots to take the family for a day out in the country and a picnic, bird watching and glorious walks to be had through the reserve and the pristine manicured gardens.
Book a tour through the vast wine region; enjoy a sumptuous day of eating and drinking as you get shuttled from one cellar door to the next. Take a few friends and enjoy the gastronomic delights washed down with award winning wine for the day, or join a large tour of the entire Mornington Peninsula Wine Region complete with vineyard and cellar tours, shopping and sightseeing.
Balnarring Picnic Racing Club
Pack a picnic and head on down to the Balnarring Racecourse, where they hold regular picnic races suitable for the entire family. The Racecourse strives to promote horse racing as a family event, and on race days you can enjoy a leisurely picnic under the shady trees, wander through the numerous market stalls or let your kids visit the mounting yard and watch the horses as they are paraded. There are plenty of kid’s activities if they don’t feel like lying quietly under the trees, so a day outing suitable for the entire family.
Being on the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, the climate in Balnarring Beach is decidedly mild, with the extreme heat and cold temperatures of inland Australia being tempered by the cool sea breeze. Summer runs from October to April with temperatures averaging 24 C during the day, and winter averaging about 15 C during the day. Even thought the winter months are cool, it is not a heavy winter rainfall area and it is the perfect year round destination. Busier times will be during school holidays so that will be more of a deciding factor when booking your holiday accommodation in Balnarring Beach than the climate will be.
Getting there from the UK
Balnarring is just a short 90 minute but absolutely breathtaking drive from the busy city centre of the capital of Victoria, Melbourne. All the major airlines from all over the world have direct routes in and out of Melbourne every day. Shop around for the best price, and if you save some money on the flights, you can spend the rest up grading yourself to a luxury holiday villa on the beachfront. Hire a car and drive through to the Mornington Peninsula where you can pick up the keys for your seaside holiday rental.