Jackalope Hotel

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

At a Glance

  • A unique contemporary style with original art installations and artwork.
  • Gourmet food and wine from the hotel’s own boutique vineyard.
  • Spacious rooms with on-demand entertainment that feel more like a sanctuary than a guest bedroom.
  • Easily accessible from Melbourne

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Victoria enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers, balmy and mild spring and autumn and cool winters. The main summer season is from December-February and the quietest time of the year is the Aussie winter June-August. There is no doubt that the Mornington Peninsula is at its glorious best in the spring and summer, however, we think a good bottle of red wine, some great food and a roaring fire make this a great place for a winter retreat too.

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Insider's View

Complimentary transfers can be arranged by concierge for distances less than 10km, which means you can take full advantage of the neighbouring wineries and cellar doors.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Jackalope Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria

Description

A boutique hotel designed by Australia’s leading creative talents, Jackalope sits within its own vineyard on Mornington Peninsula. A classy combination of urban design, original artworks and gourmet cuisine, makes a stay here a truly memorable event.

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. Generously-sized, the rooms include king-size bed, custom-designed furniture, en-suite bathroom with double rain shower and the option for a black stone deep-soak Japanese bath. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Smart TV with on-demand movies, Bose speakers and complimentary minibar. All rooms include outside space.
 
There are two ultra-modern restaurants. The more casual is the Rare Hare serving small plates of artisan-produced local produce, while the main restaurant Doot Doot Doot, offers a range of set course degustation menus and regular wine events with food and wine pairings. The completely black space is lit by an art installation, Ten Thousand Light Bulbs, sculpted to resemble the fermentation bubbles produced during wine production. At the end of the drive, the stylishly black and gold Flaggerdoot cocktail lounge is housed in an old Edwardian homestead.
 
Guests can enjoy relaxing in the 30-metre black-tiled infinity pool overlooking the vineyard or enjoy a signature oil-based massage in the spa housed in the adjacent Geode building, shaped like alpine peaks and clad in zinc. A hotel for design-conscious couples, Jackalope combines urban cool with rural charm.
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Reviews

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Charlotte Winter (Staff)

Conveniently just a 1 hour drive from Melbourne, Jackalope is a great choice for guests looking to indulge in great wine from one of the country's best wine regions, the Mornington Peninsula. Unlike many more traditional properties in the region, Jackalope is cool and contemporary, with quirky modern art installations juxtaposing against the surrounding vineyards.
 
The property is made up of a number of rooms and suites within the main building, but I would strongly suggest a Vineyard Suite for the direct views across the swimming pool and vineyards. The bedrooms feature a private balcony - albeit not hugely private as you can technically look across into other guests' balconies - as well as an ensuite bathroom with an enormous bath tub and shower. There aren't any room divisions between the bathroom and bedroom, so perhaps not an ideal choice for guests wanting more privacy between the two areas.
 
During your stay, make sure to indulge in the vast array of locally sourced dishes from the tapas-inspired restaurant, Rare Hare. Otherwise, for something a little more formal, Doot Doot Doot offers a 5-course set menu.
 
A stay in the Mornington Peninsula is not complete without a visit to a winery or two. Although there is a cellar door at  Jackalope, private transfers can also be arranged to other nearby wineries which is well.

Experiences

  • A Day with a Local Melbourne Foodie

    Explore Australia’s most exciting culinary destination in the company of a passionate local foodie, taking you to some of Melbourne’s best kept secrets and sampling food and wine amongst the city’s neighbourhoods and local markets.

  • Day 2 - Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk: Milanesia Track to Moonlight Head

    This mornings hike is more challenging than yesterday, but avid walkers will be rewarded with spectacular seascapes and wild-weathered headlands.

  • Epicurean Adventure in the Yarra Valley

    Explore the picturesque vineyards, award winning wineries and artisanal food offerings of the Yarra Valley on this privately guided full day tour. Enjoy premium wines before feasting on a delectable luncheon at one of the areas top wineries.

  • The Great Ocean Road by Land and Air

    Spend a day exploring one of the greatest driving routes in the world, with its world-class surf breaks, quaint seaside towns, deserted coves and towering cliffs, before boarding a private helicopter and seeing this spectacular landscape from the air.

Location & directions

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Jackalope is located in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

How to get there

Fly into Melbourne. From there, Jackalope is a 1-hour drive by car.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Jackalope Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria

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