In only a few short weeks of operation newly launched Jackalope Hotel has already won the accolade of Australia’s best hotel during the Gourmet traveler Australian hotel guide awards.

This fantastic property, which is only a few short km's away from Red Hill, is set on Willows Creek Vineyard in Merricks North and further cements the Mornington Peninsula as a convenient and luxury destination situated only an hour from Melbourne.

Luxury obviously comes at a price with the Jackalope development coming in at a cool $40 million for the 46 room hotel and surrounds. However guests can expect pure relaxation on the 143 year old former homestead with a black 30m infinity pool, spa and private terraces. Guests can also choose from 2 on-site restaurants - fine dining at the quirky named Doot Doot Doot and the more casual option of Rare Hare. And they can finish the night off in style and sample the latest cocktails at Flaggerdoot, the onsite bar.

Rooms per night start from $650 per night and a four course tasting menu at ‘Doot Doot Doot’ starts from $85.

For more information and for a slice of Peninsula luxury visit