Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, Victoria 3926, Australia

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“Designer lairs on the vineyard”

As the story goes, whiskey is the tipple of choice for these mythical part-jackrabbit, part-antelope creatures, but this Jackalope is enticing guests with wine. The 46-key hotel is a modern yet century-old homestead. The sculptured art installations make the vibe avant-garde, while the surrounding vineyards keep it charmingly bucolic. Just an hour from Melbourne, the dining here is top-notch, and the relaxing atmosphere is as intoxicating as the views and fine wines.

Best time to visit : All year

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • The ‘All the Guilty Pleasures’ package comes with guilt-free caviar, martinis, a degustation menu, and on-top F&B credit
  • Modern design and bold art installations throughout
  • The gorgeous 30-meter infinity pool and guest terrace overlook the rolling vineyards
  • Roomy rooms start at 38 sq. m. of interior space – book a vineyard-facing one for added wow factor

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

45 Rooms

With floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace and plush king beds, the majority of rooms boast 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 and custom-made bath products create a spa-like setting in your private oasis.

Room Facilities

  • Custom-made Zuster furniture
  • Outdoor seating
  • Two-seater indoor lounge
  • Writing desk
  • ​Double vanities
  • ​Rain shower
  • ​Custom-made Hunter LAB amenities
  • Half of rooms have large soaking tubs
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access
  • 43” flat screen HDTVs with complimentary on-demand new release movies
  • In-room Samsung tablet
  • Bose Mini II Bluetooth speaker
  • USB port
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Complimentary minibar [excluding wine]
  • Complimentary breakfast served in Doot Doot Doot
  • Complimentary Sunday Yoga [January, February, March]
  • Complimentary parking
  • In-room tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and board, hairdryer, umbrella, safe, bathrobes

Need to Know

Check-in 15.00 / Check-out 11.00

Terrace Room
Terrace Room
  • 2-3
  • 38 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Rural

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 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.

Terrace Room with Bath
Terrace Room with Bath
  • 2-3
  • 38 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Rural

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, 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.

Vineyard Room
Vineyard Room
  • 2-3
  • 38 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • 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 and custom-made bath products create a spa-like setting in your private oasis.

Vineyard Room with Bath
Vineyard Room with Bath
  • 2-3
  • 38 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • 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 and custom-made bath products, deep-soak Japanese baths create a spa-like setting in your private oasis.

Lair Suite
Lair Suite
  • 2-3
  • 85 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Vineyard

Delivering a reverie of luxury at every turn, Lairs are lavished with loft ceilings, an expansive 30 sq. m. 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 color, 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.

Doot Doot Doot
Doot Doot Doot
At Doot Doot Doot, a respect for the feast is effortlessly offered with disrespect for the familiar. A presentation of Australia’s finest produce, plated with fresh goods from our expansive kitchen garden, champions a menu intrinsically linked to the land.
Rare Hare
Rare Hare

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.

Infinity Pool
Infinity Pool

The hotel’s stunning, black 30-meter infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vines, showcasing a tranquil sightline from water to wine. Private pool deck conveniences include a heated plunge pool. 

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Just a one hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has long been known as Melbourne’s summer playground. Framed by two spectacular coastlines, the region offers some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure and leisure activities.

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, Victoria 3926, Australia

The GM's Top Recommendations

Tracy Atherton
Tracy Atherton
Group General Manager

Born in the UK, Tracy has 30 years of experience with Hyatt International, Aman Resorts and is now leading the Jackalope group.  Tracy has worked in London, Sydney, Indonesia and now calls Melbourne home.  The Jackalope brand is aiming to grow with more international properties in the coming years.

Local Vineyards
Local Vineyards
"With over 90 vineyards in the local area, it’s perfect for a day out wine tasting. The predominate grape varieties are Chardonnay and Pinor Noir. Jackalope also has it’s very own vineyard too."
Peninsula Hot Springs
Peninsula Hot Springs
"Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination on the Mornington Peninsula."
The Eagle
The Eagle
"The Eagle is a Gondola ride offering picturesque views of the state forest, plus a cafe at the summit."
The Moonlit Sanctuary
The Moonlit Sanctuary

"The Moonlit Sanctuary is Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park. Where you can get an up-close look at Australia’s amazing animals. Explore the bush-land while feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting friendly koalas and enjoying encounters with colorful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species."

Laura
Laura
"Set on one of the most pristine locations on the Mornington Peninsula, Laura's one hatted offering has been designed by Culinary Director Phil Wood. Phil's elegant and thoughtful dishes convey the unique region that is the Mornington Peninsula."
Point Leo
Point Leo

"Point Leo Restaurant is a one hatted bistro style restaurant. The all weather Wine Terrace offers a casual weekend menu designed for families and groups to share."

Montalto
Montalto

"A visit to the Good Food Guide hatted Montalto Restaurant is an experience not to be forgotten. Central to the kitchen is fire, with a wood fire grill allowing the best of ingredients to sing. The abundant seasonal produce of the Montalto property is given top billing, and locally sourced meats, fish and fowl showcase the very best the region has to offer."

Ten Minutes by Tractor
Ten Minutes by Tractor

"Since the restaurant first opened its doors in 2006, the goal has been to try to bring together all the elements necessary to create a memorable experience for guests. A celebration of the incredible produce from the Mornington Peninsula, the knowledge, skill and attentive service of the chefs, waiting staff and sommeliers, a wine list that provides endless opportunities for discovery."