School holidays again??

Can you believe it’s holiday time again.

If you are looking for the perfect place to bring the kids (and not have to travel for hours) look no further than Rye. Centrally located along the Mornington Peninsula, Rye has the most child-friendly beach alongside the Pier and is perfect for families with its relaxed vibe.


Our child-friendly apartments are located in the centre of town, overlooking the beach. Take a tour of each apartment and book the best one for your family’s size. We have thought of everything so you don’t have to. Think of Aquabelle as your very own holiday house – beach towels, toys, games, books.. all there plus the most gorgeous water views.

You are here .. so now what?

So you are in Rye. Now what to do with the kids. Our tip is this…plan one or two short events each day and then relax with a board-game or a movie in your apartment. Here’s a few activity ideas.

Peninsula Hot Springs. A fam’tastic place to sit, soak and catch up with each other. Head out later in the day and the mineral springs will mean your kids will be pretty relaxed and ready for bed (mine have fallen asleep in the car ride back to Aquabelle, and that is just 11 minutes long!)

Top Fun. A top pick for the kids and the kid in all of us. 36 hole mini golf, bowling and the myriad of token producing parlour games means a couple of hours fun for everyone. Top Fun! Oh and the perfect place if the weather turns all Melbourne’y. Undercover!

RIP Charters. RIP are the leading fishing charter crew in Victoria. They are out all year round and specialise in chasing the finest fishing so you’ll catch something! Trawl for salmon or try casting for big red snapper. You are in fine hands.

Bay Play. Bay Play provide all the toys you will need to make your stay more adventurous. Rent all types of gear – kayaks, bikes and SUP boards plus diving, snorkelling whatever takes your fancy.  Nothing beats a sunset paddle on Port Phillip Bay. And even if you haven’t ever Supped.. it is an easy thing to get a handle of (the kids will think it’s hilarious while you wobble along). Think laughs, think core workout, think seeing the Peninsula from a totally new perspective.

Polperro Dolphin Swims. This is an amazing day to have with the kids. Something they’ll remember always. Leaving from Sorrento Pier you will set sail in search of wild Bottlenose Dolphins and Aussie Fur Seals. Safe and fun for all ages.

Try out The Eagle at Arthurs Seat. Leave your car in the carpark and travel up the side of Arthurs Seat. Take in the spectacular views while you coast gently upwards, suspended, a truly Instagram’able moment.