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Upcoming Local Events & Attractions

There is always something happening here on the Mornington Peninsula – festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, food and wine tastings, markets and much more! Check out below to see what is coming up.


Junior Chocolaterie @ Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Experience a hands on 45 minute class in a parent free zone with our European Chocolatiers teaching you to make your very own chocolate creations. Includes:Chef’s hat and apron, name badges, graduation certificate, 3 chocolate creations to take home, plus plenty of fun and free tastings.
for ages 6-12 years – $40 per child
Rocky Road Festival – Give the classic Aussie treat a makeover throughout the month of May. Delicious hand-made blocks, bars, truffles, ice-creams and desserts using couverture chocolate and seasonal exotic ingredients.
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm May 1st to May 31st

Booking essential via website
Phone: 03 5989 0040
Address: 45 Cook Street, Flinders
Website: www.mpchoc.com.au


Cooking School is back @ Georgie Bass Cafe & Cookery

Autumn cooking classes have launched for the Autumn. Indulge your foodie passion in the state-of-the-art Miele teaching kitchen. Choose from Asian dumplings, pasta making, French food, Middle Eastern and so much more.
Ph: 03 5989 0201 (bookings online)
Email: info@flindershotel.com.au
Address: 30 Cook Street, Flinders
Web: www.georgiebass.com.au


Gin Masterclass @ Bass & Flinders Distillery

Delve into the wonderful world of gin! An interactive taste experience like no other where you can learn the fascinating history of gin and how it is made while blending up your very own bespoke gin to take home!

NEW: Bass & Flinders Spiced Brandy Masterclass
An immersive 2 hour experience learning all about brandy as you create your very own Spiced Brandy, and a bespoke 500mL bottle to enjoy! Swill, sniff and sip on a range of brandies and become acquainted with this classic spirit of elegance and finesse. Uncover the magic behind the ‘winemakers spirit’ in this guided class!
Date: See website for bookings
Address: 40 Collins Rd. Dromana 3936
Phone: 03 5987 3893
Website: www.bassandflindersdistillery.com
Our Distillery Door is open Friday: 11-5pm, Saturday: 11-6pm, Sunday: 11-5pm


Get your groove on @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

Tom Katz promotes live Australian music, both established and emerging artists, with a musical heritage that began in the 60s.
Events:

Sunday 25th April – ANZAC Day (1-7pm) FREE
After the day’s commemorations, enjoy a community afternoon at the Sorrento Portsea RSL and TomKatz. Starting at 1:00, it’s our free community BBQ, then the Surrey Hills Mob and Cruizin’ see us right thought til 7:00 with great live music. The whole afternoon is free, but book a ticket to ensure a place!
Ph: 03 5984 2886
Web: www.tomkatz.com.au


Flying High above the trees @ Arthurs Seat Eagle

Fun Facts: The Eagle has 34 gondolas. Each gondola can hold eight guests. The summit is 314 metres high. The flight takes approximately 15 minutes each way. The tallest tower is ‘Number 9’ – it’s 22 metres from the ground to rope level.
Open every day 10-5
Ph: 03 5987 0600
Email: info@aseagle.com.au
Address: 1085 Arthurs Seat Road, Dromana (Base Station)
Web: (BOOK ONLINE) @ www.aseagle.com.au


Lindi Forde @ Aegean Designs Portsea

New exhibition of the fabulous new works of Lindi Forde

Phone: 0424 545 366
Address: 1-3760 Point nepean Rd Portsea
Web: www.allisoneartist.com


Trofeo Estate meets @ the Enchanted Adventure Garden

Choose between General admission access or a tree surfing experience followed by lunch and a guided wine tasting at Trofeo Estate. What’s included: Guided 30 minute wine tasting at cellar door, grazing board to two (2 hour lunch reservation), glass of wine per person, choose between tree surfing or general admission
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (except Christmas Day)
Address: 21 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat (opposite Seawinds National Park)
Ph: (03) 5981 8449
Web: www.enchantedadventure.com.au


Get rolling @ Sorrento Bowls Club

Summer Barefoot Bowls – just call 0412 371 321 to book a 2-hour rink for $15 per person
Minimum charge $150 covers up to 10 players – includes access to clubhouse facilities and all bowls equipment.
Licenced bar and bbq hire available.
Phone: 0412 371 321
Address: Hotham Rd, Sorrento
Web: www.sorrentobowlsclub.com.au


endota red hill

Enjoy and relax with remedial massage and purchase products to help you continue your self-care.
Open for full service. Book an appointment to relax and unwind into the Summer Holidays

Ph: 03 5931 0044
Web: endota red hill


Movies and fun @ Dromana 3 Drive in

Great selection of movies at Dromana Drive-In for all ages & taste

See website for more details & to book tickets on-line.
www.dromanadrivein.com.au
Shel’s Diner open for food /snacks/drinks & merchandise sales.
Order from your car with our in-car delivery service, click & collect or simply walk into Shel’s Diner to step back in time to the 50’s!
https://order.hungryhungry.com/dromana3drivein/menu
‘Make a memory at Dromana 3 Drive-In’

See website for movie guide and session details
Address: 133 Nepean Hwy, Dromana Vic
Ph: 03 5931 0022
Web: www.dromanadrivein.com.au


Time to garden @ Heronswood ‘Diggers’

A full range of seeds, plants, bulbs & supplies are available online with an expanded range of edible ‘members only’ seeds to ensure members are able to continue to purchase their favourite varieties.

Ph: 03 5984 7321
Web: www.diggers.com.au


Boatshed Cheese

Drop in or to taste or call to organise a cheese tasting experience. Sarah, Sean and all the team will look after you and all your cheese desires.

Date: Monday to Friday, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-4
Address: 3/10 Thomson Terrace, Dromana
Ph: 0476 180 382
Web: www.boatshedcheese.com


Grown and made locally @ Red Hill Cheese

Cellar door will be open for contactless cheese sales (through our pop up window)
Red Hill Cheese is a family run artisan cheese company that produces small batches of cheese and gourmet produce from our bush property and cellar door in Red Hill

Your favourite cheeses can now be ordered online through our website or even better drop in for a tasting:
Web: www.redhillcheese.com.au


Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park

Moonlit Sanctuary is Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park. Come and visit and get an up-close look at Australia’s amazing animals. With our wide-open spaces, we offer a safe environment that complies with social distancing recommendations.
Explore our bush-land while feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting friendly koalas and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species.

More than 70 Australian species are waiting to meet you
9:00am – 4:00pm weekends and public holidays
9:30am – 4:00pm weekdays
Last entry at 3:00pm
Bookings are currently required for ALL admissions including for our members.
Address: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale
Ph: 03 5978 7935
Web: www.moonlitsanctuary.com.au


Cape Merchants

Visit Cape Merchants, mention Beachside Tourism and we will give you 10% off full priced items.
Pack your items in a Cape Merchants reusable shopping bag. Made with recycled PET bottles and printed with a fabulous anchor emblem, it’s functional, sustainably produced & stylish.
Phone: 03 59844641
Address: Cape Merchants, 65-67 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento (between the chemist and icecream shops)
Web: www.capemerchants.com.au

Where to Eat


St Andrews Beach Brewery

The Long Lunch is a three course menu designed by Head Chef Andreas Wittwer, showcasing some of Australia’s finest produce. Think chargrilled steak frites, fresh seafood or delicious vegan options if meat isn’t your thing. In addition to our wide range of tasty brews and refreshing seltzers, a premium wine list has been curated just for the occasion.

When: Every Friday afternoon
Where: St Andrews Beach Brewery Birdcage
Bookings essential: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-long-lunch-tickets-145388572133 on a first in best dressed basis


Le Capucin

Open for take away and dine in coffee, pastries house made pies etc. French meals such as Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin and more yummy treats available.
Hours: 8-3pm daily
E: bonjour@lecapucin.com.au
Ph: (03) 5984 3243
Web: www.lecapucin.com.au
3770 Point Nepean Road, Portsea


Rye Hotel

The Rye Hotel is a family owned business that has well trained and enthusiastic staff with old fashion friendly service values.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 5985 2277

Live Music at the Park Bar Rye Hotel – sit down and relax!
Enjoy a beer, live music and conversation with some friends in our new Park Bar. Head to the back and see what’s happening. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Lime Spice Hawker Beach Bar
Open for lunch Friday to Sunday
Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday
Book your table at limespice.com.au
2839 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye
Ph: (03) 5910 0966


Authentic Italian Food @ Sardo Sorrento

Come in and enjoy the Italian vibe and authentic food. Sip on an Aperol spritz and sit in the open air courtyard with friends and family. Everyone welcome.
Open every day – 5:00pm till late
Ph: (03) 5984 0811
Web: sardosorrento.com


Delicious food and great atmosphere @ LOQUAT

Dinner from 5.30pm Thursday – Saturday
Menu = 2 Course/ 3 Course ie min. 2 Course

VINYL HAPPY HOUR under the Loquat Tree &/or the Voodoo Lounge, we have created 3 new outdoor areas that have heaters, music & blinds

Ph: (03) 5984 4444
Web: www.loquat.com.au


You can get everything @ Merricks General Store

BREAKFAST service daily between 8.30-11am.
LUNCH service daily between 12-3.30pm
Afternoon visits for a glass of wine, with perhaps some cheese, is always encouraged
The Veranda Coffee window is open from 7:00am
Produce Store open every day 9:00am to 5:00pm
For all future gallery exhibitions click here
Ph: 03 5989 8088
Web: www.mgwinestore.com.au


Flinders Hotel – Gin High Tea

Gin High Tea @ Zigis Bar at Flinders Hotel
This could possibly be the best 3 hours of the year. Book yourself in for a wonderful treat.
Dates: 27.03.2021
Time: 12.00pm for 3 hours
Address: Cnr Cook & Wood Streets Flinders
Phone: 03 5989 0201
Website: www.flindershotel.com.au/around-flinders/gin-high-tea

Email: info@flindershotel.com.au
Web: www.flindershotel.com.au


Local produce and fresh coffee @ The Holy Bean Cafe

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Holy Bean offer a variety of roasts for your coffee choice. Our house coffee blend is from Reverence Roasters in Melbourne
HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday 8am – 3pm Thursday, Fri & Sat nights Dinners til 8pm
E: theholybeancafe@gmail.com
Ph: 5982 0522
Web: www.theholybean.com.au


Pizza heaven @ITALI.CO SORRENTO

MON | THURS | FRI
10:00AM – 3:00PM | 5:00PM – CLOSE
TUES | WED – CLOSED
SAT & SUN
8:00AM – 3:00PM | 5:00PM – CLOSE
E: italicosorrento@hotmail.com
Ph: (03) 5984 4004
web: italicosorrento.com


Pure Peninsula Honey

Pure Peninsula Honey Farm Shop – Open for your essential shopping! With our pure, raw honey, wax, skincare products made with honey, cider, ice cream, bee related merchandise, all available to purchase
Hours: 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm
E: enquiries@purepeninsulahoney.com.au
Ph: 5978 8413
Web: www.purepeninsulahoney.com.au
Address: 871 Derril Road, Moorooduc


Summer Trading @ Blue Mini Cafe

All day brunch, Seated indoor/outdoor dining (bookings recommended), Take away coffee/grab & go meals, pantry essentials, take away local beer, wine and cider
Open daily 7am – 3pm
Address: 2 Colchester Road, Rosebud
Ph: 03 5981 2520 (call & collect)
Web: www.bluemini.com.au


Live music every Saturday @ Limani Cafe Wine Bar – Portsea

If you love a coastal Greek vibe then Limani is for you! Sit back enjoy a Spritz, Local wine, Local beer and a few mezze plates as you soak in the chilled vible in Portsea Village

Address: 3760 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Ph: 0418 367 007
www:limaniportsea.com.au

Buy Local beer from St Andrews Beach Brewery

Taste all of your favourite St Andrew’s Brewery beers available. Book a table and celebrate with friends
Ph: 03 5988 6854
Web: www.standrewsbeachbrewery.com.au


1/2 price oysters @ Bistro Elba

Scumptious Oysters half price 7 days/week
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Address: 100-102 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Ph: 03 5984 4995
Web: www.bistroelba.com.au


Create memories @ Pt Leo Estate

Immerse yourself in the sculpture park overlooking the Westernport Bay and Hinterland of the Peninsula.
Sit outside for a relaxing fizz or treat yourself to the tastes of the Peninsula in the restaurant.
Open: Thur-Sun 11:00am – 9:30pm Mon-Wed 11:00am – 5:00pm
Address: 3649 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks
Ph: 5989 9011
Web: www.ptleoestate.com.au


Panda Eats @ Panda Blairgowrie

Ph: (03) 5988 8261
E: hey@pandablairgowrie.com.au
2871 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie VIC 3942
Web: www.pandablairgowrie.com.au


Water Activities Galore @ Bayplay & Illuka Retreat

Activites:
Sea Kayak Tour – The Dolphin Sanctuary – 9:30am & 1pm Daily
Snorkelling with the Sea Dragons – 2pm Daily
Guided Scuba Dives at 8:30am & 11am Daily
Hire equipment:
Stand Up Paddle Board Hire – Explore our bay on a Paddle board!
Sit on Top Kayaks – Enjoy our pristine coastline from a kayak!
Snorkel Gear – Check out our local weedy sea dragons!
Bike Hire – Discover Point Nepean National park!

Ph: 03 5984 0888
Address: 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Web: www.bayplay.com.au & www.ilukaretreat.com.au


Dolphin and Seal Swims and Sightseeing cruises @ Polperro Dolphin Swims

Date: Daily (weather permitting)
Time: 2 daily departures 8:00am and 12:00pm
Address: Sorrento Pier, adjacent to Searoad ferry terminal
Ph: 03 5988 8434
Web: www.polperro.com.au

Swimming and sightseeing tours @ Moonraker Dolphin Swims


Fishing on the beautiful Port Phillip Bay with Timeout Fishing Charters

Time: If applicable multiple trips each day. Call for further details
Address: Rye boatramp or Blairgowrie Marina if wheel chair trips
Ph: 0400 440 705
Web: www.timeoutfishingcharters.com.au


Exclusive Sightseeing & Fishing Charters @ Riptide Charters

Do you want to see the South Chanel Fort, Southern Pile Light, Chinaman’s Hat and Mud Islands on your own private tour?
All trips are by appointment, go where you want when you want.
Maximum 8 ppl (one party exclusively)

Price: Flat rate of $80 per hour (whole boat is yours, includes fishing gear
Departs: Blairgowrie Pier
Ph:0433 473 061 (Call Steve Ross to make an appointment)
Web: www.riptidecharters.com.au


Moonraker dolphin swims

A multi-award winning aquatic experience, offering a range of swimming and sightseeing tours, from 3-hour dolphin and seal swims to 90 minute wildlife sightseeing adventure cruises
Date: Daily (weather permitting)
Time: Season opens from Oct to April, our tours depart daily at various times throughout the day. Please call for further information
Address: Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Rd, Sorrento
Ph: 03 5984 4211 mob: 0451 795 797
Web: www.moonrakerdolphinswims.com.au


Ocean and Bay Fishing Charters with Rip Charters

Date: Trips depart daily in season. Weather permitting
Ph: 0438 390 312
Web: www.ripcharters.com.au


Sunset Cruise with Victorian Yacht Charters

Includes 1.5 hour Cruise on Luxury Yacht, Glass of bubbly, gourmet cheese platter
Date: Available Friday and Saturday – November through to March
Bookings essential
Ph: 1300 304 992
Email: sail@victorianyachtcharters.com.au
Web: www.victorianyachtcharters.com.au


**Sterile cleaning** @ Rest Easy Services

If you have any deep cleaning or extra sterilisation requirements, Rest Easy Services have teams trained and ready. Fully equipped with masks, gloves and hospital grade sanitiser spray.
Please call 0429 780 896 or email bookings@resteasyservices.com.au and quote “Beachside” to get your 10% discount. Stay sterile!!

 
Mornington Peninsula Beachside Tourism