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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.

Local Activities

Manyung Gallery presents Craig Penny

The ‘Beach and Coastal Memories’ exhibition displays both acrylic and watercolour to capture Craig’s imagery of beaches, boats, sand and seascapes.

When: 25th November to 9th December
Where: 113 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Ph: 03 9787 2953 or 0419 651 925

Join Birthday Celebrations @ Aurora Spa-Bathhouse

It’s Aurora’s first birthday and they would love you to join them where they will be celebrating with a line-up of hosted wellness activities, including workshops with our founder and recently awarded “Wellness Warrior of the Year”, Lyndall Mitchell. Enjoy the Bathhouse Ritual at a special birthday price that includes access to our hosted Bathhouse Sessions. Wellness Workshops are complimentary for all treatment and bathing guests.

Workshops in the Relaxation Lounge:
10.00am-10.45am – Finding Calm with Lyndall Mitchell
Learn strategies to reduce stress, support your nervous system and live with more calm and greater focus.

11.00am – 11.45am – Beyond the Triple O with Lyndall Mitchell
Over-worked. Over-tired. Over-scheduled: How to refuel your tank and step out of exhaustion.

2.00pm – 2.30pm – Ingestible Beauty
Join Courtney Rice from Vida Glow and learn about the benefits of collagen, a building block that gives your skin, hair, nails and joints their structure, elasticity and strength.

Bathhouse Sessions:
11.00am – 1.00pm – Breathwork
Elle will be leading a rotating series of breath work sessions to take your bathhouse experience to new levels of calm.

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Meditation & Contrast Therapy
Join Poppy as she conducts a rotating series of meditations and guided hot and cold therapy sessions.

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Sound Bathing
Immerse yourself in a healing sound experience led by Dee Steller as you enjoy our mineral pools.

Aurora are also offering complimentary Biologique Recherche Skin Instant Lab to guests enjoying a treatment on the day – please note that advanced bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

Date: Friday 24th of November
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm
Where: Aurora Spa & Bathhouse – 23 Constitution Hill Rd, Sorrento
Cost: $75 for 2 hours of bathing and activities, simply use the code 1STBIRTHDAY at the checkout

What’s on at Arilla and Boneo Park

In November and pre Christmas Boneo Park have the following events happening around Arilla Restaurant where you can watch the Equestrian action:

17th -19th – Stable Ground Spring Dressage Championships
There will also be Test Training days mid week on the 16th and 29th of November.
December –
1st December – Boneo Park Christmas Dressage
2nd December – Toorak College Interschool Horse Show
9th-10th December – Boneo Park Jumping
To book your table:

Introducing Smooth Sundays at Trofeo Estate

Indulge in an afternoon of sophistication and style, as Trofeo Estate presents their first Smooth Sunday event. Immerse yourself in the soothing melodies of renowned 3-piece jazz band, Santa Monica who will be performing live, while savouring a delectable 5-course tasting menu personally curated by our Executive Chef, Steve Davidson. Enjoy a glass of our Blanc de Noir on arrival as you settle in for what is sure to be a first class afternoon. Tickets $149pp

When: 19th November
Time: 12:00 to 5:00pm
Where: 85 Harrisons Rd, Dromana
Bookings essential

Sorrento Summer Wine Festival

A day of summer wine, sea breezes, music & delicious food at the beautiful Pioneer Memorial Gardens! Enjoy wines from your favourite Peninsula wineries plus a wonderful selection of food from some of Sorrento’s most loved vendors including an oyster bar & more. Tickets are $65 & includes your own Riedel glass & wine tastings with over 18 wineries.

When: Sat 25th November
Time: 12:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Cnr Melbourne & Ocean Beach Rds

Peninsula Hot Springs Ride & Walk for Relief

Ride for Relief is expanding to include a walk for mental health. Alongside community partner Mentis Assist, PHS are hosting the 6th annual Ride for Relief, a charity cycling event to build connection and mental health awareness.

Along with the 1-day and 6-day rides, this year PHS are giving our community the opportunity to experience Walk for Relief – a 10km walk through Portsea’s Point Nepean National Park.

While our 6-day ride is full, PHS invite you to secure your place on the 1-day 108km ride and our new 10km walk event, both taking place on Sunday 25 February, 2024

To sign up: visit

High Tea By The Sea @ Aurora Spa & Bathhouse

Enjoy a luxurious Sunday Experience at Aurora Bathhouse followed by Scott Pickett’s High Tea. Ease into a 90-minute bathing journey designed to optimise your well-being with our state-of-the-art bathhouse. After you’ve completed your bathing journey, head to Coppins Lounge and enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury delights served with speciality teas by Yugen Tea. Treat yourself to a glass of bubbles, traditional scones with house-made jams and cream, finger sandwiches and fresh pastries.

Available: Sundays in Coppins Lounge from 2-5 pm.
Time: 10am Bathing and 2pm High tea sitting
To book:

Celebrate Christmas Eve in style at Barlow!

Delight in a complimentary gingerbread mojito, live music, and a lavish dinner. Book your table from 6 pm -8.30 pm or simply walk in. Let’s make this Christmas Eve memorable with music, joy and celebration. Festive wear is warmly welcomed

Book your table today:

Embrace Christmas magic @ The Continental Sorrento

With two exquisite culinary experiences curated by Chef Scott Pickett, you’ll feel a luxurious blend of tradition and opulence. Choose between The Atrium’s innovative Aussie Christmas feast or Audrey’s lavish seafood lunch and make this festive season truly memorable

Limited spots available
Book your table today:

Sorrento Summer – New Years Day @ The Continental

Start your year in style with our New Year’s Day Bottomless Brunch at The Continental, set on our stunning Sunset Terrace. Indulge in an all-encompassing brunch affair from 11 am and be sure to witness the summer sunset with live music from 3 pm

Book via website:

Pasta Making Workshop @ Billies

Join Warwick Beard, founder of Wazza’s Kitchen for 2.1/2 hr guided pasta making session. Main Ridge Dairy Goat Cheese meets classic italian pasta recipes including 3-cheese ravioli, spaghetti carbonara and more. Perfect for a group or come solo, soak up the surrounds, sip on local wines and enjoy lunch made by you! Price – $140pp includes Main Ridge Apron

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Lisa’s Creative Art Workshop @ Billies

Set high upon the rolling hills in Main Ridge, this is the perfect space to immerse yourself in this creative workshop. Lisa Foley has spent the last 15 years creating murals, art installations and community art projects. Sip on wine, taste the delicious cheeses of Main Ridge Dairy and create your own special artwork. Art materials will be supplied – Price $160pp

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Jacqui’s French Cooking Workshop @ Billies

Main Ridge Dairy Goat Cheese meets a 5 course French Dining Experience, including Classic French Onion Soup, Cheese Souffle, Croque Monster & much more. Groups or solo, join Jacqui for this Oh So French fun and delicious workshop. Price $220pp includes Main Ridge Dairy Apron

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Moonlit Sanctuary – the best way to see Aussie animals

Now introducing Heath & Nellie, Moonlit’s new short beaked echidnas and newly hatched Gang Gang Parrots & Kingfisher chicks. Don’t miss the Barking Owl, yes, it barks like a dog! Or if you have any junior wildlife lovers ready to get outdoor over the school holidays, the Keeper Club is the ideal activity. The holiday program includes environment activities, animal encounters and native animal care and a typical day includes interactions with cockatoos, reptiles and nocturnal animals that are usually off-limits to the public

Website to book:

Barefoot bowls @ Sorrento Bowls Club

You’re invited to join in the fun at the iconic Sorrento Bowls Club for a barefoot bowls session at a day and a time to suit you. All ages welcome and coaching on hand if you need it! To book your session visit the website

Where: Hotham Road, rear of David Macfarlan Football Oval)
Book in early via the club website
Cost : $16.50pp which includes equipment and access to Clubhouse facilities and licensed bar
NOTE: a minimum charge of $165 applies and covers up to the first 10 players

Group bookings for barefoot bowls can also be made at other times by contacting Judith on 0412371321 ##

Pickleball is at @ Sorrento Community Centre

Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is easy to learn and play at almost any age, this sport for life is regularly described as the fastest growing sport worldwide. A better and more fun workout than walking – meet others at the same time. All equipment is supplied, wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring your water and a smile ready to have some fun!!

When: Every Monday,Tuesday & Thursday
Time: Mon 1-3pm Tue 12:30-2pm, Thurs 11:30am & 7:30pm
Where: 860-868 Melbourne Road, Sorrento – Basketball Stadium
Phone: 5984 3360

Beleura House & Garden

Take of tour of the house, gardens and collections with Beleura’s expert guides. Choose from the Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea or Twilight Tours and upcoming music events

Watch this space for a full 2024 music program

Dates, times, ticket price visit website

Sorrento Ghost Tours

Don’t believe in ghosts? Join the Sorrento Ghost Walking Tour, visit 12 historical locations with at least 8 of them said to be haunted and prepare to have your mind changed.

Date: choose your own date
Time: Choose your own time – normally 8pm
Phone: 0409 844768

Private tours only for up to 6 people $200.
$35 per person on top of set price for more people. No concessions, no children prices.

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

Live Music on the Peninsula

Coming up in October @ The Velvet Lounge

Peninsula Beer Garden

Fri 17th 3:00 to 6:00pm – From The 5
Fri 17th 7:00 to 10:00pm – Tim Stout & The Hoodoo Men (ticketed)
Sat 18th 12:30 to 3:30pm – Janice Alexander & Co
Sat 18th 4:00 to 8:00pm – Warrains
Sun 19th 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Smooth Operators Trio
Fri 24th 12:30 to 3:30pm – Rob Papp
Sat 25th 1:00 to 5:00 pm – The Calmer Miles
Sat 25th 8:00 to 10:00pm – Australian Whitney Tribute (Ticketed)
Sun 26th 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Deja Vu

**Live music every weekend at the Peninsula Beer Garden and it’s free!**

For full line up visit:

Another huge month @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

Keeping music alive!
Coming up at Tom Katz:

Sat 18th November – Big & Horny (Tickets $55 + BF) 5:00pm til late
Sun 19th November – Catnip The Band
Sun 26th November – Alfi Rocker Band
Sun 10th December – The Herberts
Sun 17th December – Lionel Loves Vinyl

For full list of November to December gigs visit website

Music Sundays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tickets $15 + BF online thru trybooking
Where: 3 Hurley St, Sorrento
Ph: 03 5984 2886

Where to Eat

Arilla will now be opening it’s doors to Thursday night dinner service

Commencing Thursday 3rd August. As well as Fri, Sat & Sun lunch and dinner options. Arilla chef Adam Beckett ‘s impressive CV shows previous work in two Michelin Star restaurants in London as well as Australian hatted restaurants Quay (Sydney), Vue de Monde (Melbourne) and Paringa Estate (Mornington Peninsula), where he was head chef.

It’s such a wonderful experience watching the amazing equestrians put their horses through their paces whilst dining on Adam Beckett’s delicious menu!

Where: 312 Boneo Road, Boneo 3939
Ph: (03) 5986 3006

Le Capucin

Open for coffee, pastries house made pies etc. French meals such as Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin and more yummy treats available.

Le Capucin Open every day from 8:00am to 3:00pm
Full Kitchen menu until 2:00pm
Please Note that these hours are subject to change due to staff shortages. Le Sigh!

Ph: (03) 5984 3243
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.

Ph: 03 5985 2277

Water-Based Activities

Water Activities Galore @ Bayplay Adventure Tours

Snorkel / Diving Equipment Available every day from 9.00am – 5.00pm
Kayak Hire – Sit on Top (single or Double) – Available every day for a 3 hour hire, 10.00am or 1.00pm time slot
Stand Up Paddle Board Hire – Available every day for a 2 hour hire, 10.00am or 2.00pm time slot
Bike Hire – Available every day for a 3 hour hire, 11.00am
Available now – new E Bikes to hire and explore Point Nepean National Park and Bayplay will be open over the holidays. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Sea Kayak Tour – Dolphin Sanctury – Available every Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am – 3 hour experience
Snorkel with Seals – Available every Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm – 2 hour experience
PADI Open Water Dive Course – 3 Day course, Friday till Sunday – Available every weekend, starting December 3rd

Available on request:
Discover Scuba Dive – Uncertified Divers
Guided Dive – Certified Divers
PADI Refresher Course – Certified Divers
Private experiences in any of our offerings

Dates and times on our experiences are constantly changing due to weather and tide conditions, it is recommended to call or email to confirm the activity is going ahead and has enough space before booking. Book now:

Address: 3755 Point Nepean Road, Portsea VIC
Phone: 5984 0888

Dolphin Swims with Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Signature Tours, 3 hr Dolphin & Seal tours, 2 hr Seal swim tour or 90 min Wildlife adventure cruises
Take advantage of Moonraker’s Spring Special – 20% discount off during the months of Spring – simply use promo code “SPRING23”


Fishing on the beautiful Port Phillip Bay with Timeout Fishing Charters

Date: Everyday booking And weather depending
Time: if applicable Trips are run either 7am till 12noon or 8am till 12noon depending on the day, 1-5pm and there will be some 6-9pm
Address: Rye Boat Ramp for general charters or Blairgowrie Marina for disability charters
Phone: 0400 440 705

**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 and quote “Beachside” to get your 10% discount. Stay sterile!!

Mornington Peninsula Beachside Tourism