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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


School Holidays @ Home!

Need some sweet relief with the kids these school holidays? Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie have you covered! Choose from any of the 6 kits such as Aust Animal Chocolate, Farm Animals, Chocolate Lollipop making kits. Range from $11.95 to $32.00

For full details visit www.mpchoc.com.au or
Ph: 03 5989 0040


Get your taste buds ready @ Craft Markets of Australia Essential Services & Food Market

Although we are still in lockdown, Craft Markets Australia is returning! There will be take home meals, produce, soaps, natural therapy products, pet food and more, all in one outdoor market.

Where: Mornington Racecourse
When: Sunday 10th & 24th October
Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Ph: 0412 839 417

*Please note this is a small scale market and not our usual Craft Market set up.

**Factory – Saturday 23. Covid-safe settings apply, including hand sanitiser, travel limits and QR check-in.
Visit for all your food, plants, pet products, alcohol and personal care products. Takeaway food also available.


Presented as part of MPRG’s Spring Festival of Drawing 2021 – Wall Drawings

Curated by Danny Lacy and Ellinor Pelz. Bringing together eleven leading contemporary artists from across Australia – Penny Evans, Emily Floyd, Tony Garifalakis, Julia Gorman, Yuria Okamura, Jason Phu, Kerrie Poliness, Cameron Robbins, Gemma Smith, Lisa Waup, Jahnne Pasco-White. This exhibition explores the expansive nature of wall drawings and paintings, situating newly commissioned wall-based works throughout the Gallery.

Dates: 4 September – 21 November
Regular Hours: 11am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday
Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
Ph: 03 5950 1580
Web: www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Home


Upcoming Exhibitions at &Gallery

Kate Briscoe – Geologica-Rockfaces – 5th – 20 November 2021

Where: 163 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Time: Open 7 days 10:00am to 5:00pm
for full details: www.andgalleryaustralia.net/gallery-1-2
Ph: 0417 324 795


Maze & Graze Packages

Enjoy all the fun of Enchanted Adventure Garden followed by lunch and a guided wine tasting at Trofeo Estate.
$190 for two which includes 2 adult admission passes & lunch.

for full details visit website Maze & Graze


Movies and fun @ Dromana 3 Drive in

Great selection of movies at Dromana Drive-In for all ages & taste
‘Make a memory at Dromana 3 Drive-In’

Date: See website for screenings
Address: 133 Nepean Highway Dromana
Ph: 03 5931 0022
Web: www.dromanadrivein.com.au
(Not open Mon, Tues, Weds during school term)


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


Reunite @ the Peninsula Hot Springs

Plan a cosy day out at the spectacular Peninsula Hot Springs. Celebrate that missed occasion or just the fact we can spend time together

Date: Open every day
Hours: General bathing – 5:00am to 11:00pm
Bookings: all bookings online or call 5950 8777
Address: Springs Lane, Fingal
Web: www.peninsulahotsprings.com


endota red hill

Massage & LED facial (60mins) – $120

This clinically tested high performance facial uses the latest technology to deliver collagen stimulating, anti¬-ageing results. Include a relaxation massage and you have a perfect winter combination. Enjoyed on a heated table in the stunning hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula

Ph: 03 5931 0044
Web: endota red hill


Live Music on the Peninsula

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


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 – 8:00pm til late

Postponed during lockdown – Watch this space……

Ph: 03 5984 2886
Web: www.tomkatz.com.au


Listen to tunes on a lazy Sunday afternoon @ St Andrews Beach Brewery

While you are there make sure to taste all of your favourite St Andrew’s Brewery beers. Book a table and relax with friends

Ph: 03 5988 6854
Web: www.standrewsbeachbrewery.com.au


Where to Eat

Delicious dinner for two from Merricks General Store

Enjoy at home on Saturday or Sunday night
The menu is specifically designed for those who like to eat meat, are vegetarian or pescatarian- you choose! You select your two main courses & add a bottle of wine if your heart desires & let us do the rest

*pick up or Peninsula delivery available
*limited numbers available
*easy to follow heating/cooking instructions included

or enjoy MG Winestores fun take on Drive thru!

the FRIDAY NIGHT DRIVE THRU 5-7pm DRIVEWAY SERVICE
Celebrate the end of the week by pulling up out the front of the store on Friday

Local wine, beer & cider.
$20 hot dinner on the fly!


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 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.

Web: www.ryehotel.com.au
Ph: 03 5985 2277
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 5985 2277


Lime Spice Hawker Beach Bar

Asian Fusion Dining
Open for lunch Friday to Sunday from 12noon
Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm
Book your table at limespice.com.au
2839 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye
Ph: (03) 5910 0966
Address: 2839 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye


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 @ LOQUAT

Social Distancing is important but so is eating well! See our website for up-to-date
menu for ISO takeout. We will process your order, arrange pickup time
& keep the transaction contactless.

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
Preorder by calling the Restaurant
Web: www.loquat.com.au
Ph: 03 5984 4444

… UNTIL SOLD OUT …


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


Water-Based Activities

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


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


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


**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