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Upcoming Local Events & Attractions

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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. You can also download our current what’s on list too!

Things To Do

School Holiday Art Classes @ Vine Gallery

These classes are designed to teach children to express themselves through creativity and artwork. There’s something magical about a child sparking the creative flair they may not have known they had. We all have natural ability and talent inside us and my aim is to help each child who attends these classes spark that creativity.

And, make sure you check out the website for all the wonderful Adult art classes on offer

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (Please arrive 10minutes early with your artist and bring a water bottle and some morning tea)
Cost: $75
Address: Shop 4, 69 – 57 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Ph: (03) 5984 4901

The roaring continues @ Dinosaur World

Bring the family to enjoy the wild and wonderful world of Dinosaurs. Open every day in the school holidays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: (03) 5977 3018
Address: Cnr Frankston-Flinders Rd & ONeills Rd, Somerville

Sorrento Ghost Tours

June school holidays2020
Available most evenings of the school holidays
Private Tours only

$300 for groups of up to 10 people
$25/person for any extra – limit 20 people

History tours also available during the day.
$200 for groups of up to 10 .
$15/person for any extra – limit 20

Choose time and date of tour
Bookings: 0409 844 768

Reopening on the 22nd June @ The Enchanted Adventure Garden

Winter may have arrived but we can finally be outdoors and able to meet up with our family and friends. With school holidays approaching what better way to shake off the ISO blues and memories of home schooling than planning your next visit to the Enchanted Adventure Garden!

Our much anticipated new attraction the Sky Scramble will be finished and ready for you to enjoy when we reopen on June 22nd.
It has been a labour of love from our building team and the 10 metre high aerial playground won’t disappoint. This huge construction of rope bridges, cargo and scramble nets, obstacles, tight rope, Fisherman’s Trap, Tibetan Bridge, slides and a cubby guarantee fun for all age groups. And the best part? It’s included in your General Admission ticket!

Ph: (03) 7018 5341
Address: 55 Purves Road, Arthur’s Seat
Web: Pre bookings are essential so please head to

Animals, animals, animals and so much more @ The Big Goose

The Big Goose are reopening on Friday 26th June. Make sure you make your booking online
We have 40 new kangaroos and wallabies in our wildlife park!
Finally, it’s time to get the kids out of the house.

Ph: 0459 911 549
Address: 33 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Moorooduc

Open on weekends June to July @ Gordon Glass Studio

Extraordinary movement, form and colour illuminate inspiration, passion and skill – bringing light and life into homes, offices and gardens worldwide.
Gordon Studio owners Eileen and Grant – alongside immediate family – run the 60-year-old family business where stunning glass is blown using the most ancient of techniques.
You can also view our sculptures online, order gift vouchers and contact us to book a private viewing or consultation.

Date & Time: Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 5pm
Address: 290 Red Hill Road. cnr Dunns Creek Road, Red Hill VIC

Phone: (03) 5989 7073

Court Hire @ Boneo Tennis Club

Newly refurbished tennis courts with automatic LED lighting are available to the community for hire. Simply book your session time online then enter your pin code at the gate to access.

Price: $15 per hour or $20 per hour for night bookings when lights are required
Date & Time: Open 7 days per week 7am to 11pm
Address: 570 Boneo Road, Boneo (in Boneo Reserve next to Boneo Primary School)

Jerome Whitcroft Exhibition @ Aegean Designs Portsea

New exhibition of the fabulous new works of Jerome Whitcroft exploring abstract expressionism and recycled mediums.

Date and time: Thurs to Mon 10:30am – 3:30pm
Phone: 0424 545 366
Address: 1-3760 Point nepean Rd Portsea

Art Sale @ Nissarana Galleries

Art Gallery – On sale for June – 40% off art. 7 days a week

03 5976 8877 | 0474 496 222
211 Main St Mornington

Enjoy the serenity of endota spa red hill

We are delighted to let you know that the State Government has eased restrictions for day spas and we are now open to provide our full range of treatments. Please note due to extra care and protocols we have limited days until further notice.
Ph: (03) 5931 0044
Address: 159 Shoreham Rd Red Hill

Visit Manyung Gallery in Sorrento or Flinders this weekend to be delighted by colour

Connect to the wonderful world of art and sculptures with our friendly and professional consultants. Happy to assist with ideas, purchases and in home trials.

Ph: (03) 9787 2953

Wide-open spaces @ Moonlit Sanctuary – We’re Open!

School holiday program on weekdays from Monday, June 29th to Friday, July 10th from 10am to 3pm.
If you have some junior wildlife lovers looking for some fun over the winter school holidays our Keepers Club holiday program is the ideal activity.
Kids enjoy environmental activities, animal encounters and native animal care. Groups are small and social distancing will be in place as necessary.
A typical day includes: interactions with cockatoos, reptiles and nocturnal animals that are usually off-limits to the public. Junior Keepers help with feeding animals and animal enrichment activities.

For ages 7-14 years
Cost: $90.00 per day
Hours: 10am to 5pm daily, night tours start at 7:00pm (bookings essential)
Address: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale VIC 3912

Pt. Leo Estate Take Home

Pt. Leo Estate is bringing its popular fried chicken night from the Wine Terrace to your home, with the introduction of casual takeaway menu.
Date & Time: Order Sunday – Thursday. Pick up between 4pm and 8pm
Ph: (03) 5989 9011
Address: 3649 Frankston Flinders Road, Merricks

Pure Peninsula Honey

Pure, raw honey, wax, skincare products made with honey, cider, ice cream, bee related merchandise, all available to purchase
Date and time: 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm
Ph: (03) 5978 8413
Address: 871 Derril Road, Moorooduc


Ministry Is launching the release of Humanimals online for the enjoyment of your little ones who are stuck at home. Bring laughter, song and dance to your front door with our Humanimals Online series.
From Jason Coleman’s epic all-human animal stage show, ‘Humanimals’, comes the online adaptation for young children; ‘Humanimals in Lockdown and Online’.

Learn fun facts about animals in a riveting experience of educational song and dance scenes, – encased in clever choreography, with giggles galore, witty wordplay, an upbeat mix of tunes, amazing costumes and extras. A humanamazing online experience for kindergarten, preps and grade 1 students!

Web: https://

Cape Merchants Mid-year Promotion

Visit Cape Merchants, mention Beachside Tourism and we will give you 10% off full priced items.
And for every purchase over $60, we will pack your items in a free Cape Merchants reusable shopping bag. Made with recycled PET bottles and printed with a fabulous anchor emblem, it’s functional, sustainably produced & stylish.
Valid July 31 2020

Phone: 03 59844641
Address: Cape Merchants, 65-67 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento (between the chemist and icecream shops)

endota red hill

is offering local drop off for any dermalogica and endota skincare orders over $55. T & C’s apply please email for details and we will follow up with a phone call to help with your skincare concerns. Some stocks are limited

Ph: 03 5931 0044
Web: endota red hill

Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

It’s Winter and it’s cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t warm up! Join us for a Belgium hot chocolate & accompany it with a warmed brownie as part of our June Brownie Festival. 16 decedent varieties available to choose from, running 10 – 28 June at our colour filled showroom in Flinders.
Whilst we continue to trade as normal with all our sweet treats available to take away to walk in customers, we welcome orders over the phone or via our website shop also.

Date and time: Open 9am to 5pm daily
Phone: 03 5989 0020
Address: 45 Cook Street, Flinders

Time to garden – online shopping @ Heronswood ‘Diggers’

Good news! You can still buy online. A full range of seeds, plants, bulbs & supplies are available online with an expanded range of edible ‘member only’ seeds to ensure members are able to continue to purchase their favourite varieties.

Ph: 03 5984 7321

Cheese tasting @ Boatshed Cheese

Cellar door open Tues to Friday 9-3.
Cooking classes also available (Bookings essential)

Where: 3/10 Thomson Terrace, Dromana
Ph: 0414 250 754

Re-opening 22nd June, 2020 Online Yoga Classes

This beautiful, heated & fully equipped yoga studio sits adjacent to the National Park at Sorrento Back Beach & is a welcoming & tranquil oasis for locals & visitors to get their stretch on! Classes daily with a variety of styles on offer & suitable for all levels. Class sizes are currently restricted to 9 students, so advance booking is essential. Private individual or group classes available (you come to us, or we can come to you!).

Ph: 0409 409 252 or book directly via the website.

Point Nepean National Park has re-opened

Public access, however some change of conditions apply as outlined below.

Change of Condition 1
In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, the following applies at Point Nepean National Park until further notice. For more information, please visit
Buildings and structures closed:-
Fort Nepean and tunnels – no access beyond Fort Pearce, Gunners Cottage (car park open)

Information Centre (open 10-5), Shepherd’s Hut, Hospital 3 & Cook House, Gunners Cottage are now open.
Bike hire and ice-cream and water sales are now available

Picnic tables and areas are open. Water fountains are closed. Toilets are open at the front entrance gate, Quarantine Station and Gunners Cottage.

Change of Condition 2
The Quarantine Station’s Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House and Foul Luggage Store) is closed until mid-August due to heritage building conservation works as part of the storytelling and interpretation master plan project.

The Briars National Parks gates are open

To ensure we keep everyone safe and comply with regulations limited areas will be open as a first step. We hope to safely see you soon.

COVID Opening Hours
ReOpen: Grounds – Lawns and gardens, Community Forest, Public toilets, Angus & Rose (takeaway only)
then, open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Open Saturday 23rd May – Wildlife sanctuary

The following will remain closed: Visitor Centre, Astronomy Centre, Outdoor Education Camp, Eco-living Display Centre
Local products and plants are available for order online

‘BACK TO THE DRIVE-IN’ @ Dromana Drive-In

We are so excited to be back showing movies, our giant screens have been blank for too long!!
RE-OPENING DEAL – $30 per car, per MOVIE!!!!!!!!
Shel’s Diner ‘food & drinks’ – order on your smart phone when you arrive
and we will deliver it directly to your car for FREE!
See WEBSITE for all movie and COVID19 details.

Phone: 0359872492
Address: 133 Nepean Hwy, Dromana, 3936

Places To Eat, Drink & Take-away


Open for dine-in customers on Friday 16th June. Take your family for a fun meal and enjoy the smell of a wood-fired pizza and freshly cooked pasta.

Opening times:
From 22/6 11:30 – 3:00 & 5:00pm to close
Sat/Sun 8:00am – 3:00 & 5:00pm to close
Ph:(03) 5984 4004 Advance Bookings essential

Bistro Elba open from June 1, 2020

Hours: 12 noon till 9:00pm
7 days per week!
Ph: 03 5984 4995
Address: 100-102 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

Winter opening hours @ Sardo Sorrento

Restaurant & Take Away – Delicious food made with all the love and care in the world. Come down + dine with us from Thursday to Sunday for Dinner. Book ahead as tables are limited! Special Orders, Catering, Function, Dining at Home with Private Chef Available

Opening Hours
Thursday 5:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm To 10:00 pm
Ph: 03 5984 0811
Address: 26 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

Dine In is Back @ LOQUAT

And apartment has reopened

Date and time: Dinner with Limited Capacity so book in early!

Phone: 03 5984 4444
Address: 3183 Point Nepean road

Magnificent Views @ Blue Range Estate

Cosy up by the fire with a delicious meal and wine as you take in the magnificent views of the Peninsula

Date and time: 11am to 4pm (Saturday & Sunday during Winter)
Phone: Bookings essential (03) 5986 6560
Address: 155 Gardens Road, Rosebud

Dine in & Take Away & Essentials @ Blue Mini Cafe

Open daily 7am – 2pm. Bookings recommended for seated dining. ‘Pick Up’ chef made meals, Grab & Go options and take away coffee available.

Ph: 03 5981 2520 (call & collect)

Pub favourites & great Accommodation deals @ Rye Hotel

From Monday 22nd June, we will be serving meals every day for lunch and dinner for up to 50 guests per enclosed area. Our extensive menu offers pub favourites or enjoy our locally sourced daily specials.

Fantastic Accommodation deals including 25% off a 2 night stay plus more! Contact our reception on 5985 7222

Time: Lunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm / Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Ph: 5985 2277 Bookings essential

Enjoy Delicious wines from Crittenden Estate @ Crittenden Estate

Why not try something new? Crittenden Estate Wine Centre is now open for seated tastings. Open every day. Restrictions apply and bookings are recommended.

Ph: 03 5987 3800


French meals such as Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin and more
Free local deliveries for orders over $50 or pickup from our store.
Le Capucin are also open 8am -3pm every day except Wednesday for coffees, croissants, pastries and take home meals.

Ph: (03) 5984 3243
3770 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Ready Made meals straight to your door The Boss’s Daughter

Free Delivery Portsea to Frankston with your ready made meals, support packs and groceries

Ph: 5984 2888

Welcome Back to Portsea Village Bar & Grill

We are pleased to announce that our restaurant is re-opening!
Open Hours – From 5pm Thursday to Sunday for dinner
8am – 2pm Friday to Monday for breakfast/brunch
Takeaway meals available – Order online

Phone: 5984 8484
Address: 3765 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Wine delivery from Old Apple Shed

Online cellar door with all your old favourites. Text or call direct for takeaways and home deliveries between Sorrento and My Eliza/Mornington

Ph: 0477 108 934

Front door takeaways from Baked in Sorrento

Pre order app: Hey You (download from your app store – full menu available now!)
No keep cup. Eftpos please

Ph: 03 5984 1916

Buy Local beer from St Andrews Beach Brewery

Online orders of your favourite St Andrew’s Brewery beers available. Free shipping on orders over $100

Ph: 03 5988 6854

Cooking for you – takeaways @ Bistro Elba

New takeaway & delivery menu of most popular dishes (updated daily for variety). Elba’s display fridge is filled with ready-made meals & fresh pasta. (menu online) Wine delivery also available

Ph: 03 5984 4995

Dine In & Food to Go @ Merricks General Store

Dine-In Subject to Current Covid 19 restrictions – bookings recommended
Takeaway bottle/case wine sales from cellar door & online.
Takeaway breakfast & lunch items, take home dinner options & pantry supplies.
Remember to book your ‘dine in’ table as places are limited.

The Veranda Coffee window is open from 7:00am
Store open every day 8:00am to 5:30pm
Ph: 03 5989 8088

Our Birthday – Your Gifts @ Independent Wine Store

Celebrate our 7th Birthday! SUNDAY 21st June @ Independent Wine Store
Receive 7% off all Wine and Beer Purchases (excludes slabs) Sunday 21st June
Test your luck with our LUCKY DIP 20th June | $20 to enter: Grand Prize worth over $100
Independent Wine Store will be closed 23-30th June | Reopen 1st July | Tables back 2nd July
Ph: 03 5985 4346
Where: 2117 Point Nepean Road, Rye, VIC 3941

The Baths Beach Restaurant

The Baths Beach Restaurant is offering take-away fish & chip menu and dine in menu:
2 courses $45 / 3 courses $59, menus available on website

Date: Open 7 days/week for lunch and dinner
Ph: Bookings essential 03 5984 1500
Address: 3278 Pt Nepean Rd, Sorrento

Stock your Cellar 15% Discount Deal @ Pt Leo Estate

Apply the ‘stockyourcellar15%’ discount code to your online cart or better still receive 25% discount by joining the Pt Leo Wine Club today!
Buy directly from online shop prior to 12:00pm Monday to Friday and your wine will be in transit to you by close of business.


New menu @ Panda Blairgowrie

A brand new menu built around their favourite meals & special deals, Panda are offering delivery to Blairgowrie, Rye & Sorrento. Deals eg:
2 pasta meals + 1 bottle of house wine or 2 bottles of local beer $65
2 pasta meals + 1 bottle of premium wine or a 6 pack of beer $80

Ph: (03) 5988 8261
2871 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie VIC 3942

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:

reopening of peninsula hot springs: covid-19 update

As a place of wellness, we have always created a sanctuary for you to relax and rejuvenate in nature. We are delighted to welcome our community back to enjoy Bath House bathing and dining with us from Sunday 7th June. We will be welcoming you back to our Spa Dreaming Centre from Friday 12th of June.
Dont’ forget to celebrate with us on World Bathing Day on 22 June 2020
AND, the fabulous specials on offer right now

Ph: 03 5950 8777

**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!!

Water Based Activities

Retreat to the Outdoors Bayplay & Illuka Retreat

We have you covered for Accommodation and Activities. Join our Open Water Scuba Diving course, Jump on a Kayak tour, Hire a bike, snorkel gear, dive equipment and SUP Boards.
Spend your time by the sea and stay with us. We have availability in Group Lodges, Portsea Apartments and Glamping at Iluka Retreat.

Ph: 03 5984 0888
Address: 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Web: &

Interim timetable @ Searoad Ferries

Travel 22 June to 12 July, 2020
Monday to Thursday
From Queenscliff – 6am, (booking required), 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm
From Sorrento – 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6.40pm (booking required)

From Queenscliff – 6am, (booking required), 8am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
From Sorrento – 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm

Saturday & Sunday
From Queenscliff – 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
From Sorrento – 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm

Please book tickets online if possible

Ph: 03 5257 4500

Mornington Peninsula Beachside Tourism