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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.

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*Book your one hour treatment and add a complimentary 30 min organic facial

Dates: Monday to Thursday until the 23rd December 2018
Ph: 5931 0044

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Twilight Bathing Special & Live Music Thursdays @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Twilight Special – enter after 7:00pm on any weeknight outside school holidays. $25 adult, $20 child or concession and $15 per senior
Live Music Thursdays – tuck into a gourmet pizza every Thursday night between 6:30 and 8:30pm

For bookings, call 5950 8777 or go to online

Rooms with A View @ Merricks House Art Gallery

Come along to opening drinks as we welcome Baden Croft for his second exhibition with us (opening night 3-5pm).

Date: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 25th November
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Ph: 5989 8088

Friday Lunch Special @ Blue Range Estate

For $40 enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch + a glass of wine
of your choice. For menu choices, go to website link

Date: September to November
Time: Lunch
Ph: 5986 6560

Kids Golf Free @ Rosebud Country Club

Swap Screen Time for Family Time!
Bookings essential. Conditions apply (see website)

Dates: Mon to Fri from 1st Sept to 14th December & after 2pm on Sundays
Ph: 5950 0888

Single Vineyard Gin Announcement @ Bass & Flinders Distillery

It’s unusual for the spirits industry. A very special Gin that must be tried.

Time: from 2nd November
Ph: 5989 3154

Discover Zigis @ Flinders Hotel

Tapas menu by Michael Cole
Curated Regional Wine List, Cocktails & Craft Beers

Time: from 3pm Fri, Sat & Sun
Ph: 5989 0201

Steak night @ Rosebud Country Club

200gm prime grass fed Gippsland Porterhouse steak served with
slaw, fries and your choice of sauce, a glass of house wine or
pot of beer for $30pp (for conditions see website)

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm
Bookings essential at Ph. 5950 0800

1st Birthday Celebration @ Pt Leo Estate

To celebrate, Pt Leo will open the gates to the Sculpture Park Free.
There will be plenty of activities over the weekend with live
entertainment and music, face painting for the kids and a special bbq from their award winning kitchen

Date: 1st & 2nd December
Ph: 5989 9011

Basic Wine Course @ Merricks General Store

The Basic Wine Course is back due to popular demand. For people who don’t know their Arneis from their elbow! Find out all about wine that you were too afraid to ask. $280pp (super included). Bookings essential, limited places.

Dates: Wednesdays; 14th, 21st, 28th November & 5th December
Time: 7-9 pm
Ph: 5989 8088

20th Rosebud Annual Film Festival

Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud invites you to enjoy a weekend of pre-release foreign language, art house and mainstream films.
Opening night commences at 6:45pm with a wine tasting. For ticket options and programs, visit website

Dates: 16, 17, 18 November
Ph: 5981 2555
Tickets are also available at the Ticket Box

Road to Lyon @ Flinders Hotel

4 nights only. We are transforming Zigis Bar into an intimate shared table dining room where you’ll experience the culinary magic of Michael Cole. $125pp

Dates: 22nd November
Ph: 5989 0201

WaterMaarq Charters from Sorrento Pier

WaterMaarq Charters operate from Sorrento providing boutique up close wildlife experiences, snorkelling and freediving adventures (all year round, weather depending).
Dolphin adventure cruise (1.5 hours) $85

Ph: 0412 082 171

Brunch Style High Tea on Searoad Ferries

Indulge in a two tiered, brunch style high tea with a twist, including breakfast favourites such as assorted pastries and quiches alongside the more traditional high tea staples of finger sandwiches & scones.
Served with a refreshing juice, barista made espresso coffee or pot of loose leaf tea and the choice of a cheeky Sunday morning welcome drink of local bubbles, wine or beer supplied by our partners on both sides of the bay.

Sundays from 9th September
Departing Queenscliff & Sorrento @ 11am
Ph: 5257 4500

The Swinging Sixties: Wendy Stapleton

@ Frankston Art Centre. Wendy’s brand new show features
all her favourite songs from the female artists of the swinging

Date: 30th November
Time: 7:00pm
Ph: 9784 1060

Sail to Lunch @ RORO Cafe on the Beach

Just a few steps from the Queenscliff Ferry!
*Enjoy a 2 course Lunch (Main, Dessert & glass of wine) for $39
*Includes return ferry travel

Date: every day from March to November

* Bookings essential and only available online. Not available long
weekends, public holidays & special event days ie mothers/fathers day

Tennis Anyone! Friday nights are back!

Friday special – $5 pp – all players welcome. Members & Non Members
Ph: Michelle 0419 365 142

At other times – book a court online at Boneo Tennis Club.
$15 per hour or $20 per hour for night session for court hire

Date: everyday

Indigenous Cultural Walk & Bathe @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Discover bush tucker, experience guided didgeridoo meditation and enjoy bathing in geothermal springs. Open to all ages.

Date: Fortnightly
Time: 9:00am
Where: Meet at the No.16 Beach car park
Ph: 5950 8777

Dinosaur World

Looking for something different to entertain the kids. Step back in time to see all your favourite dinosaurs move and roar in the wonderful prehistoric setting

Dates: Open every day
Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ph: 5977 3018

VIP Christmas Shopping Night @ Blue Mini

‘Meet the Maker’ local artisans, sales & discounts and enjoy a glass of bubbly & light supper
$15pp (raising money for Southern Peninsula Food For All)

Date: Thursday 22nd November
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Bookings essential:

Craft Markets of Australia – Pt Nepean National Park

Located in one of the State’s most picturesque settings, this market has so much to offer. Flowers bunched and potted spill out onto the walkway at the entrance, music can be heard in the distance. Follow the sandy road through the stalls, stopping to have a chat to the bakers, makers and growers you meet along the way. All bases are covered here – beauty, homewares, children’s accessories, fashion, photography, eco friendly products, furniture, garden goods and more. A foodie’s delight, be sure to come hungry

Date: 25th November
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5976 3266
Parking $5 per car, NO dogs allowed in the National Park.

Captains Lunch on Searoad Ferry

For food & wine lovers! Enjoy a shared grazing table of regional produce & slow cooked meats + a private tasting of wines
$65 pp includes 2 hr sailing

Date: 1st December
Time: Departing Sorrento @ 1:00pm

High Tea on Searoad Ferry

Sail the bay and enjoy a selection of exquisite sweet and savoury treats as the magical scenery slides by.
$55pp – Package includes 2hr sailing

Date: every Sunday
Time: 2pm (departing Sorrento)

Rosebud Foreshore Rockfest

There will be hot bands, cool cars, dancing, pinups and way more to get you all shook up – fun starts Friday evening.

Date: 16th to 18th November

Summer Twilight Series @ Sorrento Bowls Club

Green fees are $10 (all ages).
Join club members for a casual 2 course meal afterwards $15pp (bookings essential).
Free coaching at the Club every Sunday from 10:30 – 12 noon (just roll up)

Date: 5 selected Fridays (14th Dec, 4th Jan, 18th Jan, 8th Feb & 8th Mar)
Ph: 5984 2831

Hell Ship – The Journey of the Ticonderoga

Michael Veitch presents the story of the clipper ship Ticonderoga
where she anchored in 1852 – The Quarantine Station Point Nepean.
Book signing and purchase opportunity. Bookings essential

Date: 17th November
Times: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Mikado on The Rock @ Beleura House & Garden, Mornington

A Christmas Bonbons production: Mikado on the Rocks – Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved opera.
Enjoy their usual energy, comedic touch and vocal allure to this deliciously witty romp.
Full price $95, Concession $90
Matinee $70, Concession $65

Date: 30th November to 1st December (Matinee: 8th December 1:30pm)
Ph: 5975 2027

Sand Sculpting & NYE Event @ Boneo Maze

Sand sculpting: launching from 15th December, please view details @

NYE event:The games garden will illuminate with the stunning lanterns of Lantasia. Live music, workshops, activity tent and much more. This is a sell out event, so no tickets at the gate

Ph: 5988 6385

Christmas Lunch @ Rye Hotel

Meet Father Christmas. Tables presented with bon bons, nuts, raisins,
festive trimming and plenty of christmas cheer
3 courses Adults $99, Seniors $88, Children under 12 $45
Bookings essential

Date: 25th December
Ph: 5985 7222

Barefoot Cinemas

Unique outdoor cinema is returning for another season. Delicious food, great movies all to be enjoyed in a relaxed and intimate open-air setting. Gates open at 6:00pm for a 9:00pm start. Refer to website for bus transfer and parking options.

Date: Starting 26th December (see website for full listing of dates)
Where: Pt Nepean National Park, Portsea & The Briars, Mt Martha
Ph: 0424 086 955

The ABBA Tribute Show – New Years Eve @ Rosebud Country Club

2 course dinner & Show – Shuttle Bus Available
$80 members – $90 visitors

Date: Monday 31st December
Ph: 5950 0800

Polo Tournaments @ Pt Nepean National Park

A polo tournament and social event. Featuring up to 3 polo matches, entertainment, a unique social activity for people holidaying on the Peninsula. Entry and parking fees apply.

Date: 12th January 2019
Bookings essential @

Under The Southern Stars

Hoodoo Gurus, Eskimo Joe, You Am I, The Superjesus, The Getaway Plan,
Scott Darlow. 18yrs+

Where: Hastings Foreshore Reserve
Date: 12th January 2019
Bookings @ Ticketmaster

Searoad Ferries Presents – Rock the Boat!

Sail the bay for the Summer Sunset Series. Live music, regional beer & wine, continuous food, top deck bar & DJ
$99 early bird tickets or $129 (available on website)

Dates: from Queenscliff Sat 9th Feb, from Sorrento Sat 16th Feb
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm

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