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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.

School Holiday Activities

Sweet ideas for the school holidays @ MP Chocolaterie

Get me to the Chocolaterie! Make a day of it and discover a wonderland of chocolate creations. Participate in a delectable Chocolate tasting session ($3pp) held 3 times daily at 11am, 1pm or 3pm. Or book into the Winter School Holidays Junior Chocolatier program. Suitable for ages 6-12yr. $40 per child includes 3 creations to take home, a chef’s hat, name badge, apron & certificate

When: Winter school holidays
Times: visit website
Bookings are essential and are selling out fast

The Big Goose

Didn’t the school holidays just end! Well it’s that time again. The Big Goose is open every day until the end of the school holidays!
Come and enjoy some fun and educational shows including:

Wombat’s Break @ 11:00am
Keeper Talk @ 11.30am
Reptile show @ 12:00pm
Sheepdog show @ 1:30pm

Open: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 233 Mornington Tyabb Rd, Moorooduc

Local Activities

Christmas in July @ Rye Hotel

Two-course lunch set menu – Heart warming Christmas melodies during service, Christmas decorated tables with bonbons. $45pp $35 Senior. Bookings essential

When: Lunch 11th & 25th July
Where: Rye Hotel, 2415 Pt Nepean Rd
Ph: 03 5985 2277

Comedy nights are back @ The Continental Hotel

2 nights filled with laughs, good times and decadent drinks over the school holidays.
Hosted by Tom Seigert, alongside a hilarious panel of comedians at Barlow Sorrento

Weds 6th July – Dave O’Neil and Brad Oakes
From: 8:00pm
Tickets: Eventbrite

Tickets selling fast

Upcoming new class – Dance Fitness @ Sorrento Community Centre

Let’s shake off the winter blues, go out and have some fun moving and grooving. No experience is needed. 6-week pass (1 class free) $100 or
Casual Sessions $20

When: Tuesdays July 12th – August 16th( for the working crew to come)
Time: 6:45 -745pm
Booking via or

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 and Tuesday
Time: Mon 1-3pm Tue 12:30-2pm
Where: 860-868 Melbourne Road, Sorrento – Basketball Stadium
Phone: 59843360

A huge range of winter Seniors specials @ Searoad Ferries

Here’s some of the great deals offered from May till August

1/2 price ferry travel & Devonshire Tea every Wednesday
20% off all Explore Australia Tours (Use promo code SENIOR20 at checkout)
Free travel on Western Port Ferries from Stony Point to Phillip Island on weekends and public holidays
Discover French Island Tour only $99 (use promo code SENOIRS99)

for full details and conditions visit

I Saw It @ Dromana Drivein

Current programs are available on website which is updated every week
Ph: 03 5931 0022

New Threatened Species Tour @ Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Moonlit Sanctuary is introducing a new tour that takes you up close to some of Australia’s most endangered species and shows how you can help with their survival. On this hour-long tour, you can choose three species to encounter from five endangered species that we care for. You can feed a Regent Honeyeater, have a hand-reared Orange-bellied Parrot land on your hand, get up close and personal with a Barking Owl, give a Spot-tailed Quoll an afternoon snack or have a fluffy Squirrel Glider enjoy some nectar from your hand.

Date: from April 4th (available every day)
Time: 1:30pm
Where: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale

The best flight you will ever take @ Plonk & Stink

With airline prices going through the roof, these are the best flights around! The most delicious Victorian wines paired with the most delicious Victorian cheeses. A match made in heaven. A heavenly flight.

When: Thursday to Saturday 3 – 8pm and Sunday 2 – 7pm).
Address: 3/37 Cook Street, Flinders, Victoria 3929
Phone: 0455 775 729

Barefoot Bowls Fun For Everyone! @ Sorrento Bowls Club

Pre-Book a 2 hour session for friends, family or a special event at a date and time to suit you!
(Perfect for a Birthday, Hens & Bucks, post-wedding or a Staff party)

Where: Hotham Road, rear of David Macfarlan Football Oval)
Bookings. & Info: Call Judith Mordech on 0412 371 321
Cost : $16.50pp – Minimum charge $165 covers up to ten players and includes equipment and access to Clubhouse facilities and licensed bar

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

Thurs 14th July – 1:30 to 3:30pm – Bob & Steve Sedergreen The Company of Pianos. Concert followed by afternoon tea

Dates, times, ticket price and for full 2022 program visit

‘Love in the jungle’ exhibition @

opens the door into a world of escapism, transporting you into a tropical jungle. Flamingos and toucans perched amidst palm trees, water lilies and banana palms. Vibrant fruit-like hues create a fantasy experience told through beautiful colours and rich textures. Visit the Christopher Vine Gallery to take part in this moment.

When: Opening on the 5th of December (everyday)
Where: 69-75 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Time: 10:00 to 5:00pm
Ph:0413 578 170

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

Gig Guide @ The Verve Bar

Shiraz & Jazz with Trumpet Jazz Band
When: Fri 1st July
Time: Bar opens 3:00pm til late. Jazz from 6:00pm

70’s, 80’s 90’s Throwback with DJ Milly
When: Sat 2nd July
Time: Music from 8:00pm

Sunday accoustic session with The Calmer Miles
When: Sun 3rd July
Time: Bar opens 12:00pm til sunset. Music 3:00pm to 6:00pm

$15 Verve’s cocktail of the Week – Kokoma (Fri 1st to Sun 3rd July)

Where: 2445 Pt Nepean Rd Rye

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

When: Saturdays from 5:30pm
Where: 2/3760 Pt Nepean Rd Portsea
Ph: 5984 4820

Another huge month @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

Keeping music alive!
Coming up at Tom Katz:

**Sat 16th July – Normie Rowe & The Playboys** Tickets $40 + BF through Trybooking
Doors open 7:30pm

3rd July – Ezra Lee & the Moon Rockers
17th July – Harmaniax
24th July – Jump The Shark
31st July – Soulmates

Time: Sun 4:00 to 7:00pm, Sat 8:00 til late Tickets $10

Tickets $10 + BF online thru trybooking
Ph: 03 5984 2886

Where to Eat

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.

New hours:
Le Capucin Open every day from 8:00am to 3:00pm (except Thursdays)
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

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 Weds to Monday – 5:30pm till 11:00pm
Ph: (03) 5984 0811

Cafe du Port

Sorrento’s newest cafe is offering 12 different breads from their bakery, a deli and breaky & lunch

Time: from 7:00am to 3:00 to 4:00pm daily
Where: 85-89 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Ph: 0401 009 103

Water-Based Activities

What’s new @ Extreme Watersport

If you enjoy (or want to try) Paddleboarding and you enjoy socializing why not bring the two together?
You’ll be cruising along the gorgeous Capel Sound Foreshore. Meet new people, be out in nature and get someexercise in. What more could one
possibly want?
Attendance is free with your own board or $40 if you’d like to rent a NSP board

Starting: 19th April
When: Tuesday mornings
To book your spot:

Tour of the Bay with Riptide Charters

Tour includes

• Southern Pile Light where we will see Australasian Gannets, Cormorants and of course, the Seals,
• South Chanel Fort including access to the underground tunnels
• Cruise back for some (hopefully) Dolphin Spotting.
• Leaving from either Blairgowrie or Rye Jetty.

All this for $25 per person

To secure your booking ring Steve Ross 0433 473 061

Also normal fishing/touring by appointment

Water Activities Galore @ Bayplay & Illuka Retreat

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

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
Web: &

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

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)

Ocean and Bay Fishing Charters with Rip Charters

Date: Trips depart daily in season. Weather permitting
Ph: 0438 390 312

**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