THINGS TO DO



The diversity of the Mornington Peninsula is its greatest strength. Surrounded by an ocean and two bays, water is its central theme. There are so many things to do, such as visit the rugged Bass Strait ocean coast, the wetlands in Westernport and the safe bathing beaches on Port Phillip Bay.

Then there are the wineries, world class golf courses, mazes, gardens, art galleries, local produce markets, natural hot springs and of course Georges cooking classes. The list is endless!

Historical homesteads and horse riding adventures, restaurants, a cheese factory and even a micro brewery await your discovery.

Compliment your stay at George's with one or more of the many other fantastic experiences this wonderland has to offer.

Here are the contact details for some of the Peninsula's activities and attractions;

 

WINERIES & MICRO BREWERY

Barmah Park & Cellar Door
945 Moorooduc Road, Moorooduc

Ph. 03 5978 8049

Mel 146 E6

www.barmahparkwines.com.au/

Bayview Estate (Pig & Whistle Tavern)
365 Purves Road, Main Ridge
Ph. 03 5989 6130

Mel 171 F8

www.bayviewestate.com.au

Eldridge Estate
Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

Ph. 03 5989 2644

Mel 190 K4

www.eldridge-estate.com.au/

Dromana Estate
555 Moorooduc Road, Tuerong
Ph. 03 5974 4400

Mel 152 B2

www.dromanaestate.com.au

Main Ridge Estate
80 William Road, Red Hill
Ph. 03 5989 2686

Mel 190 C4

www.mre.com.au

Mantons Creek Estate
Tucks Road, Main Ridge
Ph. 03 5989 6264

Mel 255 F1

www.mantonscreekvineyard.com.au

Marinda Park Vineyard
238 Myers Road, Balnarring
Ph. 03 5989 7613

Mel 163 A7

www.marindapark.com

Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South

Ph. 03 5989 8412

Mel 246 B2

www.montalto.com.au

Paringa Estate
44 Paringa Rd, Red Hill South
Ph. 03 5989 2669

Mel 191 D9

www.paringaestate.com.au

Red Hill Estate (Max's Restaurant)
53 Red Hill Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South
Ph. 03 5989 2838

Mel 190 K2

www.redhillestate.com.au

Stonier Wines
362 Frankston Flinders Rd, Merricks
Ph. 03 5989 8300

Mel 192 F9

www.stoniers.com.au

T'Gallant Winemakers
Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge
Ph. 03 5989 6565

Mel 190 E12

www.tgallant.com.au

Ten Minutes by Tractor
111 Roberts Road, Main Ridge
Ph. 03 5989 6455

Mel TBA

www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au

 

Willow Creek Vineyard
166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North
Ph. 03 5989 7448

Mel 162 H8

www.willow-creek.com.au

Red Hill Brewery
88 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
Ph. 03 5989 2959

Mel 190 K10

www.redhillbrewery.com.au

 

WATER BASED ACTIVITIES
Bay Connections
Seal Watching Cruises
Sunset Cruises, Bay Cruises, French Island Cruise/Tour
Ph. 03 5952 3501

 

Chardonnay Trout Lake
Freshwater fishing all year round, twilight fishing Fri-Sat,
Ph. 03 5989 6098 or Ph 0411 705 844
Dive Victoria Dive
Snorkel in marine parks Portsea Pier Portsea
Ph. 03 5984 3155
Jillian Fishing Trips
Am/pm tea served & a visit to the seals. Depart all year round weather permitting.
Ph. 0500 566010

 

Kestrel Charters
Fishing charters & sightseeing tours.
Sorrento Pier Sorrento
Ph. 03 5258 1783
Moonraker Dolphin & Seal Swims
Sightsee or swim with the seals and dolphins. Departs daily, weather permitting
Ph. 03 5984 4211

www.moonrakercharters.com.au

Peninsula Hot Springs
Natural hot minerals spas, literally the hottest tourist destination on the Peninsula
Ph. 03 5950 8777 or visit
www.peninsulahotsprings.com.au

Pier to Point Tours
Speed across the bay in a purpose built vessel.
Ph. 03 5984 0324 or 0411 882 489
Polperro Dolphin Swims
Swim with wild Bottlenose Dolphins
Ph. 03 5988 8437
or visit
www.polperro.com.au

 

Proline Charters
Fishing scenic cruises, dolphin watching
Ph. 0429 846 279
Rye Boat Hire
4.2m power boats, canoe, wave ski, paddle bike, kayak, flipper ski, rod hire
Ph. 0417 516 406
Sail Sorrento – Yacht Charters
Overnight. Fully licensed. Departs Blairgowrie Yacht Club.
Ph. 0412 551 907
or visit
www.sailsorrento.com.au

 

Sorrento Ferry Co
Sorrento, Portsea, Queenscliff Passenger Ferry Service Sorrento Pier Sorrento
Ph. 03 5984 1602 or 0408 545 714

 

Sorrento Fishing Charters
Fish the RIP Port Phillip Bay aboard Quicksilver
Ph. 03 5984 0210 or 0400 015 215

 

Sea All Dolphin Swims
Queenscliff dolphin and seal watching and swimming charters
Ph. 03 5258 3889
or visit:
www.dolphinswims.com.au
Yaringa Boat Hire
Boat hire at Somerville Yaringa Boat Harbour Somerville
Ph. 03 5977 4154

GALLERIES
Aspects Gallery
Large canvasses, local artists, gifts
2843 Pt Nepean Road, Blairgowrie
Ph. 03 5988 88766

 

Beast Creations
Hand blown glass by Roberta Easton
Shop 9/33 Cook Street, Flinders
Ph. 03 5989 0902
Flinders Fine Art Gallery
Australian art and pottery
10/33 Cook Street Flinders
Ph. 03 5989 0889

 

Bottom Drawer Antiques
Housing 37 independent dealers
Mornington-Tyabb Moorooduc
Ph. 03 5978 86777
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road Mornington
Ph. 03 5975 4395

Art Shed Gallery
Unusual & stimulating artworks
138 Arthurs Seat Road Red Hill

Ph. 03 5989 2285

 

Marion Rosetzky Gallery
Unique hand painted tiles and craftwork
650 White Hill Road, Red Hill
Ph. 03 5989 2557
or visit
marion.infotile.com.au

 

Red Hill Gallery
Original Australian art & crafts
141 Red Hill Road, Red Hill
Ph. 03 5989 2614
Whitehill Gallery
Original art & craft
White Hill Road Red Hill
Ph. 03 5989 2483

 

The Gordon Studio Glassblowers Gallery
The art of traditional glass blowing
3/1591 Nepean Highway Rosebud West
Ph. 03 5986 7044
Antipodes Gallery
Sorrento Bookshop & gallery
138 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
Ph. 03 5984 4217
Jeffery Malesa Jewellery
Master jeweller specialising in personally designed jewellery.
Upstairs 101 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
Ph. 03 5984 1144

 

Lutons Hatters Gallery
Australian's artists work plus original hats and clothing
1552 Frankston-Flinders Road Tyabb
Ph. 03 5977 4447

Richard Linton's Maritime Art Gallery
Morning Star Estate
1/Sunnyside Road, Mount Eliza
Ph. 03 9775 3747

Mel 105 A7

www.lintonmaritime.com.au

Manyung Gallery
1408 Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza
Ph. 03 9787 2953

Mel 105 E5

www.manyunggallery.com.au

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Ph. 03 9789 1671

Mel 103 E3

www.mcclellandgallery.com


MARKETS

Dromana Drive-In
Old, New, Produce, Art/Craft
8am - 1pm every Sunday

Balnarring Emu Plains Market
Balnarring Race Course Coolart Road
8am - 1pm October to April - selected Saturdays

Red Hill Community Market
The original "Home produce" Market established in Sept 1975. Its trademark is "Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Breed it."
September - May 1st Saturday of month: 7am - 1pm

Mornington Racecourse Market
Over 300 stalls are set amid grand old cypresses and there is ample parking for 3000 cars in the grounds.
All year - 2nd Sunday of month 9am - 2pm

Sorrento Seaside Market
September - April 4th Saturday, 8am-1pm

Rosebud Community Market
Rosebud

Boneo Community Market
Devonshire tea, unique crafts, fresh produce, plants and more…
All year - 3rd Saturday 8am-noon

Tootgarook Primary School Market
The 4th Saturday of every Month

GOLF COURSES

Dunes Golf Links
Browns Road, Rye
Ph. 03 5985 1334

Eagle Ridge Golf Course
Browns Road, Rosebud
Ph. 03 5988 6341

 

Moonah Links
Truemans Road, Rye
Ph. 1300 362 386

Portsea Golf Club
Ralph Avenue, Portsea
Ph. 03 5984 2909

Rosebud Country Club
207 Boneo Road, Rosebud

Ph. 03 5986 1481

The Golf Club St Andrews Beach
209 Sandy Road, St Andrews Beach
Ph. 03 9822 5909

OTHER ATTRACTIONS & SERVICES

Ace Hi Ranch

Fun & adventure ranch
Wildlife park, animal nurseries, horseriding & even ride in an armored military vehicle. Open Daily 10am - 5pm
810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck
Ph. 03 5988 6262

Arthurs Seat Maze
Masterpiece of mazes and 20 theme gardens, combines sculpture with horticultural delights. Open Daily 10am - 6pm
55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat
Ph. 03 5981 8449

 

Ashcombe Maze & Watergardens
One of Australia's largest hedge mazes.
Open Daily from 10am
Shoreham-Red Hill Road Shoreham
Ph. 03 5989 8387

 

Australian Garden
This amazing new garden features a gallery of exhibition gardens, sculpture and displays - all highlighting the beauty and diversity of our Australian landscape.

Ph. 03 5990 2200

Mel 133 K10

www.rbg.vic.gov.au/australian_garden

Boneo Maze and Wetlands Centre
Get lost in our largest maze with viewing platform, enjoy a game of chess or draughts and other lawn games or simply view wildlife and ancient tea-tree.

Ph. 03 5988 6385

Mel 252 H4

www.boneomaze.com.au

 

 
Bushrangers Bay Walk
A moderate walk on an undulating bush track with elevated views. On the point of Bushrangers Bay is an impressive spire called Elephant Rock. Open Daily
Start - Cape Schanck and end on Boneo Road Cape Schanck

 

Cape Schanck Boardwalk
A staircase takes you from the cliff top lookout to the wild Bass Strait coastline.
Cape Schanck Road Cape Schanck
Open Daily
Cape Schanck Lighthouse & Museum
Operating since 1857, you can explore the light tower and historic buildings on a guided tour. Open Daily from 10am
Cape Schanck Road Cape Schanck
Ph. 03 5988 6184
Coolart Wetlands & Homestead
The red brick mansion and English gardens were built over 100 years ago. Today. It is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the nation.
Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Lord Somers Road Somers
Ph. 03 5983 1333

 

Endota Day Spa
142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill          Ph. 03 5977 1522

www.endota.com.au 

Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre & Trail Rides
Ocean beach and bush trail rides, riding lessons Open Daily 8am-7pm
Cnr Truemans & Sandy Roads, Rye
Ph. 03 5988 6755

 Heronswood
A magnificent bluestone homestead built in 1871 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat. The cottage gardens, in 8 separate sections, feature annuals and perennials.
Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm
Latrobe Parade Dromana
Ph. 03 5987 1877

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates
3494 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks
Ph. 03 5989 8490

Mel 192 E10

www.mpchocolates.com.au

McCrae Homestead
The drop slab construction homestead built in 1844 on the slopes of Arthurs Seat recalls the early farming days on the Peninsula. Open Daily noon-4.30pm
11 Beverley Road McCrae
Ph. 03 5986 5688

 

Mornington Peninsula Limousines
Sightseeing tours including galleries, wineries, restaurants, golf days Blairgowrie
Open Daily
Ph. 0419 307352
Nepean Historical Society Museum
Cnr Ocean Beach & Melbourne Roads Sorrento
Open Tues, Sat & Sun 2-4pm
Ph. 03 5984 4424

 

Peninsula Cinemas
3 Luxury cinemas
36 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
Open Daily
Ph. 03 5984 0822
Pine Ridge Car & Folk Museum
Collection of motor vehicles, motor cycles, and motoring memorabilia
Purves Road Arthurs Seat
Open Daily 10.30am-4pm Jan, then weekends and public hols
(closed Jul-Aug)
Ph. 03 5989 6320

 

Quarantine Station Tours
Established in 1852 to protect Victoria from disease from foreign shores. Now a museum.
Pt Nepean Road, Portsea
Open Sat-Sun & P/H + Tues & Thurs school hols
Ph. 03 5984 0062

Red Hill Regional Shuttle
Offering a pre-booked transport service for visitors and locals alike between restaurants and accommodation.
Ph. 03 5989 2929

www.redhillsshuttle.com.au

Red Hill Spa
The Mornington Peninsula's newest wellness and day spa retreat.
2/1012 Mornington-Flinders Road, Red Hill
Open seven days 9am-6pm
Ph. 03 5931 0088

www.redhillspa.com.au

Simply Stunning Wedding Photography
Ensure your special day is captured in a special way!

www.simplystunning.com.au

 

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm Produces Australia's biggest strawberries. Pick your own from the fields between Nov and Apr. Visit the produce showroom and sample the strawberry fare at other times of the year. Cnr Flinders and Shands Road Main Ridge
Open Daily 9am-5pm Nov-Apr, w/ends May-Jun and Sep-Oct (closed Jul-Aug)
Ph. 03 5989 6273

www.sunnyridge.com.au

 

The Park at Point Nepean
Until 1988, Point Nepean was one of Australia's most secret military defence outposts. Now a labyrinth of tunnels, lookouts, turrets and forts, flora & fauna, and ocean views.
Mornington Peninsula National Park Portsea
Open Daily
Ph. 03 5984 4276

 

TV World
A collection of memorabilia that traces the evolution of Australian pop culture, including television, film and radio. Moorooduc Coolstores - Moorooduc Highway Moorooduc
Open Daily 10am-5pm
Ph. 03 5978 8766