Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia
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Woodman Estate Opera and High Tea
Date Sun 5th Feb 2017 to Sun 2nd Jul 2017
Great news for High Tea lovers. Just an hour from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Woodman Estate proudly presents Opera and High Tea on the first Sunday of each month.

Return to the classic tradition and enjoy a wonderful operatic duo with your High Tea. The featured acclaimed Arias are a perfect complement to the grand Woodman Estate lakeside setting.

Your afternoon will be a truly memorable event. From 3:30pm. Bookings essential.

Opera and Gold Class High Tea, with priority seating in the formal area overlooking the private lake, celebrate with a glass of Louis Roederer French champagne to start your relaxing afternoon. $135 per person.

Opera and VIP High Tea, seated in the formal area, enjoy a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling or Moscato to celebrate a decadent afternoon. $115 per person.

Bookings essential, enjoy.
Self-drive Outdoor and Garden Sculpture Tour
Date Fri 24th Feb 2017
A self-drive tour takes visitors to three sculpture parks on the Mornington Peninsula. The event provides guided tours and talks at each site.

Starting at Montalto and visiting a private garden and sculptors workshop, the tour includes a two-course lunch at Merricks store.
Exhibitions: TextaQueen, Stephen Mushin and Matthew Clarke
Date Fri 24th Feb 2017 to Sun 30th Apr 2017
Enjoy three exhibitions by three top Australian artists.

TextaQueen has developed an enviable reputation for her compelling portraits that explore gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens.

Also on display is Stephen Mushin's Plan A / Plan B - a touring exhibition of drawings, 3D printed models and back-of-napkin calculations for unorthodox, but theoretically possible plans to save the world, and Matthew Clarke's second largest painting ever Wallabies Republic.

Free guided tours every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm, family activity spaces, with free hands-on activities, gallery gift shop, parkland for picnics, nearby playground and rose garden.
Feast at Frankston Waterfront
Date Fri 3rd Mar 2017 to Sun 5th Mar 2017
Street food will once again take centre stage at the Frankston Waterfront from 3-5 March 2017 as ‘Feast at Frankston Waterfront’ makes its debut.

Promising a gastronomical delight for foodie lovers, festoon lighting and lanterns will illuminate and transform Frankston’s Pier Promenade into an environment reminiscent of an Asian-style hawker market.

With an array of exhibitors to excite, pop-up bars, amusements, artisan market stalls, live entertainment and traditional flavours of Asia to tempt the palate, including authentic gyoza, satay chicken skewers, sugar cane juice lobster rolls and more, this is another not to be missed event on Frankston City’s growing calendar of popular events.

With all the sights, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market, taking in the excitement of the popular Hawker style street food, follow your nose to the Frankston Waterfront for an event that will tempt the taste buds.
Van Morrison's Masterpieces
Date Thu 9th Mar 2017
Vince Jones stars in a wonderful show that will return to the stage in Victoria on the 2017 Labour Day long weekend - Van Morrison's Masterpieces. Focused on Van Morrison's iconic albums, Moondance and Astral Weeks, Vince brings these much loved albums to life.

With sold–out concerts during the 2016 Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Sydney’s City Recital Hall in 2016, the demand for Morrison’s repertoire and these iconic masterpieces became evident, along with Jones’ interpretation of them.

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian jazz vocalist/musicians across a 20 album, international career and his Celtic/jazz/blues influences provide the perfect blend for his reading of two of contemporary rock music’s greatest works.
The 89th Red Hill Show
Date Sat 11th Mar 2017 to Sun 11th Mar 2018
This iconic Red Hill Show will be held at the Red Hill Showgrounds, Arthurs Seat Road on Easter Saturday.

The Red Hill Show is a traditional country Show, it is always one of the State’s most popular agricultural shows and 2017 will be no exception.



There will be Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, rats and the opportunity to watch the working dogs. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, homemade wines, craft, photography and art.

The woodchop is always sensational and the hot chainsaw races have become a crowd favourite. 2017 we will be hosting a Victorian Championship. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with the Australian Mountainboarders, Premiers Active April and Origin Tennis Hotshots will be running demos and workshops, wildlife encounters, rock climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, circus workshop, fairground rides and more.

Come an see the only Grand Parade left in any Victorian Agricultural Shows.

The event runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

For more information, please see the website.

Heronswood Harvest Festival
Date Sat 11th Mar 2017 to Sun 12th Mar 2017
Celebrate Heronswood’s Homegrown Harvest at the home of heirloom seeds and taste test winners.

Be inspired to grow your own in the stunning setting of Heronswood Historic House and Gardens, enjoy mini garden workshops, produce from local stall holders, free garden tours and take part in our famous heirloom tomato taste test. Enjoy lunch on the pool lawn featuring the Fork to Fork menu.

On both days, enjoy Heirloom Tomato Taste Testing from 11am - 2pm, Walk the vegetable production garden and talk to Heronswood's gardener.

Take a free garden tour at 10:30am and 2pm, or participate in free mini workshops: 11.30am Success with seeds, 1pm Learn to Grow Wildflowers.

On Saturday, meet the 'growing' experts from Diggers from 11am - 2pm and ask them all of your gardening, growing and sowing questions.

On Sunday there will be children's garden activities from 11am - 2pm.
Peninsula Piers & Pinots
Date Sun 12th Mar 2017
Peninsula Piers and Pinots is held on the Sunday of the Victorian Labor Day long weekend on the Flinders foreshore.

Twenty Mornington Peninsula Vignerons will showcase maritime cool climate Pinots with tastings by the sea in an intimate gathering. Wines will be matched with local food and live music at the event which will be at the finish line of the Piers and Pinots Yacht Race.

Peninsula Piers and Pinots at Flinders will feature Peninsula Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio - follow the flags from the pier and taste more than 60 wines with fantastic local produce to match. Entry includes complimentary glass and wine tastings, then purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Come along and enjoy local music to set the scene and treat yourself and friends or family to a day to relax, enjoy and remember.
Open Garden at the amazing La Serre at Langwarrin South
Date Sat 18th Mar 2017 to Sun 19th Mar 2017
La Serre in Langwarrin South isa creative, fun and eclectic garden - exceptional design masterfully set-off by desert-themed art pieces conspiring to ignite the soul.

Colin Hyett’s amazing property features serpent-like paths, a natural ballroom, a chicken coop with a twist, a tepee-style cubby house, it has something for everyone.

This Palm Springs meets Mornington Peninsula property with over 1.5 ha of gravel gardens, succulents, indigenous plants and large sculptures makes it an exciting garden to visit.

The owner and designer has a background in fine arts and his inspirations are derived from artists he loves, incorporating modern design - tradition is definitely not for him.

All Colin’s gardens focus on modern designs using drought tolerant, sustainable plants.

There is a wonderful sense of theater at play that takes its edge from the perfect balance within the neatly clipped and the rambling. Sculptures by the artist Robert Delves will also be featured.



A garden not to be missed.

Party in the Park
Date Tue 4th Apr 2017
Join Cruden Farm for a free fun day out for all the family at Party in the Park, with exciting activities for the kids including sports, face painting, animal farms and live interactive stage performances.

Bring your own picnic or treat yourself to the community barbecues and visit the stalls for more activities and information on local children's services.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
Date Sat 6th May 2017
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk takes participants alongside local vignerons and friends to celebrate the end of harvest and experience current vintage wines.

Taste a variety of wines along the way complemented by a fine selection of food from Red Hill, to Merricks. A beautiful meandering historical rail track provides the perfect way.

The group will proceed to amble along a purpose built walking track to Red Hill South. After stopping at Red Hill, you will walk along a beautiful historic rail trail to a private vineyard to meet winemakers showcasing a range of their wines and then down to Stonier and Merricks General Wine Store in Merricks.

Join local vignerons to celebrate the end of the 2016 harvest from Red Hill to Merricks; around ten kilometres.


Mother's Day at Woodman Estate
Date Sun 14th May 2017
Just an hour from Melbourne, Woodman Estate is the perfect Mother's Day destination on the Mornington Peninsula.

Delight Mum with outstanding service and lakeside dining.

Breakfast: Make Mum's morning with gourmet cooked breakfast and buffet with seasonal fruit, fresh muffins, bircher muesli and berry trifles. Unlimited coffee and tea is provided in the service.

Deluxe High Tea: Indulge in decadent desserts, tantalising savoury pastries and gourmet finger sandwiches served on a traditional three tiered stand. Enjoy a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling in the service to mark the occasion. Coffee, T2 Tea and hot chocolates are all included. Conclude with fresh scones served with estate made jam and cream.

Lunch: Whether you choose to dine beside the lake or next to the fireplace, this special three course lunch is sure to impress Mum. The charming gardens and stunning lake make for the perfect Mother's Day destination.

Dinner: Choose to dine in the elegant Formal Dining Room or stylish Brasserie Restaurant, whatever suits you best. The restaurant offers formal degustation and a la carte dining options.
Winter Wine Weekend
Date Sat 10th Jun 2017 to Mon 12th Jun 2017
Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Festival - an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program.

One place, on one day. All undercover, where you can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries.

Tickets include all tastings, Riedel wine glass, tasting book which includes all wines on exhibition and two entree size dishes.
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show 2017
Date Sun 27th Aug 2017
Come down to the open amateur wine making competition organised by Frankston amateur Winemakers Guild, showcasing home-made wines from fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and red white grape wines. Competition categories to be judged include still, sparkling, fortified wines and liqueurs.



Tasting the many wines available, you may meet the winemakers and learn the techniques required to make your own wine. Wine making information is available and applications for new members are most welcome.



Sample wines made from citrus fruits, stone fruits, berries, guavas, carrots, parsnips, herbs and many other exotic ingredients. Red and white wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Muscat are usually well represented.

Main Street Mornington Festival
Date Sun 15th Oct 2017
The Main Street Mornington, Food, Wine and Performing Arts Festival is a local favourite event.

Many visitors from afar are also attracted to the Festival, where the best of Mornington Peninsula's gourmet produce, boutique wineries, visual artists, musicians, dance troupes, circus, fashion boutiques, singer songwriters, cooks, and theatre groups are proudly showcased.

This free family friendly event will host lots of exciting music and entertainment throughout the day, with local artists and performers performing on various stages throughout the day.

Mornington is infamous for its exclusive boutiques, and the high fashion shopping on the main strip is an experience in itself, so there is plenty of shopping to be done at the Festival!

Food and wine stalls will be set up throughout the Festival, and the children's arcade will be back once again to entertain all the youngsters.