Regional Tourism Guide for Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria , Australia  
Heritage Farm Tour
Date Sat 11th Aug 2018 to Sat 5th Jan 2019
Heritage Farm is a small mixed farm, with a focus on high quality produce, and ethical farming. They run regular tours where you can meet one of the farmers, and get up close and personal with a range of animals: friendly sheep, ducks, geese, cows, chickens and alpacas.

Heritage Farm has over 200 fruit trees planted, and more heritage varieties to come. Their produce varies with the season, but their free range duck eggs are always a hit.

Heritage Farm is only 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD. So have a day of family fun, and pick up some fantastic produce at Heritage Farm.
Outdoor - Run the Obstacle Course
Date Sat 18th Aug 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
The Obstacle Course is a perfect training ground for any fitness level whether you are doing your first Tough Mudder, training for a Spartan Race or just wanting to give it a go for the first time.

It is also great for those seasoned racers who want to get through obstacles faster and improve their obstacle race fitness.

This 90 minute session is suitable for all levels.
Date Thu 23rd Aug 2018
Set in Moorabbin, Jurassica explores what it is to migrate, to be displaced and to spend the rest of your life searching for home.

Ralph and Sara migrated from Italy in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in Melbourne suburbia. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather. Until one night Ralph is rushed to hospital and, through an unlikely connection with Kaja, an interpreter, Luca learns to reconnect.

Winner of the 2015 Green Room Award for Best New Australian Writing, Dan Giovannoni’s magical new play, Jurassica, weaves the past and present together, with a sometimes hilariously accurate depiction of migrant family life.

It is about dinosaurs – just not the prehistoric kind.

360 with PEZ - Vintage Modern Regional Tour - Frankston
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed number one ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Kicking off in Ballarat on August 22, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator PEZ, play to audiences all over regional Victoria.
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show 2018
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
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.

Red Hill Community Market
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Red Hill is where it all started for Craft Markets Australia over 40 years ago. From a handful of stalls in 1975, this market is now one of the most popular in Victoria with over 300 stalls all selling home made, hand crafted products and fresh, home grown produce.

Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market. On the first Saturday of the month from September through to May

A proven feast for the mind, body and soul. Explore the fascinating mix of textures, materials and colours on display. Meet the maker behind each of the individually designed products.

Well worth the trip, Red Hill Community Market is easily accessible from the Peninusla Link Freeway.
Open Garden at Musk Cottage, Flinders
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Musk Cottage is an amazing, large contemporary garden, stunningly designed by Rick Eckersley.

The ten acre rural garden was planted ten years ago and has matured into a delight for the senses.

Rick has used a wide range of native trees, shrubs and grasses, but has integrated other suitable plants with great skill to produce a garden of true artistry.

Open Gardens Victoria is opening the garden and invite everyone to come along.

It is one of the last times the garden will be open, so the opportunity should not be missed.

Proceeds will be donated to Global Gardens of Peace.

Coffee, sausages and plants will be available or you can bring a picnic and relax enjoying the wonderful ambiance.

Blokes High Tea
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Sail with an ale, meats and sweets this Fathers Day. Enjoy a specially created menu of savoury and sweet dishes created by Head chef Brent Love with blokes in mind. Think sliders and pies and a paddle of beer from local breweries both the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.

Served in the Lounge aboard Searoad Ferries, sail with an ale on a return two hour sailing between Queenscliff and Sorrento.

Two sessions available: 11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
The Cook, The Artists, Their Work and Paper
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Join renowned cook, designer and author Guy Mirabella for an immersive dining experience in the 2018 National Works on Paper exhibition. Mirabella’s Italian and Calumbrian flavours will be showcased with paper as a culinary accompaniment.

Enjoy four courses with famous Peninsula wines. Between courses, National Works on Paper finalists Katherine Hattam and Locust Jones will converse with MPRG Director Jane Alexander.

Renowned figurative artist and 2018 National Works on Paper finalist Godwin Bradbeer will sketch a lucky diner during the evening who will then get to take home their signed portrait. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a multi-sensory dining experience in the Gallery.

Please note dietary restrictions at time of booking.
Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
JamFactory’s Icon series celebrates South Australia’s most influential artists. Catherine Truman’s practice is renowned for its diversity and incorporates contemporary jewellery, objects, digital image and film installation with a focus upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method.

No Surface Holds will run from 21 September to 18 November.
Anne Ferran: Intimate Journals, Uncover Stories Within The Pages Of The Bundanon Library
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Anne Ferran spent over a year working with the collection of Boyd family books in the Bundanon Library, searching for hidden notes in the margins and items slipped between pages. This Bundanon Trust commission reflects upon the Homestead and the people who inhabited it over time. It is characteristic of Ferran’s images that the subject is not what is seen but rather what haunts it.

Anne Ferran’s photographic and video works have explored histories of incarceration in prisons, asylums, hospitals and nurseries. She has worked extensively with museum collections, photographic archives and historic sites in Australia and New Zealand. Her work is held in major public collections in Australia and internationally.

A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.
Line Of Enquiry: An Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Exhibition
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Line of enquiry includes artists who explore social and political issues through historic sources; from a contemporary take on Colonial Australia by Danie Mellor, Sally Smart and Rew Hanks to a postmodernist approach, referencing art history alongside their own cultural histories by Juan Davila and Brian Robinson.

The exhibition includes works referencing varied sciences; Martin Howard Boscott’s examination of colour dispersion; Trinh Vu’s investigation of technological change and its impact; and animal behavioural research informs the work of artists Lisa Roet, Jazmina Cininas and Deborah Williams.

The artists’ curiosity, search for knowledge and new perspectives have added new layers of meaning to established understandings of history and sciences. Their works of art illustrate different points of view, inviting more questions and providing avenues for new lines of enquiry.
Mornington Running Festival
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
This event was brought to life in its inaugural year in 2014 and in 2018 is set to expand even further. Participants will have the choice of running or walking five kilometre, 10 kilometre or 21 kilometre.

There will also be the option for young participants to compete in a one kilometre event at Mornington Park.

The weekend will also include a Health and Lifestyle Expo and activities for the whole family.

Point Nepean Portsea Market
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
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.
School Holiday Workshops with Jill Anderson
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Wed 3rd Oct 2018
Let your inner artist and scientist play as you create a new species of plant or animal. Be inventive with mixed media, colour and texture as you design and construct your very own creation.

On Tuesday 2 October from 10:00am to 12:00pm for ages 5 to 8, adult co-creator required. On Wednesday 3 October from 10:00am to 12:00pm, ages 9 to 12, adult co-creator welcome but not required. Bookins essential.

Free family activity: Collage together different body parts to invent your own new species. Add your creation to the (un)-natural history display on the gallery wall.
Catherine Truman: At the Nexus of Art And Science
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018
At the Nexus of Art And Science is an illustrated lecture and exhibition walk through on Thursday 4 October from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

As one of South Australia’s leading contemporary artists and jewellers, Catherine Truman was named as the 2017 JamFactory Icon, celebrating the achievements of South Australia’s most outstanding and influential craft and design practitioners. Join Catherine for an illustrated lecture and exhibition walk through where she will discuss no surface holds and her 35 year practice straddling art and science.

Bookings essential.
A Night of Boogy Woogy Brilliance at Hickinbotham of Dromana
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Boogie and Blues at its best. Australia’s piano boogie-woogie Queen, Jan Preston, joins Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues guitar, Nick Charles, and together will present a uniquely entertaining concert of original songs, music, anecdotes and grooves.

And of course the open fire will be raging just to set the stage.

Book tickets now and come for an early dinner from 6:00pm, before their performance which will commence around 7:30pm.
Tiffin Lunch Buffet at Nazaaray Estate Winery
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018
The Nazaaray Estate team loves to prove that Indian food does match with wine. Their Tiffin Lunch Buffet is not to be missed.

Watch Tandoor man, Pankaj, create sensational culinary delights. Try matching these single vineyard, handcrafted wines with the spices of various delicious courses. Stroll through 1930's vintage train carriages at cellar door. Meet the winemaker and try his latest releases.

Paramdeep Ghumman, co-owner and winemaker at Nazaaray Estate, had his first sip of wine on an international flight at the age of 30, when he emigrated from India to Australia with his doctor wife Nirmal in 1981. He has made up for lost time, creating superb single vineyard wines totally by hand in one of the Mornington Peninsula’s smallest commercial vineyards.

Nazaaray Estate Winery is Mornington Peninsula's southernmost winery and the only one in Flinders. Here, single vineyard, handcrafted wines are made on site in small batches. Nazaaray's wines feature on the wine list of several top restaurants, including Vue de Monde. Bookings essential.
Jose Garcia
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Presented by Fresh Start Sounds is a night of music by singer-songwriter Jose Garcia.

Smooth acoustic tones that suit both the small and large stage, Jose's baritone vocals are smoother and more intoxicating than 18 year old Chivas Regal whisky. Delving into a variety of genres, Jose Garcia tends to favour folk type songs influenced by traditional music, the 60s and artists such as Eva Cassidy, Gilian Welch and Johnny Cash.

Limited seats. Bookings are essential. Please call the cafe to book and pay if you would like to pay at the door on the night.
Main Street Mornington Festival
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
In its 23rd year, the Festival continued to showcase the cultural lifestyle that its proud peninsula residents enjoy on a daily basis – bringing the elements together: food, wine, music, art, entertainment, shopping, and fun.

The festival attracts growers of fresh seasonal produce, delicious food, and a large selection of Australia’s best wine makers, showcasing what the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

With seven stages and performance areas, hosting a wide range of music styles, children’s entertainers, roving performers community and dance groups. Main Street Mornington Festival prides itself on keeping the majority of the artists local and offering something for everyone to enjoy.
An Intimate Lunch: With Anne Ferran and Jennifer Thompson
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018
In Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s personal library at the Bundanon Homestead in New South Wales books share the shelves with works of art.

Learn what Anne Ferran discovered about the Boyd family from the inserts left between pages and hand-written notes hidden within the margins.

The intimate lunch, hosted by the Gallery, will include an exhibition walk through and discussion with Anne Ferran and Jennifer Thompson, Bundanon Trust’s Collections and Exhibitions Manager. Three lucky guests will receive a signed copy of Anne Ferran’s artist book, Artist’s Library.

Your ticket includes light buffet lunch, glass of wine and exhibition walk though.
Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Bring the family together for a night of excitement and entertainment, creating lasting magical memories for both the young and young at heart, with the lighting of the Christmas tree and arrival of Santa at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights.

The Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights includes a tree lighting ceremony, fireworks display, Rudolf’s market place, Gingerbread lane festival dining, Santa’s House and entertainment Stage.
Mornington Christmas Carols In the Park
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Mornington Carols in The Park is a free event for the whole family with kids entertainment, prizes, giveaways, free entertainment and, of course, Santa. Jimmy Giggle headlined 2017 event and along with some great local performers. Kids activities include Pimp my Balloons roving Christmas characters, Kids Face painting and Food Trucks.

Mornington Carols in The Park is a community event organised by the Mornington Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Main Street Traders and proudly presented by Tony Ladiges at Lad&Lee Property (proud partner of the Eview Group) Mornington.
Woodman Estate New Year's Eve Dinner
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Celebrate the New Year in style at Woodman Estate.

Enjoy a five course degustation dining at this charming Lakeside Estate. Relax on the terrace with a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling before embarking on a taste experience.

Choose to dine in the classic Formal Dining Room, elegant Atrium or stylish Brasserie Restaurant, with white linen cloths and napery befitting your special occasion.

Herald the New Year - 2018 in style. Special dietary requirements catered for. Bookings are essential.
Under The Southern Stars
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Summer rock festival Under The Southern Stars is returning to Hastings 12 January 2019 with a line-up of Australian Rock Royalty. The perfect summer festival celebration.

Under the Southern Stars is excited to announce this year’s return with a huge line up of the best of Australian rock.

Off the back of last year’s inaugural success, the festival is expanding into five new coastal locations as it continues to deliver music lovers the ultimate outdoor live music festival in a quintessential Aussie summer setting.

This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I.

Also on this killer bill is Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.

Visit their website for ticketing offers and up to date festival news.

Two Bays Trail Run
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.

That is a 28 kilometre single crossing (56 kilometre double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula, and not at the skinny bit.

A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.

Pinot Celebration Australia
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Pinot Celebration Australia, held at the RACV Cape Schank Resort consists of two days of tasting an international line up of Pinot Noir including wines from Burgundy, United States, New Zealand and Australia (including Tasmania, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula).

Wine commentators will mix with winemakers, growers and consumers to taste, discuss, enjoy, listen and most importantly - to celebrate.

Selected winery restaurants will provide dinners with each menu created to match Pinot Noir.

Both days of tastings will be held at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula. Please visit the website for further information.

Frankston Waterfront Festival
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Frankston’s biggest summer festival on the waterfront is back.

Bring your family and friends to the bay for two exciting days full of live music, great food, beach and water sports, markets, wine, cider and craft beer.

Flinders Polo
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Flinders Polo will allow guests to experience a bespoke afternoon of fast paced 20/20 style polo in a traditional picnic setting, hosted at a beautiful 60-acre property in Flinders.

The meticulously manicured polo field is surrounded by Paul Bangay landscaped gardens in the breathtaking surrounds of the Flinders countryside.
The 91st Red Hill Show
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
This iconic Red Hill Show will be held at the Red Hill Showgrounds, Arthurs Seat Road on Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend.

The Red Hill Show is a traditional country show, it is always one of the state’s most popular agricultural shows and 2019 will be no exception. Celebrating its 91st birthday, the festival will be revisiting the past and putting on a show not to be missed.

There will be Gypsie Cobbs, 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 and in 2019, the show plays host to a Victorian Title. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with the Australian Mountainboarders, Premier's Active April, wildlife encounters, rock climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, circus workshop, fairground rides and more.

Head down and 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.
Peninsula Piers and Pinots
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
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.