Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Birdie Num Nums Holiday Program
Date Wed 11th Jan 2017 to Wed 18th Jan 2017
Birdie Num Nums Holiday Program with Jill Anderson, artist and The Briars Shire Ranger.

Wednesday 11th of January, Birds in our Backyards, Wednesday 18th January, The Amazing Life of Wetland Birds.

Hear from The Briars’ rangers about how to create bird-friendly spaces in your own backyard. Make your own arty avian with Gallery educator Jill Anderson and finish with a 20-minute ranger guided wetland wander along the boardwalk to discover the many wetlands birds. Watch out for Edward the emu along the way. BYO binoculars.

Please note that the sanctuary parklands are closed on days of Total Fire Ban and when wind strength is 35km or above.
Celebrate Summer - Enjoy Sparkling & Gourmet Breakfast by the Lake & Massage
Date Wed 11th Jan 2017 to Sat 8th Apr 2017
Enjoy Woodman Estate's award winning gourmet country breakfast overlooking the lake before strolling across to the Wellness Retreat for your relaxing 60 minute massage. Afterwards lie back on the back on the day beds and relax with a herbal tea and a light snack - what a way to start the day.

9:00am til 12:00pm - $200 per guest.

Please call or visit the website for more information.
Wellbeing Market Flinders
Date Sun 22nd Jan 2017
Synchronise body, mind and spirit with local products and services for health and wellbeing at the Wellbeing Market, in Flinders.

Browse over 30 stalls at this indoor market on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Great Peninsula Paddle
Date Thu 26th Jan 2017
You are invited to participate in The Great Peninsula Paddle to be held at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club on Australia Day.

The Great Peninsula Paddle is a community fundraising event now firmly cemented on the Mornington Peninsula’s calendar.

A fun and inclusive day for all the family, the Great Peninsula Paddle allows participants to paddle along the stunning Mornington Peninsula shoreline, gaining an exclusive perspective of the Peninsula’s clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. More than this though, your participation will also support disadvantaged people living on the Peninsula.

The Great Peninsula Paddle event will see more than 100 participants take to the water at Sorrento’s foreshore to raise vital funds for Reclink Australia’s local sport, recreation and arts programs.

Reclink Australia provides evidence-based sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.

In partnership with over 200 community organisations, Reclink Australia’s programs create pathways to improved health and wellbeing, education and employment outcomes for all participants.
Australia Day with a DJ at Polperro
Date Thu 26th Jan 2017
Polperro are throwing their favourite annual event to celebrate the Australia Day Long weekend.

Taste their current release Even Keel wines at the pop up cellar door, grab some snacks from Polperro Kitchen and enjoy the the tunes provided by DJ RICE-E and a special guest. To cheers Australia day, Polperro will be selling all their wines at cellar door prices as part of your event ticket .

An all inclusive ticket at our special early bird price of $47.50 includes a Polperro Riedel Glass, a tasting of the new release Even Keel wines, two hearty lawn snacks prepared by Polperro Kitchen, and music from resident DJ.

A regular at the George Basement Bar, DJ RICE-E is known as a "purveyor of seductive, soulful beats and feel-good grooves". The set starts at 12:00pm and will continue well into the afternoon.

General Release dates 25 December 12:00pm.

This is a ticketed event only. No entry available on the day if tickets are sold out.
Australia Day Tiffin Lunch Buffet at Nazaaray Estate Winery
Date Thu 26th Jan 2017 to Sun 11th Jun 2017
Join a celebratory Tiffin Lunch Buffet with a special Bollywood dance clinic by Mohit and Co. The 26th January is also India's Republic Day.

The Nazaaray Estate team loves to prove that Indian food does match with wine. Their Australia Day 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.
Wellbeing Market Rosebud
Date Sat 28th Jan 2017
Synchronise body, mind, and spirit with local products and services for health and wellbeing at the Wellbeing Market in Rosebud.

With over 30 indoor stalls to rest, relax and rejuvenate on the Mornington Peninsula.
Peninsula Short Film Fest
Date Sat 4th Feb 2017
Peninsula Short Film Fest, proudly presented by Employment Easy, is a free short film festival held at the Village Green in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday 4th of February, 2017.

Bring a friend, bring a rug and come and enjoy this free outdoor short film festival.

Shortlisted films will be judged live on the night by a panel of industry professionals.

Peninsula Short Film Fest wishes to advise that some language and scenes are of an adult nature and may offend some viewers.

Parental guidance is recommended. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the event.

No BYO alcohol, no pets.
Mt Eliza Music Festival
Date Sat 4th Feb 2017
Taking place in the heart of the Mt Eliza village, the Mt Eliza Music Festival will host over 70 musical acts and performances.

This free event features entertainment across cafes, restaurants, and various outdoor stages throughout the day and night.

Celebrating all genres of music including bands, soloists, DJs, duos, quartets, and much more. There will be showcase guests and local talent as well as family entertainment, buskers and roving performers on the day.

This will be a fantastic day right in the heart of the Mt Eliza community with an array of amazing artists creating a family fun environment for all to enjoy.

Lock in the date and feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.

Artists include, Josh Cashman, Reuben Stone Live Loops, Steve Ward, Ben Jansz, thando, Maxon, Riley Pearce, Luck-Louise, Barely - Standing, Halen, Bongani, David Spry Music, Dave Walker Band, Erik Parker, Werewolves of Melbourne, Coco Michelle and much more to come.

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.
MPRG Sunday Afternoon – Artist Talks
Date Sun 5th Feb 2017
1:00pmâ€ֿ.30pm Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison.
Gracia and Louise are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable and revealing nature. Animals are often present in their work, placed to question our behaviour and to explore our relationship with the natural world. Find out about their new works created for the
Birds exhibition.

1.45pmâ€׀.15pm Penny Byrne.
Ceramicist Penny Byrne’s diorama of Jack and Errol tells the tale of father and son
Bowerbirds from the Forrest Gallery at the Melbourne Museum. Since 2000, Jack’s daily calling, mimicry, aerial acrobatics and dancing amused staff and visitors and gave him the reputation of a great entertainer. Hear how Penny has ‘bowered’ away and collected from the streets of Melbourne to create her inspiring diorama.

2.30pmâ€ׁ:00pm Stu James.
Stu James creates intricate, delicate works from beaten copper. Renowned for his sea sculptures, he has received commissions from the MCG and Southgate and was awarded the Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch travelling fellowship in 1992. With a passion for the outdoors, camping and fishing the Australian wildlife is his world of inspiration.
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration
Date Fri 10th Feb 2017 to Sat 11th Feb 2017
The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, 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, 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.

The next event will be held in February 2017.

See website for more information.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Style at Woodman Estate
Date Tue 14th Feb 2017
Just an hour from Melbourne, Woodman Estate is renowned for style and elegance on the Mornington Peninsula.

Indulge your special someone this Valentine's Day with an elegant dining experience they will not forget.

Begin the evening on the lakeside Terrace with a glass of Estate sparkling. Watch the sun descend and reflect the water, before you begin your five course degustation dinner.

Dinner includes glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling, five course degustation dinner, coffee and estate chocolates and of course, a romantic rose gift.
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.
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
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. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with Big Air BMX School 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.

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.
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.