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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.

Local Activities

Get the kids off their screens and into Moonlit Sanctuary

If you have some junior nature lovers pleased to be on the flipside of lockdown and ready to get outdoors, the Junior Keepers holiday program is the ideal activity. A typical day includes interactions with cockatoos, reptiles and nocturnal animals including behind the scenes access. Junior Keepers help with feeding animals and animal enrichment activities. Suitable for kids aged 7-14 years.

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Dates: January 2022 – Thursday 6th, Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Thursday 13th, Friday 14th Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th, Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th,

Also running is a Special Needs Keeper Club these holidays on Wednesday, 19th January.
9:45am sign in. 10am start. 1:15pm finish. The Special Needs Keeper Club program provides an opportunity for children who love animals but are unable to attend our mainstream Keeper Club program due to specialised learning or physical needs, and who may require additional support from a parent, guardian or carer.

Seniors Ferry Offers @ Searoad Ferries

Sail overseas between Queenscliff & Sorrento. 1/2 price ferry foot travel* $6 Devonshire Tea*
Passengers do not book online, but purchase their ferry ticket upon arrival at the terminal

Dates: every Wednesday Nov 24 – Dec 15 2021

*1/2 price travel only applicable to full price return adult foot passenger ticket. Must present seniors or carers card. Devonshire tea available while stocks last

We’re back!@ Georgie Bass Cooking Classes

Relaunching this week with the popular French Dinner Party Class. Grab a friend or include in your girls weekend activities. You can even book a Stay and Cook accommodation package for an unforgettable culinary experience in beautiful Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula. It’s great fun

04 Dec: Spanish Paella & Tapas
11 Dec: Modern Australia Christmas
18 Dec: Summer Entertaining

To book: Call 03 5989 0201 or email
Hurry, spots are limited and classes are filling fast

Craig Penny’s latest exhibition @ Manyung Gallery Sorrento

See Craig Penny’s latest exhibition “ A Bayside Summer” at Manyung Gallery Sorrento
Craig’s vibrant works of blue hues, capture the essence of coastal summer pastimes.
His exhibition continues until December 15.

Address: 113 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Phone: (03). 9787 2953

As they welcome back visitors, the Manyung team will ensure COVID safety guidelines are followed.

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.

Festive fun has arrived @ MP Chocolaterie!

The talented team at MP Chocs have been super busy during lockdown handcrafting their best Christmas collection yet. Early bird shoppers start clicking your way through a list of beautiful creations to delight all ages and tastes. Delivery anywhere in Australia for just Click and Collect.

Beginning in store: Saturday 30th October
Where: 45 Cook St, Flinders
Ph: 03 5989 0040

Make a memory @ Dromana 3 Drive in

Date: for events and to see movie screenings visit website
Address: 133 Nepean Highway Dromana
Ph: 03 5931 0022
(Not open Mon, Tues, Weds during school term)

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

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Coffee Scrub and 30 min Custom Massage – $120

When: November
Address: 159 Shoreham Rd red hill
Phone: 5931 0044

Live Music on the Peninsula

Live from the Stables @ St Andrews Beach Brewery

Get in quick – Tickets Are Selling Fast!

Tim Rogers (You Am I) & Sarah McLeod
When: Sat 18th December 14:00 to 20:00

Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) & Dallas Frasca
When: Sat 22nd January 14:00 to 20:00
Tickets: $60pp
Bookings essential:

Live & Local Music @ Old Apple Shed

Live music every Sunday afternoon from 3:00pm-6:00pm. All bands are amazing and local bands.


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

Address: 3760 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Ph: 0418 367 007

Yes! We’re back @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

There’s no better way to break the ice, to help the lockdown thaw than with the live music at Tom Katz. December’s program as follows:

Cruizin – Sunday 5th December $10
The Two Dogs Band – Sunday 12th December $10
The Detonators – Sunday 19th December $10

Time: 4:00 to 7:00pm
Tickets online thru trybooking
Ph: 03 5984 2886

Where to Eat

Le Capucin

Open for take away coffee, pastries house made pies etc. French meals such as Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin and more yummy treats available.
Hours: 8-3pm daily
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

Lime Spice Hawker Beach Bar

Asian Fusion Dining
Open for lunch Friday to Sunday from 12noon
Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm
Book your table at
2839 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye
Ph: (03) 5910 0966
Address: 2839 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye

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 every day – 5:00pm till late
Ph: (03) 5984 0811

Local produce and fresh coffee @ The Holy Bean Cafe

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Holy Bean offer a variety of roasts for your coffee choice. Our house coffee blend is from Reverence Roasters in Melbourne
HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday 8am – 3pm Thursday, Fri & Sat nights Dinners til 8pm
Ph: 5982 0522

Water-Based Activities

Dolphin and Seal swim tour with Moonraker dolphin swims

To celebrate our season re-opening after the world’s longest lockdown, come and join us for our BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE for the month of November.
There’s no time like now to get out and enjoy our marine environment!
Book online and use the code word UNLOCKED

Date: Month of November
Meet at: Esplanade Road, Sorrento
Phone: 59844211 0451795797

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