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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

Maze & Graze Packages

Enjoy all the fun of Enchanted Adventure Garden followed by lunch and a guided wine tasting at Trofeo Estate.
$190 for two which includes 2 adult admission passes & lunch.

for full details visit website Maze & Graze

Colouring Competition @ Cape Merchants

Colour one of Cape Merchants Colouring Sheets and enter to win a $50 Cape Merchants Voucher. We have a special area set aside in store for colouring. Use our fabulous metallic, neon and skin tone pencils!

Date: Enter before July 19th
Ph: 0409 043496
Address: 65-67 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

Mention Beachside Tourism to receive 10% off your purchase*
*excludes sale & a small selection of other items

Christmas in July with shanakee @ Tom Katz

Join in the celebrations of Christmas with dinner and a celtic music show.

Date: Sat 24th July
Time: 6:00pm Dinner & Show $55
or tickets available for 7:15pm show only at the door for $30
Tickets: available through TryBooking
Where: Tom Katz at the Sorrento Portsea RSL

Join us for Christmas in July @ Rye Hotel

Your table will be beautifully presented with a Christmas Theme.

$23.50 per person for Senior serves
$27.50 per person

Private function room available.
Valid for groups of 20 or more.
Book now: 5985 2277

Seniors offer on Searoad Ferries

Devonshire Tea Every Wednesday $6
All Seniors & Carer Cardholders can enjoy a delicious $6 Devonshire Tea consisting of a scone, jam & cream along with tea or coffee.

Valid Wednesdays onboard the ferries at RORO Café during July & August. One serve per Seniors or Carers Card and subject to availability.

Winter Wine Weekend Soiree July 24th and 25th @ Manyung Sorrento

Pop down to Manyung Gallery Sorrento to enjoy a special Winter Wine Weekend Soiree. Highly celebrated artist Herman Pekel will be at the gallery from 11.30am on Sunday July 25th for an artist demonstration.
Don’t miss it!
Address : 113a Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento
Phone: (03) 9787 2953

A celebration of Pinot Noir @ Pt. Leo Estate

As we seek extra warmth this winter, join us for a celebration of Pt. Leo Estate’s Pinot Noirs. Led by our Cellar Door Master, David Stuart, discover the aromatics and nuances of our Pinot Noirs, accompanied by a bespoke three-course dinner and wine pairing, created by our Culinary Director, Josep Espuga.
The evening commences with a glass of Pt. Leo Estate Methodé Traditionnelle and a tasting of exclusive wines from the barrel. The three-course dinner shortly follows where each wine is carefully matched to the flavours of each dish.

Date: Saturday 31st July, 2021
Ph: 03 5989 9011
Address: 3649 Frankston- Flinders Road, Merricks

Meet the Makers: Perfume Playground x Bass & Flinders Distillery

Join Founder & Master Scent Designer Samantha Copland from Perfume Playground together with our General Manager and Head Distiller Holly Klintworth as you explore the world of natural perfumery and the fine art of gin distillation in this one off masterclass to thrill your senses and ignite your creativity.What’s Included?
*8ml fine fragrance in a French glass bottle
*500ml bottle of your once-off bespoke gin
*Chocolate, prosecco and fragrance sensory experience
*Cheese platter
*Geneviève Gin & Tonic

Business Name: Bass & Flinders Distillery
Date: Sunday 25th July 2021
Address: 40 Collins Rd. Dromana 3936
Phone: 03 5987 3893

World Gin Day Celebrations at Bass & Flinders Distillery

World Gin Day is a day of celebration for all things Gin and getting people together all around the world, so… Join us for our favourite day of the year! WHAT’S ON: Live Music, Food Truck, Cocktails, Tastings, Mulled Gin & more…

Celebrate the Spirit of the Mornington Peninsula at our Distillery Door on Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22. Keep an eye out on socials or subscribe to our mailing list for updates.
How GIN-tastic!

Business Name: Bass & Flinders Distillery
Address: 40 Collins Rd. Dromana 3936
Phone: 03 5987 3893
Our Distillery Door is open Friday: 11-5pm, Saturday: 11-6pm, Sunday: 11-5pm

Craft Markets Australia

Date: 8th August – Mornington Racecourse – 9:00am to 2:00pm
14th August – Sorrento – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Movies and fun @ Dromana 3 Drive in

Great selection of movies at Dromana Drive-In for all ages & taste
‘Make a memory at Dromana 3 Drive-In’

Date: See website for screenings
Address: 133 Nepean Highway Dromana
Ph: 03 5931 0022
(Not open Mon, Tues, Weds during school term)

Junior Chocolaterie @ Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Experience a hands on 45 minute class in a parent free zone with our European Chocolatiers teaching you to make your very own chocolate creations. Includes:Chef’s hat and apron, name badges, graduation certificate, 3 chocolate creations to take home, plus plenty of fun and free tastings.
for ages 6-12 years – $40 per child

Booking essential via website
Phone: 03 5989 0040
Address: 45 Cook Street, Flinders

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

Reunite @ the Peninsula Hot Springs

Plan a cosy day out at the spectacular Peninsula Hot Springs. Celebrate that missed occasion or just the fact we can spend time together

Date: Open every day
Hours: General bathing – 5:00am to 11:00pm
Bookings: all bookings online or call 5950 8777
Address: Springs Lane, Fingal

endota red hill

Massage & LED facial (60mins) – $120

This clinically tested high performance facial uses the latest technology to deliver collagen stimulating, anti¬-ageing results. Include a relaxation massage and you have a perfect winter combination. Enjoyed on a heated table in the stunning hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula

Ph: 03 5931 0044
Web: endota red hill

Live Music on the Peninsula

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

Get your groove on @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

Tom Katz promotes live Australian music, both established and emerging artists, with a musical heritage that began in the 60s.

Time: 4pm to 7pm
Cost: $10 Tickets thru TryBooking Date:

Sunday 25th July – Catnip

Sat 24th July – Christmas In July Dinner & Show – Shanakee – $55
Sat 31st July – The Substitutes – $30 – 8:00pm til late

Ph: 03 5984 2886

Listen to tunes on a lazy Sunday afternoon @ St Andrews Beach Brewery

While you are there make sure to taste all of your favourite St Andrew’s Brewery beers. Book a table and relax with friends

Ph: 03 5988 6854

Where to Eat

St Andrews Beach Brewery

The Long Lunch is a three course menu designed by Head Chef Andreas Wittwer, showcasing some of Australia’s finest produce. Think chargrilled steak frites, fresh seafood or delicious vegan options if meat isn’t your thing. In addition to our wide range of tasty brews and refreshing seltzers, a premium wine list has been curated just for the occasion.

When: Every Friday afternoon
Where: St Andrews Beach Brewery Birdcage
Bookings essential: on a first in best dressed basis

Le Capucin

Open for take away and dine in 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

Delicious food and great atmosphere @ LOQUAT

Dinner from 5.30pm Thursday – Saturday
Menu = 2 Course/ 3 Course ie min. 2 Course

You can get everything @ Merricks General Store

BREAKFAST service daily between 8.30-11am.
LUNCH service daily between 12-3.30pm
Afternoon visits for a glass of wine, with perhaps some cheese, is always encouraged
The Veranda Coffee window is open from 7:00am
Produce Store open every day 9:00am to 5:00pm
For all future gallery exhibitions click here
Ph: 03 5989 8088

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


10:00AM – 3:00PM | 5:00PM – CLOSE
8:00AM – 3:00PM | 5:00PM – CLOSE
Ph: (03) 5984 4004

Panda Eats @ Panda Blairgowrie

Ph: (03) 5988 8261
2871 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie VIC 3942

Water-Based Activities

Water Activities Galore @ Bayplay & Illuka Retreat

Sea Kayak Tour – The Dolphin Sanctuary – 9:30am & 1pm Daily
Snorkelling with the Sea Dragons – 2pm Daily
Guided Scuba Dives at 8:30am & 11am Daily
Hire equipment:
Stand Up Paddle Board Hire – Explore our bay on a Paddle board!
Sit on Top Kayaks – Enjoy our pristine coastline from a kayak!
Snorkel Gear – Check out our local weedy sea dragons!
Bike Hire – Discover Point Nepean National park!

Ph: 03 5984 0888
Address: 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Web: &

Fishing on the beautiful Port Phillip Bay with Timeout Fishing Charters

Time: If applicable multiple trips each day. Call for further details
Address: Rye boatramp or Blairgowrie Marina if wheel chair trips
Ph: 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!!

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