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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

Taste of Sorrento

Join us this June for a month long extravaganza of events and promotions in and around Sorrento! Here’s just a ‘Taste’ – Sorrento St Market, top Chef dinners, family fun days, winter solstice ice swim, foreshore fire night & family movie nights. For the full program visit


‘After Dark’ Nightide Party with Searoad Ferries

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, don’t miss the official VIP nightide party. Early bird tickets are $89 (normal $99) The ticket includes DJ’s, dancing welcome drink, continuous canapes, roving entertainers & more! But the beauty of this event is that anyone booking into this VIP event – from the Mornington Peninsula/Sorrento – will receive FREE return foot passenger ticket valued at $30 . You can hop on any ferry on Saturday 22 June during the day and return on the special evening ferry, departing Queenscliff at 8.40pm

Where: Queenscliff Ferry Terminal
When: Saturday 22nd July
Time: 6:00 to 10:00pm (last ferry to Sorrento is 8:40pm)
To Book:

What’s on in June @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Friday 21st – International Day of Yoga & Winter Solstice
Sat 22nd – World Bathing Day
Sat 22nd – Bansumi Meditation with Vinod Prasana 11:00am to 12:30pm
Sat 22nd – Showcase performance with Genevieve Fry 3:00 to 4:00pm
Sat 22nd – Showcase performance with Vinod Prasanna

Including Daily: Bathing Barrels, Sauna Infusion, Tea Ceremony, Hot Springs Yoga, Fire & Ice and Body Clay

For further information and reservations email
Ph: 03 5950 8777

Brownie Festival @ MP Chocolaterie

Brownie Lovers, this is for you! What better way to embrace the start of winter with a salute to one of the most loved chocolate creations – the classic brownie! For a full list of these delectable creations visit website

When: 5th to 23rd June
Where: 45 Cook St, Flinders

Ikebana with Dr Shoso Shimbo @ Beleara House & Garden

Master Ikebana teacher Dr Shoso Shimbo is a certified ikebana teacher with a wealth of experience and will introduce you to basic ikebana principles in practical beginner workshops. You will use flowers and plants which you select from Beleura’s Gardens to create two original ikebana works to take home with you. Both workshops include all materials necessary including two vessels and all flower materials and tools. Includes Afternoon Tea in our Gatehouse. Fee $120 per workshop

When: Weds 26 June & Weds 17th July
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
To book:
Ph: 03 5975 2027

What’s On in June @ Jetty Road Brewery

Mon to Fri Happy hour with $10 pints & Wines
Monday: Kids eat free & $20 parmas
Weds: Bangin’ Curry $17
Thur: is Steak night
Fri: it’s Fish & Chips $25
Sun: Sunday Roast
Live Music every Saturday & Sunday

Where: 12-14 Brasser Ave, Dromana

A night of laughter @ Barlow

With resident host, Tom Seigert, experience comedy at its finest-featuring the comedic brilliance of Lawrence Mooney this school holidays
Tickets $45pp

When: Thursday, July 4th
Where: Barlow @ The Conti, Sorrento
To book:

Comedy night @ Escape Brewing

Featuring Tony Martin, Jeremy Dooley & Matt O’Neil. $30+BF

Where: 2/12 Suffolk St, Rosebud
When: Fri 12th July @ 7:30pm
Tickets: or ph 0419 190 471

Dinosaur World @ Somerville

Are excited to announce that their new expansion to Dinosaur World has now opened. Come and meet the new dinosaurs, have a ride on the train-a-saurus and enjoy the ambience of the park.

When: Thurs to Sun
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Friday close at 3:00pm)
Address: 1385 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Somerville

1/2 Price*Tickets on Searoad Ferries

Every Wednesday in June, July & August Searoad Ferries are offering Seniors & Carer Cardholders 50% off adult foot passenger tickets. Searoad also offer seniors & carers a delicious Devonshire Tea for $10 on board

Available at the ticket window or online (use promo code SENWED24)

* for full conditions visit Searoad’s website

Sail to Lunch @ Tarra Queenscliff

Set sail for an exquisite dining adventure with Searoad Ferries. For only $69, Mornington Peninsula locals can indulge in a unique dining experience that combines a scenic bay sail with a gourmet meal. Your adventure starts with a comfortable ferry ride, offering stunning views and a selection of local beverages to purchase. Upon arrival in Queenscliff, you’re welcomed into our architecturally acclaimed terminal, leading to the beachfront TARRA Queenscliff. Savour a two-course lunch crafted by the renowned Executive Chef Michael Demagistris. Complement your meal with a house wine or beer. Conclude this memorable experience with a serene ferry ride back to Sorrento.

Note: For conditions go to

Glee Club @ Sorrento Bowls Club

It’s a singalong choir for everybody! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung with Glee before or never sung at all – just grab a drink at the bar and join in! We guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a tune stuck in your head.

When: August 25 – Best of Broadway, Nov 17 – Sounds of the 60s
Time: 4:00pm
Ticket price: $20 through trybooking:
Where: Sorrento Bowls Club, David Macfarlane Reserve, Hotham Rd, Sorrento

Retreat to the Terrace @ Alba Thermal Springs & Spa

Nestled in nature, your own private springs for 45 minutes in a private pool perfect for couples or small groups
up to six people. The opportunity to order light meals and drinks by the pool (for an additional fee)
All day access to an additional 22 contemporary pools, use of a locker, towel and bathrobe. Note: Our private springs experiences are available to guests 16 years and above

Where: 282 Browns Rd, Fingal
Ph: 03 5985 0900

High Tea on the High Seas with Searoad Ferries

Be a little bit naughty with a whole lot nice! Indulge yourself with Searod Ferries High Tea which includes a welcome drink on arrival, a tiered platter of sweet and savoury items using regional produce, tea or coffee & your 2 hour return bay sail. All for $75 per person.

When: Sundays – Departing Queenscliff @ 2:00pm & Sorrento @ 3:00pm
To Book:
or Ph: 03 5257 4500

Barefoot Bowls @ Sorrento Bowls Club’s

All ages welcome and coaching on hand if you need it! Great fun on the greens for all ages!
$16.50 pp. Children under 12 free.

Where: Hotham Road Sorrento (Rear David Macfarlan Oval)
When: Play starts at 6.30pm thru to 8.30pm followed by club meals
Ph: Jim on 0468 377 909 or Judith on 0412 371 321 to secure your spot

You’re also invited to join in the fun at the iconic Sorrento Bowls Club for a barefoot bowls session at a day and a time to suit you.

Pasta Making Workshop @ Billies

Join Warwick Beard, founder of Wazza’s Kitchen for 2.1/2 hr guided pasta making session. Main Ridge Dairy Goat Cheese meets classic italian pasta recipes including 3-cheese ravioli, spaghetti carbonara and more. Perfect for a group or come solo, soak up the surrounds, sip on local wines and enjoy lunch made by you! Price – $140pp includes Main Ridge Apron

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Lisa’s Creative Art Workshop @ Billies

Set high upon the rolling hills in Main Ridge, this is the perfect space to immerse yourself in this creative workshop. Lisa Foley has spent the last 15 years creating murals, art installations and community art projects. Sip on wine, taste the delicious cheeses of Main Ridge Dairy and create your own special artwork. Art materials will be supplied – Price $160pp

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Jacqui’s French Cooking Workshop @ Billies

Main Ridge Dairy Goat Cheese meets a 5 course French Dining Experience, including Classic French Onion Soup, Cheese Souffle, Croque Monsieur & much more. Groups or solo, join Jacqui for this Oh So French fun and delicious workshop. Price $220pp includes Main Ridge Dairy Apron

Where: Billies @ Main Ridge Dairy
When: Monthly
To book: 0420 222 066 or

Moonlit Sanctuary – the best way to see Aussie animals

Now introducing Heath & Nellie, Moonlit’s new short beaked echidnas and newly hatched Gang Gang Parrots & Kingfisher chicks. Don’t miss the Barking Owl, yes, it barks like a dog! Or if you have any junior wildlife lovers ready to get outdoor over the school holidays, the Keeper Club is the ideal activity. The holiday program includes environment activities, animal encounters and native animal care and a typical day includes interactions with cockatoos, reptiles and nocturnal animals that are usually off-limits to the public

Website to book:

Pickleball is at @ Sorrento Community Centre

Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is easy to learn and play at almost any age, this sport for life is regularly described as the fastest growing sport worldwide. A better and more fun workout than walking – meet others at the same time. All equipment is supplied, wear comfy clothes and shoes. Bring your water and a smile ready to have some fun!!

When: Every Monday,Tuesday & Thursday
Time: Mon 1-3pm Tue 12:30-2pm, Thurs 11:30am & 7:30pm
Where: 860-868 Melbourne Road, Sorrento – Basketball Stadium
Phone: 5984 3360

Beleura House & Garden

Take of tour of the house, gardens and collections with Beleura’s expert guides. Choose from the Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea or Twilight Tours and upcoming music events

Fri 12th July – Kathleen Halloran – 5:30 to 7:30pm
Thu 15th July – Melba Opera Trust – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Thu 15th Aug – ANAM Classical 3 – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Fri 23rd Aug – Jody Sternberg and fellow Australian David Lewis- 5:30 to 7:30pm
Fri 30th Aug – Ziggi & Miles 5:50 to 7:30pm
Thu 5th Sep – Seraphim Trio – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Thu 26th Sep – KIAZMA Piano Duo – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Thu 10th Oct – ANAM Classical 4 – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Fri 1st Nov – Zoë Black and Pianist/Composer Joe Chindamo – 5:30 to 7:30pm
Thu 14th Nov – ANAM Classical 5 – 1:30 to 3:30pm

For full 2024 program visit:

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. Private tours only $210.00 (for up to 6 people)$35 per head if more than 6.

Time: 8:00pm
Phone: 0409 844 768
Bookings essential

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

Live Music on the Peninsula

Sunday Sessions @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Ever feel like you don’t want the weekend to end? Why not unwind with a relaxing soak in thermal mineral waters and then head to our Bath House Café for soothing Sunday afternoon tunes. ‘Sunday sessions at the Springs’ offers a rejuvenating way to end your week, where you can relax with a bite to eat, a cheeky wine or beer, or nutritious juice whilst soaking up the sounds from amazing local musicians.
Sunday Sessions will run from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday, weather permitting. Live music is complimentary with Bath House bathing.

June program
Sunday 2 – Chris Smith
Sunday 9 – Marcelle
Sunday 16 – The Warrains
Sunday 23 – Brad Kennedy
Sunday 30 – Ben Smith

For further information and reservations email
Ph: 03 5950 8777

Coming up in June @ The Velvet Lounge

Peninsula Beer Garden

Peninsula Beer Garden – June program

Sat 15th – The Warrains 12:30 to 3:30pm & The Calmer Miles 4:00 to 7:00pm
Sun 16th – Smooth Operators 1:00 to 5:00pm
Fri 21st – From the Five – 4:30 to 7:30pm
Sat 22nd – Troy 12:30 to 3:30pm & The Calmer Miles 4:00 to 7:00pm
Sat 22nd – Elton & The Dives 7:30 to 10:30pm (ticketed)
Sun 23rd – Alfresco Social Club 1:00 to 5:00pm
Fri 28th – Gab Hester 4:30 to 7:30pm
Sat 29th – Coco Michelle 12:30 to 3:30pm & The Calmer Miles 4:00 to 7:00pm
Sun 30th – Cruizin 1:00 to 5:00pm

**Live music every weekend at the Peninsula Beer Garden and it’s free!**

For full line up & times visit:

Coming up @ Sorrento RSL Tom Katz

Keeping music alive!

June Program

Sun 16th – Ezra Lee
Sun 23rd – The Herberts
Sun 20th – Crash the Party

Sat 6th July – Superstar – The Carpenters Songbook – Ticketed Dinner & Show $85 + BF or $50 + BF Show only

Music Sundays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tickets $15 + BF online thru trybooking

Where: 3 Hurley St, Sorrento
Ph: 03 5984 2886

Where to Eat

Le Capucin

Open for coffee, pastries house made pies etc. French meals such as Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, Coq au Vin and more yummy treats available.

Le Capucin Open every day from 8:00am to 3:00pm
Full Kitchen menu until 2:00pm
Please Note that these hours are subject to change due to staff shortages. Le Sigh!

Ph: (03) 5984 3243
3770 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Sunday Roasts Are Back @ Panda Blairgowrie

Baby it’s cold out there, which means the return of the Sunday Roast Lunch! Just $28pp – amazing for your wallet, amazing for your taste buds! Roasts change weekly and until sold out

When: Sundays (lunch only)
Where: 2871 Pt Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie
Ph: 0481 286 766 (bookings recommended)

Water-Based Activities

Water Activities Galore @ Bayplay Adventure Tours

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
Available now – new E Bikes to hire and explore Point Nepean National Park and Bayplay will be open over the holidays. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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

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

**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