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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. You can also download our current what’s on list too!

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Summer School Holidays tennis clinic @ Boneo Tennis Club

Junior tennis clinics for Red & Orange ball players aged from 5-9yrs. Come and learn the game of tennis in a fun and encouraging environment for kids wanting to play our great game. Each clinic works on tennis fundamentals, fun team games, challenge your peers & coach, team exercises and prizes each day.
Dates: See website for dates & times

What’s On @ Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Life is always sweet at the MP Chocalaterie – but these holiday activities are extra special!

Become a junior chocolatier (perfect for children 6-12yr in a parent free zone) & learn how to make your very own chocolate creations. Classes very Thurs, Fri & Sat throughout January.
Rocky Road Taste & Create Workshop – Discover the taste of 12 of the most popular chocolates and then craft your very own Rocky Road creation. Classes every Sat. throughout January
For full details visit
Junior Chocolaterie $40 (includes badge,chef’s hap & apron, certificate plus take home creations
Rocky Road Taste & Create Workshop $20 for 30 minute hands-on class
Bookings are essential

Summer events @ Searoad Ferries

A fun and interactive workshop learning all about Port Phillip Bay’s unique dolphins and other amazing marine life, including seals & whales! Play games, see dolphin skulls and meet Bella Burrunan the dolphin.
This activity is included in your ferry ticket

Dates: January 21 & 23
Departing Sorrento 11:00pm and 1:00pm
Departing Queenscliff 12:00pm and 2:00pm


Rock the Boat 2020 – sail from Queenscliff or Sorrento and put your party hat on for our Summer sunset series
Get your dancing shoes on and bring your friends for a great evening.
Price: $129 pp
Tickets include: 3-hour bay sail, live music, welcome drink, continuous canapes, drinks at bar prices
Queenscliff sailing – Feb 15th, 2020 (8:00-11:00pm)
Sorrento sailing – Feb 22nd, 2020 (8:00-11:00pm)
Bookings essential


Summer holidays @ Dromana Drive In

“Make a Memory at Dromana 3 Drive In” Re-live a classic era when drive-in’s were hip, take your favourite guy or gal, bring the kids. Screening movies for all tastes; the romantics, the comics through to the thrillers, perfect for all ages. Four screens including a Deckchair Cinema. For details see website. Come and ‘Dine with the stars’ in Shel’s Diner, 50’s style or take-away back to your car, or under the stars. The classic burgers and fries with a twist, milkshakes, ice creams and so much more.


Jason Colman Presents

– All Aboard The SS Coleman

Dates: 3rd to 23rd January 2020
Tickets from $55

and The Humanimals – Hilarious Cabaret for The Kids
Dates: 3 shows only 16th to 19 January
Tickets from $25
Bookings essential

Extend your Summer @ The Peninsula Hot Springs

Introducing the summer weekday escape
Your favourite mid-week escape is being extended for all of summer.
Now available Monday – Friday until the end of February, no holiday exclusions.
Refresh and rejuvenate with a 45 min treatment and bathe.

Price: $179pp
Dates: Through Summer

or you can soak your day away this Australia Day at the Hot Springs. Enjoy dining, live music, fire & ice and explore the body clay experience

Bookings essential
Ph: 5950 8777 or book online
W: See full list of details and offers at

Graeme Base’s Animalia in Sand @ Boneo Discovery Park

World first Sand Sculpting Augmented Reality Experience
Date: 14th December 2019 to 30th April 2020
Phone: 5988 6385
DISCOUNTED Pre sale tickets available online now!


Young At Art, School holiday programs & workshop plus free family activities
For dates & times visit website

Ph No: 5950 1580

What’s On @ Ocean Beach Yoga in January

There’s heaps! Sunset Series: Yin + Sound with Chris Dixon (bookings essential), Bush Tucker Walk
& Didgeridoo Meditation with Lionel Lauch (bookings essential), Morning Yoga @ Sorrento Sailing Club
and Yoga Classes @ Sorrento’s only Yoga Studio. For dates, times & cost visit website

Ph No: 0409 409 252

Aegean Designs Presents the works of Greg Irvine

Meet the artist and view the stunning works of art by artist Greg Irivine – in his first exhibition in 4 years

Dates: 12th January to 10th February
Where: Aegean Designs, 1/3760 Pt Nepean Rd, Portsea

Evenings on The Bay with Riptide Charters

Fishing (max 4 people @ $40pp) or sightseeing tours (max 6 people @ $35pp)
Get your group together & have the boat to yourself! For details see website

Ph No: 0433 473 061

The Traders are back @ Merricks House Art Gallery

With an exciting new line up of Traders, shop our latest collection of art, travelled wares
and favourite finds for the wardrobe this season

Dates: until Sunday 2nd February
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm

What’s On @ Point Nepean National Park

Barefoot Cinema, Portsea Craft Market, Portsea Twilight Fun Run, Junior Ranger Program Portsea Polo and much more…for full details visit website

Dates: Through January

Junior Ranger Summer Holiday Fun @ Pt Nepean National Park

Rockpool Rambles, Beach Treasure Hunt, Flora Explorer, Bouncing Bandicoots (plus other
great adventures at Coolart, Rye and Mushroom Reef

Date: Through January
Times: see website

Happenings @ Bayplay

What’s New – Teenage dive classes! for 13 to 19 year olds. Or book a private catamaran sailing charter or snorkel or dive with the sea dragons! Plus lots more outdoor experiences including School holiday program – Introducing children to Port Phillip Bay’s coastal marine environment (Tues 7th & Thurs 9th, 9am to 3pm Cost $99) For full details go to website

Dates: daily over summer
Ph: 5984 0888

Kids Art Classes @

Take your kids and yourself to a morning or afternoon full of colour and art. You’ll be surprised by the delightful art created to take home. Visit Christopher Vine’s studio in Sorrento or log onto the website for bookings

Weekdays: Kids classes 10-12:00
Weekends: Adults classes 2:00-5:00

Summer School @ Sorrento Community Centre

Clay Making, Screen Printing (10+), Circus Skills, Magic workshop & much more …
Including The Family Magic Show ($20pp) and Secret Magic Workshop ($30pp)
For full program visit website

Dates: 5th to 24th January
Ph: 5984 3360

Painters of the Peninsula and Beyond @ Sorrento Activity Centre

Meet the artists and witness a collaborative demonstration by renowned artists
John Brendl & Hans Van Vlodropp – Demonstrations Sat 4th & 18th Jan @ 10:00am

Dates: 1st to 26th January
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: $2
Ph 0408 138 737

Live Music @ The Rye Hotel

Live Classic Rock band ‘Single Income’ will belt out tunes you can dance to or just sit back and enjoy with a beer. Why not grab a pub meal before the gig?

Date: Friday 24th January
Time: Doors open 5:00, Band starts 8:30
Price: $10 entry in the Main Sail Bar
All enquiries: 5985 2277

Gin High Tea @ Zigisbar Flinders Hotel

Your indulgent afternoon tea includes four savory treats, three
Decadent sweets and unlimited scones, served with your choice of two
Premium gins and one gin cocktail for $79 per person

Date: Saturdays
Time: from 12:15pm
Ph: 5989 0201

Sorrento Ghost Tours

Visit 12 Historical locations, at least 8 of which are believed to be occupied by ghosts
Dates: 14th & 21st January
Time: 8:00pm
Ph: 0409 844 768 Bookings essential

Cheese tasting @ Boatshed Cheese

Cellar door open Tues to Friday 9-3.
Cooking classes also available (Bookings essential)

Where: 3/10 Thomson Terrace, Dromana
Ph: 0414 250 754

What’s Happening @ Frankston Art Centre

Here’s just some of the great shows you can see in January – Mamma Mia, The Greatest Magic Show, Operation Ouch Live, Jon Stevens plus much more. For full details visit website

Ph: 03 9784 1060

Fried Chicken Friday @ Pt. Leo Estate

Join us on the Wine Terrace for Phil Wood’s special fried chicken, cob salad and a welcome
Pt. Leo Estate wine or Jetty Road beer

Date: Fridays – 7th Feb, 6th March, 2019
Cost: $45pp
Time: 6:00pm
Ph: 5989 9011 – Bookings recommended

Sprinter Wine Tours @ Pt. Leo Estate

Experience Pt. Leo Estate’s bespoke experiences with a private luxury transfer from either your private residence, city hotel or your office straight to Pt. Leo Estate. From here you are able to experience a truly delicious dining experience in either ‘Laura’ or Pt. Leo Restaurant

Dates: Bookings essential
Phone: 5981 2520 (Bookings essential)
Address: 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks VIC 3916

Georgie Bass Cafe – Cookery Classes

Brush up your culinary skills and enjoy cooking in a world class kitchen with our team of talented chefs. Create meals from our classes such as patch to plate, Asian dumplings, French cuisine, home made pasta to name but a few. For a full description please visit our website or call
(03) 5989 0201.

Date: Saturdays through to end of March 2020 (two Thursday night classes available also)
Ph: 5989 0201
Bookings essential

Enchanted Adventure Garden – New Attraction

We are so excited to announce we are full steam ahead on the construction of our brand new attraction – the ‘SKY SCRAMBLE’. This aerial playground promises adventure in the sky but without the harnesses! Think rope bridges, scramble nets, slides and cubbies up in the air. Phase 1 will be opening before Christmas

Date: Open now

Animalia In Sand @ Boneo Discovery Park

See this Australian Classic children’s book come alive, carved from 3500 tonnes of sand

Date: 14th December (official opening) to 30th April 2020 (official closing)
Prices: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children (3-15) $12, Children (0-2) Free of Charge
Prices above are for all day entry, sand workshop, games, wetlands, bird hide and boardwalk paths
Location: 695 Limestone Road, Fingal
Phone: 5988 6385

Celebrate Australia Day @ Sorrento Bowling Club

Free Family Community Day | Children’s Activities |Free Sausage Sizzle |
Barefoot Bowls for all ages. Huge raffle, with loads of fabulous prizes
Clubhouse Bar and Devonshire Teas available

Official Flag Raising Ceremony 10:30am
Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm
No bookings required
Location: David Macfarlan Oval (rear of Football Oval)
Phone: For further information call 0412 371 321

Australia Day @ Sorrento-Portsea RSL

Official proceedings, community bbq & live music

When: 10:30am to 5:00pm

Old Apple Shed Australia Day Extravaganza

2 live bands. Also serving special for the day, Aussie favourite-lamb pulled rolls, served hot with or without home-made gravy…Yummy.

Date: 26th January
Times: Ross McMahon from 12:00pm -3:00pm, Back Yard Brew 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Plus Live Music every Sunday arvo from 2:00-6:00 or 3:00-6:00 check music guide.
Bookings advisable

Barefoot bowls for families @ Sorrento Bowling Club

From now through Summer have fun at Sorrento Barefoot Bowls. Book in for barefoot bowls for families, friends, hens parties, bucks parties, Christmas parties, staff parties.
All clubhouse facilities available for use including BBQ
Dates: From now through Summer
Price: $10pp minimum booking 10ppl
Bookings: Call 0412 371 321 or email

Barefoot Cinema @ Point Nepean, Portsea & The Briars, Mt Martha

Siting in the nature, soaking up the sunset as the big screen comes to live with a glass of wine, and a tasty treat from the food trucks

Dates: The Briars, Mt Martha – 10th Jan 2019 to 26th Jan 2020

Bar & Grill Alfresco @

The Portsea Village Resort Bar & Grill are bringing alfresco, a la carte dining to the Village of Portsea. Happy Hour 5-6 on Fridays and Saturdays. They also feature special events
Dates: See website for full details
Phone: 5984 8484 (Bookings essential)

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