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Mornington Peninsula Shire's $1.5 million coastal pathway project at the Eastern Sister Headland connecting Sullivan Bay to Camerons Bight at Sorrento is now open to the public.The project provides pedestrian access around the historic Eastern Sister Headland situated at the northern end of Camerons Bight and the southern end of Sullivan Bay. The 270-metre-long ... Read More

Two silver medals have recently been awarded to Red Hill Cherry Farm for their 'Red Hill Cherry Port' and 'Red Hill Cherry Farm Cider'. The Cherry Port took out the silver medal at the prestigious Australian Fruit Wine Show in Tasmania, while the Farm Cider was awarded silver medal at the Red Hill Agricultural Show."Our Cherry Port had been a favorite ... Read More

Woodman Estate Moorooduc and RACV Resort Cape Schanck have won the Restaurant of the Year award at the Shire's 2017 Best Bites Awards! 'Merchant and Maker in McCrae won the Cafe of the Year, with other category award winners being:Aged Care: Andrew Kerr Aged Care in MorningtonBed and Breakfast: Sunnyside Up Bed and Breakfast in RyeSchool Canteen/Child ... Read More

Mornington Peninsula Brewery is excited to announce the official release of Mornington Artisanal - our selection of uncompromised and distinctive hand-crafted ales. The first release is Old Pumping Station - Mornington Imperial Stout aged in Shiraz barrel. Dark chocolate and cherry aromas, hints of anise and berries laying throughout a textured and ... Read More

A pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles deemed un-releasable because of domestication and injury will be housed in a new purpose-built enclosure at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park opening on the 23 March 2017.A first of its kind in Australia, the enclosure has been self-funded by the privately owned Park, and will be officially opened by former Minister ... Read More

Mentis Assist has welcomed the launch of a community partnership with Peninsula Hot Springs on 15th March 2017, as an exciting opportunity to work hand-in-hand with one of Australia's major health and wellness centres. The two organisations share a common goal to improve mental health and wellbeing of the Mornington Peninsula community.It is estimated ... Read More

Throw on your sunnies, roll out the picnic rug and have your epicurean swagger at the ready, The Peninsula Picnic, presented by Infiniti, is back with a new day, a hot line-up and a menu packed full of local food and wine. On Saturday April 1 the thermostat will be set securely to 'vino and chill' as Melbourne rhythm ensemble The Cat Empire headline ... Read More

The power of touch combined with the restorative powers of the earth has inspired a new wellness experience at Peninsula Hot Springs. Clay Ridge is an outdoor journey like no other - where therapeutic clay powder is mixed with geothermal water to create the clay which you can then apply to your own skin. Inspired by ancient traditions these detoxifying ... Read More

To mark its 15th year anniversary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park has opened a 20 aviary Orange-bellied Parrot breeding facility to protect one of the world's rarest and most endangered animals.With less than 50 left in the world, the new aviary gives a significant boost to the captive breeding program with the facility able to house 40 ... Read More

HOP CULTURE, an obvious play on pop culture, is an American-style Session IPA designed to appeal to the masses. Think of The Beatles, Warhol, Bowie, Ferris Bueller, and Kevin Bacon all wrapped up in a can...A fruity explosion greets your senses as you crack the can releasing the hoppy, pine aromas awaiting inside, while the lean, restrained palate offers ... Read More

Mornington Peninsula tourism operators showcased the very high quality and diversity of their visitor experiences when ten businesses enjoyed spectacular success in the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards on Thursday 24 November. The event recognises not only the efforts of individual operators but also the collaborative efforts of the Victorian tourism ... Read More

A stylish addition to the Polperro experience...The picture perfect Polperro is now offering guests the opportunity to picnic on our working vineyard property. Wander down the produce garden path, past the ancient angophoras and settle in for a long lazy afternoon.Head chef Daniel Kerekes brings his trademark style, blending of European and Asian flavours ... Read More

Burke Brandon of Red Hill Cheese is officially a champion cheesemaker - winning the highest overall award for the Goat/Sheep/Buffalo category at the recent Australian Fine Food Awards for his "Venus Blue" sheep cheese. Bess and Damian Noxon of Main Ridge Dairy also took out 4 gold and 4 silver awards for their goat cheeses, adding to their already impressive ... Read More