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AFL Grand Final Weekend

Look out it’s magpie season! It’s AFL Grand Final weekend and with a long weekend on offer there’s no need to worry about not having a ticket to the game. Escape to the coast for a couple of days; we’ve prepared for you a guide to what’s on over the long weekend, where you can catch every piece of the game live or escape the game completely.

Friday 28th September

Footy fever hits Arthurs Seat Eagle on grand final eve with footy competitions for the kids, footy food, face painting, entertainers, lots of giveaways and of course the most scenic gondola ride in the state. We know regardless of Saturdays result that there will still be one eagle soaring on Sunday!

Searoad Ferries is hosting a fun and interactive workshop for the kids to learn all about the unique dolphins and other amazing marine life, including seals & whales in Port Phillip aboard the ferry.

Join in an authentic nocturnal bush experience at The Briars. The night walk gets visitors using their senses to help locate native wildlife such as sugar gliders, possums, microbats, tawny frogmouths and kangaroos! 


Saturday 29th September

With free entry to the racecourse and football on the big screen you will not miss a minute of the footy or racing action at AFL Grand Final Day race day at the Mornington Racecourse.  Gates open from 11.10am and with hawker-style food stalls, free kid’s activities and the fun of the races it is sure to be a great day out.

Happy birthday Mornington Peninsula Brewery!  They turn 8 this Saturday and will have game shown live on big screens. Catch all the action live while you indulge with hot dogs, wood-fired pizza and the choice of 8 taps of Mornington's finest craft beers.  Now that’s a way to celebrate.

With half time hand ball heroes competition Jetty Road Brewery might just be the spot to perch to watch all the AFL footy action, on the big screen. Sample some of the craftiest brews we have on the Peninsula.

If there are wine drinkers in your group, head on down to Hickinbotham of Dromana where there will be live music plus the game on the big screen. This local hangout features a brewery and vineyard on site offering something appealing for all.


Sunday 30th September

After all the weekend excitement slow the pace down and enjoy a couple of hours wandering the Point Nepean Portsea Craft Market. We hear the sun is going to be shining! Set among the historic Quarantine Station grounds this iconic market is the perfect place to pick up some homemade and home-grown produce and crafts.

Get more great ideas for Spring Things to do HERE.

Looking for more suggestions? Chat to the friendly locals at the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre they know all the secrets you can discover on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Author: Ebony MPT
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