Summer Guide 2018-19

SUMMER GUIDE What’s on in Summer 2018/19 Welcome to the Mornington Peninsula - one of the few places that promise beautiful sunrises and spectacular sunsets, and wonderful experiences in between. If you feel like greeting the sun as it rises on a lovely summer day, head to the rugged back beaches of the southern peninsula or stroll among the mangroves at Western Port. Create Instagram envy with a stunning sunrise shot at Bridgewater Bay in Blairgowrie, or Dragon’s Head in Sorrento. Once you have had your fill of ocean air, it’s time for a morning coffee. Luckily for you, great coffee is served at cafés all over the Peninsula, so grab a ‘local roast’ and map out your day. One of the Peninsula’s truly special experiences is getting up close with the local flora and fauna. We recommend that you take a walking trail across the cliffs, seashores or wetlands. A local favourite is to search for heritage plants in historic and botanic gardens, or head to Greens Bush to watch kangaroos feeding. For one of our newest Australian nature experiences jump on the ferry from Stony Point to French Island for a wildlife haven. If you want to immerse yourself further, visit a wildlife sanctuary to view some of our country’s most endangered species. For the perfect sky-high view catch the gondola up to Arthurs Seat — on a clear day you can see across Port Phillip to Melbourne. Views of Western Port across to Phillip Island are one of our more breathtaking backdrops as you stroll around our newest sculpture park at Pt Leo featuring pieces from around Australia and the world. As the sun sits high in the sky it’s time to refuel. Follow the Wine Food Farmgate Trail to taste fresh local produce and the latest ale, cider or wine. Whatever your fancy, this trail delivers in spades. Mid-afternoon there are choices for everyone; slip into hot springs to rejuvenate, channel your inner golfing pro at one of the many outstanding courses, frolic on the beach, or hire a kayak and enjoy the sights from the sea. Whatever you choose to do as the day closes, make time to find a spot on the bay and lose yourself in the sunset. It’s summer so we know you are not quite finished! In the evening you are spoilt for choice; restaurants, pubs, breweries and wineries offer so many options. If you are not so lucky to live here we have accommodation for you; from small boutique and luxury hotels, eco retreats and rented houses or campgrounds. Whichever way you choose to spend your summer in the Mornington Peninsula, there are great adventures to be found. We have compiled a sample of our favourites for you to consider. After some more inspiration? Download a copy of FOUND at