Here’s Your Guide to the Best of What’s New for Summer 2024 - Visit Mornington Peninsula
Showers easing. Wind easing 13°C

Here’s Your Guide to the Best of What’s New for Summer 2024

Welcome to our ultimate guide for what’s new on the Mornington Peninsula for Summer 2024! With longer, sun-filled days just around the corner, it's time to gear up for the best season ahead. Here, we've gathered all the latest and greatest trends and experiences to make your summer unforgettable.

We've got you covered for exciting destinations, from rocking music festivals to thrilling outdoor activities. So, grab your favourite shades, slather on that sunscreen, and dive into all the incredible things summer 2024 has in store!

Allis Wine Bar by Ten Minutes by Tractor


Discover Allis Wine Bar at Ten Minutes by Tractor, a must-visit destination this summer. Explore wines from the award-winning cellar door carefully paired with a casual menu of seasonal snacks from onsite and local produce. The Wine Bar has stunning vineyard views and a relaxed atmosphere; it offers the perfect setting to sip on beautiful wines and indulge in seasonal dishes.

New Nippers Course at Enchanted Adventure


Looking for an outdoor adventure this summer? Well, amongst the usual exciting activities at Enchanted Adventure, this summer, we will see a new Nippers course open on Boxing Day. Enchanted Adventure offers a fun and exhilarating experience for all ages. Test your skills on the thrilling obstacles and zip lines, and create unforgettable memories with family and friends at this enchanting destination.

Hotel Sorrento


Be among the first to enjoy the new redevelopment and pool at Hotel Sorrento this summer. Hotel Sorrento has been a favourite summer fun destination since its opening in 1872. With a stylish and modern design, the revamped hotel offers a luxurious and refreshing escape. Dive into the sparkling pool, unwind in the elegant surroundings, and make unforgettable memories at this stunning destination.

Mornington Festival


A free festival is just what summer has ordered! On January 6 and 7, a new two-day summer affair with food trucks, bars, market stalls, and live music by local artists will come alive at Mornington Racecourse. With a kid’s precinct, which is also free, this event will surely be one that will be kind to your wallet post-Christmas and lots of fun for everyone! Organise your tribe, bring a picnic blanket, grab a space on the lawn, and enjoy a fun day at Mornington Racecourse.

Summer Socials


The Wine Terrace and Cellar Door at Pt Leo Estate will come alive with their ultimate summer entertainment series, Summer Socials. Immerse yourself in live music performances, delicious food and drinks overlooking Australia's best sculpture park when Eric Powell arrives at the Estate to play chilled tunes from early evening and into the night. Whether you're looking for a night out with friends or a romantic evening, the Summer Socials event is the best location to see out a summer’s evening.

Conti Beach Club


Experience the fun of the Conti Beach Club, The Continental's exclusive new event. Immerse yourself in a world of sophistication where beachside glamour meets unparalleled entertainment. Sip on crafted cocktails and revel in the chic ambience. Elevate your social calendar and experience Conti Beach Club.

T’Gallant Vineyard


So, whilst officially not new, we also love a good news story! T'Gallant Vineyard reopened this year with the sale of the iconic venue. The Vineyard is welcoming back visitors to indulge in wines, which are blended with authentic Italian cuisine made from local ingredients.


Summer holidays always involve a little splurge on something new! Artisan's Alley has a range of locally curated pieces where you can take a bit of local home. Bayside Centre, with the closure of Myer, has a range of new brand stores for you to explore. New brand stores have also made Main Street Mornington home, complementing the street that has built a reputation as the perfect shopping strip to wander. Both & Gallery Australia and EVERYWHEN Art at Whistlewood have also moved into fabulous new locations ideal for discovering fine art pieces.

Walks and Bike Rides

Summer is also a great time to get out and wander through the power of your two feet! This year, history buffs will revel in a wander with Sorrento Walks, where you can learn all about the historic coastal village that has been welcoming travellers for decades.  For the brave, there is Eerie Tours, a walk in Point Nepean with their ghost tours, which go through the historical and paranormal experiences of this historic destination. 


If you’re into your bikes and an adventure using pedal power is more your style, then Emocean Eco Tours and Hire, with their e-bikes, will take you on a journey that will wind in your hair as you scoot along the many bike paths in the region.  Or, for a journey made for summertime - Waterbikes Australia have bikes that take you on a pedal journey across the water!


Everyone loves a pop-up, and a few pop-ups are happening this summer!  With its commitment to fresh, straight-from-the-bay seafood offerings and traditional fish and chips, Peninsula Seafood Bar will surely hit the mark this summer.  


The OG of breweries, Red Hill Brewery, have welcomed Jack’s canteen into the camp.  Serving delicious and casual beer-friendly dishes that allow you to create a feast just for you or share with your crew.


The Farm Bar at Green Olive at Red Hill and Cptn Jack’s Vintage Food Caravan at Yaringa Harbour are backed by popular demand. 


And there you have it!  All the new, wonderful, and returning coming to the Mornington Peninsula this summer just in time.  It's time to choose your summer adventure and add some of these to the list!

For more of the best things to do on the Mornington Peninsula:

Need extra help in moving around the Mornington Peninsula? Find some helpful tools below!



Theme picker


Subscribe to Newsletter

Sign up for your free digital copy of FOUND and get year round inspiration from Mornington Peninsula direct to your inbox.

EastLink Logo
RBK Advisory Logo
RBK Legal Logo
Samsonite Logo
Searoad Ferries Logo
VISIT MORNINGTON PENINSULA acknowledge's the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the Traditional Custodians of these lands and waters. We pay our deepest respect to Elders past, present and emerging.