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Wine Food Farmgate Trail

Find Mornington Peninsula wineries, farm produce, restaurants and more

One of life's greatest pleasures is the Mornington Peninsula - a place where you can eat, drink, forage, shop, learn, and tour. Wine Food Farmgate reveals the Mornington Peninsula’s most delicious secrets. How do you get a sensational seasonal snapshot of the Mornington Peninsula? Just follow the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail, where you can eat, forage, sip, shop, learn and tour the very best of this region.

Just drive through our region, and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. Summer brings berries and cherries, while autumn is time for apples and pears.  In winter, forage through the hinterland for seasonal produce, warm up with a meal beside a roaring fire or enjoy your favourite tipple overlooking glorious countryside. Stride out on a beach walk then reward yourself with hot soup or a woodfired pizza and a glass of red wine in a seaside village. Return in the Spring for crisp, fresh vegies and cherry blossom. 

You will find many wine, food and farmgate experiences hidden away throughout the Mornington Peninsula. You just need to know where to look. To help you discover them, we've brought the finest together to create the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail.

Download our Wine Food Farmgate Trail Map here, or our seasonal produce calendar here.

Discover wine food farmgate

 
 
 
 

Top 7 FREE Things To Do These School Holidays on the Mornington Peninsula

With the school holidays now in full swing, the Mornington Peninsula abounds with free things to do for the whole family. In addition to being simply spectacular, these experiences won’t hurt the getaway budget; how good is that!

     1. Parks and Playgrounds

Embrace the great outdoors, and lead your family to one of our several parks or playgrounds. Set against a backdrop of natural beauty, these spaces have been built to welcome families, with regular inclusions of picnic tables and BBQ facilities for convenience, combined with a playground or two.

Explore more Parks and Playgrounds here.

     2. Beaches

The Mornington Peninsula is a beach haven, with 10% of Victoria's coastline on our doorstep. Experience the soft white sand of the Port Phillip beaches, or witness the true coastal magnificence of the Western Port ocean beaches. Whether you walk, swim, surf or simply take in the scenery, there is an adventure for all to discover.

Marvel at our awe-inspiring Beaches here.

     3. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the largest public Gallery in the South East Region of Victoria. The Gallery celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, and amazingly, entry is free. With a seasonal exhibition program, a Young at art and School Holiday Programs (some at a small cost), there is certainly something that will inspire creativity in everyone.

Top tip, of course, aside from being a great place to visit, the Gallery gets our vote as one of the best places to visit on a rainy day!

Learn more about the exhibitions and school holiday programs at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery here.

     4. Walking, Hiking and Biking

With nearly 100 walking tracks dotted around the region, the Mornington Peninsula has some of the best on-foot adventures. Enjoy the gorgeous beach scenery on one of our seaside walks (including the morning coffee pickup), or venture into the hinterland for shady bush strolls and challenging uphill hikes. The Arthurs Seat State Park is worth visiting for the breathtaking views over the Peninsula. It's on our bikes where we can take a spin along the beachfront on The Bay Trail from Safety Beach to Sorrento, which is excellent for new peddlers or for those more confident and adventurous; there is the Red Hill Rail Trail. With over 30 bike tracks and paths available, you are sure to find one that will match your desire for fun and your family's ability.

Find an exciting new Walking, Hiking or Biking path to take here.

     5. The Briars

A day at The Briars is definitely an adventure! The Briars is a thriving native bushland offering walking trails and opportunities to get out and experience the beauty of the great outdoors. Oh, and a chance to spot local wildlife! Entry is via the Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Centre; several walks take you on a journey through dense scrub, woodland, and wetlands

. So make a day of it and pack a picnic with BBQ facilities and plenty of beautiful lawns for your crew to enjoy. During school holidays and on weekends, there are also free family games on the green for you to challenge your family.

Discover the charm of The Briars Park Walking Trails here.

     6. Point Nepean National Park

There's a lot to explore at Point Nepean National Park; located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, there is spectacular scenery across our coastline. Take a step back in time and learn about the local indigenous culture, explore military forts and tunnels, and walk through the Quarantine Station. 

Lead yourself to scenic magnificence at the Port Nepean National park here.

     7. Fishing

Hunt for the catch of the day and throw in a line at one of the many piers along the Port Phillip coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. A fishing licence is essential for adults, but they are available locally or online.

Explore more fishing opportunities around the region here.

So there we have it; so many unbeatable opportunities and little spending! Now that's an absolute match made in heaven. Where will you begin?

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