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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.

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Seven Secret Gardens

Spring is the time to enjoy and explore the beauty of the outdoors. Flowers are in bloom, gardens are at their most splendid – take time out to simply soak it all in. A perfect time for families to seek fun and adventure outside. Here are seven enchanting gardens to explore and find your own inspiration…

1.       Enchanted Adventure Garden – make your visit as relaxed or as adventurous as you want! Amble through the gardens and mazes or pump up the volume and take on the tube slides, tree surfing or bush obstacle course. Wander through three brand new succulent garden areas designed by Collin Hyatt.  Delightful to wander through – or get a different perspective from the Big Zip as you fly over.

2.       Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne – a magnificent display of the diversity of the Australian landscape boasting over 25 endangered and threatened species of native flora and fauna. There is also over ten kilometres of walking tracks, six kilometres of cycling tracks, shelters, barbeques and picnic tables. For those wanting to know more, there is always a workshop or tour happening.

3.       Heronswood  – home of The Diggers Club, this garden is a living catalogue to many plants, fruits and vegetables, including heirloom vegetables. Shop for plants and seeds after having lunch in the historic homestead.

4.       Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens – Set amongst 25 acres of manicured gardens, this is home to Australia’s oldest hedge maze, one that will test your navigation skills. Take time out to smell the roses by making your way in and out of the circular rose maze. Oh, and there is a lavender labyrinth too!

5.       Boneo Maze – another maze you say? Surrounded by 27 acres of local indigenous flora and fauna, enjoy a stroll down the winding boardwalk to view many species of birds, loose yourself in the manicured hedge maze, reconnect with your childhood playing giant games and puzzles, compete to be a mini golf champion, and end the visit with picnic or grab a drink or bite to eat in the café.

6.       A visit to Coolart Homestead and Wetlands will take you to bird heaven.   The restored mansion is surrounded by perennial gardens but the larger 87.5 hectare coastal bush reserve is home to 3000 birds. There are walking tracks throughout the wetlands, beautiful gardens, picnic areas and barbeques. Plus you can borrow binoculars and bird identification cards from the visitor centre.

7.       Located within the Arthurs Seat State Park, Seawinds Gardens is a hidden gem offering both indigenous and formal gardens. Great short walks and some of the best views over Port Phillip as well as several William Rickett statues to admire.

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