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News and Events on the Mornington Peninsula

Discover all the latest news and events in the popular seaside townships of Sorrento, Portsea, Blairgowrie and Rye with updates on popular annual events including the Portsea Polo, Swim Classic, Portsea Pro-Am, Taste of Sorrento and many unique calendar events during the year at local wineries and restaurants.
 

Sorrento Ice Skating

The who’s who of the peninsula gathered at Sorrento on Friday 23 June to channel their inner “Torvill and Dean” at the launch of Sorrentos winter pop-up, Ice Skating at Sorrento.An ice skating rink rivalling that of Times Square and Paris has popped- ...

AddressSorrento Foreshore
$600m Development for Moonah Links

The Mornington Peninsula could become home to one of Victoria’s most expensive tourism developments if the grand plans of a Chinese consortium get the go-ahead. A water theme park, international hotel, boutique accommodation residences, indoor go-kar ...

Coastrek Fundraising Walk

Coastrek is a 30-60km team trekking challenge run by Wild Women on Top which journeys along some of the most beautiful coastlines of Mornington Peninsula. Teams of four, have between 10 to 18 hours to complete the challenge while raising money to tra ...

Arthurs Seat Chairlift Development

Arthurs Seat Skylift chief Hans Brugman, who regularly rode the original Arthurs Seat chairlift as a child and grew up to become an aircraft engineer is most excited about the loading stations where patrons of all ages and abilities will be able to s ...

AddressArthurs Seat Rd
Skipping Girl Neon Sign

For eight decades the Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign has light the Melbourne sky line. Now the mystery of the girl known as Little Audrey has been solved as we discover the original skipping girl here in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula.Irene Barron, ...

Wood Fired Pizza Cooking Class

Join one of our Mornington Peninsula cooking classes at Green Olive Main Ridge to learn the secrets of sausages, pasta, wood fire cooking and more. This wood fired pizza cooking course is for those who have a passion for freshly baked produce and lov ...

Address1180 Mornington Flinders Road
Islands of Port Phillip Bay

Places like Popes Eye a horseshoe shaped ring of blue stone boulders which rises more than two metres above the surface at low tide. In the 1880s this artificial reef was originally intended to become a fortress guarding the entrance to the bay but w ...

AddressPort Phillip Bay, Victoria
Whale Watching on Peninsula

Migrating southern right whales made their way into Port Phillip Bay at the weekend thrilling boaties and ferry passengers in Sorrento. At least two of the giant mammals have been spotted off Sorrento and Rye in recent days.Off-duty police officer Wa ...

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society was founded in 1969 with the aim of fostering the study of Astronomy by amateurs and promoting the hobby of amateur Astronomy to the general public. For decades the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society h ...

AddressThe Briars Nepean Highway,
Red Hill Truffle Hunt

Red Hill Truffles was the first farm to produce truffles on the Mornington Peninsula.On June 19 guests can enjoy the thrill of the truffle hunt with Jenny and her dog Thomas plus a mushroom hunt with Cameron and an onsite truffle tasting lunch. Truff ...

Address241 Arthurs Seat Road
The Mindfulness Festival

Peninsula youth and families are invited to take time out together while enjoying well-being workshops, empowering guest speakers and live music.The family-friendly community festival is the signature fundraising event for the Wellness Pavilion - a n ...

AddressLimestone Rd, Fingal
Glamping Phillip Island Surf Stays

Glamping Phillip Island Surf and Stay Getaways:We are so excited to introduce the first of its kind on Phillip Island, Glamping Phillip Island Surf and Stay Getaways.  Book your site or one of our preferred sites and we will have your Bella Bell Tent ...

2015 Mornington Peninsula Sixth Annual Golf Classic

2015 Mornington Peninsula Sixth Annual Golf ClassicA week of golf - 4 to 9 October 2015 - Australia's No. 1 golf destination the Mornington Peninsula is the setting for four fabulous days of tournament golf. The amateur golf Tournament of 72 holes wi ...

Glamping Phillip Island by Glamor Camping

We are so excited to be launching Glamor Camping - Glamping Phillip Island this Summer 2015 - 2016.  Glamping Phillip Island is providing a unique, fun and novel glamping experience that will leave you free to explore the spectacular Phillip Island a ...

AddressThompson Ave
Green Olive Pasta Making Classes

Green Olive at Red Hill - Pasta Making ClassesWe love sharing our knowledge of food with friends. Join one of our Mornington Peninsula cooking classes to learn the secrets of sausages, pasta, wood fire cooking and more...For very good reason, pasta i ...

Address1180 Mornington Flinders Road,
Glamor Camping Phillip Island

GLAMOR CAMPING PHILLIP ISLAND - GLAMPING is launching this Summer on Phillip Island.MyCoastline Coastal Accommodation is delighted to be bringing Glamor Camping to Phillip Island.  After one Business Partner relocated to Phillip Island, we took this ...

Portsea Hotel Oktoberfest

PORTSEA HOTEL OKTOBERFEST As millions of beer lovers descend on Munich for the annual Oktoberfest, Melburnians charge their steins for their own celebrations. The Portsea Hotel gets festive! Attempting to replicate the original Oktoberfest atmosphe ...

Address3746 Pt Nepean Rd, Portsea
Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula

There is always so MUCH TO SEE AND DO on the incredible and magnificent Mornington Peninsula.  Activities, events and attractions are endless, staying at one of our amazing MyCoastline Holiday Houses will put you in the middle of all the action the P ...

AddressSorrento, Victoria
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Tackers Program

The Blairgowrie Yacht Club Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any prior sailing experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun!! All equipment ...

Address2900 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie
Portsea Swim Classic 2016

This is the 30th Anniversary of the famous Portsea Swim Classic. Commencing from Fisherman’s beach (accessible via the Cutting car park 200m west of Portsea Pier along Point Nepean Road), swimmers will head west around Police Point and along the coas ...

AddressPoint Nepean Rd
Queenscliff Music Festival 2015

Queenscliff 19th Music Festival will be held from 27-29 November.Queenscliff Music Festival announces 10 new acts to join a hotter than hot line up at this year’s festival from 27-29 November.Did someone say Augie March, Cookin’ on 3 Burners featurin ...

AddressQueenscliff
Melbourne Coastrek Team Challenge

Melbourne Coastrek 35 - 55km Team ChallengeChallenge yourself with our 55km adventure and soak up the spectacular peninsula coastline, nature trails and sparkling bays with your friends from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean. We’ll take you on a 12 Week T ...

Boneo Market

Where all the locals in the know flock to get the freshest produce and indulge in some of the Mornington Peninsula's delicious gourmet foods and products.The Boneo Market area consists of a large number of outdoor stalls varying from home made produc ...

AddressBoneo Road (cnr. Limestone Rd), Rosebud
RACV Mid Winter Rally

Victoria's Veteran Car Club - RACV Mid Winter Rally This years RACV Mid Winter Icicle Rally is based on the Mornington Peninsula. The Mornington Peninsula has given many great tours to the VCCA over the years and we hope we can find some more new ro ...

AddressCharlie's Auto Museum, Purves Rd Arthurs Seat
Rye Foreshore Market

Where all the locals in the know flock to get the freshest produce and indulge in some of the Mornington Peninsula's delicious gourmet foods and products.The Rye Foreshore Market area consists of a large number of outdoor stalls varying from home mad ...

AddressPt Nepean Rd, Rye
Tootgarook Market

Where all the locals in the know flock to get the freshest produce and indulge in some of the Mornington Peninsula's delicious gourmet foods and products.The Tootgarook market area consists of a large number of outdoor stalls varying from home made p ...

AddressCarmichael Street, Tootgarook
Montalto Vineyard Olive Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 2015 olive harvest with our Abundance Olive Festival.We have been holding our annual weekend celebration for 13 years now and it is a much loved part of the Montalto events calendar. A festival spirit pervades the atmosphe ...

Address33 Shoreham Red Hill Rd, Red Hill South
Sorrento Life Saving Club Nippers Program

Sorrento Nippers is a junior development program for children 7-13 years of age, the weekly program consists of 12 club sessions and optional competition carnivals. Sessions take place at Sorrento back beach each Sunday morning between 9:00am - 11.30 ...

AddressSorrento Back Beach
Taste of Sorrento 2015

Sorrento will be hosting its sixth mouth watering food and wine event with a weekend feast of gourmet activities aimed atindulging both the tastebuds and the senses. The program includes a variety of gastronomical delights including masterclasses, co ...

AddressOcean Beach Rd
Sorrento SLSC Bay Swim

The 2015 event will be the 12th year of the Bay Swim, which each year has gone from strength to strength. Last year there was close to 600 swimmers, including a large number of the Sorrento Surf Club Nippers entering their first open water swim.This ...

AddressPoint Nepean Road Sorrento
NEW YEARS EVE SORRENTO PORTSEA

Looking to celebrate New Years Eve in Sorrento or Portsea, we have some amazing parties and events to consider.Continental Hotel Sorrento:Bring in 2015 at the Continental Hotel Sorrento Beach Party.  Dress Code is Beach style, thongs, tshirts, shorts ...

AddressPoint nepean rd Sorrento
Sorrento Speigel Tent - Speigel Zelt

Sorrento has something incredibly special coming this Summer at Three Palms Restaurant!  Three Palms Speigel Tent or Speigel Zelt as it will be called.  The history of Spiegeltents goes back a long way and the story of Spiegel Zelt (The tent going up ...

Address154 Ocean Beach Rd
Point Nepean Portsea Market

Point Nepean Portsea Craft Market:Located in one of the State's most picturesque settings, Point Nepean near Portsea. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at our delightful market. There is something for everyone from old wor ...

AddressPoint Nepean Rd Portsea
Sorrento Portsea Artists Trail - Millionaires Walk

‘Millionaires Walk’ is a delightful track that passes by a string of multi-million dollar properties. Yet for such a short walk – about 1.6 kilometres long – it is rich in history and culture, let alone the priceless bay views, lush flora, potential ...

AddressLentell Ave Sorrento
Hot Springs for Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park Portsea is set for a $100-million facelift that could transform a historic section of the national park into a health retreat, marine education centre and luxury accommodation.  Premier Denis Napthine has revealed details o ...

AddressPoint Nepean Road Portsea
QMF Queenscliff Music Festival 2014

The Queenscliff Music Festival will be serving it up hot in 2014! They are announcing five international acts for this year's festival after a distinctly Australian line up over the past few years. Joining the growing list of 2014 performers will be ...

AddressWharf Street, Queenscliff
Red Hill Community Market

Red Hill is the 'grand dame' of Victoria's craft markets. Located in one of the State's most picturesque settings, Red Hill Community Market started in 1975 as a community based event where 28 local producers and crafts people came to sell and barter ...

AddressArthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
Portsea Swim Classic 2015

2015 Portsea Swim Classic The Portsea Swim Classic will be held again on Saturday the 17th of January 2015. The Portsea Swim Classic is limited to 1,800 competitors in order to ensure a hassle free event & competitor safety. It is strongly advise ...

AddressPoint Nepean Rd Portsea
Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula - Peninsula Hot Springs

One of the most popular activities and must do's on the Mornington Peninsula is the famous Peninsula Hot Springs. The Peninsula Hot Springs is the ultimate place for relaxation and rejuvenation. A 90 minute drive South of` Melbourne on the beautiful ...

AddressSprings Lane, Fingal
Peninsula Explorer Bus

New Mornington Peninsula hop-on hop-off bus will be ready to launch in November 2014.  The Peninsula Explorer is a hop-on hop-off regional tourism bus service linking attractions, experiences and accommodation venues on the Mornington Peninsula.  Two ...

AddressOcean Beach Rd Sorrento

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