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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.
 

Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry - Twilight Cruise

The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.  Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from ...

AddressOcean Beach Rd Sorrento
Jeep Portsea Polo 2015

Jeep Portsea Polo is the must attend event on your Summer social calander.  The date has been set for this spectacular event - World class Polo, beauty and glamour in this amazing Portsea setting at Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Point Nepean Natio ...

AddressPoint Nepean Road Portsea
Junior Rangers @ Pt Nepean Nations Park

The Junior Ranger program encourages kids to explore Victoria’s amazing Pt Nepean National Park in Portsea with a real park ranger. Junior Rangers can take part in activities like rock pool rambles, historic tours and spotlight night walks. They also ...

AddressPt Nepean National Park, Portsea
Stories from the Mornington Peninsula Exhibition

The early history of some of the peninsula’s most popular holiday spots and early industries will go on exhibition from June, exploring when holidaying was a grand pastime and memories were shared by the iconic postcard. Over the past three years the ...

Address827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento
Dog Friendly Beaches

On holiday with your dog on the Mornington Peninsula. Those wanting to take their four legged friends on holiday with them should look no further than the Mornington Peninsula Victoria. Pooch-loving holiday makers now have a variety of holiday accom ...

Pier Fishing on the Mornington Peninsula

Pier fishing is a great way to introduce the family to fishing but can also yield some serious bags of fish for the more experienced angler. The southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula is unique in offering an abundance of pier based fishing alterna ...

The First Shot Commemoration

100 years ago .... as the world teetered on the brink of war, the young nation of Australia - just 14 years from Federation early Australians stood ready to take its place on the world stage. On 5th August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes af ...

AddressPoint Nepean National Park, Portsea
RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

The Victorian Tourism Awards represent an industry framework for peer recognition which fosters a culture for business development excellence and innovation. The VTA have assisted the Victorian Tourism Industry for 29 years in striving for excellence ...

Golf on The Mornington Peninsula

OUR FIRST MONTH OF WINTER SPECIALS!!SENSATIONAL GOLF COURSES AT REDUCED RATES  - But you'll need to be quick!Mornington Peninsula Golf Tourism has some fantastic golf HOT DEALS available for sale. Players are able to purchase golf at greatly reduced ...

The Sorrento Museum

The Nepean Historical Society was formed in March 1965. The then Flinders Shire Council made available to the Society the Mechanics Institute building which was opened as a museum in September 1967. The Society established its Museum in the Mechanics ...

Address827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento
Things to do in Sorrento

Sorrento is one of the most scenic and popular seaside towns in Victoria, with a beautiful calm bay on one side and a roaring surf beach on the other separated only by great shops, restaurants and cafes and it is easy enough to stroll between the two ...

AddressSorrento, Victoria
Morgans Beach Shack Sorrento - Full Moon Crab Shack

Full Moon Crab Shack, on the second Friday of the month when the moon is full - on the water with the full Sorrento moon shining its crab night at the shack 

Address1-3 The Esplanade, Sorrento
Arthurs Seat Chair Lift Plan Approved

Plans for a gondola chairlift at Arthurs Seat have been approved after a "dramatic" council meeting on Monday night. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors voted 5-4 in favour of the gondola's hotly contested planning permit, which has been dogged in ...

AddressArthur Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat
Taste of Sorrento - Farmers Market

For the first time, Sorrento village will host a farmer’s market and tasting stalls from gourmet food, wine & beer producers. The demonstration kitchen and Taste Marquee will be operating throughout the day with cooking demonstrations from local ...

AddressOcean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Mornington Peninsula offers courtesy of EastLink

Peninsula Link is the new 27km freeway that connects the south end of EastLink to the north end of the Mornington Peninsula Fwy. This means there is 100km of motorway, no traffic lights from Hoddle St Collingwood all the way to Rosebud.The weather ma ...

Taste of Sorrento

Sorrento will be hosting its fourth mouth watering food and wine event with a week long feast of activities including master classes, cooking demos & tastings, themed lunches & dinners, gourmet menus, wine, beer & more.Sorrento’s food ind ...

AddressSorrento, Victoria
Mornington Winter Jazz Festival

Street Corners, bars, restaurants and parks will come alive this coming June with the sights and sounds of the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival. This year’s line-up is set to include some big national artists including the exquisite Katie Noonan and h ...

AddressMain Street, Mornington
Point Nepean National Park Portsea

Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.  It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.  The park ...

AddressPoint Nepean Road Portsea
Things to see in Sorrento - Hotel Sorrento

Standing proudly on the cliff top overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay, Hotel Sorrento is the oldest commercial building in Sorrento. The gracious and elegant Hotel building complete with tower is a community icon, flaunting magnifice ...

Address15 Hotham Rd, Sorrento
T'Gallant Mushrooms in May

When you are holidaying in Sorrento or Portsea this May, here is a great day out on the Mornington Peninsula.T'Gallant Mushrooms in May is back: The annual May mushroom meander will again begin within the rustic setting of T’Gallant Vineyards in Mai ...

Address1385 Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge
Things to do in Sorrento

A must see when holidaying in Sorrento or Portsea is the Continental Hotel.  Certified by the National Trust and located in the heart of the coastal Sorrento township, The Continental Hotel is the only 4 storey limestone structure in the Southern Hem ...

Address1-21 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento
Mornington Peninsula Winter Wine Weekend

The Mornington Peninsula Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Fest (Saturday, 11am - 4pm), an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of th ...

AddressRed Hill Reserve and Showgrounds. Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
Mothers Day Classic Balnarring - Somers

Get fit and make a difference for breast cancer on Mother’s Day! Australia is gearing up for the nation’s biggest charity fun run, the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic, to show  support for breast cancer research.  Registrations are open now for ...

AddressLord Somers Road, Somers
ANZAC Day Sorrento

ANZAC Day, Friday 25 Apri goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars. The spirit of ANZAC, with itshuman qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, co ...

AddressOcean Beach Rd Sorrento
Boneo Maze Mad Hatters Tea Party

We have an egg-citing Easter Weekend planned, Easter eggs hunts, craft activities, games and prizes. Easter Sunday Alice in Wonderland Morning Tea for the kids and special performances by 'A pocket Full of Joy' - A musical adventure for kid ready to ...

Address695 Limestone Road, Boneo
SeaSwell Peninsula Charity Walk

Be inspired by the Mornington Peninsula coastline and get involved in a local community event bringing people together for a great cause. We invite you to our 1st annual ‘SeaSwell Peninsula Charity Walk' to support people in our community affected by ...

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