10 Things to do on the Peninsula this Autumn
10 THINGS TO DO ON THE PENINSULA THIS AUTUMN
Summer may be gone for another year, but for us Autumn in Victoria is our favourite times of year. The sun is lower in the sky, giving that beautiful Autumn glow and the days are lovely and warm, but you can actually get out and do stuff. The Mornington Peninsula has something to offer all year round, but Autumn is an extra special time when you can perhaps enjoy a relaxed lunch at one of the stunning wineries, visit a local craft or farmers market or have a day out at the beach without the Summer crowds.
1. Lunch At A Winery
One of life's greatest pleasures on the Mornington Peninsula is exploring, discovering and sampling all the delicious secrets on offer at all of the region's wineries, restaurants, cellar doors and cafes. Get a group of friends and family together and make a day of it.
Point Leo Estate are offering a Forage & Feast experience to celebrate the harvest season. Forage & Feast at Point Leo Estate - 5th April 2019: 5.30pm - 9pm
2. Take In An Exhibition
Celebrating its tenth year, the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show is on once again over the Easter long weekend. The show raises funds for the BYS rescue boat fleet. Artists from Melbourne, the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula's will have their finest works exhibited and for sale at the yacht club.
The art show runs throughout the Easter weekend, 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun and 10am-2pm Easter Mon. Visitors are welcome to stay on and enjoy the BYS bistro and deck with stunning views of the bay.
The Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition of Peter Pan at Boneo Maze has been extended until the 31st of May which is great news for child within us all. Explore the magnificent sculptures and finish off with a round of mini golf or get lost in the maze.
3. Shop With The Makers And The Creators
Situated at one of the Mornington Peninsulas most beloved and iconic locations, the upcoming Briars Craft and Produce Market will no doubt be a lovely family day out.
Visitors will discover a range of home-made, home-grown products, all while exploring the beautiful grounds, wildlife, walking trails, galleries and heritage homestead of the historic Briars.
Purchase the freshest food, the most unique gifts and the most innovative homewares from across the region and engage with our talented stallholders, all of whom love their craft.
The fun doesn't end when the market wraps up - why not make a day of it, and when you have finished exploring the market's wares, let your feet lead the way through the historic twists and turns of The Briars' walking trails.
The Briars Craft & Produce Market - The 4th Sunday of each Month - 9am - 2pm
Autumn dates - 24th March, 28th April & 26th May
4. Walk From Bay To Bay
Now is the perfect time to head out for that walk you have been longing to take. It's not to hot and not too cold. The Two Bays Walk takes you from the calm bay waters of Dromana to the spectacular coastline of Cape Schanck in just 26km. This is just one of the amazing walks available on the peninsula...don't forget your Fitbit!
5. Take Some Time For You
When you stay with us we can arrange massages and even your own private yoga class in the comfort of your luxury holiday home. Speak to one of our friendly team to discuss your personal requirements for your stay. We are only too happy to help make your stay the most blissful experience.
6. Tour The Cellar Doors
Not only does the peninsula renowned for its amazing wines, but never before has there been such a selection of breweries and distilleries to visit and sample on the Peninsula in family-fun inviting places, allowing you to kick-back and enjoy a cool cider, beer or spirit. Worried about drinking and driving? We can also help you with transportation and tours. One of our favourites is St Andrews Beach Brewery located on what was once a Australia's premier horse training facility near St Andrews Beach.
7. A Fun Day Out
Gather some friends and family and take in one of the many events happening this Autumn like the Mornington Cup Day on the 23rd March or the Peninsula Picnic on 30th March.
8. All Change! Mind The Gap
The Mornington Railway runs on the Mornington Branch line, recreating the original Victorian Railways branch line operation. As a heritage and tourist railway at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, return services from Moorooduc to Mornington deliver education and enjoyment for children and adults.
Trains run on the first three Sundays of every month and some holidays. On most days, steam locomotives haul lovingly restored passenger carriages. On other days, trains are hauled by heritage diesel electric locomotives.
9. Take An Adventure
The Enchanted Adventure Garden has recently opened their new 2-acre space which features a boardwalk and new hedge maze complete with viewing platform. A visit in autumn is the perfect time to see the gardens change, and with so many ways to get a bird’s eye view it’s an experience worth making time for. Great for kids, big and small.
10. Take The Whole Weekend Off
CAPTURE THE LAST OF THE WARM WEATHER AND BOOK ONE OF OUR LUXURY HOLIDAY HOMES FOR EASTER AND APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. STAY WITH HOLIDAY SHACKS AND ENJOY THE WHOLE WEEKEND...EARLIER CHECK AND LATER CHECK OUT TIMES.
No plans as yet for a weekend getaway? Then why not escape and relax with family or friends in a luxury holiday home. We still have some availability at our stunning properties for a minimum stay from 4 nights for Easter and 2 nights for other times*. Be quick to book as properties are filling fast for the remaining Easter long weekend and April School holidays.
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