The Dolphin Research Institute is based at Hastings, on the shores of Western Port. DRI’s efforts are focused in the south-eastern region of Australia, especially Port Phillip, Western Port and the Gippsland Lakes.
Going for walk has all the benefits you might think it would. It’s a great way to improve or maintain your overall health - just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. But walking is also good for the soul – breathing in fresh air, absorbing the world around you, and taking time out just for you. It’s low impact, it requires no equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes, it can be done at any time of day and you can walk at your own pace. And it’s free!
George Santayana once said that the earth has music for those who listen and to those who listen Villa Floretti is nirvana - a secret find amongst five private acres of heavenly colour in the middle of beautiful and rural Boneo. Owner Richelle Marks is a passionate floral enthusiast who has brought together an experienced team of talented professionals from exceptional backgrounds that include working at the Queens Box in Royal Ascot, Royal weddings in Madrid, event florals and styling for the Australian Grand Prix along with a plethora of stunning weddings and events across Victoria and our Mornington Peninsula.
What really makes the Mornington Peninsula so unique? Beautiful vistas, rugged coastlines, exhilarating walks, chefs who champion local and sustainable produce, wine, beer, cheese and scenic drives equal to any of the best in the world and within an hours drive from Melbourne.
Our Grand Tour One is a meandering journey through the Mornington Peninsula that takes you through the hinterland to the rugged south west with a main break at the Peninsula Hot Springs where you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to soak up some iconic roads and fresh experiences as you journey homeward.
Blairgowrie Village is a popular holiday destination for those who love to swim and sunbaked at serene, sandy beaches. A compact commercial centre is situated opposite the bay beach, featuring a supermarket, specialty shops and cafes. Aquatic devotees can find activities aplenty at the extensive Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, boat harbor.
At just over an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has beaten the Sydney Opera House and Great Barrier Reef to make it on to National Geographic magazine’s must-see list for 2015.