Claiming a front-row seat to Western Port all the way to the golden shoreline of Phillip Island, this luxurious four-bedroom limestone homestead on 55 acres showcases the ultimate country-meets-coast lifestyle opportunity.
It’s winter on the Mornington Peninsula and there’s nothing better than finding a welcome escape from the wild weather. Step through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery and feel the cosy calm wash over you.
Artists include Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Nora Wompi, Eubena Nampitjin, Freddie Timms, Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Charmaine Pwerle, Betty Pumani, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Willy Martin, Teresa Baker, Freda Brady, Brenton Ken, Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Yalmakany Marawili & many more...
Many tired, over civilised people are beginning to discover that escaping from the daily grind of city life and heading to the maritime environment of the Peninsula is a very good thing. 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.
“Wow!” The three letter word that Jo and Cosi Melone hear every time a guest steps out of their car and breathes in the view. It is indeed unexpected, a delightful surprise, and breathtaking. Set on a hidden hill that rises over the back of Rosebud and is sheltered by Waterfall Gully, the Blue Range Estate’s view is expansive. Stretching from Western Port Bay and Bass Strait across the Portsea Peninsula and into Port Phillip Bay, the view is unique, and extraordinary.
Summer for Kathy and Bernie from The Red Hill Kitchen in Flinders means: harvesting potatoes, rhubarb, garlic & zucchinis. Planting corn, beans, pumpkins & tying up the tomatoes! It also means keeping busy servicing their many customers who serve their famous condiments on the peninsula and tucking into the beautiful array of foods they put through winter which include olives, salami, preserved lemons etc.
Owners Lana and Ben Smith have created a beautiful store sprinkled with uptown homewares made by artists and craftspeople around Australia that have inspired them. Yes they actually know the people behind the brands! Some are unique, some are eclectic and we’re sure you would agree that most would belong in your home. The main point of difference with The Artisan Storeroom is the quality hardwood furniture on display; made with recycled, reclaimed and milled Australian timbers and steel - all made by hand, with sweat in Ben’s manshed.
What does summer mean to the people who work or visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm? If you could bottle the excitement an adult or child has when they first lay their eyes on fresh season berries & fruit at the farmgate you could power the world with happiness.
An exhibition of vibrant new Aboriginal art from the Central, Western and Eastern Deserts, Utopia the Pilbara, the APY Lands, the Kimberley and Arnhem Land and featuring new works by Far North Queensland abstra...
Summer is the buzz of the alfresco scene in Red Hill or the scrumptious aromas wafting over the vines from neighbouring properties. Summer is the scent of gums on the Merricks Trail, the smell of wildflowers on surrounding farms or the summer breeze touching your face whilst your bathing in the glow of afternoons sunlight.
With so many places to explore on our amazing Mornington Peninsula, be sure to seek out the locally owned and brewed, Red Hill Brewery’s speciality brews wherever you find yourself. With a great lineup of summer brews, there’s always something to appeal whether it’s a quenching summertime ale post a surf or ride or something along ‘the road less travelled and challenging’ for the craft beer connoisseurs.
Summer is the time for friends to gather around a feast, to tell stories, laugh and share in the beautiful experiences that bind our lives together. Summer is also time for the beach, for pool parties and for doing absolutely nothing on a full tummy.