International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend at Cape Schanck

Join us at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend! Be sure to book in a tour of the Lighthouse, where you will climb the steps to the lamp room, discover the history of the lighthouse, see how it still operates to this day and experience spectacular views across from the Lighthouse Balcony.

Current at Mclelland Sculpture Park & Gallery

Their work affirms their powerful connection to their lands, waters and ancestors. The exhibition highlights the three vital and contemporary multidisciplinary practices and references the movement in the passages of water along the eastern coast of Australia connecting land and people of the Torres Strait in the far north to Tasmania in the south.

Barmah Park Vineyard

Barmah Park is a stone's throw from Mornington, just off the Moorooduc Hwy. Come here to warm up beside their log fire and unwind with the help of stunning rural vineyard views, fine food, wine and friendly service. What was a working cattle farm is now an acclaimed restaurant with a spacious dining room - graced with natural light and a rustic cellar door. There is something for everyone with their modern Australian menu that reflects seasonal moods. 

Rocky Creek Strawberry farm

Nestled into the verdant hills of Main Ridge amid volcanic soil and with perfect climatic conditions, lies 300 acres of strawberry fields – Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm. First settled by Pietro Gallace, father of current owner, Mick – Pietro planted apples, but soon discovered that the conditions in the area were perfectly suited for strawberries. 

Organic Crew

Organic Crew wear their values with pride. Born and bred here on the Pen, we love nothing more than supporting locals who are pioneering the way with ethical, sustainable, and organic philosophies. Organic Crew is an ethical, sustainable and organic apparel brand. They do not compromise on quality and their philosophy is based on the production of luxurious designs, without compromising the planet.

What is it about pioneers?

Matthew Flinders and George Bass, two young men from Lincolnshire who had arrived in Sydney in 1795, were determined to achieve greatness. Flinders wanted to be an explorer ‘like Cook’, Bass a naturalist, like Sir Joseph Banks, and a wealthy Sydney trader. For eight years, these two pursued their destiny. Their voyages changed the map of our country. Particularly pertinent is that Flinders placed on his map of this continent the name Australia - the first time the term of our nation appeared.