The landscape in-between is an exhibition of new paintings by local artist Sophie Perez. Inspired by the landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula, Perez is drawn to the changing seasons with their unique colour, texture and light.
There’s nothing we love more than getting off the beaten track. Yabby Lake, is one of these destinations - frequented by many, yet passed by even more as they approach the Balnarring exit (off the Peninsula Link).
Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service. General stores were once prolific in towns across the Peninsula region, stocking everything from kerosene and toothpaste to fresh bread and milk, run by owners who knew many of the customers by name. In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store opened to serve a variety of needs of the local community.
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is a catchment point for much of this creative expression, and a place where people gather to celebrate works from local, national and international artists, as well as take part in some other fun activities.
Heaven for me is a market – from Salamanca in the middle of a chilly Hobart winter, to a steamy day at Eumundi Market on the Sunshine Coast, nothing beats trawling around, sampling the food, digging through stalls to find something unique and brilliant and simply breathing in the atmosphere.
The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron has a distinguished history - its old Clubhouse has served many of its members and friends for over 50 years.
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a stylish contemporary holiday base located in the heart of the southern Peninsula. From here you can enjoy some of the best experiences the region offers including Peninsula Hot Springs, wineries, miles of coastal escapades, quaint townships or if you’re more inclined to ‘bunk in’ beautifully appointed rooms, two outstanding golf courses, landscaped gardens, an in-house spa, gymnasium and outdoor pool.
In 1997, after bathing in the thermal springs of Japan, Charles and Richard Davidson had a vision to bring the hot springs experience to Australia. After eight years of planning and with plenty of perseverance and determination, they opened the first stage of this multi stage development in 2005.
The best made plans are the ones you leave to someone else with the only detail you need to worry about is who you want to share the experience with. If you’re after an extraordinary experience, something that can replenish your energy, pamper your soul and play with your senses then this is for you.
Art is a way of life for gallery directors Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith. It’s their day long joy, obsession & torment. They pride themselves on showcasing contemporary art by artists from across Australia (& the Pen) from three gallery spaces in Sorrento, Mornington and Mt Eliza.
City people are always rushing about from this to that and connecting more with electronics than each other, but even coastal life can sweep you up in the busy-ness of modern daily business. To retreat, rejuvenate, rebalance and reconnect to the essence of being present is the fuel stop we often need.
Trofeo Estate is situated on the iconic Harrisons Road precinct of Dromana - in the 1930’s it was a passionfruit plantation but today it is one of the Pen’s newest vineyards. From the moment you enter the property, with it’s oak lined driveway, you’re surrounded by vines & beautiful rural views.