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.
Honey is an essential product that has been part of human culture forever - John and Felicity Winkels were inspired by their love of nature, plants and animals to open Pure Peninsula Honey at 871 Derril Rd, Moorooduc.
Olieve & Olie produce soap products from beautiful Australian-grown olive oil - measured, mixed, poured, bottled, labelled, packed and sent all by hand. Pure and natural, Olieve & Olie’s products are completely free from artificial additives and preservatives.
In the digital age it seems to be increasingly difficult to get the kids outside into the natural world. Then again, losing yourself in nature tends to be a romantic notion that adults dream of, often while cooped up in an office.
According to Marcus Coggin, Nobbies View Nursery has “arguably the best position of any nursery anywhere”. Of course, he would say that; it’s his nursery, and his wife Belinda’s family property, where gardening has been a family activity for many years.
Main Ridge Dairy is the epitome of local produce. Visitors to Bess and Damien Noxon’s farmhouse cheese factory can taste products made onsite with milk from around 400 free range goat’s on the 130 acre property.
Tucked away in the Mornington Peninsula hinterland, Jean and David Daddo own a 25-acre parcel of paradise, surrounded by protected bushland and shared with koalas, wallabies, echidnas, magpies, kookaburras; pet kelpie, ducks and geese. Oh, and their ninety-odd alpacas.