Southern Buoy Studios has quickly become a major artistic and creative hub in the heart of Mornington’s commercial district. It's a dynamic and abundant space where artists, studios, exhibitions and events go hand-in-hand, but it also acts as a hub that supports a deep artistic community based on the Mornington Peninsula.
NordicSpace Design is run by Jessica Enander Dunne - an interior designer of the highest calibre with over 12 years of experience working for leading architecture and furniture companies. The aesthetic principals of Jessica’s Swedish background influence the NordicSpace style, hinting of a neutral, textured and effortless style perfect for Peninsula living, whether it’s by coast or hinterland. Jessica’s ideas are centred around considered designs that create calm, timeless spaces and homes that will not date.
To us, Farrell’s Bookshop is everything Jen Campbel describes and more. Currently celebrating their 40th year of service in the heart of Mornington, Farrell’s was founded in 1978 by Roy and Liz Farrell, who set up the shop initially in Mornington’s Woolworth’s building. Today you can find it on the corner of Main and Barkly Street and has recently undergone a significant transformation - get in there, good will come of it, we promise.
Peninsula Studio Trail Artists are celebrating their 10 year Anniversary by inviting you to an exhibition at Southern Buoy Studios in Carbine Way, Mornington.
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!
Local resident and talented architect Michael Baker exudes enthusiasm for all things creative. Architecture, landscapes, family, food, surfing and community. Michael spoke fervently about the incredibly diverse creative community that live and work in Mount Eliza and across the Mornington Peninsula.
From amazing views to farm-gates, general stores, cellar doors and exhilarating country roads – these things are synonymous with the Peninsula. This tour gives you a chance to enjoy the ride, taste some things along the way, and stretch your legs all within a few hours.
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.
When we tell you that Blane Paton from Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring is the epitome of your Peninsula farmer, it’s the truth. If seeking advice on what to look out for in this neck of the woods we value his opinion and experience greatly. If your thoughts move you to covet a beautiful rural property or beach house on the Peninsula, then speaking to Paton Estate Agents first could be your best move. After 50 summers, Paton Estate Agents have seen many changes from the time when orchards, dairy & sheep farms were numerous.
If you want someone to make your hay or do your fencing or you want to know where to buy a particular breed of cow or how to put in a bore, talk to Paton Estate Agents. Their approach to business is holistic, reminiscent of old school Stock and Station agents.
There’s a buzz in the air on Mornington Peninsula, and it comes in the form of a contemporary cutting edge designer hotel, formal restaurant, smart bar, casual dining experience and cellar door. The name is Jackalope – and it’s the new home of Willow Creek Vineyard Wines. The vision of Louis Li's, a 29 year old Chinese national who has been living in Melbourne for ten years, Willow Creek Vineyard is now the site for the world’s first Jackalope Hotel. Moving here as an 18 year old to study film making, Louis Li is well versed in luxury property development with his parents being involved in a number of luxury hotels and residential properties in Kunming in south western China. So in a sense his first solo project is following in the tradition of his family business. Being a film maker Lewis Lee is a great storyteller, and his first foray into hospitality shows his appetite for art and design and food culture, which shines through every element in this property. His debut Jackalope Hotel in Merricks will be followed by a 40 room hotel in Flinders Lane which is scheduled to open in 2019.