Treasures to discover

Upon stepping through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery you will feel the cosy calm wash over you. A sanctuary for book lovers, Antipodes’ purpose is to find and champion stories – those that enrich our lives, those that surprise and those that delight. There are other treasures to discover at Antipodes, too: beautiful Australian craft, art and jewellery and carefully curated exhibitions. We love Antipodes because of its serendipitous nature; it’s a place to experience wonderful encounters and a refuge from the outside world. As Picasso once said ‘some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun’ - it doesn’t matter which one you are, you’ll find the right spot at Antipodes.

Dolphin Research Institute

The Dolphin Research Institute is based at Hastings, on the shores of Western Port. DRI’s efforts are focused in the south-eastern region of Australia, especially Port Phillip, Western Port and the Gippsland Lakes.

Radiating health and wellness

It’s no secret that the Mornington Peninsula is a magnet for all things celebratory - from early romances, engagements, weddings or special anniversaries this is the spot. With so many things to organise at the best of times it’s hard to know where to turn to and with this in mind we’ll let you in on some local knowledge.

Explore Spectacular Scenery

At just over an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has beaten the Sydney Opera House and Great Barrier Reef to make it on to National Geographic magazine’s must-see list for 2015.

Vulcano Gelato

In 2008, Vulcano Gelato opened in Rye with the single hearted aim of improving the quality and taste of the universally loved authentic Italian gelato and granita. From our perspective, gelato is the prefect buffer; there’s such an emotional response when you even think of it & when you combine it with the Rye Pier, bay beach & carnival it becomes a powerful combination. We love gelato & we love Vulcano Gelato, we love Rye & we love that they’re all on the Pen.