Your ultimate summer Peninsula event guide

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The Mornington Peninsula offers a diverse range of activities for visitors and locals alike, particularly over the warmer months when the region is at its most vibrant.

12 January 2024

From engaging in art and culture to indulging in gourmet experiences and blissful spa treatments, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a brief guide to our curated selection of must-try activities this summer:

  • Bathhouse Ritual at the Aurora Spa by The Continental Sorrento: Indulge in a luxurious spa experience with a variety of rejuvenating treatments.
  • Ninchfest: A Local Music Festival (Jan 20): Experience the vibrant local music scene at Ninchfest, showcasing a mix of genres and artists for a day of entertainment and community spirit. More Info
  • Rare Hare Picnics (Until Feb 29): Experience picturesque picnics with delicious food and stunning vineyard views.
  • ‘Know My Name: Australian Women Artists’ at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Until Feb 18): A touring exhibition from the National Gallery showcasing the works of Australian women artists. A must-visit for art lovers.
  • Peninsula Film Festival (Feb 3): A showcase of short films, offering a platform for filmmakers and a treat for cinema enthusiasts.
  • Garden Consults with the Briars Nursery Staff (Throughout Jan/Feb): Get expert gardening advice and tips from the knowledgeable staff at the Briars Nursery. Perfect for gardening enthusiasts looking to enhance their green spaces.
  • Winemaker Lunch Series at Audrey’s (Until Mar 2): Enjoy a series of lunches featuring local winemakers and their exquisite creations.
  • Gin Masterclass at Bass & Flinders (Until Feb 29): Learn about gin-making and enjoy tastings at the Bass & Flinders Distillery. Ideal for those interested in spirits and distillation.
  • Farm Bar at Green Olive at Red Hill (Until Jan 28): Enjoy farm-fresh food and wine at the Farm Bar every weekend. Great for a relaxing day out.
  • Rye Foreshore Carnival (Until Jan 28): A fun-filled carnival by the beach, perfect for families and those seeking amusement.

Regardless of whether you call it home or are just passing through, the Mornington Peninsula provides an extensive array of experiences, ensuring a unique and memorable appeal for everyone this summer.