Places to Visit

    Kingswim – dedicated learn to swim school

    Swimming is an integral part of Australian culture and at Kingswim, we believe that children should have the opportunity to learn to swim in an enjoyable and rewarding environment. Kingswim are Learn to Swim specialists and we’ve been teaching kids on the Peninsula for over 30 years. With 3 local centres in ...

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    Emu Plains Market

    One of the region's coolest and most popular outdoor attractions, the Emu Plains Market is a celebration of the Peninsula's unique culture, creative artisans and diverse producers. Beneath the sun dappled gumtree canopy, local traders transform this bush setting into a snaking trail of colourful market stalls welcoming people to the ...

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Somerville Saturday Market

  • (03) 5977 6980
  • 2 Eramosa Road West, Somerville
  • Website

Second Saturday of the month excluding January from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Stalls can range from bric a brac to jewellery, clothes, plants, toys, soaps, crafts, fruit and vegetables, cards, tools and furniture.

Crib Point Community Market

2nd Saturday of the Month from 9am to 1pm. The spirit of Crib Point Community Market is one of community support and inclusion, promoting locally made hand crafted products, local produce, local Party Plan consultants, local up-cycled products and local small Home Business that sell new products in a relaxed and ...

Melbourne Aquarium

  • 9923 5999
  • cnr Flinders & King St, Melbourne
  • Website

Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover. Marvel at the penguins, be mesmerised by the Seahorse Pier, explore the stunning, floor-to-ceiling Coral Atoll, and dive deep into the depths of the southern Ocean in Sharks Alive.    

Puffing Billy

  • 9757 0700
  • 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
  • Website

This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days. Puffing Billy Railway travels from Belgrave to Lakeside and Gembrook in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.

Melbourne Museum

  • 1300 130 152
  • 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
  • Website

Melbourne Museum explores life from environment to culture and history. It includes a gallery just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, a living rainforest, Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. The discovery centre is home to dinosaur skeletons, animals, plants, history and technology.

Scienceworks

  • 9392 4800
  • 2 Booker St, Spotswood
  • Website

The museum presents science and technology in unexpected and involving ways. Hands-on participation is positively encouraged and visitors can take part in live demonstrations, shows, guided tours and special activities. Scienceworks is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium.  

Werribee Zoo

  • 9731 9600
  • K Rd, Werribee South
  • Website

A unique opportunity to experience an African adventure closer to home. Encounter the magnificent animals of the African savannah in an open range environment where the animals are given the space to behave as they would in their natural habitats.

Melbourne Zoo

  • 9285 9300
  • Elliott Ave, Parkville
  • Website

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. The Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. They also have exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits 16 sites across the Peninsula from Monday to Saturday each week. Click on the website link to find out when they will be at a location near you.

Somerville Library

Somerville Library hosts a range of special events and regular activities, including storytime sessions for babies and young children and internet and computer classes.   Tiny Tots (9m-3yrs) Thursdays 11am-11.30am Join us for our weekly storytime sessions tailored for toddlers! Enjoy 30 minutes of fun songs, rhymes and stories. Encourage your child to develop ...

Sorrento Fine Art Gallery

  • 5984 3880
  • 4/3301 Pt Nepean Rd, Sorrento
  • Website

Combined with Flinders Fine Art Gallery, it houses over 250 original traditional and contemporary paintings.

Red Hill Vintage Fair

  • Red Hill Consolidated School
  • Website

Around 60 stalls featuring vintage and eclectic goods, fresh local produce and children’s entertainment. $2 entry fee per adult. Held on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Dromana Market

  • 59310022
  • Dromana 3 Drive-In
  • Website

Held at the Dromana 3 Drive-in. Market operates between October and May from 8am - 1pm. Check website for details.

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park

The Moonlit Sanctuary is home to over 200 animals from around 30 species. These include kangaroos, koalas, owls, dingoes, reptiles, birds, wallabies and possums. Purchase a bag of wallaby food and go for a walk through the bush tracks to hand feed these very people friendly animals. In many cases ...

Nepean Historical Society Museum

Learn about the historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the Nepean Peninsula through the collections housed here. Open weekends, school holidays and some public holidays from 1:30pm - 4pm. Adults $5, Teenagers $2, chn free

Reconstructed Lime Burners Kiln

  • White Cliffs, Rye

Built as a tribute to one of the major industries for the early settlers in the Rye area. During the mid 1800's, natural limestone was mined in the Rye area, burnt in kilns and turned into lime, which was then shipped to Melbourne for use in the building industry.

Mulberry Hill

  • Bookings 03 9656 9889 M - F
  • 385 Golf Links Rd, Baxter
  • Website

Mulberry Hill is a historical house and estate. It is open on Sundays for guided tours and available for weddings, events, and group tour and education bookings. Mulberry Hill was the home of Sir Daryl (artist) & Lady Joan (author) Lindsay. Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was ...

Fossil Beach

  • Bentons Rd, Mt Martha

A significant fossil site with evidence of Australia's sea life from 10 - 15 million years ago.  The fossils were discovered in 1854 in the limestone cliffs. Most of the fossils have now been removed. Access is via the track from the cliff path near Bentons Road (near the picnic area).

First European Settlement

  • Point Nepean Rd, Sorrento

Sorrento was the site of Victoria's first official European settlement which was established by Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins in 1803 - 30 years before the founding of Melbourne. Sullivans Bay was the site of the first magistrate's court, first public hospital, first postal service and the first government printing office.  

Ballam Park Homestead

Ballam Park Homestead was built around 1855. The collection of farm machinery, Blacksmiths Shop,  Museum and Resource centre make a hub for study of local history in the area. Open Sun 1 - 5pm (except 5th Sunday of the Month).  

Coolart Homestead

  • 131 963
  • Lord Somers Rd, Somers
  • Website

Coolart's historic mansion is set in a delightful garden with wetlands, woodlands and pasture nearby. Paths take you to the beach, lagoon and wetlands. The homestead dates from 1895 and surrounding buildings include the barracks, meat house and buttery. Opening hours vary so call before going.

Flinders Market

Held twice a year (January & April) at the Flinders Cricket Ground from 9am - 2pm. See Facebook page for dates.

The Briars Homestead

The Briars 1840s Homestead houses a world renowned collection of Napoleonic memorabilia, established by Dame Mabel Brookes to mark the relationship between her Grandfather William Balcombe and the Emperor Napoleon during his exile. Open from 10am - 4pm when volunteers are on duty. Entry fee applies and bookings are recommended.

McCrae Homestead

  • 5981 2866
  • 11 Beverley Rd, McCrae
  • Website

One of Victoria's oldest homesteads, it illustrates how early pioneers used whatever they found locally to build houses and farms using primitive construction techniques. Built in 1844 by lawyer Andrew McCrae and designed by his wife, portrait artist Georgina.

Baluk Arts

  • 5975 5000
  • 6 Bruce Street, Mornington
  • Website

An Aboriginal community arts centre that acts as a gallery space displaying and selling local Aboriginal artwork. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am - 5pm. Closed public holidays.  

Whitehill Gallery

  • 5931 0146
  • 60 Old White Hill Rd, Dromana
  • Website

An exhibition gallery and sculpture walk featuring many local artists and orginal art and craft by locals artists. Take a walk in the bush garden to meet the resident alpacas – Midnight and Moonshine. Open Wed - Mon 11-5pm, public & school holidays.

Flinders Fine Art Gallery

  • 5989 0889
  • 33 Cook St, Flinders
  • Website

Combined with Sorrento Fine Art Gallery, it houses over 250 original traditional and contemporary paintings.

Oak Hill Community Arts Market

  • Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington
  • Website

Cooperative’ monthly Artist Inspired Artist's Market.  Held on the first Sunday of each month at Oak Hill 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931.

Rosebud Trash’n’Treasure Market

Approximately 160 stalls selling trash and treasures, craft, plants and produce. Held on the 5th Saturday of the month (when this occurs) at the Rosebud Primary School (cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud).

Rosebud Lions Club Market

100+ stalls selling new and second hand items, produce and plants. Held first Sunday of the month from 7am - 2pm at the Rosbud Village Green, Point Nepean Rd (between Rosebud Parade & Eighth Avenue).

Frankston Sunday Market

  • 94621520
  • Young Street, Frankston
  • Website

Over 100 stallholders featuring fresh produce, crafts, bric-a-brac, flowers, plants and trees. Gold coin entry fee. Every Sunday from 8am - 1pm.

Rye Foreshore Market

Between 75 - 120 stalls featuring craft, plants, produce and gifts.Held on the 1st Saturday of the month from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the Rye Foreshore (opposite the post office).

Seaford Farmers Market

Held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 8am - 1pm at the Broughton St Reserve, Broughton St, Seaford.

Pearcedale Market

Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm at the Pearcedale Community Centre, Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale

Hastings Street Market

Every Thursday between 9am - 1pm, over 40 stalls featuring fresh produce, home made goods, crafts and plants line High Street, Hastings.

Mornington Racecourse Market

  • Racecourse Road, Mornington
  • Website

Over 300 stalls with animal farm and face painting for the kids. Held at the Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Mornington on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9am - 2pm. A $3 parking fee applies.

Cape Schanck Lighthouse & Museum

  • 1300 885 259
  • 420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
  • Website

The historic light is one of the few still operating as it did during the mid 1800's. Surrounded by Magnificent historic buildings, the Cape Schanck Lightstation allows visitors to recreate in their imaginations the simple life of a bygone era. Guided Tour up into the lighthouse and out onto the balcony. Adults $16.50 ...

Red Hill Market

  • Arthur's Seat Rd, Red Hill
  • Website

Over 300 stalls of gourmet produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, art and craft. Held on the first Saturday of the month between September and May from 8am - 1pm. Parking $4.

Rosebud Community School Market

  • Cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud

Approximately 160 stalls selling craft, hand made and new products, fresh produce and plants. No used goods. Held at Rosebud Primary School, Cnr Point Nepean Rd & Jetty Rd, Rosebud on 2nd Saturday of the month.

Mornington Midweek Market

Over 120 stalls featuring home made crafts, plants, produce, food vendors, home baked goods. Every Wednesday 9am - 2pm.

Tootgarook Primary School Market

Around 250 stalls with something for everyone raising funds for the Primary School. Held on the 4th Saturday of the month.

The Quarantine Station

Established in 1852 to protect the State against disease from foreign shores. Guided tours of approx. 1 hour include a leisurely walk around the historic buildings with time to browse through the Museum, annex, and view the varied displays of artefacts covering over 100 years of the Quarantine Station Operation.

Boneo Community Market

Our Market is held on the third Saturday of the month from 8am - 12noon, year round in all weather conditions.

Bittern Market

  • 0409 417 463
  • Bittern Railway Station, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern

Every Sunday from 8am - 1pm at Bittern Railway Station, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Over 80 stalls selling new and used goods, crafts, plants, fruit and vegetables.

Fort Nepean

Built in 1882, Fort Nepean was in service until the end of World War Two. You can explore the tunnels leading to the gun emplacements and bunkers and inspect the cemetery. You can also see Cheviot Beach where Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in 1967.

Beleura House

Beleura at Mornington, erected in 1863 has been deemed of national significance. The gardens retain elements of an earlier pre 1900 garden. The contents include furniture, fine and decorative art, soft furnishings, books, photographs and domestic goods. Visit only with a booking.

Trees Adventure, Belgrave

{Mum's Word}  The tree climbing thing in Belgrave was awesome (from the ground for me!) The kids had a blast and so too did the adults. Scary stuff for the adults who went up too high! My nephew is a small 6 year old, and is just the right height. Any ...

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