We have all come to know our local 5 and 10km bubbles well over the last year. Perhaps with new appreciation, we have walked and biked familiar surrounds, supported our local businesses we are grateful to have close. Asking our local Tourism ambassadors across the region, we celebrate the favourite haunts they have found in their areas as they explore close to home.
For over eighteen years, Barb has volunteered her local expertise to those visiting the region. She loves the friendships made over this time and sharing the best of the region with visitors. Based in Dromana, she loves the views from Arthurs Seat, “The bay out the front windows and the bush out the back windows!”
Barb’s favourite things within just a few kilometres of the Dromana based Visitor Information Centre are:
Heronswood home of the Diggers Club with its display gardens, cafe within the historical homestead and retail shop
Meet Del, coordinator of the Western Port Tourism and Visitor Information Centre. Involved in tourism for the last twenty years, Del loves meeting people – they walk up the pier and she leans on the door of the fish shed and has a chat. Del loves sharing things to do in the region but also enjoys hearing about their travels.
Del’s favourite things within a few kilometres of the Western Port Tourism visitor centre are:
Pelikan Societe – great venue to enjoy delicious food and a beautiful setting.
Warringine Walk– approximately 2 hours return walk, longer if you stop to take photos.
Sabine and Louise, team members of the Mornington Community Information Centre shared their favourite things to do within a few kilometres of their centre:
Beleura House & Gardens - for visitors and locals alike with an interest in history. The home was designed by Joseph Reed in 1863 in a classic Italianate villa style. The twelve acres of gardens provide the visitors with a beautiful to place to wander. In recent years a Recital Centre has been built where a program of concerts is arranged and held during the year
Baluk Arts - an urban Aboriginal Community arts centre and is based in Mornington. Baluk supports artistic, career and audience development for visual artists of Bayside, Peninsula and greater Melbourne.
The Briars - wildlife, walks, picnics, events, a heritage homestead, great food and more can be discovered at the Briars.