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Brooksby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead


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.

Things to do
- Take a woodland walk and look for koalas
- Go birdwatching. Birds can be seen everywhere at Coolart with different species found in each of the distinct habitats. Winter and spring are the most spectacular seasons when over 1000 Australian white ibis and other waterbirds congregate on the lagoon to breed
- Picnic on the lawns or use the wood or electric barbeques. If the weather is cold or wet please enquire about the Stables picnic area
- Explore the old out buildings and imagine what life was like when you had to make your own butter
- Stroll through the beautiful gardens and discover unusual exotic plants or to the beach for views of Phillip Island and Westernport
- A slide show, 'Introducing Coolart', is shown each day in the Wetlands Observatory (1:30 PM weekdays and 2:00 PM weekends)
- Junior Ranger Certificate activities are available - these are parent-guided activities for children - just ask at the Visitor Centre for 'Let's Go Around The Farm' and 'Let's Go Beachcombing'.




Lord Somers Road
Somers, VIC, 3927

Located 2.5K from Brooksby

Museum of HMAS Cerberus


The Museum of HMAS Cerberus is located within Flinders Naval Depot. Flinders Naval Depot was established on the 1st September 1920 and commissioned HMAS Cerberus 1st April 1921. Located on 4000 acres at the head of Hanns Inlet, HMAS Cerberus is regarded as the Premier Training establishment for the Royal Australian Navy.

The present Museum of HMAS Cerberus was first established by Commander L G Wilson MBE RAN in 1980. The building was built in 1925 as the New Entry's study block, in 1930 when the Royal Australian Naval College was relocated from Jervis Bay the building then became the Cadets' Academic block. During WWII the facility was used as the Drafting Office and then later as the Supply School.

Along with your visit to the Museum visitors are welcome to look through the Memorial Chapels and walk around the Memorial Gardens. There is also a Navy in Vietnam Room and Art Gallery where you can sit and have a cuppa and a light snack.

Group bookings for Lunches are to be pre-booked. Please visit the website to view more information about Royal Australian Naval Museums.




Nelson Road
Hmas Cerberus, VIC, 3920

Located 5.7K from Brooksby

endota day spa Red Hill


Organic spa treatments, fabulous facials and spa packages for an hour or an entire day are available at endota day spa Red Hill.

A sublime Mornington Peninsula retreat for visitors and locals looking for all the style of a modern eco oasis, with all the services of both a spa and a beauty salon.

Popular with groups, couples or anyone looking for a little time for themselves where you can switch off and leave the busyness at the door.

Gift vouchers and packages with local wineries, restaurants and cafes available.




159 Shoreham Road,
Shop 6-8
Red Hill, VIC, 3937

Located 8.8K from Brooksby

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens


Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens is home to Australia's oldest and most famous hedge maze, a beautiful circular rose maze, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, all set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens.

The traditional hedge Maze is planted with more than 1000 cypress trees and thousands of metres of pathways. Now more than three metres high and two metres thick, the Maze keeper clips the hedges three times a year to keep it sculpted into a curvaceous challenge that will delight and inspire.

The Lavender Labyrinth is planted with year round flowering lavender and the view from the centre over the lavender rows is spectacular. More than 3000 lavender plants are planted overlooking the impressive Arboretum, and the Lavender display gardens features more than 40 different lavenders, providing an insight into the history of lavender.

Visitors are welcome to wander through the gardens on the self guided Garden Discovery Trail. The famous Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt is fun for all ages.

Summer, autumn, winter and spring there is always something beautiful to be experienced at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.




15 Shoreham Road
Shoreham, VIC, 3916

Located 9.0K from Brooksby

Red Hill Cherry Farm


Pick your own sweet and morello cherries at Red Hill Cherry Farm.

With 46 years of pick your own cherries, Red Hill Cherry Farm is the oldest in the state and are considered an essential visit when on the Mornington Peninsula. You can visit the cherry farm from mid to late November to early to mid January each year.

Situated in a secluded valley in the centre of Red Hill, the cherry farm is the oldest in the state and has been continually been operated by the Holmes family since 1969. There are twenty five varieties of cherries on 4,500 trees.

The farm also offers a boutique range of cherry products for you to enjoy cherries all year round including cherry ice cream, cherry cordial, cherry beer, cherry cider and cherry port.

There is something for everyone at Red Hill Cherry Farm.




69 Prossors Lane
Red Hill, VIC, 3937

Located 9.2K from Brooksby

Brooksby: Events

Balnarring Picnic Race Club Meeting


The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club conducts six family orientated picnic racing meetings at the picturesque Emu Plains Race Course each season between November and Easter in the following year.

Focus is on providing an entertaining experience for family and corporate groups to celebrate special occasions with a relaxing day out at the races.

Entertainment and a playground provided for children. Bar facility and a range of food vendors available with bookmakers and TAB for those interested in the punt.

The Course is located approximately an hour south of Melbourne in the heart of the popular Mornington Peninsula tourism area so a day at the picnic races can easily be incorporated in to a visit to the area.

The Club has recently been awarded the Picnic Racing Club of the Year Award and is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Further information to assist patrons in planning their visit to a meeting or enjoying the benefits of club membership are available at the website.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan
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54 Coolart Road
Balnarring, VIC, 3926

Located 3.0K from Brooksby

Australia Day with a DJ at Polperro


Polperro are throwing their favourite annual event to celebrate the Australia Day Long weekend.

Taste their current release Even Keel wines at the pop up cellar door, grab some snacks from Polperro Kitchen and enjoy the the tunes provided by DJ RICE-E and a special guest. To cheers Australia day, Polperro will be selling all their wines at cellar door prices as part of your event ticket .

An all inclusive ticket at our special early bird price of $47.50 includes a Polperro Riedel Glass, a tasting of the new release Even Keel wines, two hearty lawn snacks prepared by Polperro Kitchen, and music from resident DJ.

A regular at the George Basement Bar, DJ RICE-E is known as a "purveyor of seductive, soulful beats and feel-good grooves". The set starts at 12:00pm and will continue well into the afternoon.

General Release dates 25 December 12:00pm.

This is a ticketed event only. No entry available on the day if tickets are sold out.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan


150 Red Hill Road
Red Hill, VIC, 3937

Located 7.6K from Brooksby

Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk


Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk takes participants alongside local vignerons and friends to celebrate the end of harvest and experience current vintage wines.

Taste a variety of wines along the way complemented by a fine selection of food from Red Hill, to Merricks. A beautiful meandering historical rail track provides the perfect way.

The group will proceed to amble along a purpose built walking track to Red Hill South. After stopping at Red Hill, you will walk along a beautiful historic rail trail to a private vineyard to meet winemakers showcasing a range of their wines and then down to Stonier and Merricks General Wine Store in Merricks.

Join local vignerons to celebrate the end of the 2016 harvest from Red Hill to Merricks; around ten kilometres.





Event Dates
2017
      6th May


Red Hill
Red Hill South, VIC, 3937

Located 8.5K from Brooksby

Self-drive Outdoor and Garden Sculpture Tour


A self-drive tour takes visitors to three sculpture parks on the Mornington Peninsula. The event provides guided tours and talks at each site.

Starting at Montalto and visiting a private garden and sculptors workshop, the tour includes a two-course lunch at Merricks store.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Feb


33 Shoreham Road
Red Hill South, VIC, 3937

Located 9.6K from Brooksby

Celebrate Summer - Enjoy Sparkling and Gourmet Breakfast by the Lake and Massage


Enjoy Woodman Estate's award winning gourmet country breakfast overlooking the lake before strolling across to the Wellness Retreat for your relaxing 60 minute massage. Afterwards lie back on the back on the day beds and relax with a herbal tea and a light snack - what a way to start the day.

9:00am til 12:00pm - $200 per guest.

Please call or visit the website for more information.


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136 Graydens Road
Moorooduc, VIC, 3933

Located 9.6K from Brooksby

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