With The Peninsula Picnic fast approaching, we've got a guide with everything you need to know, as well as things you need to do beforehand.
With the best in food, wine, music, and culture set to gather on the Mornington Peninsula on Sunday March 29th, you don't want to miss out on this oppurtunity.
Taking place at the picturesque Mornington Racecourse, the The Peninsula Picnic will showcase a gourmet selection of perfect picnic options curated by resident chefs including Max Paganoni (Max’s at Red Hill Estate), Barry Davis (Montalto) and recent head chef Daniel Whelan (The Long Table). Modern-European dishes will be created by Rowan and Janine Herrald (Terre) as well as delicious offerings from Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan) and Ian Curley (The European).
If that isn't enough, picnic-goers will also be able to go to the bespoke stalls and buy things such as gourmet cheeses, other antipasto items, and sweet treats.
What to bring...
Mornington Racecourse is located only 45 minutes from Melbourne and at the gateway to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. On-site parking is available and free on the day. On-site parking is free in the Public Car Park, which can be accessed via Gate 3, 320 Racecourse Road Mornington.
Bus From Melbourne
Hotel Barkley in St. Kilda is offering a return bus service and hosting The Peninsula Picnic after party for those wanting to kick on. Included in your package is return bus transfers, adult ticket to The Peninsula Picnic, bottle of water and muffin. They will even throw in a complimentary drink* on return to Hotel Barkley. This is great value at $94 per person. Take the hassle out of finding a designated driver and book your package – Book today on Ticketek. *Conditions Apply
Melbourne on the Move is offering coach transfers, from a variety of pick up points to and from the Racecourse, starting in the Melbourne CBD down to Frankston. Prices vary depending on pick up/drop off location and this service must be pre-booked. You can book your tickets here.
Bus From around The Mornington Peninsula
If you are coming from within the Mornington Peninsula Melbourne on the Move will offer coach service from Sorrento and Rye to the Mornington Racecourse. This service must be pre-booked via Melbourne on the Move.
Arrive in rock star style to The Peninsula Picnic in a Microflite helicopter. One way and return flights depart from the Melbourne CBD (Helipad is located near Crown Casino). Enjoy a scenic flight along the beaches to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Prices start from $395 per person. For further information and to book click here, or call Microflite on (03) 8587 9700.
Where to stay...