It’s a long weekend, which means it’s time to wind down and take some time to relax and recharge. Our recommendation? Fresh sea air, a beautiful ocean view and a wander through the Point Nepean Portsea Market – it’s just what the doctor ordered.
A road trip to Point Nepean satisfies all of those points. No matter the weather, it’s always stunning here. Allow all of your senses to be satiated as you step across the sand dunes and beneath the swaying trees into the market entry. Hear the gentle swish of branches and leaves, and the laughter and happy cries of family, friends
and stallholders meeting each other again. See the artistic creations adorning tables and tents, handmade with love, and touch your purchases as you take them in. Smell the tang of the beach, just over that rise there, just beyond the market’s stalls. Taste the array of street-style food, whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just because.
Point Nepean Portsea Market is located within the scenic Portsea National Park, next door to the historic Quarantine Station. As you enter the park, you’ll see why this place is such a hit with locals and tourists alike: it’s a place of beauty and serenity, standing out even amongst all the picturesque places elsewhere on the Mornington Peninsula. You’ll find over 100 talented makers, growers and creators within the market’s boundaries, with their unique pieces on display for your enjoyment and purchase.
But the market isn’t the only thing to see and do on a relaxing weekend visit to the peninsula. A stop at the Peninsula Hot Springs is a must-do, whether before or after the market (or both!). Feel all the cares of the world drop away as you immerse yourself in the healing waters and luxurious treatments and experiences on offer. A visit to the Hot Springs is the cherry on top of a rejuvenating long weekend, so don’t miss it!