MELBOURNE – THE MOST LIVABLE CITY IN THE WORLD

Melbourne has been voted the most livable city in the world for the past 5 years and is only a 90 minute drive from Portsea Village Resort.

Melbourne grew from a small pastoral outpost in the 1850s into a world city within a mere 30 years, reaching around 1 million people by the turn of the century. Much of this phenomenal growth was due to the gold rush – one of the biggest in the world’s history, which saw a huge influx of migrants bring instant wealth and prosperity to the city.

In the 1880’s Melbourne was given the title ‘Marvellous Melbourne’, and boasted a city that rivalled the great cities of Europe and North America. The city hosted the 1880 World’s Fair, in the Royal Exhibition Building, which hosted the first Commonwealth Parliament and still stands in the magnificent Carlton Gardens. From 1901 Melbourne was the federal capital of Australia, until Canberra was built in the late 1920s,. Although Sydney eventually grew larger, Melbourne still remains the financial, sporting and cultural capital of the nation.

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PORTSEA PUB

Portsea Village Resort offers an ideal location for accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula. Our Resort offers a picturesque setting and some of the best amenities when it comes to hosting events for groups.

Portsea Village Resort is an ideal venue for hosting special events, Weddings or Corporate retreats. If you’re looking to impress your guests with the event of the year, look no further than Portsea Village Resort. Our dedicated staff will assist you in planning your perfect event.

MENUS AND CATERING

The Piers Restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights, or other nights by arrangement. The restaurant can seat up to 80 guests in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with the lounge an ideal area for pre-dinner drinks.

Our seasonal menus offer variety using local produce from the Mornington Peninsula. Our extensive wine list can cater for all tastes and will impress any wine connoisseur.

BUSINESS CONFERENCES

As an experienced venue for hosting business conferences, the Resort can cater to many different conference options. We can host workshops for small teams, as well as, large company events. We are here to create a unique experience where your team comes together to work, network and further working relationshiops. We provide you with everything you need to run a successful event.

WEDDINGS

At Portsea Village Resort we understand the importance of getting the right venue for your Wedding, and we offer full use of our lounge and dining area where you can spill out onto our terrace and garden area which overlooks the pool.

Conveniently located in the heart of Portsea and just a stone’s throw from the beach, you can capture some beautiful unique Wedding photos on the historical pier and sandy beaches. Also not far from the Sorrento Sandstone Church, or you may choose to use our quiet gardens.

Portsea Village is a secluded private venue perfect for that intimate Wedding. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and ensuring everything runs just as you planned from start to finish.

BOOK YOUR EVENT

Finding the right accommodation for your special event is easy with Portsea Village Resort. Our dedicated events co-ordinator will help assist to make your event runs exactly as planned.

To request more information about your event, please give us a call on 03 5984 8484 or email us enquiries@portseavillageresort.com

PORTSEA SAILING

On Victoria’s Southern Mornington Peninsula you’ll find Blairgowrie. Only a 75 – 90 minute drive from Melbourne, the Southern Peninsula is one of Victoria’s leading holiday areas. Adjacent to famous Sorrento and Portsea, Blairgowrie is on a Peninsula that separates Port Phillip by just 2 kilometres from the surf beaches and Bass Straight.

And perhaps Blairgowrie’s most famous landmark is the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron with our distinctive pier and marina and stunning bayside location. BYS is one of Victoria’s strongest and most vibrant clubs – yet remains relaxed and casual as you’d hope when you’re in a holiday area. The club is one of the three largest sailing clubs in Victoria, and hosts large fleets of both keel boats and off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans. Our sailing is generally in smooth waters which enjoy offshore sea-breezes, and we enjoy a superb backdrop of the coast as it winds its way from the Sisters at Sorrento all the way around to Arthur’s Seat and beyond. For over 50 years, the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron has been a part of Blairgowrie, and for so many of our members, the club and the sailing is the centrepoint of their time on the Peninsula.

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PORTSEA HISTORY

Do you love walking around grand mansions and historic gardens, or fossicking for antiques? Or would you rather jump on your bike or grab a walking map and explore some historic sites?

For thousands of years before European settlement, the aboriginal tribes of Port Phillip District and Gippsland used Point Nepean as the sacred site for the initiation ceremonies of aboriginal girls into womanhood. The male site for aboriginal boys from the same tribes is at Wilsons Promontory. There are numerous aboriginal cultural sites and shell middens in and around Portsea, Point Nepean and the Mornington Peninsula –

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If you like your history on the move, you can hire a bike and cycle around Point Nepean and the old Quarantine Station, or clamber around the 1850s lighthouse and cliffs at Cape Schanck. Prefer an easier pace? Then stroll around Sorrento, the site of Victoria’s first European settlement in 1803, or take tea in a grand old country estate.

The Mornington Peninsula has been creating a rich cultural and artistic history since the first European settlement was established near Sorrento in 1803. There is a huge number of historic sites across the Mornington Peninsula. Victoria’s second lightstation was built at Cape Schanck in 1859 (it still boasts its original beacon and operates much as it did originally), and Point Nepean played a critical defence role from the 1880s through both World Wars.

Closed to the public for more than 100 years, Point Nepean was also home to an historic Quarantine Station which has recently been opened to visitors. You can explore all this living history, then wander through modest colonial homes and grand mansions across the Peninsula. Famous homes include the humble 1844 McCrae Homestead which takes you back to pioneer times, and stately 1895 Coolart Homestead with bird-filled wetlands. 1863 Beleura was the Tallis family summer home for many years, and is now known for its rich furnishings and the beauty of its gardens. Another opulent property is Mulberry Hill, once home to artist Sir Daryl Lindsay and Joan (Lady) Lindsay, author of ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’.

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PORTSEA GOLF CLUBS

Portsea Golf Club is one of 19 golf courses in the Mornington Peninsula. Ten of those Mornington Peninsula Golf Courses are in the top 100 in Australia, including Portsea Golf Club. There are ten golf courses within 15 minutes drive of Portsea Village Resort.

If you are looking for outdoor activities during your stay at Portsea Village Resort, Portsea Golf Course is a great option. As one of Australia’s most prestigious golf courses, they have a proud reputation of providing guests with exceptional customer service.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Established in 1923, this course has undergone many changes, beginning as a 9-hole course and now boasts an 18 hole, 5,747 metre par 71 layout and is consistently ranked in the top 50 golf courses in Australia. Offering spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, Portsea Golf Course has recently rebuilt a new club house.

TOURNAMENTS

Portsea Golf Course is also home to several major tournaments each year, which are the Portsea Pro Am, Senior Pro Am, Holden Scramble, Portsea Open Amateur and Twilight Golf tournaments.

GETTING TO PORTSEA GOLF CLUBS

Portsea Golf Course is just a short 3 minute’s drive by car, 1.5km from Portsea Village Resort. While Portsea Village is not directly affiliated with the Portsea Golf Club, we offer Stay & Play packages which incorporates 18 holes at Portsea Golf Club, Accommodation & meals at Portsea Village Resort.

OTHER GOLF COURSES

There are many other nearby golf courses offering a variety of skill levels. Some being Sorrento Golf Club, Cap Schanck Golf Club, The National Golf Club, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Moonah Links Golf Club, The Dunes Golf Club, all of which can also be incorporated into the Stay & Play packages

To request more information about Stay Play accommodation and golf at Portsea Village Resort and Portsea Golf Club, please give us a call on 03 5984 8484 or email us enquiries@portseavillageresort.com

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