Nov 18 to 30 After a short stop in Melbourne when we saw the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Love Never Dies (recommended), we base ourselves at Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula about 1 hour south of Melbourne. This is where the Australian Nations Vets Championships are next year so we took the chance to check out the courses. We did not play any of them but did play 3 of the other local courses, Cape Schanck, Devil Bend and Portsea.
Mornington has 200 wineries, 50 cellar doors, 14 golf courses and many art galleries. We drove to Phillip Island to see the world famous Fairy Penguins. (Unfortunately, no photos are allowed). We did manage to spot one baby outside its burrow and snapped it. Over 1300 penguins appear out of the surf at dusk and walk right past you up into their burrows for the night.
After our stay, to avoid a 200 kms drive around Port Phillip Bay to get to our next destination, the Bellerine Peninsula, we took a quick 40 minute ferry ride.