Scottish Country Dancing
Meet every Monday 1.00pm to 3.30pm
At Mount Martha Uniting Church Hall
Bay Road, Mount Martha 3934
The Australian Welsh Male Choir (AWMC) is a choir of approximately 60 members singing in the spirit of the great male choirs of Wales. We sing in four-part harmony in the traditional format, and recently celebrated our 45th Anniversary.
Our members share a love of music, the pleasure of singing together and the camaraderie that comes from being part of a great group of men. While individual songs are sung in various languages, predominantly we sing in Welsh and English.
Comprises local historical records, photographs and memorabilia
from Balnarring and surrounding district.
Open by appointment only.
Baluk Arts is an urban Aboriginal community arts centre making waves in the art world. Based in Mornington, Victoria, Baluk Arts supports artistic, career and audience development for Aboriginal visual artists of the Bayside, Mornington Peninsula and south-east Melbourne. Baluk is a local Kulin word meaning many or group of people, clan or mob and this reflects our members close connection and the diversity of our artists. Our emerging and established artists hail from all over Australia and their art expresses their identity and diverse cultural heritage in a contemporary context.
The range of artworks and gifts created by Baluk Artists include clap sticks, carvings of wood, stone and bone, paintings, works on paper, natural jewellery, handmade cards, books, scarves and sculpture.
These are available to purchase through our exhibition program in our gallery in Mornington, throughout the year in partner galleries throughout Australia or through our website.
Not only is the purchase of Aboriginal artwork through Baluk Arts an investment in the potential of an artist and their work, it also directly benefits our artists through access to materials, studio space and professional development opportunities.
Beleura House and Garden Beleura was built on the Mornington Peninsula in 1863 by Scottish immigrant James Butchart. It's final owner was the composer John Tallis who bequeathed Beleura to the people of Victoria as a memorial to his late father, Sir George Tallis, the well-known theatre entrepreneur and head of J.C. Williamson Ltd.
Today Beleura House and Garden is a place where people are welcomed, where talented young musicians are encouraged and where vignettes of the past offer an insight into the lives of previous generations. The house and its splendid grounds, interiors and archival material reflect the life and legacy of the Tallis family.
The Boon Wurrung Foundation is a Not For Profit organisation who represent the traditional people and custodians of the lands from the Werribee River to Wilson Promontory and we are proud members of the Kulin People.
The Briars Park features an Historic Homestead, out buildings and a 23 hectare Wildlife Reserve with Wetlands which are steeped in local history, flora and fauna.
The Briars homestead was completed in 1851 and occupied by Alexander Balcombe. After failing to find his fortune at the goldfields Balcombe farmed the land and tended 40 hectares of vineyards.
The Briars has a visitor’s centre, wildlife sanctuary, wetlands, gardens, nursery, vineyard, café, restaurant, kiosk and picnic areas. Activities include School Holiday Activities, Night Bush Walks, and the Eco Living Display Centre. Grounds and Briars Barn are available for Function Hire and wedding receptions. Several community events are held at the Briars during the year. Dogs are not permitted at the Briars.
Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) for the Mornington Peninsula, Westernport and part of the South-west Gippsland, the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation are a Traditional Owner organisation that represent the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation. We aim to preserve and protect the sacred lands and waterways of our ancestors, their places, traditional cultural practices, and stories.
Cape Schanck offers stunning landscapes; the mystery of dramatic volcanic features, unspoilt and wild beaches and scenic walking tracks with spectacular ocean views. It is also a site of rich European history with its heritage listed lighthouse precinct.
Follow the walking track from the carpark towards the Cape. This short circuit walk takes visitors to the start of the wooden staircase and boardwalk which descends to the beach and rock platform. Several lookouts have spectacular views over the geological formations called Pulpit Rock and the Devils Desk which were created over millions of years. Please take care on the rock platform as large unexpected waves may wash across the rocks.
The 2.6km Bushrangers Bay Track departs from the car park, providing some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. A guide to this nature walk is available at the Cape Schanck kiosk for a small fee.
The lightstation includes a lighthouse, museum and former lighthouse keeper's residence. The buildings were constructed from 1859 and are an excellent example of the architecture of the day. Built in 1859 from local limestone with its unique lantern, the lighthouse provides spectacular views of the Southern Peninsula coast and Bass Strait from the balcony.
Coolart Wetlands and Homestead is situated on the shores of Western Port Bay. It is an historic farming property with heritage buildings including the magnificent homestead which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and wetlands. Walking trails take you through the wetlands and woodlands where you can explore this tranquil property and its many different landscapes.
GARDEN WANDERS – Cruden Farm is open throughout the week from Monday to Thursday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, and we welcome visitors to meander around the magnificent property and enjoy the fruits of Dame Elisabeth’s 80 years of horticultural works. Bookings are essential on 9789 1676 (Garden Entry - $20 pp)
OPEN DAYS WITH GUIDED TOURS – Open Days at Cruden Farm offer a very relaxed and friendly Sunday experience. The property was left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for people to enjoy and consists of wondrous manicured gardens and peaceful walking areas, set amongst interesting bushland around the lake and the lagoon. The sights and scents at Cruden Farm alter dramatically throughout the seasons and there are many rare and old plants and trees to be discovered. You can pre-book a detailed garden tour or just bring a picnic and wander through Cruden Farm between 10.00am and 4.00pm on any Open Day.
(Pre-paid Garden Entry + Guided Tour $35 pp, or Garden Entry $20 pp).