The Mornington Peninsula has a great deal to offer in terms of things to do, and while it may be strongly associated with the beach and summer, there’s still lots of all-year-round activities, even if you might have wear your jacket. Here’s a few of our favourites from Rosebud.
Rosebud Foreshore Playground
This is a great family spot, with all you need for a wonderful day out. The kids can take their bikes too, as the bike trail runs right past the playground. There is lots of fun to be had on the play equipment, which includes a long slide, a flying fox, a climbing wall and a great spinning disc, as well as rocks to climb over and stones to step and jump along. For the younger kids, there’s baby swings and a smaller slide. There are 3 BBQs, 3picnic tables and 2 BBQ shelters, so if you’re organised, it can be a longer visit. Other facilities include a toilet block with disability access, 4 bike racks, water fountains and plenty of seating. There is also a walking trail that goes for kilometres in either direction, so you can walk off that extra sausage.
This Rosebud landmark is great for a stroll or a wander. It’s also a great place to cast a line and spend some time fishing. The pier is an easy walk and extends out into the bay, providing great views right around the bay. You can watch as the ships make their way out to the heads, or look down to see some of the marine life that drifts by. You might catch site of a sting ray or two, even some of considerable size.
Rosebud is fortunate to be home of some great markets. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, there is the Rosebud Community School market, held on the grounds of Rosebud Primary School (corner of Point Nepean Road and Jetty Road). This market features around 160 stalls selling craft, hand produced and new items, produce and plants. There are no used goods at this market, but if it is Trash ‘n’ Treasure you’re after, head back to Rosebud Primary School on the 5th Saturday of the month and you will find trash and treasure, craft, plants and produce. There’s also the Rosebud Lions Club Market, which is held on the 1st Sunday of the month on the Village Green. Here you’ll find around 100+ stalls selling craft, new and second hand items, produce and plants.