Episode 16: Great escapes
This week, the Postcards team brings you some of the best Great Escape deals from across the state. Glen heads to the Mornington Peninsula to visit Peppers Moonah Links Resort, Pebbles Restaurant and Pier 10 winery. Shane checks out all of the shiny features at the brand new Sheraton Melbourne Hotel in Little Collins Street. Brodie stays at the luxurious Red Earth Rock and Red Earth Clay homes, whilst indulging in some treats from Sweet Decadence at Locantro and Rebecca explores the stunning Luxico Water's Edge home before enjoy a theatre-style dining experience at Prix Fixe.
Peppers Moonah Links Resort and Pier 10
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is home to two of the best golf courses in the country, and also contains some of the most luxurious accommodation along the Mornington Peninsula. The resort offers a variety of different room sizes with most offering stunning views of the gold courses. Guests can choose between the Open Course and the Legends course and both are consistently rated in the top ten of the best resort courses in Australia. Pebbles Restaurant and Spike Bar are two of the best places to grab a casual bite to eat, with both eateries focusing on using the freshest available produce from the Peninsula.
Pier 10 Winery is home to the 'sparkling white' on the Mornington Peninsula. The cellar door is a great place to sample their beautiful wines and grab something to eat or if you feel like treating yourself to something really special why not try Pier 10 Restaurant.
Peppers Moonah Links Resort
55 Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal
Ph 03 5988 2000
Pier 10 Winery and Restaurant
10 Shoreham Road, Shoreham
Ph 03 5989 8848
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
The stylish Sheraton Melbourne Hotel features 174 elegant rooms, all of which boast modern marble bathrooms, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, smart TVs with wireless internet connectivity and generous work spaces and stunning views. The impressive Executive Terrace Suites span 48 square metres and include a separate lounge space, a private balcony overlooking Treasury Gardens and can also connect to neighbouring rooms to form a two bedroom suite.
'Little Collins St Kitchen' is an onsite bistro-style restaurant that serves up wholesome French fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or there is the stylish Terrace Bar which is located on the rooftop of the hotel's third level. The contemporary balcony space is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink after a day out in the city.
At the first class health and wellness centre, guests can enjoy swimming laps in the heated indoor pool or can work up a sweat in the fully equipped gym. There is also an indulgent day spa onsite where guests can relax, unwind and enjoy some much needed pampering.
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Ph 03 9290 1000
Daylesford Getaways and Sweet Decadence at Locantro
Red Earth Rock and Red Earth Clay are two self-contained guest houses on the one property in stunning Daylesford. The homesteads can accommodate up to four guests in each of these two bedroom property. With renovations recently complete, these architecturally designed houses are decked out with the most modern of luxuries.
Sweet Decadence at Locantro is a gorgeous chocolate shop which has been located on the main drag of Daylesford for over 30 year. Not only was Sweet Decadence the first café in Daylesford but it was also the first chocolate shop in rural Victoria. Sweet Decadence is not just known for their chocolate but also for their mineral water scones!
14 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Ph 03 5348 4422
Sweet Decadence at Locantro
87 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Ph 03 5348 3202
Water's Edge Luxury Accommodation and Prix Fixe
Water's Edge is a luxury waterfront home with a private marina berth, incredible views across the water and plenty of space inside across three spacious levels. You'll find it less than a kilometre from Melbourne's CBD in Docklands. This house is one in a selection of luxury urban holiday homes that comes with all the perks of a boutique hotel, including luxury linens, beautiful toiletries and a 24-7 concierge service. There's also an elevator, balconies, sundecks, a plunge pool and each of the three generous bedrooms has an ensuite.
Prix Fixe is Melbourne's first ticketed dining venue, where a pre purchased ticket buys you a table for the night. The fixed price menu is created by chef Phillipa Sibley and each month it draws inspiration from a completely new theme. The restaurant is designed as a spot lit, marble and mirrored hall of elegance, where your table is the stage and the food steals the show.
Water's Edge by Luxico
Ph 03 8679 0230
Alfred Place, Melbourne
Taste of Sorrento
Indulge your senses in the historical seaside town of Sorrento and celebrate the pleasures of eating and drinking at the Taste of Sorrento food and wine event.
Where: Various locations in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula
When: 29 May – 2 June, 2014
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
If you love jazz music then be sure to join in all the fun and celebration at this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival beginning 30 May.
Where: Various venues in Melbourne
When: 30 May – 8 June, 2014
Good Food and Wine Show
From a cooking class with Adriano Zumbo to a Grazing Garden with famed food trucks, the Good Food and Wine Show has everything a genuine 'foodie' would ever desire.
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 30 May – 1 June, 2014