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Catherine Lamblin

Rock the Boat – Celebration

Join Searoad Ferries in celebrating 30 years of crossing Port Phillip Bay with live music, food trucks & roving entertainment.

The boat will be rocking, tunes pumping and bubbles popping on the car deck which will be transformed into a party hub of live music, food trucks, pop up bars and roving entertainment.

The party will be used as a warm up for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival with Bob Evans, GL, Creek and DJ Vince Peach providing the entertainment.

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Fish & Chip Lunch & Sail

Enjoy a great days outing – Fish & Chips on the beach at RORO Cafe in Queenscliff includes a return foot passenger ticket.  Sail to lunch from Sorrento, or sail before or after lunch from Queenscliff.  Spend the day exploring the bay and either historic village.   

Package includes fish & chip box and a bottle of water at RORO Cafe on the Beach, Queenscliff and a return foot passenger ticket.  Valid Wednesdays only, to 30 November 2017.

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 SPECIAL SENIORS OFFER – SAVE 35% – Only $22

 Valid WEDNESDAYS only in September, October and November, 2017 for seniors card holders.  Book online only and use the promo code MINI to get this offer. Must present seniors card at time of check in.

Book the Seniors Special Offer Here

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Kids High Tea Party

Join us aboard Searoad Ferries this September school holidays for our first ever Kids High Tea!

Served in a private Lounge adults and kids can enjoy a tiered platter of sweet and savoury treats.  Sail the bay for a two hour return trip, spot dolphins, enjoy the spectacular views, roam the external decks, visit the playground and check out the binoculars.

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The 2 Sides are very different……

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Friends from the US visited last weekend, and of course, with the election day looming, the conversation turned to the potential outcome.  Who knew! Best friends rooting (that is American for barracking) for the opposite sides.  It was hilarious!  Each time one left the room, the other would get in my ear about how evil Clinton is or how looney Trump is.  Needless to say we steered clear of the topic for most of the time, however, did manage to cover the death penalty, gun control and the first amendment!  Exhausting,  All this heavy banter whilst acting as tour guide of our beautiful peninsulas.

As a local, we want to show our international visitors the best of the best, so for these well travelled San Franciscans, who were a bit jet lagged, water views, the beaches, awesome food and wine was on the list for the weekend.

Day one we jumped on the ferry in Queenscliff, drove to Sorrento back beach for a walk and soak up the gorgeous ocean views.  Next stop Sorrento main street for a bit of retail therapy, then lunch at the newly reopened Baths.  A window seat overlooking our beautiful bay, fresh seafood and a Mornington Peninsula Pinot to wash it all down, certainly helped veer the conversation away from US politics.  Next stop Red Hill Epicurean for a good coffee.  They looove our coffee (go Aussie baristas) and then a quick Pinot taste at a winery. They looove our Pinot.  What’s not to love?

“How lucky am I to live in Australia right now”

A picturesque drive through the still green, hinterland on the way back to the last ferry was topped off with a magical twilight sky and dolphins.  As one of my friends said, “it doesn’t get better than this”.

Next day, after a sleep in it was agreed a slower day was needed, so a short drive to the seaside village of Barwon Heads was just what the doctored ordered.  A beach walk, more retail therapy, more seafood and wine overlooking the water, topped off with a homemade sweet treat at Annie’s Providore & Produce Store.  They were suitably impressed.

What is it about travelling and our obsession with comparing it to other places.  “Oh Sorrento is gorrrrgeous, it reminds me of Santa Barbara”, and the coastal villages of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove “look just like our beach towns south of the Bay.”  I do it too, Vancouver reminds me of Melbourne.

The 2 sides of the Bay are very different, just like my friends political opinions, but both offer very Australian experiences.

Over coffee, the talk turned to what they have noticed on their visit.  The list was long and I was proud.  Here’s a summary – warm, friendly, happy people, very clean, not overcrowded, so beautiful, lots of space, seems less complicated than the US…….the list goes on.  So if my job was to impress – job done.  But more importantly, my friends visit gave me the opportunity to reflect on where I live, what I value and the Aussie disposition.  I went to school in America so have always had an affinity with the country, but as I said goodbye to my friends, I thought “How lucky am I to live in Australia right now”.  Today, the fate of the election will be known. I hope when I visit my friends in San Francisco in a few years time, they will be happy with the outcome and America will be great again…….. for them.

A Shoestring Journey – Queenscliff Fort

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TIGHT AR$E SCOTTY @ the Queenscliff Fort

Promo codes, coupons, gumtree, Aldi special buys, Hard rubbish collections…. these are just some of my favourite things. I like to think of myself as frugal, a lover of a bargain. Forever in search of a good deal and an appreciator of good value for money, or as my wife likes to call me, a tight ar$e… lovingly and affectionately I’m sure !?!

I had no choice really when it came to my thrifty ways. Born from Scottish stock I was guaranteed a few things; A penchant for beer and whisky, a pasty white complexion and the ability to squeeze a 1000 cents out of a dollar.

So it is in this blog that I am hoping to share with you some opportunities to have fun and indulge in new experiences, all the while going home with some change in the pocket.

My first stop on this shoestring journey is the Queenscliff Fort. It’s amazing how perceptions of tours run by volunteers at memorials, prisons, historical buildings and forts are that of boredom. However, those perceptions couldn’t be more ill-conceived! Whilst on the surface they may not seem that sexy and entertaining they are more often than not surprisingly interesting and impactful. If nothing they else they always put our modern day lives into perspective. 

“Definitely gets my thumbs up for an incredible day out on a shoe string budget.”

So I begin my day by sailing the Bay on the ferry ($11 each way), grabbing a coffee at RORO café on the beach ($4.50) and taking the scenic walk along the coastline up to the visible Queenscliff Fort. Surrounded by high brick walls it is clear where we are heading and what its intended purpose was. Similar to that of a prison of a bygone era rather than to keep people in, it was built to keep people out. On first entrance you are greeted by one of the friendliest security guards you will ever meet. My experience with most security guards to this point has been them passing judgement ON my fashion choices before letting me in to a club. Once in the fort you can immediately see the amazing views, beautiful gardens and surrounds in which the fort exists. Talk about prime real estate!

The next and most important step in the process involves me clutching to my wallet as I have to now engage in commerce and pay for the tour. $12.00! 12 whole dollars! I am filled with tight ar$e glee as any activity that fills an hour and half at 13 cents a minute is a big tick for me.

We are greeted by our extremely entertaining and informative tour guide. Made up of volunteers, it never ceases to amaze me how places like the Queenscliff Fort can find such passionate and informative people to conduct tours out of their love for history and place. The tour takes you across most of the site (Queenscliff Fort is still an active military base so some areas are off limits) and transports you back to a time not so long ago which was vastly different to that of our own. A period of time that is hard to comprehend in some aspects but that was so important to laying the foundations for which our country and lives are built on now. The quaint town of Queenscliff played such an important role in our military history, and was always on the cusp of playing a much larger role had it ever come to that. 

As the tour draws to a close after many interesting stories you are taken into a bunker where kids (and adults if they choose) can dress up and reenact life at Queenscliff Fort in an interactive environment. The tour concludes at the museum gallery where you can read more stories, view artefacts and purchase souvenirs if you wish.

Now for the important stuff….


THE SHOESTRING BUDGET

Coffee @ RORO Café on the Beach – $4:50
Queenscliff Fort Tour – Adult-$12 Child-$6 Family – $30
Return Foot Passenger Ferry (required if coming from Mornington Peninsula) – Adult $22 Child $8 Family $66 



All in all this was a fantastic day out while definitely not breaking the bank. Also considering days like this can be life changing, and I mean that in the sense of shifting your perspective. We live in an incredible time of liberty and while we still have a long way to go it is nice to understand where we came from and the sacrifices that were made for us by men & women of an era hopefully never forgotten. Definitely gets my thumbs up for an incredible day out on a shoe string budget.

For more info on the Fort: fortqueenscliff.com.au/

You Stay Classy, Barefoot Cinema!

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“I’m in a glass case of emotion.”

“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly…”

Easily one of the most quotable movies of recent times, Anchorman never disappoints when watching with friends. Its off the wall humour lands effectively in all its stupidity. A movie best watched with company and possibly with a few drinks to dull your intellectual critique! That is why when I had an opportunity to watch this cult classic again in a somewhat different environment I jumped at the chance. 

“If you are going to do anything on the Mornington peninsula this summer, barefoot Cinema should be near the top of your list”
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Point Nepean National Park in Portsea is quite possibly one of the prettiest and most unique places on the Mornington Peninsula. The drive there is a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and the famous as each mansion precedes the next. Viewing each property as you drive by is complimented with the quip “I could handle living there”. The National Park is beautifully maintained surrounded by spectacular gardens, breath taking views and steeped in rich history. An incredible experience by day and now a unique experience by night.

picnic-basketOutdoor cinemas have been all the craze of late and i have been to a few in my time. Whether it be the resurgence of drive-in cinemas, Rooftop cinemas or ‘Dive-in’ movies at swimming pools, I have never experienced an outdoor cinema quite as picturesque and tranquil as Barefoot Cinema in Portsea.

When hearing about this concept I was instantly intrigued. Having known Point Nepean park relatively well I was interested to see how it could be transformed into a location for an event such as this. So we booked tickets to opening night which would be screening the aforementioned “Anchorman”, packed our picnic and made our way to Portsea. After being spoilt by stinking hot weather through Christmas, mother nature (clearly not a Will Ferrel Fan) decided to bring some ordinary weather. However the amazing staff and organisers assured us upon arrival of some seats (so not to sit on wet grass), handed out ponchos and a complimentary drink at the Barefoot bar.  As we entered through the gates we were presented with the most picturesque cinema I have ever seen. A rolling, grass hill collided with a backdrop of Port Phillip Bay and Arthurs Seat. We setup shop near the bar (of course) and watched both the Searoad Ferries make their last trips of the day across the bay.

As we waited for the sun to slowly go down we listened to the soothing tunes of Dom Garrad playing live. We chatted with friends, had a few drinks, purchased some additional food from the on-site food truck (Martha’s Table) and soaked up the incredible ambient atmosphere. Muggy, rainy and grey…. It didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves…. life was good. As it got dark, it was time to take our seats, Ron Burgundy graced the screen and 2 hours of stupid, hilarity ensued.

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Barefoot Cinema is Unique. It is more than just an outdoor cinema, it is an opportunity to get out with friends & family and experience our beautiful region in a way like no other.  For a first time event I was incredibly impressed by the setup and the outstanding customer service that was provided. If you are going to do anything on the Mornington peninsula this summer, barefoot Cinema should be near the top of your list. Now there is only way to sign off from this blog entry….

“You stay classy, Barefoot Cinema”

For more info visit – https://www.barefootcinema.com.au/

Sunset Sailings 2017

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Cruise the Bay and along the coastline & enjoy the spectacular bay sunsets, whilst enjoying Food, Wine and Live Music.

If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset then now’s your chance!  The Summer Sunset Sailings are the perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy some down time with family and friends. Passengers on the Sunset Sailings will receive a complimentary drink on arrival, continuous finger food prepared freshly by our Head Chef, Brent Love, using local & regional produce, live music, roving entertainment and of course spectacular views of the bay and along the coast. Regional wines, ciders and ales will be available at bar prices.

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Verve Beachside Package

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Verve Beachside specialises in a premium collection of high-quality homes and apartments offering a discerning lifestyle experience – Verve Beachside offers a Concierge service and is on-call to make your stay unique and memorable. We can arrange everything for your complete holiday experience, weekend escape, conference or special event! All the components of the quintessential Australian holiday experience are available through Verve Beachside 

Buy a Return or One Way sailing with a vehicle on the ferry and receive 3 Nights Accomodation for the price of 2 at any of Verve’s properties. 

Verve Beachside Package

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• 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Accomodation voucher
• Ferry Travel with a car 

$62

$114

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Maritime Museum – War At Sea Exhibition

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FREE Museum Entry to WAR AT SEA: The Navy in WW1

Sail to Queenscliff, take a short stroll to Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to experience this travelling exhibition.  Discover the stories & raw personal accounts of Royal Australia Navy sailors in  this graphic panel exhibition.

The Museum is open daily from 10.30am until 4.30pm, and the exhibition will run until end November.

Only $22 includes return foot passenger ticket & entry to Museum.

Return Adult Package

Includes:
– Return foot passenger ferry ticket
– Entry into the War at Sea Exhibition

$22

Sail to Lunch

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**SPRING SPECIAL AVAILABLE TO 01 DECEMBER, 2017 $39!**
 

Sail to lunch  & indulge with delicious food from the menu at RORO Café on the Beach, Queenscliff.  Head to Queenscliff aboard Searoad Ferries and walk a few steps to RORO Café on the Beach.  Enjoy the best Bay views!  Lunch includes a Main Course selection from our Specials Board, a Sweet Treat and a glass of regional wine. 

Only $47 per person including return ferry* travel

Available 2nd to 21st of December, 2017 and 8th January – 4th March, 2018.

*Bookings essential and only available online. *Ferry travel is one, open return foot passenger ticket. Excludes Public Holidays.

Seniors Devonshire Tea @ RoRo Cafe on the Beach

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All Seniors Cardholders can enjoy a delicious $6 Devonshire Tea consisting of a scone, jam & cream along with tea or coffee.  This great offer will be available  in RORO Cafe on the Beach, Queenscliff.

Valid Wednesdays only at RORO Café on the Beach. One serve per Seniors Card and subject to availability.

Wildlife Coast Cruise, Seal Watching Cruise Package

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Enjoy a beautiful trip across Port Phillip bay on the ferry and continue on to Phillip Island to experience a spectacular two hour coastal wildlife cruise, and an up-close encounter with thousands of seals at Australia’s largest fur seal colony!

Seal Rocks is situated 2kms off the rugged south west coast of Phillip Island.
The boat drifts within meters of the seals, enabling you to witness them in their natural environment first hand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals, as they regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you!
Along the way you’ll be enthralled by the beautiful coastline and learn all about the history of Phillip Island’s western shoreline.

Seal Watching Cruise Includes
• 2 Hour scenic coastal cruise
• An average of 5000+ seals sighted up close
• Complimentary afternoon or morning tea
• Variety of seabirds & regular dolphin sightings
• Educational commentary
• Historical sights
• Children activities
• Warm undercover viewing

Please note there are no Cruises in the month of August.
To avoid disappointment contact Wildlife Coast Cruises to book cruise time ph:1300 763 739. Cruises can be altered or cancelled at any time due to weather.

Cruises are run 2.00pm Daily (Please check homepage for availability) & 11.00am and 4.30pm Extra cruises in summer and school holidays – please check availability

Seal Watching Cruise Couples Package

One Way Return
• Seal Watching Cruise
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people

$211

$270

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Extra Adult $72 $80
Extra Child $48 $55

Seal Watching Cruise Family  Package

One Way Return
• Seal Watching Cruise
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 Adults & 2 Children

$274

$340

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Extra Adult $72 $80
Extra Child $48 $55

 

 

 

 

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Green Olive @ Red Hill – Travel & Indulge

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Green Olive is an award-winning food tourism business, they grow olives, grapes, herbs and vegies, raise sheep, chooks and fish and turn amazing produce from local farmers into a range of goodies you’ll love.

The best way to discover Green Olive is with the Farmers Lunch, Tapas & Wine Package. Be immersed in a fully edible landscape at Green Olive at Red Hill. A true food lover’s paradise! This is a unique agritourism concept where all the food and wine served is based around what is grown on the property.

Sit down, admire the view of the vineyard, the kitchen garden and the ducks on the dam whilst enjoying a selection of seasonal farm grown tapas dishes with a glass of Kelpie Bridge wine. It will certainly be farm experience to remember.

The Farmers Lunch includes:

  • A glass of Kelpie Bridge wine or a cold drink for each person
  • A selection of 4 tapas dishes, of your choice from the menu, to share between 2 people
  • A farm made dessert, of your choice, for each person
  • A farm roasted coffee or loose leaf tea for each person

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Green Olive Farmers Lunch Couples Package

One Way Return
• 4 Tapas Dishes, Dessert, Wine & Coffee
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people

$160

$215

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GPAC – Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Home is where the art is…

Art and community, growth in activity, innovation, outstanding spaces and people – a region renowned for its artistic energy and engagement.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) was built on the enthusiasm and commitment of the Greater Geelong Community with a need for a high quality facility for the benefit of our artists and audiences.

GPAC opened in 1981 with performing arts, functions, events and customer service in mind. With over nine spaces, it boasts two theatres, four conference and event spaces, a restaurant and cafe.

Today it is a well utilised facility providing a wide range of performances and events and the opportunity for participation in the performing arts. The organisation is committed to excellence in all that it does, ensuring an exciting and bright future.

GPAC is one of a group of state owned cultural agencies including Victorian Arts Centre, Museum Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Australian Centre for Moving Image and Film Victoria.GPACGPAC

 

Green Olive at Red Hill

At Green Olive at Red Hill we love great food – food that nurtures your heart and soul. An award-winning food tourism business, we grow olives, grapes, herbs and vegies, raise sheep, chooks and fish and turn amazing produce from local farmers into a range of goodies you’ll love. 

Sit on the deck while enjoying the view of the vineyard, kitchen garden and ducks on the dam. 

On a visit to our Farm Shop at Red Hill you can enjoy coffee from beans roasted on site, indulge in our all day tapas menu, enjoy our homemade sausages or paddock platter and even take a small taste of our farm home with you.

The Green Olive Palooza

Join us for a fun day at Green Olive on Sunday 22nd May 2016 to celebrate all things olive! 

Enjoy a tour of the farm, join the “Olive Oil 101” class to learn about the life of an olive farmer and how to best use olive oil in the kitchen or simply come to enjoy our special olive-inspired menu. An Olive Oil for Health Talk and Kitchen Garden Tours will turn our knowledge into yours – this is a great opportunity to incorporate olives and olive oil into your everyday life!

Green Olive Palooza

– Kids Farm Tour

– Free Face Painting

– Gorgeous Gumboot Parade

– Ponies to Pat with Riding For Disabled

– Paella Cooking Demo

– Olive Tapenade Cooking Demo

– Olive Oil for Health

– Olive Grove Tour

– Olive Brining Class

– Kitchen Garden Tour

– Honey and Bee Keeping with 2Macs Farms

– Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tasting and Food Matching

– Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas

– Peninsula Pedal Tours

There will be fun activities for the kids and the opportunity to meet some stunning local producers and partners on the day. Not to mention an exclusive Mornington Peninsula Brewery “Food & Beer Matching” session. We will also be proudly supporting the Peninsula Riding Develops Abilities and their therapy ponies. 

Admission to the farm is free, however some activities will attract a small fee – check out our Facebook event for more details.

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Peninsula Fudge

Peninsula Fudge is a Rosebud based, family-owned producer of a large range of truly delicious fudge, soft nougat and fudge sauces.

Crafted using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients with local berries, juices and honey sourced when in season.

Visit our factory shop or check out our full product range at www.peninsulafudge.com.au.

A range of the Fudge & Nougat is available on board both Vessels at Searoad Ferries.

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Mark Gray Gallery

Located at the beach end of Victoria’s most highly sought after shopping strip, the awe-inspiring Mark Gray Gallery is Australia’s premier landscape photography gallery and boasts over 100m2 of floor space.

Considered by many to be Australia’s new leading landscape photographer, Mark boasts a growing number of over 100 International Awards, his work now collected in 29 countries across the world.

The Gallery is the perfect setting to showcase Mark’s award-winning collection of local, national and international landscape photography.

Collectable limited edition prints and a wide range of gifts and souvenirs are available for purchase through the Gallery (and online at www.markgray.com.au). Group and private photography workshops also available.

Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.

Gallery Hours: Open 7 days a week. 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. 10am-4pm Sat-Sun.

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Flavours on the Bay

Flavours on the BaySail the Bay and sample a regional tasting platter of the finest artisan products from both the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas. Enjoy an indulgent 2 hour immediate return sailing in the beautiful Portsea Lounge.  Wash it all down with a local wine, cider or ale or select from our bar menu.  Eat, drink and sail across pristine Port Phillip Bay and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery.

Flavours On The Bay* – $40

  • 2 hour immediate return Ferry sail
  • Served in the Portsea Lounge
  • A regional Produce Platter
  • Complimentary beverage on arrival

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Available Fridays and Saturdays from 5 February, 2016

From Sorrento 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

From Queenscliff 12noon, 2pm, 4pm

*Conditions – Bookings are essential and must be made no later than one day prior to departure. Beverage included is either a regional wine, beer, cider, basic spirits, soft drink, tea or coffee. Valid for foot passenger travel only and passengers must remain on the ferry for the return sail. One way travel not permitted.

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Blue Mini Cafe – Travel & Indulge Package

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Create your own unique experience at Blue Mini Cafe & Emporium…

Blue Mini is the newest retro cafe & eatery an award winning peninsula favourite.

Open year round for all day breakfast, great “Di Bella” coffee & delicious lunches made with fresh locally sourced produce.

Local artists & creative works blend with a unique range of home & giftware in the “emporium”.

Create your own experience with this Travel & Indulge package by receiving a $100 Voucher to be used on either on the delicious food & Drink offered in the cafe or on the amazing gift wares in the emporium.

Blue Mini Experience Couples Package

One Way Return
• $100 Gift Voucher for Blue Mini Cafe
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people

$160

$210

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Segway Geelong

Segway Geelong will take you on a 90 minute tour of the beautiful Leura park Estate Vineyard.

You can choose a lunch included option of an AlFresco platter and Gourmet Stone based pizza with a free wine, beer or soft drink.

You will also receive a free wine tasting of the beautiful Leura park Estate wines and 10% off any take away wines. This all inclusive package is $128.

You may also choose a Ride-Only package for $80.

We also offer Twilight Ride-Only packages throughout Daylight Saving time commencing at 5pm.

 

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Flying Brick Cider House – Travel & Indulge Package

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This retro-inspired landmark venue is definitely calling. Think innovate space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, Friday night live music which traces the roots of rock, soul, rhythm and blues and you’ll get an inkling of what to expect – fabulous, funky, fun.  Flying Brick ciders are traditionally crafted from 100% fresh fruit and contain no sugars, colours, flavourings or concentrates.

Today, Flying Brick Cider is one of the fastest growing boutique ciders in Australia.  In addition to the three classic and highly awarded Flying Brick Cider offerings – Original, Pear and Draught – the onsite cidery is continually crafting boutique seasonal batches from fresh, seasonal fruit.

This Package allows you to create a unique Flying Brick experience with either a $100 or $150 gift voucher!

The Cider House is open 7 days for lunch and guided tastings. Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

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Includes:
$100 Gift Voucher for Flying Brick
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$157

Includes:
$100 Gift Voucher for Flying Brick
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$215


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Includes:
$150 Gift Voucher for Flying Brick
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$200

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$150 Gift Voucher for Flying Brick
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard – Travel & Indulge Package

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Welcome to Jack Rabbit Vineyard. . .

Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines.  Contemporary al a carte dining.  An intimate coastal ambience.   The ultimate Bellarine experience awaits. . .

At Jack Rabbit Vineyard there are two amazing venues that you can choose from, both great, both with incredible views and atmosphere. Create your own Jack rabbit Experience with either a $100 or $150 voucher to use in “The Restaurant” or “The House of Jack Rabbit”?

THE RESTAURANT
With commanding views, a majestic deck and stunning interior, the Jack Rabbit Restaurant is a must do gastromic experience of The Bellarine.  Savour the seasonal al a carte menu and service. View the menu here.

THE HOUSE OF JACK RABBIT
The House of Jack Rabbit is our Cellar Door/ Tasting Room with a cafe style menu and service. View the menu here.

This Jack Rabbit Package offers a 12:30pm & 1:30pm lunch sitting in either “The Restaurant” or the “The House of Jack Rabbit” please make sure when prompted in the booking process you select the correct time in the preferred venue. 

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Includes:
$100 Gift Voucher for Jack Rabbit Vineyard
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$155

Includes:
$100 Gift Voucher for Jack Rabbit Vineyard
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$215


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Includes:
$150 Gift Voucher for Jack Rabbit Vineyard
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$200

Includes:
$150 Gift Voucher for Jack Rabbit Vineyard
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$260

SUPATRAMP

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Supatramp is one of the largest indoor activity centres of its type in Australia. The 3000m2 indoor park includes 26 indoor climbing walls with something suitable for any age or ability, a trampoline park with over 100 trampolines including dodgeball courts, a massive air mat, slam dunk court and large open jump area, and for the little kids, a large multilevel indoor playground.

Supatramp is the perfect venue for families with kids of any age.

The venue even has heating in winter and cooling during summer so you are set to have full-on fun at Supatramp regardless of the time of year!

Mon-Thur: 10am-6pm  
Fri-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm 

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Enchanted Adventure Garden

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The Enchanted Adventure Garden is an award winning natural attraction nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat. From humble beginnings, the Enchanted Adventure Garden has grown into a wonderland of mazes, gardens, art and adventure that is designed to enliven the senses and challenge the mind.

We spend a lot of time getting things just right and we see the creation of a quality experience as our own living and breathing work of art.

It’s a place where you can loose yourself in the colours of garden design or marvel at the formal structures of hedge topiary. You can be transported by giant sculpture, get tangled in a maze, go Tube Sliding or book a Tree Surfing adventure. Or just set up a picnic and listen to the laughter.

It’s a place where you can reconnect with the people you care most about and have a whole lot of fun while you’re at it.

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Mornington Peninsula Foreshore Camping

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The Mornington Peninsula Shire manages foreshore camping along the natural foreshore reserves with beach access in Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento. These locations are great for accessing many of the Mornington Peninsula’s recreational activities including swimming, walking, cycling and relaxing.

Campsites are close to all local amenities including local shops, cafes, national parks/reserves, shared bay trails and are just a short drive to the peninsula’s surf beaches and Western Port Bay. These sites offer a wonderful place to enjoy a great holiday experience.

For campsite booking information please contact the Foreshore Camping Team on: (03) 5950 1011 or email mpfc@mornpen.vic.gov.au or on Facebook

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Capel Sound Foreshore

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Capel Sound Foreshores operates caravan / camping reserves at Rosebud West and Tootgarook with a total of 300 powered sites and 46 unpowered sites. Both camping reserves are managed from the Rangers office in Rosebud West.

Tootgarook Foreshore operates on a seasonal basis from December to April each year while the Rosebud West Foreshore operates ALL YEAR ROUND.

The Peak Season operates from mid December until the end of January, Easter and all long weekends. Booking is required for the peak periods. Bookings are open until April each year for the forthcoming peak season, and current caravan park users (Seasonal Camper) are given first preference.

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Curlewis Golf Club – The Bellarine

One of Australia’s most spectacular courses, ranked in the Top 100. Play, dine and relax at this iconic, much loved course of The Bellarine. With spectacular views across the fairways to Corio Bay and beyond, Curlewis is no ordinary golf club. Unique, hip, quirky, fun, delicious are just a few words that start to describe this very special place. Open 7 Days. Green Fee players and New Members welcome.

Enjoy

  • Naturally undulating fairways
  • Large contoured greens
  • Well bunkered, links style layout – watered year round
  • Club House facility & Pro Shop
  • Golf Clinics and Lessons – all ages and abilities
  • PGA Professional
  • Pro Shop
  • Coffee | Lunch | Bar

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Curlewis Golf Club – Travel & Play

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Curlewis Golf Club, The Bellarine is one of Australia’s most spectacular courses, ranked in the Top 100. Play at this iconic, much loved course of The Bellarine.  With spectacular views across the fairways to Corio Bay & beyond, Curlewis is no ordinary golf club. Make the most of this package by enjoying the relaxing trip across The Bay before hitting the course. Midweek & Sunday Packages are available.

Make sure you have booked your desired tee time through Curlewis Golf Club directly (03) 5251 2534 prior to purchasing the package in order to avoid disappointment.

Midweek One Way Package for 2Midweek Return Package for 2

Includes:
– 18 Holes at
Curlewis Golf Club Midweek for 2 Adults
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$148

Additional Adults $41 | Additional Child $30

Includes:
– 18 Holes at
Curlewis Golf Club Midweek for 2 Adults
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$207

Additional Adults $49 | Additional Child $36


Sunday One Way Package for 2Sunday Return Package for 2

Includes:
– 18 Holes at
Curlewis Golf Club on a Sunday for 2 Adults
– One Way ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$166

Additional Adults $45 | Additional Child $35

Includes:
– 18 Holes at
Curlewis Golf Club on a Sunday for 2 Adults
– Return ferry travel with Car for 2 Adults

$225

Additional Adults $53 | Additional Child $41

2015 Toast to the Coast – 31 October & 1 November

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2015 Toast to the Coast – 31 October & 1 November

Held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, Geelong’s premier food and wine event, Toast to the Coast is not to be missed.

Cross the bay with Searoad Ferries and take the opportunity to explore one of Australia’s truly iconic wine regions.  Taste your way across The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast, as our region’s producers showcase the best Geelong winery experiences on offer.  Relax and enjoy our acclaimed wines and delicious food and be entertained by the finest local musicians.

Toast to the Coast is a true celebration of the Geelong Wine region’s premium cool climate wines, local produce and entertainers.   With more than 25 wineries on board this year, you can immerse yourself in wine, visit our scenic cellar doors and meet with the makers.

Your weekend pass has been specially packaged with your Searoad Ferries transport and includes a commemorative Geelong Wine glass – your passport to wine tastings at all host vineyards, rare back vintages, premium new releases and an abundance of regional fare and entertainment.  You are guaranteed a weekend to remember.

For special Ferry/Toast ticket packages and event information can be found at www.toasttothecoast.com.au

Blue Mini

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Welcome to Blue Mini: the newest retro cafe & eatery an award winning peninsula favourite.

Open year round for all day breakfast, great “Di Bella” coffee & delicious lunches made with fresh locally sourced produce.

Local artists & creative works blend with a unique range of home & giftware in the “emporium”. The perfect space for events, special occasion or a casual drop in.

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Peninsula Stand Up Paddle – Travel & Play Package

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Peninsula Stand Up Paddle provides a range of SUP products and services on the Mornington Peninsula. Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. This package includes your ferry travel and board hire for 1 hour, in one of the best SUP locations around. Great fun for everyone!

Bookings not available until 1st of November 2016 

PSUP Foot Return Packages

Couples Family
• A 1hr SUP hire & mini intro
• Ferry Foot Return Travel

$110

$210

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Extra Adult $55 $55
Extra Child $50 $50

PSUP Couples Package With Car

One Way Return
• A 1hr SUP hire & mini intro
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people

$140

$185

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Extra Adult $45 $55

PSUP Family Package With Car

One Way Return
• A 1hr SUP hire & mini intro
• Ferry Travel with a car & Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

$220

$270

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Extra Adult $45 $55
Extra Child $43 $50

Conditions: Minimum age of children is 8 years | Available from 1/11/16 – 1/3/17 at Sorrento Foreshore (weather permitting)

Aaargh Celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day – Save Your Booty!

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Aaargh Celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day – Save Your Booty!

Book online and use the promotional code PIRATE15 to save 10% on car and foot passenger tickets for travel on the 19th of September, 2015. Discount is applicable on car, car passenger and foot passenger ferry tickets for travel only on Saturday 19th of September, 2015.  This is an online offer only and is not available with any other offer.

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High Tea on the High Seas

Sail the Bay and enjoy and enjoy a selection of exquisite sweet and savoury treats as the magical scenery slides by.

Indulge in a bespoke menu designed by our Head Chef and made with regional produce from both the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, including a  glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee.

Served on a tiered platter, the relaxed High tea on the High Seas is served in the Lounge aboard Searoad Ferries, with stunning views along the coast.  Cruise the Bay on a return 2 hfind-out-more-button

 

Crittenden Estate

 

The recently opened Crittenden Wine centre at Crittenden estate  has introduced an exciting new way of experiencing wine on the Mornington Peninsula. A range of alternative and traditional wines are available for tasting in a format that is unique, innovative and potentially a game changer in the field of wine tourism

The Crittenden Family looks forward to welcoming you to their tasting room. You might also like to consider a stay at the recently refurbished and very luxurious Lakeside Villas.

For more information regarding Crittenden estate make sure to visit their website.

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Oakdene Vineyards – Travel & Indulge Package


Oakdene Vinyards in Wallington is unlike anything else. A cellar door, restaurant, café and accommodation, a day at Oakdene is something to remember. We have Lunch Banquet packages available at both the cafe nestled amongst the birch trees,”Mr Grubb Cafe” and the award winning “Vineyards Restaurant”. Both Packages include a friendly and informative wine tasting of Oakdene’s range of award winning wines in the unique ‘Upside-Down House’ Cellar Door

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Daily from 12am to 3pm

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Lunch: Sat & Sun from 12pm
Dinner: Wed to Sat from 6:30 pm


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Includes:
– Wine Tasting & 2 Course Banquet Lunch at Mr Grubb Café
– One Way ferry travel for a car and two people

$130

Includes:
– Wine Tasting & 2 Course Banquet Lunch at Mr Grubb Café
– Return ferry travel for a car and two people

$180

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One Way Couples PackageReturn Couples Package

Includes:
– Wine Tasting & 4 Course Tasting Menu with matching wines at Vineyards Restaurant
– One Way ferry travel for a car and two people

$235

Includes:
– Wine Tasting & 4 Course Tasting Menu with matching wines at Vineyards Restaurant
– Return ferry travel for a car and two people

$280

Portsea Village Resort


Portsea Village Resort is the ideal place to stay when exploring the Mornington Peninsula food, wine, markets and many other delights of the region. The magnificent boutique venue caters for couples, families and groups.

Ideally positioned opposite the beach and historical Portsea Pier. Guests can enjoy the use of all the facilities which include Fitness centre with restaurant, gym, spa, sauna and indoor heated pool. Relax by the outdoor heated pool with spa surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens, or for something a bit more strenuous, you might enjoy a game of tennis or squash.

Our Restaurant is fully licensed featuring extensive Mornington peninsula & French Wines. Open Friday & Saturday nights from 6pm – 9pm or other nights by arrangement. Enjoy alfresco dining over the warmer months or relax in the comfortable lounge area which is ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

To book your stay, either call us direct or book online at www.portseavillageresort.com

View the Portsea & Queenscliff Package – Package includes two nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment, 4 foot passenger return ferry tickets to go and explore Queenscliff for the daymore info

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Boathouse Resort Motel

The Boathouse Resort Motel is ideally located on the Southern end of the Mornington Peninsula, opposite the Blairgowrie beach and marina, and just 4 minutes drive from the Searoad  Sorrento – Queenscliff car and passenger ferry.

Only metres from the shops and restaurants of Blairgowrie and, with the award-winning Cafe Legend on site, it’s the perfect base for a Mornington Peninsula getaway!

Consisting of our Spa, Balcony and Queen Suites. Also our newly refurbished Garden Studios and Luxury King Spa Studios for ultimate comfort. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. We also have on site BBQ facilities and a swimming pool for those hot summer days.

All only minutes from the Peninsula’s finest golf courses, beaches, restaurants, wineries and Mornington Peninsula National Park.

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Bayplay Adventure Tours – Travel & Play Package

The Bayplay Travel & Play package allows you create your own experience with a Bayplay Adventure Day Pass. An Adventure pass with Bayplay gives you an option of choosing one of the following

• Electra Cruiser Bike & Ipod Pt Nepean History Tour
• Single sit on top Sea Kayak Hire – explore the bay
• Book a Bike, SUP or Kayak
• Snorkel Set – Mask, Fin and Wetsuit Hire

Activity items are allocated based on product availability

One Way Couples PackageReturn Couples Package

Includes:
– A Bayplay Adventure Day Pass for two people
– One Way ferry travel for a car and two people

$130

Additional Adults $41

Includes:
– A Bayplay Adventure Day Pass for two people
– Return ferry travel for a car and two people

$180

Additional Adults $49


One Way Family PackageReturn Family Package

Includes:
– A Bayplay Adventure Day Pass for a Family
– One Way ferry travel for a car and family

$185

Additional Adults $41 | Additional Child $38

Includes:
– A Bayplay Adventure Day Pass for a Family
– Return ferry travel for a car and family

$235

Additional Adults $49 | Additional Child $43

Mornington Peninsula Brewery – Travel & Indulge

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Nestled in Mornington’s back streets the Mornington Peninsula Brewery is now recognised as one of the best craft breweries in Australia.

The Brewery Bar has a casual relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the brewers creating your favourite beer. Complemented by a rustic beer garden and a viewing mezzanine overlooking the industry of the brew house.

Together with a contemporary menu of traditional wood-fired pizzas and Mornington Peninsula wines Mornington Peninsula Brewery makes a welcoming destination for all discerning beer drinkers.

Thursday & Friday 3pm – till late
Saturday 12pm – till late
Sunday 12pm – 7pm

Mornington Peninsula Brewery Couples Package

One Way Return
• 2  Pizzas and 1  Tasting Paddle OR;
• 2  Pizzas and 2  Schooners
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people

$95

$145

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Mornington Peninsula Brewery


Nothing is better than a day on the Peninsula tasting all it has to offer, which is why we invite you to a unique experience at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery.

Nestled in Mornington’s back streets the Mornington Peninsula Brewery is now recognised as one of the best craft breweries in Australia.

The inviting aroma of malt and hops greet you at the brewery bar where you can watch the brewers creating your favourite Mornington beer. Along with the core beers; Pale Ale, Witbier, Brown Ale and IPA there is always a seasonal beer over summer and winter, plus their famous specialty beer, created every month in celebration of the many styles of beer from around the world. Brewed by head brewer Andrew Gow, the beer has received world-wide acclaim with several awards and medals from International Beer Awards.

The Brewery Bar has a casual relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the brewers creating your favourite beer. Complemented by a rustic beer garden and a viewing mezzanine overlooking the industry of the brew house.

All the beers are created at the brewery. The mezzanine gives you a perfect view to watch the brewing process first hand. From the hot liquor tank through to the bright tank where the beer is conditioned and carbonated before packaged into kegs, bottles and cans.

Together with a contemporary menu of traditional wood-fired pizzas and Mornington Peninsula wines Mornington Peninsula Brewery makes a welcoming destination for all discerning beer drinkers.

Festivals & Events

There is currently no festivals or events.

Boathouse Resort Motel – Travel & Stay Package

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The Boathouse Resort Motel is ideally located between Rye and Sorrento, opposite the Blairgowrie beach and marina, and just 5 minutes drive from the Searoads Ferries. Only metres from the shops and restaurants of Blairgowrie, it’s the perfect base for a Mornington Peninsula getaway!

PACKAGES NOT AVAILABLE BETWEEN DEC 25th & JAN 31st

Couples Accommodation and Ferry Travel Package (foot passenger – return travel) Includes:

– 1 night Accommodation in a Standard Queen Room for 2 people.
– 2 x return travel ferry foot passes for people
– Free Shuttle pick up & return to Searoad Ferries
$199

Family Accommodation and Ferry Travel Package (foot passenger – return travel) Includes:

– 1 night Accommodation in a Garden Studio for 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 15 years)
– Return travel ferry foot passes for the whole Family, 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 15 years)
– Free Shuttle return to and from Sorrento Pier
$319

Couples Accommodation and Ferry Travel Package (with vehicle) Includes:

– 1 night Accommodation in a Standard Queen Room for 2 people.
–  Travel for 2 people with vehicle (up to 5 metres in length)
One Way – $229  |  Return – $299

Family Accommodation and Ferry Travel Package (with vehicle) Includes:

– 1 night Accommodation in a Garden Studio for 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 15 years).
–  Ferry Travel for 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15 years with vehicle (up to 5 metres in length)
One Way – $329  |  Return 399

Flying Brick Cider Co

This retro-inspired landmark venue is definitely calling. Think innovate space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, Friday night live music which traces the roots of rock, soul, rhythm and blues and you’ll get an inkling of what to expect – fabulous, funky, fun.  Flying Brick ciders are traditionally crafted from 100% fresh fruit and contain no sugars, colours, flavourings or concentrates.

Today, Flying Brick Cider is one of the fastest growing boutique ciders in Australia.  In addition to the three classic and highly awarded Flying Brick Cider offerings – Original, Pear and Draught – the onsite cidery is continually crafting boutique seasonal batches from fresh, seasonal fruit.

The Cider House is open 7 days for lunch and guided tastings. Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

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