lunch at Main Ridge Dairy in Red Hill

lunch at Main Ridge Dairy in Red Hill

Main Ridge Dairy make amazing goats cheese and it’s all scrumptious. Order a tasting platter for 3-4 ($35), sit on the grass and nibble while telling the goats in the nearby paddock how much you appreciate their work. The ‘Flinders fetish‘ goat feta from Red Hill cheese (which we visited on the same day) is also delicious, and they have a wider range of cheeses, but Main Ridge have something special.…

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

I spent Saturday night in the 19th century assistant lighthouse keeper’s cottage (now the museum cottage) in the grounds of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula.

You can stay there in any of three cottages if you want a unique and beautiful experience that reminds you what the world outside the city and the 21st century is like – absolute silence and almost total darkness at night, with the close but subtle sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks 80 metres below.…