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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Mornington Peninsular Victoria

November 6, 2014 by David Herd

Karina Vineyard

 Mornington Peninsular Victoria, I stayed with old friends Helen & Jack on their beautiful 20 acre property in Dromana  & sampled many great home grown wines. The property next door is Stillwater where you can arrange a luxury wedding or birthday celebration.

Here is where it all starts.

Mornington Peninsular Victoria

Mornington peninsula s a popular holiday destination, famous for its beaches,  wineries & outdoor activities.

Man at work

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Here is Jack hard at work.

Here is where we drink a lot of wine.

Mornington Peninsular Victoria


What a beautiful setting, life is very good here.

Just to prove, here I am with Jack. 🙂

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Here we are sampling the product.

I’m with the resident horse

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What a fabulous sculpture, of course Helen is an absolute horse fanatic.

From my bedroom window.

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Quite a different outlook for a city boy like myself.

Lets do lunch

Mornington Peninsular Victoria An Aussie BBQ is hard to beat. 🙂

Old friend from the 70s

Mornington Peninsular VictoriaHere is Jan Graves an old girlfriend of mine from 1974, that’s right 1974, I had not seen her for 40 years.

Jan Graves & Helen Burke

Mornington Peninsular VictoriaHelen who along with Jack owns this lovely property was my girlfriend in 1982, It has been around 20 years since I last saw her. It was terrific to catch up with these great ladies from so many years ago.

Here are the girls as they used to be

Melbourne 1974      Mornington Peninsular Victoria

Jan in 1974                                                Helen in 1982

T’Gallant winery.

Mornington Peninsular Victoria

Helen & I had lunch & a glass of wine here at this delightful winery.

T”Gallant Wine tasting

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There was quite a crowd tasting the product.

A butcher who also sells wine.

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Red Hill Gourmet Meats & Country Smokehouse

Mount Martha in the background

Mornington Peninsular Victoria  Mornington Peninsular Victoria is a fabulous part of Australia.

Mount Martha beach

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The Mornington Peninsular Victoria is primarily a local tourist region, with popular natural attractions such as the variety of beaches both sheltered and open-sea and many scenic sights and views. Other popular attractions include the various wineries, mazes and the diverse array of water sports made available by the diversity of beaches and calm waters of Port Phillip and Western Port. Most visitors to the peninsula are residents of Melbourne who camp, rent villas and share houses or stay in private beach houses. It is known simply as “The Peninsula” to locals and Melburnians alike, giving rise to the expression “going down the peninsula”.

The iron horse

Mornington Peninsular Victoria What a great garden ornament, Helen loves her horses.

Wonderful catching up with old friends

Mornington Peninsular Victoria It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since I last saw Jan.

Helen & Jack were great hosts.

Mornington Peninsular Victoria Thanks for visiting my  photo blog.

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After Dromana I flew to the Gold Coast.


In March 2014 I had a terrific world trip.

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That’s all folks

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