Treat yourself to a post-Christmas Gift

Athletes from throughout Australia are making tracks for Rye for the 45th annual Rye Gift Athletics Carnival on Saturday, January 12. A key lead-up event for the Stawell Gift at Easter, the carnival is run by the Rye Sports and Social Club — a not-for-profit community organisation made up of representatives of Rye’s football, cricket, netball, basketball, tennis and athletics clubs — to raise money for sporting equipment.

The two main races on the card are the men’s and women’s 120m Gifts; other events include the 70m Restricted, 70m Open, 400m Open, 800m Open, 1600m Women’s and Veterans’, and the 1600m Open. The program begins about 10.30am with the various heats being held until lunch at 12.30pm. During the break the Junior Rye Gift will be run, which is open to all registered Little Athletes. The finals of the main events will be held from about 5pm on, with presentations after each race.

As well as a full day’s racing, there will be a range of entertainment and activities to keep everyone occupied, including a jumping castle, face-painting, and stalls selling children’s clothing and toys.  The various sporting groups that make up the club will also have stalls offering a range of drinks and food, including sandwiches and hamburgers, and an alcohol booth will be open from noon-6pm.

The club expects about 650 of Victoria’s finest runners will compete over the day, which traditionally attracts up to 4000 Peninsula residents and holidaymakers for a fabulous day of top-class entertainment both on and off the running track. There will be bookmakers on hand for those who enjoy a punt on four-legged runners racing in Melbourne and interstate, and you’ll even be able to bet on the Gift. 

Get ready to roll into RockFest

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It’s Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer-lovin’ holidays that makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle. The rock and roll festival Rosebud Foreshore RockFest on November 16-18 is a fun celebration of all things groovy — fully-restored ‘60s Yank tanks, great rock music and those unforgettable fashions of the day.

The fun starts on Friday evening at Rosebud Primary School with the first of many dances featuring Who Was That Cat. On Saturday morning the town centre will rock with hot rod and ‘chrome bumper’ cars on show, ‘50s bands and dancers street-jiving, and back at the school there’s a ‘50s and ‘60s market featuring Rockhouse. The market will include retro clothing, food, DJs, live bands and dance demonstrations. In town, vintage shops will pump with music, fashion and bargains, and during the afternoon Diddy Reyes ‘59 Rockers will rock the Rosebud Hotel.

On Saturday evening there’s more rock and roll with Shane Magro Combo, the Fender Benders, Honey B and the Stingers and The Jackson Four.

And on Sunday rock on to the pre-1970s Hot Rod and Classic Car Show on the Village Green, with hundreds of cars and vintage caravans on show. For fashionistas there’s a vintage clothing and ‘Pin Up’ contest in the Memorial Hall next to the car show. The market continues at the school on Sunday from 10am with great music from Who Was That Cat and Fender Benders. All events will conclude by 5pm.

Tickets are essential for many events and will sell out quickly, so go to or, where you can also get all the details, and like the Facebook page ForeshoreRockFest for all the latest news.


It’s essential to look after your eyes


Your eyes are precious, and Nepean Optical Rosebud’s essentials eye care options make it easy to look after them.

With more than 30 years’ experience, optometrist Michael Mether will conduct a thorough eye examination to provide an in-depth picture of what is happening with your eyes, which helps with the early detection of diseases that can affect them.  What’s more, this service is bulk-billed to Medicare.

Also available is the comprehensive option, bringing the most advanced technology to patients with optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging. See your eye exam come to life.

From the latest designer styles to more economical options, Nepean Optical Rosebud has an extensive range of top eyewear and never compromises on lens quality, proudly supplying Australian-made lenses.

Nepean Optical Rosebud has been servicing the Peninsula since 1990, and with its new store opening only six weeks ago, it continues to deliver professional eye care and quality customer service in a comfortable and relaxing setting.


A: 1043 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud

T: 5986 5845


FB: nepeanopticalrosebud

INSTA: nepeanoptical


Goodbye hassles, hello world


As the summer holidays approach and thoughts turn to travel, you need someone with the experience and industry know-how to plan your perfect getaway, right? You need the team at Helloworld Travel Rosebud Plaza.

Lisa, Wendy, Lif and Breanna can take all the headaches and hassles out of planning your holiday, so all you need to do is pack and head off into our wide and wonderful world. They will take care of everything, from flights and accommodation to tour and cruise options, travel insurance and foreign currency. They even offer interest-free payment options and Korjo travel products.

For the holiday of a lifetime, see Helloworld Travel Rosebud Plaza today.  


A: Shop R068, cnr Boneo Rd and McCombe St, Rosebud 

T: 5986  5222

E: [email protected]


Alfonso sweeps away the dust from our past

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Six years after arriving in Australia from Italy after a military career, Alfonso Folle is preparing to launch his book Frankston – Dust From Unmade Roads, a photographic journey into our past. He speaks with Kate Sears. 

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have always travelled by myself, just with my backpack and my camera discovering the world. I love photography and I’ve held a few photographic exhibitions in Melbourne.

 What is Frankston – Dust From Unmade Roads all about?
Frankston changed a lot since the first land sale in 1854 but the traces of the past are still there, and if we use our imagination we can still see the old post office where the Deck is, the Prince of Wales Hotel where the Cheeky Squire is, and we can also hear the noises coming from Cameron’s Blacksmith on Bay St. This book is not one of those books where the reader can read and imagine how things were in the past; the idea I had when I decided to create this book was to let people actually “see” how the past was. Personally, after the one year I spent working on this project, I see Frankston with different eyes and every time I walk around I think about how it was before.

What prompted you to create this book?
I wanted to create this book to give my contribution to the community by sharing this book and the knowledge about the past of Frankston. After these six years in Australia I wanted to leave something to say thank you to the country who welcomed me.

Tell us a bit more about the book launch at the Frankston Library.
I decided to do the presentation of my book at the library because it is the place where lots of young people go to study and I would like them to know about the story of their city because I think if you know the past you can understand the present and create a better future. I will also donate a few copies to the library so more people will be able to see it.

What do you love about Frankston?
I lived in Mordialloc for a few months. When I decided to move to Frankston I had many people telling me that was not a good idea because Frankston was not a good place to live. Honestly, I never had problems in Frankston. I love the people here; I like the way everyone helps each other. What I can say is that I lived here for the last six years and if I could go back in time I would do the same thing and move to Frankston.

Anything else to add?
Frankston is not just the place where I live, it is also the place where I met so many new people, where I adopted a stray cat and first of all is the place where I met a special person, a person that came to Australia like I did and that I wish I could share my life with. This book is dedicated to that person.

For more details about the book and its launch, visit

A jeweller is a girl’s best friend By Kate Sears

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Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers is much more than your local jewellery store — it is a complete jewellery experience. With a sparkle in their eyes, the master jewellers at Anny’s  create gorgeous pieces for their customers. Their motto is “You Imagine — We Create”, and that’s exactly what this experienced team will do. And it’s all carried out in house. With 36 years’ experience in the trade and staff who are considered master gemstone setters, you can always be assured that you’ll receive a quality piece that will last a lifetime and bring you endless joy. 

Anny’s invite you to leave your repairs, redesigns or remodels in their capable hands. They also encourage customers to discuss with them face to face what they desire when remodelling family treasures into modern pieces, or when a precious item require some TLC. And of course the team give you the full gold treatment and can even supply and replace gemstones for your jewellery as part of the service. It’s a one-stop shop without any hassles.

“We do pride ourselves on the jewellery, but it’s also about the whole experience at Anny’s,” said jeweller Jonathan. “We aren’t mainstream jewellers.”

There’s bountiful talent at Anny’s, where the jewellers also act as helpful sales assistants. Ah, what gems! At Anny’s you’ll always be served by one of three qualified jewellers in store who will assist you with your every jewellery need.  Anny’s also stock a range of brands including: Dora wedding bands, Peter W Beck, Nikki Lissoni, Thomas Sabo, Tesoro, Ikecho pearls, Sekonda watches and Classique Swiss-made watches.

“Jewellery is our profession, and it’s not just a job,” says owner Harry.  “I have been making jewellery for a long time, I always listen to what my customer wants and bring their imagination to life – my customers’ smile when they see the finished piece is always a rewarding moment.”

Harry leads and oversees all the work completed on site for this family-run business. Mornington Peninsula residents have been trusting Anny’s with their family heirlooms, unique gifts, engagement rings and other priceless pieces for more than 25 years. Anny’s brings to the Peninsula a high standard of manufacturing that is rarely seen outside of the Melbourne CBD.  The finest diamonds, precious gems and most exquisite jewellery is right on your doorstep.



A: 92 Young St, Frankston
T: 9783 6226
FB: @Annysmanufacturingjewellers
E: [email protected]


Support for your business

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Running a business and managing your finances can quickly become an overwhelming, stressful and lonely place. Our mantra is to support business owners to flourish. We provide integral support to businesses throughout the Peninsula and Australia-wide, and through our passion, expertise and innovation we empower business owners to achieve increased cash flow and profitability, greater control and the freedom to focus on what they love to do.

A multi-award-winning firm, BizWhiz Business Solutions is the 2017 Victorian Small Business Advisor and 2017 Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Victoria, as well as a finalist for Australian and Victorian Bookkeeping Firm, and Victorian Customer Service Firm of the Year at Victorian and Australian Accounting Awards.

Founder Kirsten Norman is recognised nationally as a progressive and innovative industry leader at the forefront of cloud accounting and bookkeeping, business advisory and business process automation for small to medium businesses. 

BizWhiz Business Solutions supports business owners with Business Advisory & Support, Growth Strategies, Innovation & Automation Advisory, Virtual CFO Services, Cloud Accounting, Training & Support, BAS Agent Services, and Payroll and Bookkeeping Services.



A: 10 High St, Hastings


T: 5979 8143


Boizon a high after Andean adventure By Kate Sears

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Four mates on four motorbikes riding through the Andes for four months — what sounds like the makings of a riveting travel documentary became the trip of a lifetime for a group of daring young Peninsula men.

Documenting the journey on their @boizon650s Instagram account, 22-year-olds James Lloyd Moignard, Max Pragt, Nicholas Rose and Ezra Ronchi-Banay began their South American odyssey in Santiago last May — only to hit their first snag after less than 50km with a breakdown in Rancagua, south of the Chilean capital. After struggling to find a safe campsite in a dodgy outer suburb, they set up their tent only to discover it was missing a flyscreen.

During the next four months the friends faced many challenges, but these became among the most memorable moments of their trip. They managed to avoid spending a night camped out in minus 25C weather when they stumbled across a chemical plant and were offered shelter after pleading their case in limited Spanish. When Max’s motorbike broke down he had to endure a 24-hour, 1500km ride in the back of a truck to the nearest Kawasaki mechanic. Oh, and then they found a DIY raft and all jumped on without a thought. Seconds later they realised they were moving too quickly with the flowing rapids and were approaching exposed rocks and ledges – abandon ship!

“They were tough challenges at the time, but we developed a resilience to them and we mostly had a positive attitude to keep us going,” said Max.

James said, “We always managed to laugh about our misfortunes, poor judgements and experiences. All thrill, no compromise.”

There were also many chance encounters that brought them good fortune. Assisting a fellow rider with limited tools and basic mechanical knowledge saw a new friend made and an invitation to dinner, which included sharing his valuable knowledge of the Andes. It was an example of a passing stranger and a ‘what could’ve been’. Farther on, a police roadblock in the Atacama Desert forced them to call a halt to their journey until the next day — and that morning they were greeted with the rare sight of snow covering the desert. They marvelled at the blanket of white — and then proceeded to carve out the words “BOIZ ON 650’S” in the snow for an ultra-cool holiday snap.

Another real highlight was their week in the Chilean town of San Pedro de Atacama with Andrés, a veteran of the gruelling Dakar Rally. “We lucked out when we met Andrés,” James said. “He welcomed us with open arms, and while being old enough to be our dad, he was totally cool and showed us San Pedro’s vibrant nightlife but also the hidden gems that lay within the world’s most arid non-polar desert, including waterholes, Moon Valley, the snow-tipped volcanoes bordering Bolivia and all the fun between.”

“He took us on enduro trails through canyons, over sand dunes, through the desert and salt lakes, and up into the Andes,” Max said. “He taught us how to actually ride bikes off-road and through dirt and sand, pushed us to the limits of our ability — and very often too far — and got us completely hooked on going off-road.”

Would they do it again? “Yes, in a heartbeat,” said Nick. “It was the most liberating experience of my life. You don’t often get to travel in the most beautiful parts of the world with your best mates. Seeing what’s in between the attractions is what travelling by motorcycle is all about.”


Eyes on a stargazing record


Here’s your chance to enter the record books — and all you have to do is look at the moon for 10 minutes.

The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society is taking part in an Australia-wide attempt to set a world record for the most number of stargazers across multiple venues. The current record of 7960 people across 37 locations was set by the Australian National University in 2015.

The attempt takes place at The Briars Astronomy Centre in Mount Martha (Melway ref: 151 E1) on Wednesday, May 23. All observers will be required to bring their own telescopes or binoculars (no sharing allowed), but you can buy a 30mm telescope with small tripod for just $8 through the booking portal at — they will be handed out on the night and are yours to keep. Public admission to the event is $5 and includes tea and coffee and a live screening of Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox.

The attempt will still go ahead if it’s cloudy or rainy and starts at 7pm with registration and telescope collection, followed by Stargazing Live at 8pm and the record attempt between 8-9pm.

Small gestures, big impressions By Liz Rogers


You don’t need to dig deep to bestow a gift that warms the heart. The Personalised Gift Shop offers inspired one-off unique gifts for your special someone that will have them smiling for years to come — all at an affordable price. 

Founded in 2014 by Laurence Gude, this family-owned and operated business provides a huge range of delightful pressies that make a very personal statement and can’t be bought anywhere else. Sprung from Laurence’s quest to give his little sister Olivia a gift to remember, The Personalised Gift Shop soon outgrew its initial ‘digs’ in Tasmania and now operates here on the Mornington Peninsula. It is currently the only website in Australia offering complete product personalisation using a client-friendly preview function that enables product viewing before final buying. Now that’s clever and creative!

Just log on to to find gifts for her, him, the kids plus gifts for every occasion — think birthday, engagement, retirement, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. There’s Mother’s Day gifts too.

Get 20 per cent discount with promo code ‘MPGIFTS’ valid until January 1, 2019.



A: 23 Industry Bvld, Carrum Downs

T: 1300 913 275 

Live local, learn local, dine local


Chisholm Institute’s Casuarina Student Restaurant in Rosebud operates on the philosophy of ‘grow, cook, eat’. It showcases all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer by sourcing produce here and having it cooked and served by students who work, study and reside here.

Chisholm trainer and chef William Harmelin says: “The meals are wholesome and reflect seasonal availability. The food is a contemporary blend of classics and modern meals; all our produce is proudly sourced locally through our partnerships with local farmers and producers.”

The chefs are either apprentices from some of the best Peninsula restaurants, cafés and wineries or full-time commercial cookery students on industry placement studying a Certificate III Commercial Cookery. While the chefs run the kitchen, service is provided by students studying a Certificate II or III in Hospitality specialising in front-of-house skills.

“Our restaurant offers a realistic environment to showcase the talent and skills our students have developed during their course and provide them with the confidence and experience to take into the industry and beyond,” William says.

The restaurant has been operating for more than 10 years and can cater for corporate or social group functions with a capacity for up to 45 people. The venue has AV equipment and venue hire is complimentary when you book a function with catering. The chefs can discuss any event requirements, dates, menu options and prices.

Let Chisholm hospitality students wine and dine you with a delicious three-course lunch every Tuesday and Wednesday from noon-2pm. Bookings are essential on 5950 2000 or email [email protected], and community, seniors and industry group bookings are welcome.

Casuarina Student Restaurant is at Chisholm Institute Campus, Building A, cnr Boneo Rd and Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud.


Family law specialists By Liz Rogers

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Calley Rajah Family Lawyers specialises in all areas of family law and offers tailored advice on all family issues with the aim of achieving favourable and commercial outcomes.

Experience and expertise are key at Calley Rajah Family Lawyers. Firm principal Vic Rajah is one of Melbourne’s leading family law practitioners and heads the team alongside well-respected Peninsula-based lawyer Helen Roach. Clients are their No.1 priority and their focus on attention to detail and quality of service is second to none.

The firm prides itself as the leading provider of family law services on the Mornington Peninsula. By consulting Calley Rajah Family Lawyers you are benefiting from a wealth of experience.

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Vic is proud of his team’s ability to provide unrivalled service to clients, and anyone who is in the separation process and is dissatisfied with their current representation should come in for a 30-minute free consultation to see how Calley Rajah Family Lawyers can do it better.

Calley Rajah Family Lawyers has offices in Mount Eliza, Melbourne CBD and Braeside, so call today.



A: 1-3 Davies St, Mount Eliza

A: 17/459 Collins St, Melbourne

A: 232 Boundary Rd, Braeside

T: 9781 4222



Kick-start your career with BRACE

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 students study at BRACE.

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 students study at BRACE.

How would you like to make a new start in 2018 and become qualified to pursue the career that you want?

BRACE Education and Training offers adult community education through its pre-accredited courses and nationally accredited qualifications, ranging from short one-day courses to diploma-level qualifications. It works closely with the community and has strong industry partnerships to improve job outcomes for its students.

BRACE is well-known for delivering quality training in southeastern Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula, where there is a high demand for jobs in the community services sector.

Start a rewarding career and make a difference in the lives of people in your community by training for a job in healthcare, aged care, disability, education, child care or community services. Courses are starting soon in Frankston, Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings.

So if you want to change your career path, learn new skills or get a job, contact BRACE and enrol today!



A: Level 2, 54-58 Wells St, Frankston

T: 9781 3388


RTO Code: 3621


Bayside introduces personal shopping service


Whether you’re looking for a seasonal update, an outfit for that special occasion or a complete wardrobe overhaul, your first step begins at Bayside Centre. With so many stores and choices available to shoppers these days, a simple task like buying a new outfit for an event can be a daunting one.

To help equip you with the tools to look and feel your very best and put the fun back into shopping, Bayside has introduced a personal shopping service and resident stylist, Anne Guergues. As an avid lover of fashion from an early age, Anne’s true passion lives in seeing her clients find the right outfit and discover their full style potential.

“As life gets busier and continues to change with careers, kids and events, your wardrobe can fall down the priorities list,” Anne says. “As a busy mother of two, I understand balancing life can be hard. Many people struggle to evolve their look over time, meaning they wear things they’re unhappy with or feel is outdated or might just not fit them properly anymore. This can affect confidence and present an incredibly overwhelming question of where to start.”

No matter your budget or mission, Anne can help by creating a fun, relaxed and collaborative experience. Each session begins with a coffee and consultation to understand your needs. From there, Anne will guide you to the right shops, be honest with you and ultimately help you achieve your style goals.

There’s no better time to book a shopping experience with Anne and let her show you how to get the best value and items for the new autumn winter season ahead. Plus, when you spend $250 on fashion and beauty between March 14-29, you’ll receive a $20 voucher.



A: 28 Beach St, Frankston

T: 9771 1700



Exciting changes at Peninsula Travel

This might come as a surprise, but having taken Peninsula Travel further than she ever dreamed possible, Michele has decided it’s time for a new challenge. From March 1, Peninsula Travel will move into very capable new hands, and Michele will bid a fond farewell to the agency she has nurtured over the years.

“The past 13 years have been amazing, and that’s thanks largely to my talented team and well-travelled clients who have treated me as a friend.”

So let’s meet the new leader of Peninsula Travel, Allison Yeates

Allison, right, has taken over from Michele at Peninsula Travel.

Allison, right, has taken over from Michele at Peninsula Travel.

What is your background in travel?

 I’ve worked in travel for 22 years now, in every aspect from running the office through to consulting. While I love the business side of things, which is my background, the fact that we’re helping people with their travel plans makes it fun too. Travel is an exciting part of people’s lives, and I find it fulfilling to be part of that.

Why did you decide on Peninsula Travel?

I already knew Michele and had a lot of respect for her business, so when the opportunity arose, I jumped at it. The most exciting thing for me is the team at Peninsula Travel. They strive for excellence and have the awards to show for it.

What does the next six months look like for Peninsula Travel?

I plan to continue Michele’s legacy. You’ll see the same smiling faces behind the desks and you can rest assured you’ll receive the same exceptional level of service you’ve come to expect at Peninsula Travel.


A: 9 Bay Rd, Mount Martha

T: 5974 3911



Big opportunity for small businesses


Are you the proud owner of a small business? Are you a client or customer who feels there’s a small business out there that really goes above and beyond? Well, here’s your chance to shine a spotlight on the stores, services, outlets and agencies that generate employment, contribute to our economy and help make the Peninsula an awesome place to set up shop.

The inaugural Peninsula Business Awards are an opportunity for our small businesses to gain the recognition they deserve at a local and regional level. Founded by Peninsula business PWR Consulting, they feature a business category for all businesses. There are also the major awards of Business of the Year and Rising Star award.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner on Wednesday, May 2.  

Go to for applications and nomination forms and further information, or visit the PBA Facebook page peninsulabusinessawards/ There are also a limited number of opportunities for Peninsula businesses to sponsor an award in their name. As a category sponsor you’ll be invited to present the category winner’s award at the dinner as well as having your business logo on all PBA material and a link to your website on the PBA’s online sites.

Mornington Peninsula Magazine is delighted to be a sponsor of these inaugural awards and looks forward to highlighting the finalists over the next few months.  We encourage businesses to get on board as both sponsors and entrants.

Applications close on February 28.


Tapping into a growing visitor economy

It was 18 years ago when Steve and Nelly packed up their house in East St Kilda, loaded up their classic Peugeot and moved to the Peninsula. Like many before them, they fell in love with the coast, the hinterland and laid-back lifestyle.  And after working on a successful maze start-up, a love affair with tourism had also begun.


Today the two run complementary design and marketing agencies for businesses seeking to tap into the Peninsula’s growing visitor economy. They have helped springboard dozens of new Peninsula tourism start-ups by developing their business assets - the brand identity, bespoke logos, brochures and their entire online presence as well as effective strategies on how to use them.

Their latest portfolio includes the new regional food brand MP Produce, websites and digital marketing for events, attractions and campaigns for tourism, agri-business and business writing for the Victorian Tourism Awards.

With insight gained over many years, Worthy Creative understands how to ‘cut through’ in a media-tourism landscape. But more than that, it understands small business. Steve and Nelly know that while you’re working in your business, you don't always have the time or the expertise to work on your business. And that’s where Worthy Creative comes in.

To find out more about Worthy Creative’s specialised tourism design and services, arrange a free consultation at [email protected] or phone 5982 2200.


Kickstart your career with BRACE

The New Year is a great opportunity to make a new start and become qualified to pursue the career that you want. 


BRACE Education & Training offers adult community education through its pre-accredited courses and nationally accredited qualifications, ranging from short one-day courses to Diploma-level qualifications. It works closely with the local community and has strong industry partnerships to improve job outcomes for its students. 

BRACE is well-known for delivering quality training in southeastern Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula, where there is a high demand for jobs in the community services sector. 

Start a rewarding career and make a difference in the lives of people in your local community by training for a job in health care, aged care, disability, education, child care or community services.

Courses are starting soon in Frankston, Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings. If you want to change your career path, learn new skills or get a job, contact BRACE and enrol today!



A: Level 2, 54-58 Wells St, Frankston

T: 03 9781 3388


RTO Code: 3621

Sally’s Cleaning at your service

If you need something cleaned, you need the team from Sally’s Cleaning Service. 

Sally’s has been in business since 2006 and takes pride in its fast and efficient service.  Sally’s staff arrive in fully stocked vehicles and use fresh clean rags and mops on every job to leave your property gleaming.  Sally’s also specialises in builders’ cleans and provides a thoroughly professional, reliable and personalised laundry and ironing service.


Sally’s Cleaning Service also now has a sister company - Sally’s Home Maintenance – that can help maintain your property all year round with window and gutter cleaning, high-pressure cleaning of decks, driveways and weatherboards, rubbish removal and general maintenance.  You can even get your barbecue cleaned so it’s ready to go for summer.

And if you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, Sally’s is a leading wholesaler of commercial and domestic vacuum cleaners, vacuum bags, filters, spare parts and accessories and a proud distributor of the Cleanstar range.

So make a clean start for summer, and call Sally’s.


A: 38 Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud

T: 5984 1533


Ride and Rise with Horseback By Liz Rogers

Photo by: Sharon Chapman

Photo by: Sharon Chapman

Morning is dawning and the sun is just about to peek over the horizon at Balnarring Beach. Dolphins are frolicking in plain sight as your horse carries you along the shoreline and into the shallows of Western Port Bay. Sand. Sea. Wildlife. Never before have you experienced anything like this because, until now, it didn’t exist. Welcome to the Horseback tour to top all tours – the Ride and Rise Tour of a lifetime.

If you’ve been looking to extend your bucket list, have we got an addition for you. Brimming with excitement and adventure, Horseback’s Ride and Rise Tour combines the natural wonder of the Peninsula with the exhilaration of riding a magnificent equine companion. And the result is?


Horseback Tours has just launched its Ride and Rise plus Breakfast; Ride and Rise and Bathing Pass; and Ride and Rise plus Breakfast and Bathing Pass packages, and you’re in for a thrill no matter which one you choose. Begin your experience riding in a group of 10 along the flat and easily accessible sands of Balnarring Beach for 90 minutes with qualified and friendly Horseback guides and impeccably trained horses. Then go on to enjoy breakfast in Balnarring or a bathing experience at Peninsula Hot Springs.

The Ride and Rise package breakfast takes place at the terrific Tulum café located next to Balnarring foreshore, while the other packages offer either an à la carte or continental breakfast and bathing experience at Peninsula Hot Springs. 

Horseback is well known for offering its clients a premium equine experience at its world-class facilities. Its fabulous winery tours have been in operation for more than 16 years and its skills-based Equine Education school holiday programs are full of learning, laughter and a bit of horsing around too.

Book online today for yourself, or give the best Christmas present you could possibly give - gift vouchers are available.



A: 356 Shands Rd, Main Ridge

T: 5989 6119 



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