Eliston News, Update & Events

Back to all articles

What’s on in Clyde – December

November 30, 2020 in What's on in Clyde


Well done fellow Victorians, we are officially on the homestretch to 2021! If we’re being honest, we don’t really know how we all got through this year, but as a community, we’re pretty glad we did because the festive season is going to be amazing.  

Now that restrictions have been eased and we can move outside of the 25km radius,  we can look forward to a day trip, eat at our favourite restaurants, go big on the Christmas shopping and just enjoy our community as a whole. After doing so well as a nation in this unexpected year, we all deserve to be rewarded and reminded of the simple pleasures in life. 

So, this month we are offering up an impressive list of things to do in our once again thriving community this December. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish both our current and future residents of Eliston a very happy and safe holiday season. 

We hope that Santa is good to every one of you. 


Start Your Morning Off Right By Heading Off To The Mornington Peninsula Markets 


Now we can venture on a day trip and school holidays are almost here, why not wake up early, bundle everyone into the car and start your day trip by heading down to the Main Street Markets in Mornington – just a 30 minute drive from Eliston. Held every Wednesday – rain, hail, or shine – you will find the town bustling with the chatter of locals and stallholders alike. 

As you stroll through the street you will discover fashion, crafted toys, fresh produce, jewelry, baked goods and home decor.  The perfect destination for Christmas shopping! 

The market is also renowned for their farm fresh produce, jams and hot food! 

Plus, not only do you get to pick up some amazing goodies on your venture, but by shopping at the markets, you will be supporting local businesses who have struggled during the lockdown, so it’s a win for everyone. 

To find out more about what The Main Street Markets has  to offer, visit https://www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org/ThingsToDo/MarketsShopping/Markets/tabid/319/View/56b2522ad5f1565045d97767/Main-Street-Market-Mornington/Default.aspx

Enjoy Some Tee Time At Cranbourne Golf Club 

Arguably one of Victoria’s most outstanding golf courses, Cranbourne Golf Club is consistently rated in the Top 70 Golf Courses in Australia, and is a previous Winner of Club’s Victoria “Golf Club of the Year”. However the best part is that it is only a 5 minute drive from Eliston. 

Whether you are a pro, an amateur or just simply want to take in the beautiful sights, Cranbourne Golf course has something for everyone. 

Although a member based club, the golf club does offer private lessons and great programs for kids all year round (including over the school holidays), which are designed for kids from 5+ years, looking to have a go at golf, learn the basics…and have a lot of fun doing it with their great instructors!

Who knows… you may have a mini Tiger Woods in the family. 

To find out more visit: https://www.cranbournegolf.com.au

Get Up Close & Cuddly With A Koala At Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation

Want an up-close look at some of Australia’s most amazing animals? 

Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park, Moonlit Sanctuary, is located less than 15 minutes from Eliston Estate, and is the ideal place to learn more about Australia’s native wildlife both during the day and night on their magic tours. The open wide-spaces offer both a safe environment and comply with social distancing requirements.

You are able to have close encounters with Koalas, pythons, endangered quolls, wombats, wallabies, dingoes, dingo puppies… The list goes on! There are Keeper Talks and Conservation in Action shows that are held daily as well. 

More than 70 Australian species are waiting to meet you!

To find out more, visit: https://moonlitsanctuary.com.au

Cool Off At The Rockpool Waterway At Royal Botanic Gardens In Cranbourne

It’s back! The Rockpool Waterway has finally reopened, just in time for summer. 

After a long day exploring, take the kids to cool off at the Rockpool Waterway, which is a wide strip of concrete pavers over which a shallow stream of water flows – about ankle depth. 

This water play area provides a neat compromise between adults and children. Kids love jumping from block to block up and down the stream, and once they have had their fun, adults will enjoy the beautiful walk back through the gardens. 

The best part, however, is that all this waterway fun is free.

For further information visit: https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/visit-cranbourne/attractions/plant-collections/rockpool-waterway

End Your Day In The Most Amazing Grace Way 


We are all very excited about being able to dine out again, so if you are looking for a place for your next date night or to take the whole family, The Amazing Grace, located in Cranbourne, is an amazing option. 

The Amazing Grace is a stunning smokehouse restaurant conversion of St Agatha’s Church (1929) that features multiple dining and drinking areas, and has two smokers dedicated to both meats and all other things vegetarian. 

From beef brisket to smoke cabbage, pulled pork and smoked eggplants to baby back pork ribs and cured garlic tomatoes, all of the smokehouse produce is used in various delicious meals offered on the menu. The food can be enjoyed traditionally from the oven, on pizzas or pastas, in dips, or as entrees and sides. 

Plus, whilst enjoying yourself in one of the outdoor areas, you can order your food at the table from the new iBistro App. 

With its traditional pub flair, there is definitely something to suit everyone – including four-legged friends too!

To view the full menu and book a table, visit: https://www.theamazinggrace.com.au


  • Categories