This Mornington Peninsula winemaker never travels for long, and we can't blame her.
As we enter the sleepy seaside township of Somers on the Mornington Peninsula, we pass a sign that reads: "Slow down koala crossing".
Tim Richards enjoys chance meetings with apes and aliens at a sculpture park where reality gives way to fantasy.
The region is rightly famous for its wine but David Reyne finds there are other delights on offer.
Somers (including Balnarring)
Seaside resort on Western Port which is home to Coolart Mansion
Somers is a popular seaside resort with a safe and pleasant swimming beach located 85 km south-east of Melbourne on the southern shore of the Mornington Peninsula, facing out towards the western entrance to Western Port.
David Reyne finds some cosy lodgings, from coastal getaways with open fires to inner-city Italian chic.
From windswept coastline to lush forests and languid rivers, Kristin Lee discovers the great outdoors.
Heritage dwellings offer glimpses into the past amid gentile surroundings, writes Alistair Smith.