House and garden ... Heronswood in sprawling grounds at Dromana.

Open for inspection

Heritage dwellings offer glimpses into the past amid gentile surroundings, writes Alistair Smith.

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Learning how to reel 'em in

FEW of us have tried fishing before. But the portents are for a good day, apart from the fact that passengers on the fishing charter boat Jillian number an unlucky 13.

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Seat of learning ... the easy ride means a chance to chat.

Two wheels and wine

On bicycle, Ewen Bell drinks in the scenery and stops to taste fine cheeses, moscato and pinot noir.

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Sunday lunch: Salix

WILLOW CREEK VINEYARD crafts beautiful wines from some of the oldest vines on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Aquabelle Aparments Rye

Cold comfort

Paul Kalina checks into a new beach apartment that is slick and shiny.

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Straining at the leash ... a coastal walk.

Sit, lie down, stay

Susan Gough Henly finds there are many properties welcoming dogs and their owners.

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