Family friendly winery and sculpture park on the Mornington Peninsula: Point Leo Estate
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For a while now we've been meaning to visit Pt. Leo Estate; a winery and sculpture park combo on the Eastern side of the Mornington Peninsula. On a visit to the Estate on Labour Day weekend we were not disappointed.
This magnificent property boasts 330 acres of vineyard, with a farm, cellar door, restaurant and the aforementioned sculpture park.
We ventured to the winery with the intention of dining for lunch, but found all tables were fully booked..pre-bookings are most definitely recommended.
So instead we purchased tickets for the sculpture park, with walking paths that house some 40 plus sculptures by Australian and international artists.
The views of this sculpture park are unparalleled, with a backdrop of the waters of Western Port Bay, Philip Island as well as the vines of Pt Leo Estate.
The sculptures here are a mix of interesting pieces such as Deborah Halpern's "Portal to another time and place", Danish artist Jeppe Hein's semi-circular mirror labyrinth and Pt Leo's prized piece by Jaume Plensa "Laura".
Deborah Halpern's "Portal to another time and place"
Pt Leo's prized piece by Jaume Plensa "Laura"
There is an Interactive App you can download onto your smartphone to guide your way through the park and connect you to each artist piece. You are then invited to walk around the park in 30 or 60 minutes. Having said that, our kids were most interested in exploring the park on their own terms and we were fine with that!
Danish artist Jeppe Hein's semi-circular mirror labyrinth
We had a wonderful time enjoying Pt Leo Estate's Sculpture Park. We didn't stay for wine tasting on this occasion but we noted for future reference. Next time we might even make it for lunch!
When: Open daily 11am – 6pm (last entry at 5pm).
Where: 3649 Frankston - Flinders Rd, Merricks VIC
Web:Here Costs: Entry price from $10 a person to view the sculpture park, $25 for a family.