3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea @portseahotel Bistro Elba At this light-filled French restaurant, they’re plying guests with freshly shucked oysters and housebaked fougasse, bouillabaisse and Provençal-style spring vegetables alongside an extensive wine list. French Rivera-esque blue and white brollies open out to roaming lawn and beach views at this Tudor-style bayside beauty. Discover a menu brimming with regional produce, pub classics, and seasonal dishes making the best use of these local items. Portsea Hotel Eat Drink Play @bistroelba Alba Thermal Springs & Spa Enjoy the wilderness surrounding as you explore 31 different bathing pools, as well as 22 elegant spa suites at this dreamy thermal retreat. Digital detoxing with a side of utmost tranquillity. 282 Browns Road, Fingal @albathermalsprings 100-102 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Mount Martha Beach Mount Martha beach is a popular beach for swimmers, sailors and boaters, with facilities for all. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful bathing boxes in the Pen. Esplanade, Mount Martha Image Credit: Sitchu Quealy Wines Visit on a weekend and the elegant chatelaine Louise will happily regale you about Quealy’s winemaking process over a made-to-order cheese platter. @quealywines 62 Bittern-Dromana Road, Balnarring Audrey’s This sweeping fine diner by the sea is prolific restaurateur Scott Pickett’s first regional venture, and she is a local seafood-laden beauty. 1 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento @audreys.sorrento Paringa Estate Taste your way around some of Australia’s finest wines before enjoying an intimate dining experience at Paringa’s two-hatted restaurant, overlooking the valley and beyond. @paringaestate 44 Paringa Road, Red Hill South 07 SITCHU MAGAZINE