Where to eat

At the sanctuary


The Sanctuary has a full service cafe with meals, and light refreshments to eat in or take away.

Seating is inside the building or outside on our beautiful new deck overlooking the wetlands.

*Cafe seating is for the use of customers purchasing food on site - only.

We are open from 11am to 4pm daily except Christmas day.  

Our food is prepared using fresh local seasonal ingredients, or from local suppliers.

Our coffee is certified organic from the Bean Alliance.  


  • Home Made Pumpkin Soup with GF Toast
  • A Bowl of Chips
  • Chunky Beef Pie, Chips, Salad & a Bundaberg Ginger Beer
  • Toasted Organic Turkish with Roast Vegetables, Chicken, Avocado & Cheese, or Ham & Cheese
  • Fresh Leaf Green Salad with a delicious Lemon myrtle dressing
  • Great Coffee the way you like it with a home Made Carrot Cake or Chocolate Brownie
  • A pot of loose leaf Tea with a Caramel Slice or Lemon Tart
  • Cookie Concepts Cookies - Macadamia and White Choc, Almond Florentine & Yo-Yo's
  • Soft drinks - Coke / Sprite  / Ginger Beer / Lemon Lime and Bitters / Bottle Water  / Juices
  • Milk Shakes - Choc, Strawberry, Vanilla 

Picnics / Groups or BBQ

Pre-booked catering is available for groups and food can be purchased to eat at the Sanctuary,
*You are welcome to bring your own food but we request that you make use of picnic tables and shelters outside in the park. Tables in the cafe and on the deck are reserved for cafe meals.
The BBQ can be rented for a nominal fee of $10 per hr - this must be booked in advance.

Nearby dining

The Mornington Peninsula is abundant with both casual and fine dining options.

In the local township of Pearcedale:

  • Moodis Cafe Pearcedale - breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tues-Sun. 62 Baxter-Tooradin Rd Pearcedale VIC 03912
  • Takeaway pizza - Betta Pizza (03) 5978 7400
  • Fish and chips - Pearcedale Village Fish & Chips (03) 5978 7333.

In the town ship of Hastings:

  • Pelikan Societe - Cafe- breakfast & lunch daily, Mon - Sun: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, 2 Marine Parade, HastingsVIC 3915 Tel: +61 3 5909 8132 (water views to westernport bay and Pelicans!)
In the town of Somerville:
  • Miss Moose Tuck Shop Cafe - Breakfast served daily & Great home made food
     - open Monday to Saturday 8 am til 3 pm  1/25 Grant Rd, Somerville VIC 3912
    (03) 5977 5353

The nearby towns of Somerville and Baxter also have a selection of casual dining options. See also a wide range of dining options on the Mornington Peninsula on Trip Advisor.


Where to Stay

The Mornington Peninsula has bountiful accommodation options from budget through to deluxe.

Please see our Useful Links page for local tourism listings and accommodation suggestions.