NMPT with a strong membership including a variety of retailers,
accommodation providers (B&B’s/Hotels/Motels), wineries, galleries arts
& antiques, parks and gardens, tour operators, marketing, and diverse
range of dining & recreational facilities, responsible for producing the
‘Mornington Main Street Food, Wine & Performing Arts Festival’ annually.
NMPT have been bringing the ‘Mornington Main Street
Food, Wine and Performing Arts Festival’ to the community for over 10
years, held annually on the 3rd Sunday in October and attracting around
20,000 visitors and community members. This iconic event promotes the
Northern Peninsula Region and showcases the produce of the Mornington
Peninsula, provides high quality and innovative performing arts programs
and generates cultural and economic benefits for the community.
NMPT members are fortunate enough to be custodians of the Old Court
House (2 Main Street, Mornington). The last court of sessions was held
in this beautiful building in 1989. After falling into disrepair a
battle was waged and won by the Friends of the Courthouse and in the
year 2000 the old building came under the management and care of NMPT,
allowing a cultural asset of the Mornington Peninsula to be preserved
The Court House provides the association the luxury of
being able to provide a Tourism Information Centre specifically for the
Northern area, staffed by local volunteers & members of NMPT who are
familiar and passionate about what is on offer in this area of the
NMPT is represented by two delegates at the Mornington
Peninsula Tourism Board which meets once a month. This allows our
members to have an involvement and a say on how Tourism on the Peninsula
TOURISM INDUSTRY NIGHTS:
Networking opportunities are held bi-monthly
with members being given the opportunity to showcase their individual
business to like minded tourism operators by hosting a ‘Networking
A more relaxed form of networking, with two events held
annually: ‘Christmas in July’ and ‘The Break Up’ held in December.
Events such as these allows our members the opportunity to invite
friends and business associates Again members are given the opportunity
to showcase their business by hosting one of these events.
A number of various promotions have been undertaken over the
years, ranging from manning information stands at the RACV Great
Australian Rally, and at Federations Square, to working together with
MPT in erecting the Information Display outside Mornington Shire
Most recently the association has produced and distributed ‘Tear Off
Maps’ of the Northern Region, and its own NMPT email address and web
site with links to members own web sites.
The northern region has been a popular tourist
destination for generations, historical sites of the region, natural
deep water harbour, sheltered sandy beaches and a variety of water
activities, continue to be enjoyed by day trippers and holiday makers
alike. The cosmopolitan style strip shopping of Main Street Mornington,
the friendly atmosphere and diversity of speciality boutiques of both Mt
Eliza and Mt Martha villages are all part of the reasons why many choose
to visit over and over again and some never leave.
- Heritage preservation of the ‘Old Court House’.
- Focus on community icon festival event.
- Diversity of membership base.
- Free brochure displays for members at the ‘Old Court House’.
- Free monthly networking within membership base.
- Free listing on NMPT web site and link to member’s web sites.
- Focus on membership promotions.
- Working together with MPT for tourism generally.
To be part of this dynamic, growing association or for further
information about NMPT and the Main St Festival please contact:
Chair: Brian Olney 0412 323 861
Secretary & Membership: Christina Nolan 0412 543 338
Treasurer: Pam Marsham 0409 257 920