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Point Leo Sculpture Park

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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Published February 10th 2018
You Will Be Amazed
The view, as you walk through the winery towards the outside, will take your breath away. The natural vista of Western Port, the Nobbies and Phillip Island, from the vantage point of Pt Leo Estate, is truly a magnificent sight. Now add some large, very imposing sculptures dotting the vibrant green grounds and you have one of the best attractions on the Mornington Peninsula.

Point Leo Sculpture Park can proudly position itself among some of the best outdoor sculpture parks and galleries worldwide. Each sculpture is set against the ocean, but also against Australian native plants, vines and often grazing cattle. The sculptures are a mix of the colourful, majestic, fun, serious, and local and international artists. They are made using many different materials, including metal, ceramic and resin.The sculptures invite the viewer to reflect, interact and touch, and importantly, to take time to view these slowly, alone or with friends.

Point Leo Sculpture Park
Photos don't do justice to the magnificent views

The sculpture walk can be done in 60 - 90 minutes (long path) or 30-45 (short path) minutes, depending on how far you want to walk. An interactive app which can be downloaded from the website, is a good way to get to know about each sculpture and artist. If after your walk, you feel thirsty or hungry you may want to visit the winery and restaurant. However, the restaurant has been known to be fully booked out on the weekends as well as during the week, so it's best to make a reservation. There is also an outdoor, a more casual cafe where you can have charcuterie and cheese plates.

The story of how Point Leo Estate came to be, late in 2017, is an interesting one and if you are lucky one of the staff members may relate the story of the Gandel family and their grand vision that is now the Sculpture Park. Ask, and I am sure they will be glad to tell you.

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Why? For some of the best views on the Peninsula whilst walking among and discovering magnificent sculptures
When: 11 am-6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Phone: 03 5989 9011
Where: Frankston Flinders Rd. Merricks Victoria
Cost: $10 entry, $16 wine tasting and entry, $20 glass of wine and entry. Entry is free when dining in the restaurant
Your Comment
Yes, have been meaning to do this. It looks and sounds gorgeous.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5732) 738 days ago
This looks fantastic Olga. I wasn't even aware it existed.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7865) 737 days ago
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