Somers General Store
Established in the 1920s, this historic general store is a popular café for locals and visitors. Prefer a delicious breakfast or lunch with a backdrop of deep-blue sea? You can walk to the Somers General Store from the Kalang Retreat; look out for the original petrol bowsers adorning the streetfront. Many have sat at the window overlooking the foreshore, inspired by the refreshing seaside scenery while writing and sipping delicious drinks.
Silver Leaf Yoga School
Beginner or advanced students can derive real benefit from a yoga session at Silver Leaf. Expect a gorgeous purpose-built facility on large bushland acreage. Experience your spine gently stretching while you hang bat-like from a hammock during one of the school’s anti-gravity yoga sessions.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Quieten the monkey-mind as you bathe in mineral-rich pools within a flourishing landscape. We suggest a soak in the hilltop mineral spring as you overlook the rolling hills to Bass Strait. Perhaps luxuriate in a Turkish steam bath or book a massage. Guests at Kalang Retreat often treat themselves to a bathing session while nibbling from a food platter.
Bring your own bike and enjoy cycling from Kalang Retreat to many places of interest. Within a few minutes, you can ride to Somers Beach or the Somers General Store; a little further and you arrive at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead. Travel to the nearest retail shops at Balnarring on a picturesque tree-lined bike path adjacent to Sandy Point Road (6 km/20 mins). Keen cyclists can explore the Westernport Bay Trail to Stony Point (11 km/30 mins) before boarding the ferry to French Island. This island has a bike loop of mostly deserted roads, where you may observe an abundance of wildlife – such as long-nosed potoroos, koalas and a profusion of birds. From Somers you can cycle to Jacks Beach to ride the boardwalk through Warringine Park, a stunning wetland above saltmarsh and mangrove stands (9 km/30 mins).
Wineries and Gustation
Sip a sultry Pinot Grigio over lunch as you contemplate grapevines arching their backs, stretching their rootlets into the cool undulating valleys of the Mornington Peninsula. Would you believe, there are more than 200 small wineries on the peninsula? Many of these open their cellars and restaurant doors to guests. Some are so spectacular in their architectural and landscape design that even known teetotallers visit for the ambience, or for a well-earned epicurean feast.