Founded in 2010 by dedicated Reclink Australia supporters Nick and Virginia Cable, The Great Peninsula Paddle is an iconic annual paddle event held on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary on Sunday 9th February, The Great Peninsula Paddle allows participants the opportunity to paddle along the stunning Mornington Peninsula shoreline from Sorrento to Portsea, gaining an exclusive paddler’s perspective of the Peninsula’s clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.
As a charity fundraising event for Reclink Australia, all participants are encouraged to fundraise in addition to their registration fee. All participants who raise $50 or more will automatically go into the running to win a Mirage Kayak with a retail value of $2,995
Designed for the novice paddler, hobbyist or families, the short course is a leisurely 3.6km paddle from the Sorrento pier to Portsea with the finishing line located on the Portsea beach, just down from the iconic Portsea Hotel.
Why not come down, support a good cause and enjoy the paddle!
Reclink Australia is a non profit organisation whose mission is to provide and promote sport and art programs for people experiencing disadvantage. Established in Victoria in 1990, Reclink Australia operates nationally providing over 4500 activities and 80,000 participation opportunities for disadvantaged Australians annually.
For more information, see the great national paddle page on Everyday Hero.
Already stayed with us at Havana in Rye? Awesome! We love you guys!! 🙂
To show our love we would like to offer our previous guests some fantastic free stuff ! *
That’s right, you could get up to 3 free nights on your next stay!!
Haven’t stayed with us yet? Well that’s no problem – this is a standing offer, which means once you do stay you are then eligible for the same free nights offers on your next stay. Awesome !!
So what are you waiting for? The weather’s beautiful, the local beaches are fantastic and Havana is calling your name!
* All free nights are provided in addition to any paid “minimum nights” stay
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The 2014 Herald Sun tour – now in its 61st edition – is Australia’s oldest stage bicycle race. It is one of Australia’s heritage sporting events, supported and revered by generations of Victorians and created by Australia’s largest daily newspaper, the Herald Sun. Riders from around the world compete in the Tour, with a long distinguished list of past winners.
With the tour finishing up with Stage 4 on Sunday February 9, Arthurs Seat and the Mornington Peninsula is building as one of the most exciting days on the Australian cycling calendar. With three tough climbs featured in the 120km final stage route for 2014, the action is sure to be hot roadside for a fan favourite day on the hill at Arthurs Seat. Not to mention the many other attractions that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer such as wineries, gourmet eateries, family attractions, national parks, historic locations and beautiful beaches.
Come stay with us down at Havana in Rye and make the most of the weekend. Based in Rye you will be conveniently located for the short drive to Arthurs seat on Sunday, as well as having quick and easy access to the Rye beaches and the well frequented coastal towns of Sorrento and Portsea. Come join us and take in all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer!
2014 Herald Sun Tour Stage 4 Course
For more information on the 2014 Herald Sun Tour, check out the official web page.
Come stay with us this long weekend and get 2 FREE NIGHTS!
Mention this post or tweet to qualify when you book and either stay and pay for 3 nights instead of 5, or pay for 3 and stay on for an extra 2 nights free!
Don’t forget to check out our post on everything that’s on over this long weekend as well!
Come and add your comments to our other guests after a relaxing stay down the peninsula at Havana in Rye !
“Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely holiday home. The place was very clean and beautifully renovated. The children loved the sand pit which was great!” Soula – 6 Jan 14
“Nice airy feel, great condition. Accepts pets and our dog loved it. The closing secure gate made it easy to leave him behind when we wanted to go out on our own.” Rajat – 7 Nov 13
“Very well presented & clean property. By far the best equipped pantry we’ve ever experienced which was a really nice surprise (some places don’t even have salt & pepper..)! Lovely quiet spot amongst the bush – 20 min walk or 5 min drive to Rye town/ beach.” Sophie – 13 Mar 13
“The outdoor fire pit is fantastic! Perfect for outdoor entertaining. We’d absolutely revisit Havana on our next visit to the Mornington Peninsula!” Matthew – 22 Feb 13
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the property has just been done up so it made it very pleasant. We loved the good size TV to watch the tennis. We loved the outside fire pit for night time and loved to escape in the shade under the house in the heat. It was great that the whole property was fenced, so our dog could not wonder. It was a very relaxed place to stay. At first we thought it was too far from the beach, but we ended up liking that because it made us do some exercise. All in all a great family holiday!” Angela – 19 Jan 13
Come stay with us and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Rye!
Australia Day is always a great day of celebration and family fun, and no doubt 2014 will be no different! Make the most of it by coming down to Rye and staying with us during the week and over the long weekend.
The Mornington Peninsula provides a great spot for our favourite national holiday, with a great selection of events and entertainment over the weekend. Australia Day in particular has a great choice of things to do for the whole family, both in Rye as well as nearby Rosebud:
ON THE FORESHORE (MEL REF: 168 F4)
Free Lunch, sponsored by Rye & Dromana Community Bank Bendigo Bank
2pm – 3pm
Live Music, Legend
2pm – 4pm
Rye Yacht Club off the beach sailing experience
2pm – 4pm
Vintage Car Display, pier car park
Rye Historical Society, heritage bus tour
4pm – 5pm
Kikki the Clown
Flag Raising, including Australian National Anthem, Rye Primary School Choir, Australia Day Ambassador Pete Smith, Woolworths Representative, Rye RSL President
6pm – 7pm
Live Music, Legend
7.45pm – 9.15pm
Live Music, BABBA (a tribute to ABBA)
9.15pm – 9.30pm
Fireworks Display (subject to weather)
NEARBY AT VILLAGE GREEN (MEL REF: 158 D12)
8.30am – 1pm
Live Music, sponsored by Rye & Dromana Community Bank Bendigo Bank, contemporary, county & jazz
9am – 1pm
Free Activities and Entertainment, mini golf, face painting, carnival rides, interactive games, animal farm, magicians, dog & reptile demonstrations
9am – 10.30am
Free Breakfast, sponsored by Rye & Dromana Community Bank Bendigo Bank, serving 1200 breakfasts
10.15am – 11am
Flag Raising, including address by Australia Day Ambassador Ian Cheesman and Fun Run Prizes given
Fun Run, 10km run from Safety Beach / 5.3km walk/run from Dromana Information Centre finishing at the Village Green in Rosebud. Register at www.ausdayfunrun.com.au
And particularly, don’t forget the FIREWORKS DISPLAY in Rye from 9.15pm !
For more information on what’s happening on Australia Day, check out the Peninsula Australia Day web page!
Check out our new downstairs renovation at Havana in Rye! Integrating a sand pit filled with clean washed sand, lounge and dining setting, new outdoor deck and privacy screening.
Click on the picture to see the full image gallery of all our rennovations!
Relax on the couch and wriggle your feet into the sand, or sit at the dining setting after a beautifully prepared meal and enjoy the intimate atmosphere day or night. Relax out on the side deck or cook up a feast on the BBQ! We have endeavoured to get the most out of the area and make it as peaceful, enjoyable and functional as possible. The screening provides additional privacy, a wind break on cooler nights and divides the area into functional zones. Whether it’s just the two of you, a group of 4 staying or inviting your friends and family over, Havana offers a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy the natural environment at Rye!
And of course there is still the natural bush garden, back deck with sun lounges, fire pit and hammock to while away the hours as you relax your worries away with a cold drink in hand. You’re on holiday after all, you should treat yourself to the more enjoyable things in life!
We’ve started work on the downstairs entertaining area at Havana recently – now partially completed we’ve got the sand pit built in and filled it with clean, washed sand!
Our new recycled dining table lets you eat outdoors in the beautiful weather while wiggling your bare feet into the sand, or sit on the couch with your feet in the cool sand and a drink in your hand 🙂
Next up will be adding in some screening around the sandpit to separate the car space, laying down some battens and decking all the way around it. Can’t wait until its finished!!