3926 - Balnarring
Balnarring is another of the Mornington Peninsula’s picturesque coastal towns. It faces towards Western Port, around half way between Flinders and Hastings. Ocean views can be admired from a number of vantage points.
Homes within the neighbourhood are generally on regular suburban sized blocks however there are still rural properties on the outskirts of town, which comprise 10 acres or more. Young families and retirees make up the largest proportion of the 2500 residents (Census 2011 figures). Balnarring’s latest median house price is $535,000 (REIV September 2013 data).
Balnarring's shopping village is located two kilometres inland and includes a large Ritchies IGA supermarket, a bakery, cafes and a good selection of speciality shops. The Balbirooroo Community Wetlands border the commercial precinct, and include a lagoon and walking trails. Balnarring Primary School is adjacent to the wetlands.
Balnarring Beach, also known as Tulum Beach, features sweeping bends of coastline and a foreshore which offers safe swimming for families. Many of the Peninsula’s racehorses are trained on the beach early in the morning and have been for decades. The Balnarring Race track located at Emu Plains Racecourse and Recreation Reserve hosts the laid back and family friendly picnic races regularly from November to March. The racing club recently celebrated 150 years.
Vineyards are popping up all over the area with Bluestone Lane one of Balnarring’s finest. It boasts a scrumptious restaurant with produce sourced from local growers or their own organic garden.
Balnarring is served by the 782 bus route operated by Peninsula Bus Lines between Frankston and Flinders.
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