The Perch |noun|

A high place to

rest or sit

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Forest Walk

About The Perch

As lifelong hospitality professionals, Dean and Gabrielle, founders of The Perch, are passionate about everything food, wine, and hospitality. From sourcing the finest local produce to crafting delicious and memorable flavors, they strive to create a warm and comfortable environment for you to enjoy with family and friends. Stop by to enjoy our breathtaking views, feed native birds, or take a stroll through the gardens and old-growth forest walking trails. You might even spot our resident koalas or spectacular glow worms.

Book for Private Event

Create unforgettable moments with your own private event at The Perch. Whether it’s an intimate wedding, a special celebration, or a corporate gathering, our dedicated team will create a tailored experience to meet your needs.

Things To Do

Forest & Wildlife

Explore our breathtaking old-growth rainforest walking trails and picturesque gardens, spot our resident native wildlife and glow worms, and learn about rare native plants.

Kitchen Garden

Stroll around our kitchen gardens where you can taste a range of unique native berries, fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables.

Relax & Unwind

Enjoy the beautiful views and wildlife in comfort and style over a glass of wine, cocktail, or meal with family and friends.

Weddings At The Perch

Celebrate your special day surrounded by natural beauty and warm hospitality at The Perch. Our dedicated team brings your dream wedding to life, from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions. Our stunning views, exquisite cuisine, and personalized service are sure to create fond memories that last a lifetime.

Exchange vows in our picturesque gardens, embraced by old-growth forests and native birdsong. Our versatile venues offer indoor and outdoor options for your perfect ceremony and reception.

Indulge guests with an unforgettable culinary experience. Let our talented chefs craft a custom menu, inspired by modern Australian cuisine and featuring the finest local ingredients. Our skilled bar team complements the experience with a selection of wines and cocktails.

From accommodations, photographers, florists, and more, we have everything you need for a relaxed and memorable day. Our dedicated team can tailor a seamless experience, so you can relax and enjoy your special day with loved ones.

Our Local Suppliers


At The Perch, we take pride in our close collaboration with local farmers and fishers, sourcing the finest quality ingredients while supporting the community. From world-renowned livestock to sustainable seafood and organic produce, we feel blessed to have such an abundance right on our doorstep.

We love to cook for you

Meet The Team


Having grown up in the family restaurant, Dean’s passion for food is ingrained in his DNA. With a wealth of experience working in some of the world’s best restaurants and a love for travel, Dean draws inspiration from diverse culinary traditions, ranging from heartfelt street food to polished fine dining.


Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula, Gabrielle has been immersed in the world of good food and wine from an early age. With a background in some of Australia’s finest wineries, she brings a wealth of wine knowledge to The Perch. Her genuine passion lies in crafting a comfortable and relaxed dining experience, ensuring guests feel right at home while indulging in exquisite flavours and exceptional wines.