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Then & Now: Why Tourists still love Geelong and The Bellarine

Then & Now: Why Tourists still love Geelong and The Bellarine

People have been flocking to Eastern Beach Geelong for many reasons. Families would enjoy a Sunday walk in their finest while these days the social activities include swimming, exercise groups and photography buffs. If you grew up in Geelong you will always have fond memories of sliding down the grass hills on a flattened cardboard box.

Barwon Heads provides a naturally appealing spot where the river meets the ocean. The calm waters on the Barwon River have enticed families to enjoy water based sports over the years. It's always been a familiar sight for boating, fishing and sailing, these days you'll find newer trends like paddle boarding or kite surfing.



The iconic Point Lonsdale lighthouse has provided the perfect backdrop for visitors and locals over the ages. It's always been the focal point for people wandering down the pier or treking along the beach. Kids will never tire of searching for discoveries in the rock pools. 

Portarlington. Think fish and chips on the beach, the safest beach you can find and of course, mussels. A fishing town at heart, Portarlington is now revered for it's magnificent views across the bay, some pretty big events and a central location to the Bellarine wineries. 

Although Geelong is in a state of reinvention, some things will never change. Bombs off the boardwalk, people watching and late night summer dips will forever remain a favorite of any local or visitor to the area.

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