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What else do you need to make your visit perfect? A day spa? Trip to a gallery? Shopping?

The region is brimming with experiences that can fill any gaps on your itinerary or satisfy that desire to go off the beaten track. There's lots more to discover - Geelong and The Bellarine can offer a wishlist as individual as you are.

Secrets only a local would know

Discover these recommended local gems during your stay.

Natural Attractions

Ocean Grove Main Beach

Ocean Grove Main Beach

Ocean Grove Main beach is two kilometres of family-friendly surf beach situated at the centre of the stretch of beach that spans from Point Lonsdale to the Barwon…

Thirteenth Beach

Thirteenth Beach

Thirteenth Beach coast between Barwon Heads and Black Rock. It is renowned for its rugged beauty and consistent and varied surf breaks. Best access to the beach…

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha of predominately composed of reef. The eastern half of the reef is basalt,…

Eastern Beach Reserve

Eastern Beach Reserve

Eastern Beach Reserve is an iconic, charmingly cosmopolitan reserve situated in the heart of Geelong. Originally built in the 1930s, Eastern Beach Reserve is home…

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Set on 200 acres, the Geelong Botanic Gardens were established in 1851. Since development, the gardens have grown and transformed to include a variety of gardens…

Guided walks in Geelong Botanic Gardens

Guided walks in Geelong Botanic Gardens

Join a volunteer guide for a walk through one of Australia's oldest botanic gardens. Visitors enjoy the striking Silver Border, delight in the scent of the Heritage…

Roraima Nursery and Cafe

Roraima Nursery and Cafe

Roraima Nursery is a unique and exciting nursery situated in Lara on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria.With its beautiful setting of display gardens featuring innovative…

Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary

The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife…

Wyndham Harbour Marina

Wyndham Harbour Marina

Located between Geelong and Williamstown, Wyndham Harbour is Melbourne’s newest harbour suburb on the northwestern shores of Port Phillip Bay. Encompassing luxury…

Fairy Park

Fairy Park

Family attraction Fairy Park, located just 60 minutes from Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong, has taken over 60 years to create. Dedicated to tales, myths and…

Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Historic Park

Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches…

You Yangs Regional Park

You Yangs Regional Park

The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong.The You Yangs is a fantastic park for mountain biking.…

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies,…

Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge retains a wild, rugged natural beauty. The park offers spectacular views and great opportunities for bushwalking and rock climbing.There are a variety…

Other

Geelong Street Art

Geelong Street Art

To The Unknown Mariner - incredible due to its scale and beauty, this work of art aims to celebrate and pay tribute to Geelong's maritime history. The weathered…

Bollard Trail

Bollard Trail

The trail of bollards along Geelong's spectacular waterfront are an iconic attraction to the region that represent the rich history of the town. With over 100 of…

Wangim Walk

Wangim Walk

Geelong’s new 440 metre Wave Attenuator is now open, being a major milestone in the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Project.Named after the Wadawurrung…

Waterfront Art Trail

Waterfront Art Trail

Barcode Fountain - situated along the waterfront near popular bar Edge, this fountain uses stainless steel to showcase a barcode from one of Geelong’s icon products:…

Lethbridge Airport

Lethbridge Airport

Lethbridge Airport is Geelong's regional airport, a short 20 minute drive from Geelong's CBD, situated on the Midland Highway.Lethbridge Airport is home to the world’s…

Shopping

Moorabool Antique Galleries

Moorabool Antique Galleries

Moorabool Antiques is one of Australia's most fascinating Antique Shops, of the old-school 'Genuine' type. Located in a historic Middle-Eastern style building, you…

Saltbush Fine Foods

Saltbush Fine Foods

Saltbush Fine Foods is an eclectic mix of all things food. It hosts a provedore featuring local produce such as olive oils, tomatoes, lettuce, honey and condiments.…

Wish Fish Gifts

Wish Fish Gifts

Wish Fish Gifts is a beautiful lifestyle store with a warm, friendly and relaxed coastal vibe, situated in the heart of Ocean Grove. Its light, bright feel with…

Bellarine Farmers' Market

Bellarine Farmers' Market

The Bellarine Farmers’ Market is made up of local, hardworking and talented growers, makers and creators who come together to showcase the very best of the Bellarine…

City Maps Illustrated

City Maps Illustrated

The team at City Maps Illustrated Pty Ltd creates awesome maps that celebrate and document your favourite places, showcasing where you live, work and love to visit.Their…

The Pier View Lolly Shop

The Pier View Lolly Shop

Stop by the Pier View Lolly Shop to explore their world of sugar-coated goodness, where you will find a range of Australian, English, American and New Zealand lollies…

Queenscliffe Community Market

Queenscliffe Community Market

Queenscliffe Community Market is held on the last Sunday of the month from September through until May. The Market is run by a volunteer committee with 100% of…

Geelong Art Space

Geelong Art Space

An eclectic art space promoting local and regional contemporary craft makers and artists. Geelong Art Space is housed in a heritage building dating back to 1915,…

Books Around

Books Around

Books Around offers a wide selection of genres and will please any book lover.They are located in the basement of 24 James Street, in the city of Geelong.Books Around…

White Fisheries

White Fisheries

White Fisheries recently opened a new purpose built seafood factory in the centre of the Bellarine at Drysdale, a 15 minute drive from Geelong.The facility caters…

Armor Antiques

Armor Antiques

Located in central Geelong, Armor Antiques is locally owned and operated. This private collection has been passionately sourcing and displaying one of Australia's…

Barwon Heads Winestore

Barwon Heads Winestore

The Barwon Heads Wine Store is an independent wine merchant, offering a vast selection of product and bringing the finest wines, spirits and beer to the Bellarine…

Bellerine Collections

Bellerine Collections

Located at the river end of Bellerine Street in South Geelong, Bellerine Collections is home to a diverse array of items including collectables, antiques, vintage…

Kiitos Living by Design

Kiitos Living by Design

Kiitos Living by Design is 'your design store on the Bellarine'. Situated in Barwon Heads and owned by a true local. Housing some of the worlds most appealing and…

Townhouse Living

Townhouse Living

Townhouse Living is a shop with beautiful homewares, furniture, gifts and fresh flowers. The shop is your haven for home interiors. Street parking is available…

Westfield Geelong

Westfield Geelong

Located in the heart of the city, Westfield Geelong is your one-stop hub for shopping, food, fun and relaxation.Geelong’s premier shopping destination for fashion…

Enterprize Tall Ship - Geelong

Enterprize Tall Ship - Geelong

Enterprize Tall Ship - Geelong is located right near Steampacket Gardens and the Carousel in the heart of Geelong. Steampacket Jetty is surrounded by the buzz of…

Hazy Tales Studio

Hazy Tales Studio

Hazy Tales Studio hosts private pottery events for a group of friends or colleagues. A minimum of six people maximum of 25- ‘Clay and Cocktails by Candlelight' socialise…

Oh My Designs

Oh My Designs

Oh My Designs create vintage-inspired travel posters, which capture the love of where you live, where you've been or where you want to go. Their hand-crafted a range…

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

The Golden Plains and Moorabool Valley regions are famous for fresh food, local produce, free-range meats, flowers, award-winning wines, gourmet food producers,…

The Food Purveyor

The Food Purveyor

The Food Purveyor brings together a collection of exquisite, regional foods made by incredible artisans and small-scale food and wine producers. Tasty basics to…

Lonsdale Tomato Farm

Lonsdale Tomato Farm

Lonsdale Hydroponics is a family owned and run local produce business built in 1998 by Andrew and Helen Pearson and is now run by their nephew Jamie Moran.Lonsdale…

The Hive Gallery Ocean Grove

The Hive Gallery Ocean Grove

The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove is an exciting new arts space for the Bellarine Peninsula region. Downstairs displays Willie Wildlife Sculptures bronze birdbaths…

Geelong Vintage Market

Geelong Vintage Market

Geelong Vintage Market features 60 unique stalls selling vintage furniture, collectable, industrial items, jewellery, records and lots more.This indoor vintage market…

The Mill Markets - Geelong

The Mill Markets - Geelong

The Mill Markets - Geelong operates in three massive venues located in Ballarat, Daylesford and Geelong. With a total of over 12,000 square metres of undercover…

Farmers Harvest

Farmers Harvest

Farmers Harvest is a local focused business gathering food from around the Bellarine and near by townships. They stock a wide range of seasonal fruit and vegetables…

Lighthouse Olive Oil

Lighthouse Olive Oil

Lighthouse Olive Oil is a multi-award winning producer of exceptional extra virgin olive oil, grown and cold pressed on the Bellarine Peninsula. The property is…

Prestige Jayco Geelong

Prestige Jayco Geelong

Prestige Jayco is a family business started by John and Joan Spence in 1988 as a caravan service repair business. Since then, the business has grown to include John…

Roraima Nursery and Cafe

Roraima Nursery and Cafe

Roraima Nursery is a unique and exciting nursery situated in Lara on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria.With its beautiful setting of display gardens featuring innovative…

Spas & Retreats

Queenscliff Day Spa

Queenscliff Day Spa

Queenscliff Day Spa is a centre that aims to provide the very best professional health and beauty services. They use only the highest quality products and all of…

Lon Spa

Lon Spa

High on the hill and inspired by the farm and coastal surroundings, Lon Spa is a simple yet luxurious spa experience. Water therapy is sourced from natural mineral…

Mud Day Spa

Mud Day Spa

Escape the pressures of your day and enjoy the ultimate day spa experience where your health and wellbeing come first at Mud Day Spa.Open seven days a week, offering…

Equilibrium Bellarine Massage Therapy

Equilibrium Bellarine Massage Therapy

Equilibrium Bellarine Massage Therapy is devoted to your health and wellbeing by providing expert care and professional massage therapy tailored to your individual…

Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary

Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on five acres of land on the Northern edge of Barwon Heads.Jirrahlinga, Aboriginal for 'Seek a home for…

Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC) is part of Fisheries Victoria, it promotes sustainability and conservation by increasing awareness and understanding…

Hire & Transport

Port Phillip Ferries - Portarlington

Port Phillip Ferries - Portarlington

It’s time to set sail on an adventure across the bay.Port Phillip Ferries offers two separate services between Portarlington - Docklands (70 minutes); and Geelong…

Gull Airport Service

Gull Airport Service

Geelong to Melbourne airport transfers. Great value fares, multiple pickup points and times.Gull Airport Service provides up to 198 scheduled shuttle services between…

Searoad Ferries Queenscliff

Searoad Ferries Queenscliff

Experience the beauty of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay on a bay crossing with Searoad Ferries. The 40-minute sail between Sorrento and Queenscliff is pretty cruisey…

Port Phillip Ferries - Geelong

Port Phillip Ferries - Geelong

It is time to set sail on an adventure across the bay. Port Phillip Ferries offers two separate daily services between Portarlington - Docklands (70 minutes); and…

Thrifty Car Rental - Geelong

Thrifty Car Rental - Geelong

Thrifty Car Rental is 100 per cent Australian owned and proud to be a first tier vehicle rental company that delivers value, quality and exceptional service in the…

Galaxy Limousines

Galaxy Limousines

Galaxy Limousines’ professional drivers are fully accredited with the Taxi Services Commission and Melbourne Airport and their company has three metropolitan hire…

Taxi Network Geelong

Taxi Network Geelong

Taxi Network Geelong provides a range of taxi services to Geelong and the surrounding Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula regions. Whether you are travelling by yourself…

Murrell Chauffeur Drive

Murrell Chauffeur Drive

Murrell Chauffeur Drive offers an extensive range of luxury transportation options to suit the each and every need of many customers. Murrel Chauffeur are able to…

Hire A Kombi

Hire A Kombi

Experience the slower pace of life in a 1970s Volkswagen Kombi.Jump behind the big old wheel and cruise the iconic Great Ocean Road or the fresh country air of Victoria.You…

Bella E-Bike Hire

Bella E-Bike Hire

Electric bikes from Bella E-Bike Hire are ready for you to ride, explore and have fun. It is the easy way to cycle around the Bellarine Peninsula and catch the view,…

Thrifty Car Rental - Avalon Airport

Thrifty Car Rental - Avalon Airport

Thrifty Car Rental is 100 per cent Australian owned and proud to be a first tier vehicle rental company that delivers value, quality and exceptional service in the…

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport offers twice daily flights direct to Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia, and direct domestic flights to Sydney, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast with Jetstar.Driving…

Let's Go Motorhomes - Melbourne

Let's Go Motorhomes - Melbourne

Let's Go Motorhomes' aim is to reinvent the motorhome and campervan industry by providing customers with best-in-class service and one of Australia’s most modern…

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