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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 can be found between Barwon Heads and Black Rock and is renowned for its rugged beauty and consistent and varied surf breaks.The best access…

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Located near the mouth of the Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17 hectares of reef and sea life. Featuring a diversity of habitats in a small…

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…

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong Botanic Gardens, founded in 1851, is one of the oldest botanic gardens in Australia. It is celebrated for its heritage trees, many of which are classified…

Buckley Falls

Buckley Falls

Pack your bikes, scooters and picnic supplies into the car and head off for an afternoon adventure at Buckley Falls in Highton.With the River Red Gum Walk leading…

Roraima Nursery, Display Gardens and Coffee Van

Roraima Nursery, Display Gardens and Coffee Van

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…

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.…

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…

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

Geelong has some vibrant and beautiful street art ready for you to discover. Just by wandering through the streets and laneways, you will be delighted and surprised…

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:…

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…

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…

The Melbourne Map & The Bellarine Map

The Melbourne Map & The Bellarine Map

City Maps Illustrated create magnificent hand-drawn maps that celebrate and document your favourite places.Projects completed - The Melbourne Map and The Bellarine…

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…

Mishka + Mikki

Mishka + Mikki

Welcome to Mishka + Mikki in Portarlington. This business of lifestyle, gifts and imports started its operation in 2008 in rural Victoria and now occupies the old…

Geelong Art Space

Geelong Art Space

An eclectic independently owned art space promoting local Geelong, and regional contemporary craft makers and artists. For the art lover and collector looking for…

Artisans of Australia

Artisans of Australia

Artisans of Australia is located in Drysdale, nestled in the heart of the wine and olive region of the Bellarine in Victoria, and close to the many amenities that…

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.Shop from a gleaming…

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

Since opening in 2014, Barwon Heads Winestore have become the heart of wine in Barwon Heads. If you need a special bottle for a gift or need a great value bottle…

Kiitos Living by Design

Kiitos Living by Design

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

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

The Schooner Enterprize is a replica 1830's-style topsail schooner, constructed using traditional materials, skills and tools. When launched in 1997 she was the…

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…

Jade and May

Jade and May

Jade and May have moved from online to the very first concept space in the creative hub 'The Mills' in Newtown, Geelong and now stock so much more than their own…

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…

The Hive Gallery Ocean Grove

The Hive Gallery Ocean Grove

The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove is an exciting arts space for the Bellarine Peninsula region, established in 2016. Downstairs is the exclusive home of Willie Wildlife…

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…

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is the leading single-level shopping mall in Geelong. The centre is only Seven kilometres from the Geelong CBD, on the corner of Colac…

Roraima Nursery, Display Gardens and Coffee Van

Roraima Nursery, Display Gardens and Coffee Van

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

Hire & Transport

Port Phillip Ferries - Portarlington

Port Phillip Ferries - Portarlington

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 direct);…

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…

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 direct);…

GoBoat Geelong

GoBoat Geelong

Be your own captain aboard Australia's best private picnic boat experience.See Geelong like never before with up to eight people aboard your very own environmentally-friendly,…

Waterbikes Australia

Waterbikes Australia

Waterbikes Australia has the latest in outdoor adventure activity making waves all over the world.The high performance water bikes are fun, safe, stable and super…

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 a wide range of requirements. We have an extensive fleet of vehicles from…

Spirit of Tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania offers flexibility and convenience when travelling to and from Tasmania. Drive on board in the comfort of your own car with everything you need…

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,…

Little Avalon Transfers

Little Avalon Transfers

Little Avalon Transfers is all about connecting you with the destinations and experiences of Victoria’s Surf Coast, Geelong, and Bellarine Peninsula. The private…

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