Geelong has all the benefits of a sizeable city but with the
relaxed atmosphere of coastal country. Facing north on Corio Bay,
Geelong boasts a glorious waterfront precinct, sophisticated dining
options and all kinds of entertainment on tap. There is a lively
calendar of events and the region is perhaps the Australian wine
industry's best-kept secret.
The charming nearby towns and villages of the Bellarine offer a
huge range of things to do. The Bellarine Peninsula faces Port
Phillip Bay on its northern and eastern shores and Bass Strait on
the south, so water activities abound, ranging from gentle bay
beaches that are great for families and fishing to sensational surf
beaches and world-class scuba diving sites.
The Bellarine has been building a reputation as a food and wine
destination and the Bellarine Taste Trail brings together many of
the gourmet offerings of the region including wineries, restaurants
and cafes and producers of beer, fresh produce, goats cheese, olive
oil and seafood.