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Animal Encounters

As the late, great Steve Irwin so aptly said “We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife”.

An Exhibition for All Ages

Literature and art, both mediums express ideas, emotions and desires. So when you combine the two you get something pretty spectacular.

Easy Eats in Ocean Grove

Whether you’re powering up for a day on the beach or refueling after time spent soaking up those beach vibes, Ocean Grove well and truly has you covered.

Countdown to The National Celtic Festival

Tighten your tap shoes, get your Guinness hand ready and prepare for a weekend full of folk music, Gaelic culture and all-round good times at the National Celtic…

Easter School Holiday Guide

Here's our low down on the high life for your little ones these school holidays. From stories to sing-alongs and lots of Easter eggs!

The OG Coffee Scene

What words spring to your mind when we say “Ocean Grove”? Beach? Surf? Summer? Sure, but what about espresso, macchiato, ristretto, long black, latte or cappuccino?…

Adventure Days

What is life but one grand adventure? And where better to have those adventures than on The Bellarine, of course...

Around the World in 80 K's

Enjoy global flavours from around the world in this neat little 80km loop around Geelong and The Bellarine.

Cycling Bellarine Style

A day in the life of a Bellarine lycra-warrior. Mateship, competitiveness and, most importantly, coffee.

At the Beach with my Golden Retriever

My five year old Golden Retriever, Tawni, has found doggy heaven as our new house is within a short walk of the official Dog Beach at Queenscliff.

Hello Sailor!

This is a mast read, definitely knot to be missed - the inside word on why sailing on Geelong's Corio Bay is so, well, swell!

7 Ways to Survive a Heat Wave

The mercury is set to soar this weekend, and it looks like we've still got a long, hot summer ahead. But never fear!

Starting 2018 with a BANG!

There's nothing quite like fireworks to ring in the new year - here's where you can see them around Geelong and The Bellarine.

The Fantastic Four of Christmas Giving

Long lists, frazzled shoppers, last minute panic and car park chaos are generally four elements of Christmas that can be best described as naughty rather than nice.…

A Queenscliff Christmas

The long range weather forecast for Christmas is looking good (no 'super storms' predicted so far), and the beach is calling. So to help prepare you for silly season…

Ones to watch

100 Bollards in 7 seconds

100 bollards, 7 seconds. How many have you seen in person? Meet them all along the Geelong Waterfront from Limeburners Point to Rippleside Park.

Urban Geelong

Old industrial spaces are being transformed into creative hubs, urban precincts and fabulous eateries. Little Malop St is enticing people to the city centre with…

Dream yourself to Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove. A place to build beach shacks, sandcastles and memories. Families have been visiting Ocean Grove for generations. It's not hard to understand why.…

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