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The Monthly Round Up - What's On in July

The Monthly Round Up - What's On in July

With so much happening every single day in Geelong and The Bellarine, we figured we'd try and round up a bunch of the upcoming events for your planning pleasure. Every single month.

It's not a full list, but it's a start!

(Credit to Winter Shiraz Weekend for the cover shot)


The ‘Coming Soons’...

Get your diaries handy because you are going to want to pencil in these dates!

The Moon

20 June – 1 September

An exhibition programmed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and first steps taken on its surface.  Across five key exhibition themes, The Moon will invite a new engagement with, and provide new perspectives on, this enigmatic celestial body.

Brunch on the Bay

Departing from Sorrento and Queenscliff Sundays @ 11am,

Sit back, relax and cruise the bay while indulging in a two-tiered brunch served with a refreshment of your choice (juice, tea, coffee, champas, beer or wine).  This two-hour round trip will have you living it up in the lap of luxury.

Winter Cooking Class Series at Terindah Estate

21 June – 2 August

The interactive, rustic and relaxed culinary sessions are back this Winter at Terindah Estate, led by chef Ivan Roianov.  Themes will encompass cooking styles and secrets from around the globe, all utilising fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced produce.

Annie's Just Desserts Evening

28 June

Join Annie's Kitchen for a night of decadence.  Indulge in a specifically chosen line up of exquisite desserts.  Bookings are essential as placed are limited.

High Tea at The Bungalow

30 June

Enjoy an array of savoury gastronomies and sweet delights at The Bungalow’s High Tea, all while sipping on a glass of bubbles and listening to some live acoustic melodies.


A Morning with Issi Dye Part 2

2 July

Your morning will be full of great songs and stories at A Morning with Issi Dye.  Issi is one of Australia’s leading original cabaret stars, having amassed over 40 years of time spent and sung in the showbiz industry.

The World Around Us

6 July – 28 July (Wednesdays to Sundays only)

This awe-inspiring photographic exhibition features over 100 incredible landscape images.  From city to country; night and day; classic to contemporary; black-and-white and colour; natural and manipulated; film and digital photography, this exhibition is a true feast for the eyes.

Tastes of Central Geelong

6 July – 28 July

For 24 magnificently indulgent days, Central Geelong celebrates their great restaurants, cafes and bars.  Held in various locations throughout Central Geelong, sample gourmet food and drink, learn tricks of the trade from local chefs, wine and dine and participate in food themed events.


Winter Shiraz Weekend

6 - 7 July

Back for its fourth fabulous year is the Winter Shiraz Weekend - A Celebration of Geelong Wine.  Held over two winter warming days, enjoy a plethora of superior wines, food and entertainment as the Geelong region basks in its midwinter glow.

Mussels Wine and Bay Cruise

7 July

Step aboard Port Phillip Ferries, along with their special guests, The Little Mussel Café who will not only provide you with the freshest of fresh mussel samples but also insight into behind the scenes of this industry.  Over the hour-long cruise you will also be treated to a bevvie, thanks to the captain’s shout.

The Sapphires

18 – 19 July

Multi-award winning musical, The Sapphires, is coming to the Potato Shed for the first time.  The tales stems from regional Australia to the Vietnam War, a story of four young Aboriginal women that is heart-warming, soulful and uplifting.    



Post haste, get to it, don't miss out! These events are happening right now.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54 @ The National Wool Museum

22 March – 24 July

On loan from London’s Natural History museum is the world-renowned exhibition; Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54.  One hundred award-winning, captivating images are currently displayed at the National Wool Museum.

Winter Wonderland @ Queenscliff Harbour

28 June – 14 July

As winter sets in so does the ice and the fun at Queenscliff Harbour.  Housed within a giant marquee is an ice rink and toboggan run.  Go on, get your skates on!


6 April – 14 July

Walk with the dinosaurs at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.  There are 12 life-sized dinosaurs to discover within the grounds of the zoo.

Dino Explorers @ Werribee Open Range Zoo

Until 14 July

Join the Dinosaur Rangers at Werribee Open Range Zoo for a one-hour guided expedition where you will look for clues to discover nearby dinosaurs!  You will come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs, complete a fossil dig and then have the opportunity to explore the rest of the zoo at the end of the archaic journey.

Yoga @ the Winery

29 June

And exhale at Yoga at the Winery…  This full-day experience includes a 60-minute indoor Yoga class, guided wine-tasting & relaxed lunch at Bellarine Estate and transportation (ferry ride and bus transfers).