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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.

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Museums & Galleries

Queenscliffe Historical Museum

The Queenscliffe Historical Museum is situated in Hesse Street between the post office and library, in the township of Queenscliff.Opened in 1974, specifically to…

Salt Contemporary Art

Salt Contemporary Art Queenscliff exhibits the works of contemporary Australian artists. Housed in an historically significant former drapery store, the gallery…

Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop

The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop - showing works from Australian artists with a focus on works on paper and printmaking. Housed in an 1868 Wesleyan church, Queenscliff…

Seaview Gallery

Seaview Gallery has been a renowned gallery on the Bellarine Peninsula since 1988. It is known for the diversity and quality of its contemporary and traditional…

Metropolis Gallery

Metropolis Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with an impressive range of Australian paintings, limited edition prints, art glass and jewellery by local & national…

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

The spectacular Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is the perfect place to relax, read, work and discover.Superbly located in Geelong's Cultural Precinct, adjacent…

Geelong Gallery

Established in 1896, the Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.Since its establishment, the gallery has amassed a magnificent…

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Sea, sand and sail are the key to Queenscliff’s history. Visit Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to discover the treasures of its rich maritime heritage, shaped by its…

The Blues Train

Victoria's historic coastal town of Queenscliff is home to the world's one and only Blues Train. It is a unique experience that combines four of Australia's best…

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…

Geelong Football Club - Gartland Heritage Centre

The Geelong Football Club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. The…

Old Geelong Gaol

The Old Geelong Gaol and Museum has a great variety of displays that tell the history of the gaol and visitors get hands on experience of the harsh conditions prisoners…

Tussock Upstairs Art Gallery

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is located in the heart of Point Lonsdale's busy tourist strip. Visitors to the gallery may enjoy outstanding views of the entrance to Port…

Boom Gallery

Boom is a vibrant and active contemporary art and design gallery. They present the work of emerging and established artists. Launched by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby…

Barwon Grange

Barwon Grange is the only surviving example of the many fashionable river front residences built along the Barwon River for the wealthy of Geelong during the 1850s…

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…

The Heights Heritage House and Garden

The Heights Heritage House and Garden dates back to the 1850s. The house was built in 1855 and is remarkable for being the largest (14 rooms) German, prefabricated…

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…

Fat Fox Art Gallery

Fat Fox Art Gallery on the Bellarine Peninsula is the newest venture of Trung Truong - an established artist who has lived and exhibited his artworks on several…

Geelong Maritime Museum

Geelong's early story is of the sea with passenger arrivals and departures or trade, scientific and naval activities. The Geelong Maritime Museum at Osborne House…

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford are a hidden treasure. Here, you will be able to enjoy a rich history that dates back to the early beginnings of Geelong's industrial…

How Bazaar Geelong

How Bazaar Geelong is a collectables market place with 1000 square metres of industrial, vintage and retro furniture, jewellery and kitchenware with over 12,000…

Swan Bay Haven

Swan Bay Haven is a unique art and craft centre. Four amazing artist studios and gallery on the property. Offering unique crafty workshops and exhibits of local…

Lara Museum

One of Lara's oldest historic buildings, The Lake Bank Hotel, is Lara's only surviving 19th century hotel. It was constructed for Scottish immigrant James Henderson…

The Bop Arts

Born from the need to fill a gap in the western region of Victoria, The Bop is designed to be a supportive, cooperative group of artists. The aim is to provide opportunities…

B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia Inc

Approximately 35 volunteers are restoring a WW2 bomber, the Liberator, as a memorial to those Australians and Americans who served with this aircraft in the Pacific…

Natural Attractions

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,…

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens were founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit community organisation to support the beautiful Geelong Botanic Gardens.The FGBG…

A Maze N Games

Located in Wallington, A Maze N Games is the place to be, hosting Australia's largest three dimensional timber maze.You can challenge yourself in the giant maze,…

Yarrabee Native Garden

Yarrabee is a private five acre garden located in lovely picturesque town of Lara, which is open by appointment only. The You Yang’s provide a backdrop to this…

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…

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

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,…

Other

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…

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:…

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 Geelongs maritime history. The weathered face…

Little River Mechanics Institute and Free Library

The Mechanics Institute opened in 1910 and continues to provide education, recreation and a focal point for community activities and events for Little River and…

Shopping

Drysdale Community Craft Shop

Come and visit Drysdale Community Craft Shop.The Drysdale Community Craft Shop is run by the members of the co-operative team who make and sell their quality hand…

Ian Pattison Jewellers

A long established provider of high quality jewellery on the Bellarine Peninsula. Unique jewellery collections are sourced from both Australia wide and around the…

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.…

Metropolis Gallery

Metropolis Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with an impressive range of Australian paintings, limited edition prints, art glass and jewellery by local & national…

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…

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…

Barwon Booksellers

Now in its 22nd year of operation, Barwon Booksellers boasts one of the largest second-hand bookshops in regional Victoria, located in Geelong.You will find a vast…

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

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…

Market Square Shopping Centre

Market Square Shopping Centre offers over 80 fashion, health and beauty, food, services, electronics and homewares retailers in the heart of Geelong. Shop brands…

endota spa Geelong

Endota spa Geelong offers remedial massage, spa treatments and beauty therapy. They are Geelong´s massage, waxing and beauty experts.This brilliant Geelong day spa…

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…

Mabel & Me, On The Road

Mabel & Me, On The Road offers unique regionally designed graphic products. Inspired by the owners lives, as well as abroad with a touch of vintage caravan charm…

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…

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 Hydroponics

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…

Woolsy Trading Post

Woolsy Trading Post sell top quality sheepskin products hand-made in Geelong from genuine Australian Sheepskin. Their products include sheepskin uggs, moccasins,…

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…

KYO

Come to KYO and be amazed at the enormous range of unique, interesting and practical items from around the world at true Warehouse direct prices. The two wholesale…

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…

How Bazaar Geelong

How Bazaar Geelong is a collectables market place with 1000 square metres of industrial, vintage and retro furniture, jewellery and kitchenware with over 12,000…

Geelong Trash & Treasure

An eclectic mix of quality pre-loved goods is on offer at Geelong Trash and Treasure (formally Geelong Tender Centre). Vintage, retro and some not so old.Located…

Geelong Warehouse Traders

Located in North Geelong, Geelong Warehouse Traders is a shopper’s paradise offering Australian jewellery and canvas wall art designed locally in Geelong. As a manufacturing…

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 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…

Mannerim Stables Co

Buy beautiful fresh flowers and produce direct from the grower at Mannerim Stables Co.Mannerim Stables and Co are a family run farm gate on the Bellarine Peninsula…

TJM Geelong

What's your 4WD, camping, boating or caravanning adventure? If you are thinking of hitting the road, going off the beaten track, traversing the desert, crossing…

Van Loon's Nursery

Van Loon's Nursery is an award winning destination for all garden and home lovers. Established in 1965 the garden centre has been providing top quality garden plants…

Garden Gate of Inverleigh

Garden Gate of Inverleigh is more than just a nursery, also offering seasonal produce, crafts, workshops and talks for their visitors. A lovely country nursery…

Spas & Retreats

endota spa Geelong

Endota spa Geelong offers remedial massage, spa treatments and beauty therapy. They are Geelong´s massage, waxing and beauty experts.This brilliant Geelong 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…

Barwon Heads Yoga

Barwon Heads Yoga is the only studio space in Barwon Heads that is solely dedicated to the teachings of mindful movement and are taught by IYTA registered yoga teachers…

Tours

Queenscliff Heritage Walk

The Heritage Guides from the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre conduct weekly walks around the historic town and regale visitors with stories of yesteryear.…

Gone Fishing Charters

Gone Fishing Charters' Queenscliff fishing charters target a variety of species like whiting, squid, snapper, shark and more in Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait.They…

I Came I Saw I Drank - Tailored Wine Tours

I Came I Saw I Drank conducts tailored tours of boutique wineries and gourmet produce providers across Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Moorabool Valley wine…

Fort Queenscliff Tours

Combine over 150 years of Australia's heritage on display, children's dress up's, underground tours, a rare black lighthouse, one of the largest best preserved Forts…

South Bay Eco Adventures

South Bay Eco Adventures is an award winning ecotourism company specialising in sightseeing boat tours of Southern Port Phillip Bay, the Rip and Port Phillip Heads.…

Nevermind Adventure

Nevermind Adventure organise motorcycles expeditions to some of the last remaining wilds of the planet. Nevermind Adventures shun the world of cafe racers and custom…

Guided Walking Tours of Geelong

Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine's trained guides will take you on a tailored walking tour around the vibrant Geelong city centre. You will venture through…

Go Ride A Wave - Ocean Grove

When you join a surfing lesson with Go Ride A Wave, you are learning to surf with Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation. They can…

Mustang & Co

What better way to travel The Great Ocean Road or around the magnificent Bellarine and Geelong winery region than with the top down in a stunning 1966 Red Mustang…

Bongo! Transit Tours

Bongo! Transit Tours is all about bringing a little bit of Europe to the Coast with each tour an experience to remember in unique, eco friendly electric Bongos.…

Paddle Life Barwon Heads

Paddle Life Barwon Heads offer paddling equipment hire, lessons, group adventures and elite training on the Barwon Heads River. Bringing passion, expertise and energy…

Tour Geelong - Geelong Tour Guides

Geelong Tour Guides host and entertainer, Colin Mockett, was named World's Best Tour Guide by a coach party of (mainly American) Seabourn Odyssey tourists at the…

Bellarine Winery Tours

Bellarine Winery Tours operate throughout the Greater Geelong Region offering both public and private tours within the Bellarine Peninsula, as well as private tours…

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Tours

Visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and take part in a tour, exploring the lighthouse lantern and admiring the spectacular views over the entrance to Port Phillip…

Coastal Golf Victoria

Coastal Golf Victoria is the leading golf tour operator on the Bellarine Peninsula and Surfcoast. They provide golf packages incorporating tee times, accommodation,…

Footprint Walks

Footprint Walks provides packaged village to village self-guided walking tours. Choose from their Bellarine Peninsula walking holiday package or the Surf Coast self-guided…

Geelong Eastern Cemetery Tours

There is an element of calm quiet in a cemetery – and a tantalising glimpse of history, too.Many people visit cemeteries simply to read the interesting inscriptions…

Wine Wheels

Let Wine Wheels take you on a Bellarine Epicurean Adventure.Pre-booked day tours, tastings and luncheons taking in some of the Bellarine's finest establishments.…

Bay City Scuba

Bay City Scuba, located on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, is home to some of Australia's most stunning snorkelling, Scuba and Technical Diving.Port Phillip Heads…

Geelong Fishing Charters

Geelong Fishing Charters offers fishing charters morning and afternoon, with a pizza oven and barbecue on board. You can enjoy a sausage and a coffee, tea, soft…

More Than A Tour

More Than A Tour (MTAT) provides the extras that make your experience whilst travelling so memorable. With local knowledge, professional and fun loving guides…

Geelong Winery Tours

Geelong Winery Tours runs boutique tours for two to four people. Groups of up to 11 people can be catered for, however, a quote would be given after a discussion…

Adventure Flight Co

Adventure Flight Co. is a Great Ocean Road and Melbourne based flight company offering a range of individual, couples and group flight experiences.Adventure Flight…

Great Ocean Air

Great Ocean Air are proud to be a Finalist in the 2016 Geelong Business Excellence Awards in the following category: Accessible Business.Great Ocean Air are the…

Geelong Adventure Specialists

Welcome to Geelong Adventure Specialists, number one on Trip Advisor for outdoor activities, specialising in high quality private adventures and tours for anyone…

Andy's Trails

Andy’s Trails are full immersion day tours across the most loved parts of Victoria’s Geelong, Surf Coast, Otway Ranges and The Great Ocean Road. In addition to these…

Wine Tours by Block78

Geelong Wine Tours by Block78 is all about creating a fun, memorable and personalised day for you and your crew.With 25 years of Wine Industry Experience, you can…

SeaEarth Adventures

SeaEarth Adventures are based on Victoria's Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road. Formed from two operating companies that started in 1993 they have taught thousands of…

Go Ride a Wave - Torquay

When you join a surfing lesson with Go Ride A Wave, you are learning to surf with Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation. They can…

Avalon Helicopters

See more of the world from above with Avalon Helicopters - revel in the breathtaking landscapes of the Bellarine Peninsula and beyond from the unique vantage point…

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are the 2014 Gold Winner - Best for Wildlife Conservation at the World Responsible Tourism Awards, presented at World Travel Market,…

For the Love of Grape

For the Love of Grape Wine Tours offer a relaxing and memorable experience to the variety of wineries in the Bellarine, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Echuca and…

Redgum Roadtrips

Redgum Roadtrips are here to take you on a once in a lifetime adventure. They specialise in custom built private tours for small groups. Showcasing the Great Ocean…

Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Jirrahlinga Koala & 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

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

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, at Werribee Open Range Zoo? You will…

Hire & Transport

Christians Bus Company

Christian’s mini bus hire service is a flexible and cost effective alternative to a private tour, where you or a member of your group can drive your companions.…

Gull Airport Service

The Gull Airport Service has been providing the Geelong, Western District, Bellarine Peninsula and Werribee community with airport shuttle services to Melbourne…

Galaxy Limousines

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

Budget Car & Truck Rental

Budget Car and Truck Rental Geelong has a wide range of cars, trucks and eight, 12 and 25 seat buses to suit all of your casual rental needs. Budget Car and Truck…

Clifton Springs Boat Hire

Located on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula and only a short drive from Geelong, Clifton Springs Boat Hire offers boat hire for fishing and sightseeing from the…

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…

McHarry's Buslines

McHarry's Buslines is a family-owned bus company in Geelong, Victoria, dating back to 1932. Operating public transport bus routes in Geelong, as well as the Bellarine…

Affordable Bus Hire Geelong

Locally owned and run family business with friendly staff and drivers happy to take care of your needs. Whether it is a tour to a winery or down the coast to a range…

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,…

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport offers direct domestic flights to Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast and connecting flights across Australia and internationally with Jetstar. Choose…

Jetstar Airways

Jetstar is Australia's leading low fares airline flying from Melbourne to 14 domestic destinations and four international destinations. Jetstar operates from both…

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