Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula is a coastal paradise that offers a delightful mix of scenic landscapes, charming towns, and cultural attractions. With its stunning beaches, wineries, and gourmet eateries, this region promises a perfect day out or weekend away.

While you're here, make sure to visit the National Trust properties – each holds a piece of Victoria's history.

Suggested Duration: 1-2 Days

 

Places to Visit

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The Heights

Newton, Geelong

Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria. Explore this unique property which still retains many of its mid-nineteenth century charms.

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Barwon Grange

Newton, Geelong

The only surviving example of the many fashionable river front residences built along the Barwon River during the 1850s and 1860s for the wealthy of Geelong.

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Barwon Park

Winchelsea

Barwon Park is an authentic bluestone mansion and stables set in a sweeping rural landscape. Marvel at the magnificent entrance hall and impressive room.

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Where to Stay

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Woolbrook Homestead

Teesdale

Built in 1857, Woolbrook Homestead has been home to five generations of the Morrison family, and is now opening its doors to guests wishing to experience country life at its finest.

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The Sands Torquay

Torquay

A revitalised experience celebrating the surf coast culture of the region. Inspired by the locality, sophistication and relaxation comes to life, aligned with the culture and coastline of Torquay.

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Lon Retreat & Spa

Point Lonsdale

Lon is a farm and former family home transformed into luxurious coastal escape. Perched on 250 acres of rural and conservation land in Point Lonsdale on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.

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Where to Eat

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Basils Farm

Swan Bay

Basils Farm offers modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal produce. Be seduced by the natural beauty of the location, the panoramic views across Swan Bay, the native birdlife, indigenous plants, and trees.

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Sailors Rest

Geelong Forshore

Sailors Rest offers a wide range of menu choices across breakfast, all-day brunch, lunch and dinner options. The restaurant has a long history as a home away from home for sailors, providing them with accommodation, company and entertainment. You can view the heritage-listed electric light-bulb sign originally installed in 1926 – reportedly the oldest remaining electric sign in Victoria.

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The Pavilion

Geelong Forshore

Developed in 1927, the Pavilion served as a community hub for decades. Today, it has been refreshed and offers a range of breakfast and lunch options on their all-day menu. The Pavilion upstairs space, Caledonia Shores, offers unique Asian freestyle dishes, cocktails and a bar 7 nights a week.

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