One Region, Two Distinct Personalities

Geelong and The Bellarine is one region with two distinct ‘personalities’. The City of Geelong has emerged from a manufacturing town to be reinvented as a city with an enviable lifestyle.  As Geelong moved further away from its industrial past once manufacturing spaces and warehouses have been reinvented into hip new cafes, bars, restaurants, accommodation and attractions.  This transformation is very evident on the vibrant waterfront that has become the ideal backdrop for a sparkling events calendar that makes Geelong an ideal destination to explore. There’s a magnetic charm about the Geelong waterfront and the views are compelling. Here the Baywalk Bollard Trail stretches along the waterfront featuring over a hundred characters which have shaped Geelong’s history.

Gourmet Taste Trails, Charming Seaside Villages

Half an hour from the city of Geelong in any direction leads you to deliciousness. To the north of the city is the Moorabool Valley and to the east is The Bellarine where produce is grown in farm fresh air alongside some of Australia’s most awarded cool temperate wines that are the perfect match with the fresh, local seafood. The Bellarine Taste Trail map is the perfect guide.

Around The Bellarine, charming coastal villages overlook amazing beaches, bays and ocean. Gourmet cafes, secret shopping spots, markets, studios and galleries beckon – all with a fresh sea breeze. Visitors needn’t travel far to feel like they are a million miles away. This coast is the perfect escape, the place to enjoy amazing experiences, then relax and fall asleep to the sounds of the sea.


  • Glorious wine with bay views to match.
  • Sensational produce, breweries and a cider house too.
  • A creative and cultured city reinvented with cool urban precincts.
  • Surrounded by water – bay beaches to the north, pounding surf to the south.
  • Arrive by road, rail, air or sea.
  • Seaside towns with vibrant personality.
  • Nature and wildlife experiences on land and sea.
  • Home to 4 of Australia’s