All posts in Geelong and the Bellarine

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Regional Victoria’s most romantic getaways

Bypass the florist stores and send away the violins – recent research shows that a short break in regional Victoria is one of the most romantic things that partners can do for each other.

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Craft beer boom in Geelong

As Melburnians get their hops on for the annual and growing Good Beer Week, (12 – 21 May) showcasing local, Australian and international brews with hundreds of event around town, craft breweries in Geelong and surrounds continue to make their mark in this burgeoning industry.

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10 overnight tours to see more than Melbourne

Travel beyond Melbourne’s city limits to properly appreciate the beauty of Victoria.

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Victoria: awesome in autumn

A sunny summer, followed by good rains and an autumnal cold snap have seen Victoria’s deciduous trees swiftly produce leaves in all manner of vivid reds, oranges and browns. The oh-so-photogenic foliage makes this the perfect time of year to explore the landscapes of regional Victoria, while also sampling some of the best food, wine and events the season has to offer.

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Chef Aaron Turner shares his Geelong Bellarine favourites

Chef Aaron Turner of renowned restaurant Igni takes us on a tour of his favourite Geelong Bellarine producers.

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Regional Victoria’s top food and wine trails

Throughout Victoria, visitors will find food and wine trails mapped out guiding the way to some of the state’s best producers. 

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Victoria’s best bush stays

Nature lovers are well catered for in Victoria, where accommodation options include rustic rainforest retreats, modernist eco-homes set in bushland, and beachside cottages with killer ocean views.

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Victoria’s best fish and chips

No matter the season or the stretch of coastline, there’s top notch fish and chips to be found in many of Victoria’s coastal towns and villages. Here are some of the top picks.

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Accommodating all creatures great and small

A family holiday doesn’t just have to include human members of the family. Today, furry friends are welcome to stay at many of Victoria’s holiday accommodation options too.

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10 reasons to visit Geelong and the Bellarine

Located an easy hour’s drive from Melbourne, Geelong and its neighbouring peninsula – The Bellarine, are the ideal destinations for a day trip, weekend getaway or extended summer holiday. Here are 10 reasons to visit this summer.

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Shopping vintage Victoria

Victoria’s rich gold rush history has left a trail of interesting treasures resulting in hundreds of antique shops with thousands of collectibles capturing a moment in time.

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The Inside Word with… Chris Knights

Former Australian Football League player turned app developer, Chris Knights gives the inside word on his home city of Melbourne.

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Beach the winter blues

Some of Victoria’s beaches are best explored in winter, when the waves are thunderous and the shores windswept.

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Eat. Stay. Play. Barwon Heads

Less than an hour and a half from Melbourne, Barwon Heads has long been a popular family holiday destination and year round there are many reasons to visit, with gourmet food and wine options, cosy accommodation and plenty of activities to choose from.

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Victorian restaurants hero-ing native flavours

From Brae to The Royal Mail Hotel, Oakridge Estate, Little Green Corner and more – regional Victorian chefs are sharing a commitment to using ingredients native to Australia and Victoria.

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Leaving a legacy for our wildlife

Eco-tourism in Victoria provides travelers with the opportunity to go beyond having little or no impact on the places they visit, to leaving behind a positive legacy of their stay.