All posts in Geelong and the Bellarine

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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.

At the Heads, Barwon Heads

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.

Cycling the High Country

Car(e)free

No wheels? No worries! Victoria’s compact nature lends itself to easy escapes without a car.

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12 unexpected Mother’s Day ideas

With so many activities on offer in Melbourne and regional Victoria, there is no better excuse to move away from the traditional and do something completely different this Mother’s Day.

Mountain to Mouth Extreme 80km Arts Walk

Celebrating Indigenous culture

Mountain to Mouth is part of an exciting program of events showcasing Victoria’s rich Indigenous culture in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week.

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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.

Rotten Point House

Indulgent overnights in regional Victoria

Luxury accommodation in regional Victoria offers much more than fluffy dressing gowns and high cotton thread counts.

Flying Brick Cider Paddle

Sampling Victoria’s cellar door cideries

Victoria is home to thousands of fruit orchards, with organic apples and pears snapped up by boutique cideries to create thirst quenching batches of this favourite fruity tipple.

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Girls getaways in regional Victoria

There’s nothing like grabbing a bunch of girlfriends and hitting the road for a weekend of laughs and leisure. Discover some of the best getaways regional Victoria has to offer.

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To market, to market…

There are dozens of local markets throughout Victoria, where craftspeople and producers set up ‘shop’, offering a diverse array of homemade and hand crafted wares and produce.