Bellarine Peninsula

Located south west of Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula started out as a major agricultural region and was a major player in the wheat industry. These days, it has become an important tourist destination with sandy beaches and luxurious, yet reasonably-priced, holiday accommodations available to tourists.

Accommodations in Bellarine Peninsula

There are plenty of holiday accommodations in Bellarine peninsula that suit all kinds of holiday makers. Those looking for a homely feel will not go wrong with renting a holiday home, while those who just want a place to sleep during the night as they check out the town during the day, can rent a holiday apartment.

Attractions in Bellarine Peninsula

The rich history of Bellarine Peninsula ensures that you will never run out of historic locales to see. The Portalington Mill is one of the few remaining and preserved Victorian flour mills. It is a great example of early steam-powered flour mills and a wonderful connection to Bellarine Peninsula’s agrarian past.

McAdams Lane/Terindah Estate and Scotsman’s Hill are famous for their wines. The combination of cool winds and climate coupled with the low rainfall result in some truly delicious chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and cabernet. Bellarine Estate doesn’t just make wine. It also has a brewery where they brew Celtic style ales, lager, bitter, and mussel stout. So, here is one of the few places in the world where you can see wine connoisseurs and beer lovers drinking together.

Things to do in Bellarine Peninsula

Horse rising is quite popular in Bellarine Peninsula. If you wish to get in on the action and learn horse riding for yourself, contact Bellarine Horse Riding Centre and they will teach you all that you need to know about horse riding. Once you have mastered the basics of horse riding, you are ready to head out and try Arthur’s seat trail rides.

There are also plenty of places in Bellarine Peninsula where you can tee-off. The Elcho Park Golf Course and the Queens Park Golf Course are known to have some of the most beautiful and enjoyable golf courses in the region.

Eating and Drinking

Wine connoisseurs should check out Pattavel in Geelong. They have a colossal wine list where you can choose from Chardonnay, Riesling, sauvignon blanc and many more. While the Kilgour Estate and Winery will cater to your stomach and your taste buds.

Climate in Bellarine Peninsula

Many people say that the cool climate of Bellarine Peninsula is comparable to that of Burgundy in France. Even during the hottest days, there is cool breeze that surrounds the area. The Bellarine Peninsula experiences temperatures hovering around 20.4° C in summers and 13.8°C in winter.

How to Reach Bellarine Peninsula

The nearest international airport is Melbourne International Airport. From there you can take a one and a half hour drive, in a taxi or a rented car, along the Princess Freeway to reach Bellarine.

Bellarine Peninsula

Located south west of Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula started out as a major agricultural region and was a major player in the wheat industry. These days, it has become an important tourist destination with sandy beaches and luxurious, yet reasonably-priced, holiday accommodations available to tourists.

Accommodations in Bellarine Peninsula

There are plenty of holiday accommodations in Bellarine peninsula that suit all kinds of holiday makers. Those looking for a homely feel will not go wrong with renting a holiday home, while those who just want a place to sleep during the night as they check out the town during the day, can rent a holiday apartment.

Attractions in Bellarine Peninsula

The rich history of Bellarine Peninsula ensures that you will never run out of historic locales to see. The Portalington Mill is one of the few remaining and preserved Victorian flour mills. It is a great example of early steam-powered flour mills and a wonderful connection to Bellarine Peninsula’s agrarian past.

McAdams Lane/Terindah Estate and Scotsman’s Hill are famous for their wines. The combination of cool winds and climate coupled with the low rainfall result in some truly delicious chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and cabernet. Bellarine Estate doesn’t just make wine. It also has a brewery where they brew Celtic style ales, lager, bitter, and mussel stout. So, here is one of the few places in the world where you can see wine connoisseurs and beer lovers drinking together.

Things to do in Bellarine Peninsula

Horse rising is quite popular in Bellarine Peninsula. If you wish to get in on the action and learn horse riding for yourself, contact Bellarine Horse Riding Centre and they will teach you all that you need to know about horse riding. Once you have mastered the basics of horse riding, you are ready to head out and try Arthur’s seat trail rides.

There are also plenty of places in Bellarine Peninsula where you can tee-off. The Elcho Park Golf Course and the Queens Park Golf Course are known to have some of the most beautiful and enjoyable golf courses in the region.

Eating and Drinking

Wine connoisseurs should check out Pattavel in Geelong. They have a colossal wine list where you can choose from Chardonnay, Riesling, sauvignon blanc and many more. While the Kilgour Estate and Winery will cater to your stomach and your taste buds.

Climate in Bellarine Peninsula

Many people say that the cool climate of Bellarine Peninsula is comparable to that of Burgundy in France. Even during the hottest days, there is cool breeze that surrounds the area. The Bellarine Peninsula experiences temperatures hovering around 20.4° C in summers and 13.8°C in winter.

How to Reach Bellarine Peninsula

The nearest international airport is Melbourne International Airport. From there you can take a one and a half hour drive, in a taxi or a rented car, along the Princess Freeway to reach Bellarine.

See what one of our travellers has to say about Geelong!

Most people think of exotic destinations when they have a dream trip but some of the biggest treasures can be found in your own backyard.

Australia is teeming with gems for those who want to enjoy a day trip or a weekend away between work commitments. My last holiday break was a road trip to Geelong, Victoria, where I booked an inexpensive rental that looked out to park lands, meaning that even lazing on the bed at the end of the day fed my active imagination.

My trusty travelling companion was my 10-year-old son who was thrilled to hear we were venturing to Adventure Park for a day of rides and water-based activities. Bonito's Bay was a favourite for young and old, with random buckets of water splashed over unsuspecting side liners. Half the day was spent cruising down the River Torrent on inner tubes, with the occasional break for eating or tackling something a little more daring such as the Aqua Racer where you slide on big mats down a giant slide gushing with water.

I know there are plenty of families who will run up their credit card bills for holidays to a more prestigious destination, rather than save a whole lot of money to discover the oasis that sits only a stone's throw away. Loyalty cards and special discounts through auto clubs can bring the cost down even further. And fun is fun---no matter where you find yourself on the map of this great country of ours.

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