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Diving and marine adventures
Swim with seals or drop a line
With shipwrecks aplenty, great dropoffs and fantastic marine life, the diving in the Bellarine region is great. Closer to shore, you can explore the rockpools, snorkel, paddle and surf. Or charter a...
Food, wine, music and fun at festivals on the Bellarine
On the Bellarine you'll find many festivals celebrating great food in general or specific foods (Portarlington mussels, Ocean Grove apples, Wallington strawberries) and also music. A great excuse...
Fascinating maritime landmarks and shipping history
There are three significant historical lighthouses on the Bellarine Peninsula, which have long been guiding ships through what some sailors claim to be the most dangerous passage of water in the...
Proximity to Melbourne
A short journey from your place to ours with rewards aplenty
The Bellarine Peninsula is so accessible from Melbourne, you'll be checked in and relaxing with a glass of local wine before you know it!
Award-winning wine region
The best of the best ...
Wine on the Bellarine has a long and interesting history. Today the region has a large number of wineries - many boutique and family-owned - creating a large range of wines. Being set on Mt...
Fresh and local seafood
There's seafood all around us!
Catch and cook your own or sit back and be waited on? Eating out of paper and tossing chips to the seagulls or white tablecloths and attentive service? From flake 'n' chips to bouillabase, whatever...
Our restaurants are grabbing foodie judge's attention
With such fantastic, passionate chefs in our Taste Trail restaurants creating delicious dishes with the Bellarine's great range of fresh seafood and local produce, its no wonder they keep grabbing...
World-class golf courses
More chance for a hole in one!
We have three world-class golf courses within minutes of Barwon Heads - the sensational 'Golf Village by the Sea' - and several other underrated courses on the Bellarine.
Browse the fresh local produce and handmade goodies
Every weekend you'll find at least one great local market on the Bellarine Peninsula with an emphasis on handmade goods and fresh local produce.
The legendary Blues Train
A Bellarine entertainment experience
For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is one of Victoria's most spectacular dining and entertainment experiences.
Latest News & Events
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The Bellarine's own cider, Flying Brick, gets its own permanent house on the Bellarine
- 10 December 2014
Flying Brick Cider, the Bellarine's own natural cider, has a new building being built on the Bellarine Highway, on the...
Who boasts the 'best beer list' in Australia??
- 5 December 2014
Gourmet Traveller Wine recently held their - Australia's Wine List of the Year awards 2014. The Vue Grand was awarded...
What To Do
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Food and wine experiences
If food and wine is your focus, you'll be in heaven on the Bellarine Taste Trail.
So many prize-winning wineries, so many varieties, cellar door tastings, cafes and magnificent views.
Take your pick or try them all - mussels, abalone, squid and local fish, all fresh off the boat.
Family fun features on the Bellarine - so many child-friendly things to do!
Couples are spoilt for choice of active weekends, lazy ones, partying or relaxing.
Great shopping, pampering, cafes, wine tours, gourmet foods and girl time.
Work up an appetite (golf, fishing, surfing) and fill up on local beer, wine and tucker.
For a romantic weekend or mid-week getaway, top up your love tank.
Quick and organised
Leave it all up to the pros & take a tour or plan ahead & book your activities.
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The Vue Grand
A veteran of the Victorian hotel and dining scene, the Vue Grand has been welcoming visitors to Queenscliff for over a hundred years.
Mussels in Portarlington
Portarlington is Australia's mussel farming capital and Sea Bounty Mussels and Advance Mussel Supply are the leaders in mussel farming on the Bellarine.
Elk Horn Roadhouse
Though open for just a year Elk Horn has already managed to make some big waves, nab awards and celebrity foodie approval.
Drysdale goats cheese
It may have started as a hobby, but Corinne Blacket's passion has led to her becoming a successful producer of sought-after goats cheeses and yoghurts.
Pick your own blueberries at Tuckerberry Hill
Summer is the time to come to Tuckerberry Hill and get your hands on some living fresh fruit; snack as you pick with a 'gobblers pass'!
At the Heads Restaurant
Location, location, location screams At the Heads restaurant, with its primo waterfront position on the picturesque Barwon River estuary.
Victoria is a very significant spot on the world abalone stage and the Bellarine’s Queenscliff is at the heart of the action.
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