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Attend high profile festivals and community events across the Geelong and Bellarine region and enjoy everything from world-class cycling races and music festivals to fine wines, local delicacies and aerial acrobatics.

Blue skies, blue water

In Geelong see stunning aerobatics at the Australian International Airshow or watch colourful spinnakers fly on Corio Bay in Geelong during the Festival of Sails – Australia's largest regatta.

Race for the prize

Cyclists will love the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with its concept inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe. Get your lycra on and join in or watch from the sidelines as the race weaves its way across the peninsula from Geelong to Barwon Heads and then on down to Torquay and Bells Beach.

Festival fun

Cruise into Queenscliff in November for a rollicking weekend of music from local and international stars. Join over 100,000 people at Geelong's Pako Festa, a heady mix of international food, parades, folk dancing, workshops, exhibitions and loads of other free activities. June on the Bellarine Peninsula brings with it the National Celtic Festival, with all the colour and fun of Celtic dancing, music, drummers and pipers.

Surf, sun and seafood

Celebrate summer the Portarlington way at the Portarlington Mussel Festival, with fresh seafood and local wines, music and lots of fun for the kids. Sample the region's finest reds, whites and rosés at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries in The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and the Surfcoast.

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Atmospherics - The Geelong Gallery collection

Atmospherics draws together a selection of paintings and assemblages that range from photo-realist landscape through images of the body in space, to...

Until 13 Feb 2017


Robert Ingpen's Storybook Art

A major exhibition, Robert Ingpen's Storybook Art opens at Metropolis Gallery featuring about 80 original illustrations and sketchbook pages from...

Until 29 Oct 2016



Australian print makers explore the subject of creatures. October will be the month for Creatures at QGW. QGW invites you to join the exhibiting...

Until 31 Oct 2016


Where We Find Ourselves—Jo Scicluna

Jo Scicluna draws upon historical landscape photographs, paintings and drawings from Geelong Gallery’s collection, her fascination with natural...

Until 6 Nov 2016


War At Sea - The Navy in WWI - Queenscliff

The involvement of the Royal Australian Navy in WW1 is sometimes overshadowed by the stories of the soldiers at Gallipoli and on the Western Front....

Until 30 Nov 2016


War At Sea - The Navy in WWI - Geelong

This Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition draws on the personal accounts of Navy servicemen, through their diaries, medals,...

Until 11 Dec 2016


Great Ocean Road Race

See Australia's Cadel Evans in full flight and take in spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race. Leave early to grab a good spot.

27 - 29 Jan 2017


Wildlife of Gondwana: Beasts of the Great Southern Supercontinent

The National Wool Museum welcomes some of the most unusual dinosaurs to have ever roamed the planet and they are all from our own backyard. Meet...

28 Oct 2016
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18 Nov 2016


Halloween Train Freaky Friday

Families are invited to come dressed in their frightening best for an evening of fun. Our first Halloween special will head off from Queenscliff...

28 Oct 2016


Creative Business Talk with Stephanie Browne Head Designer

Come along for a casual evening with Stephanie Browne, who has built her bespoke business into a world recognised brand. Established in Melbourne in...

29 Oct 2016
26 Jan 2017


The Blues Train

Victoria's historic coastal town of Queenscliff is home to the world's one and only Blues Train. It is a unique experience that combines four of...

29 Oct 2016
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Gardens & agriculture

Pick Your Own Flowers at Mannerim Stables Co

Set amongst a colorful and picturesque rural setting, pick your own flowers at Mannerim Stables Co is a fun and unique weekend activity for the whole...

29 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016

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Unwind at a beachfront bar or lively pub in downtown Geelong, hop aboard the Blues Train in Queenscliff or get your sporting fix.

Food & wine

Bellarine Taste Trail

Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.

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Art and culture

Wander through galleries and artist studios, check out public artworks, and delve into the local history at villages up and down the peninsula.

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Take a joy ride flight, an invigorating bushwalk, or head into winery country. Choose one of many of tours celebrating the region's natural beauty.