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The annual Festival of Sails in Geelong sees world-class sailing action combined with fantastic free waterfront entertainment. Watch the largest keelboat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy the carnival atmosphere, with live music, kids entertainers, spectacular waterski and flyboard shows, family-friendly activities, rides, a ‘discover sailing’ program, food trucks, market stalls, plus the iconic Australia Day fireworks display.
We're giving you 10 inarguable reasons to get on down to G-Town and the bewdiful Bellarine, but you'll soon have a bunch of reasons all of your own.
Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.
Experience the best of Port Phillip Bay in a charter boat, take the ferry across to Sorrento, or cruise on out to a local seal colony.
Igni literally means 'from fire' in Latin and here at Aaron Turner's restaurant in the backstreets of Geelong, there's no shortage of creative fire.
Waterslides and mysterious islands, wildlife-watching and mazes – there's no end of fun for kids and grownups alike.
For an education in local Indigenous culture, visit stunning Narana Creations, an award-winning craft and cultural centre located in Geelong.
From Geelong's vibrant waterfront to quiet bayside beaches along the peninsula, there are plenty of places to cool off during the summer months.
From wetlands to coastal woodlands, the Geelong and Bellarine region is the feeding ground for many native animals, marine life and migratory birds.