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Greater Australian environments

There are not many places greater than Geelong and the Bellarine and the huge variety in a compact region makes it a destination greater than the sum of its parts. That’s why the region attracts 4.3 million visitors each years and 3.8 million overnight.

Bordered by bay to the north and ocean to the south, there’s a beach for every occasion. World-class natural environments include National Parks above ground and under water.

Food and drinks are crafted locally and served at laneway eateries and coastal venues. The community celebrates and shares culture and arts with lively exhibtions and performances.

Seaside towns are dotted across The Bellarine, and a trip between them will see locally owned vineyards, food producers and country hospitality. The Barwon River winds across the region, the perfect backdrop for the venues, playgrounds and trails alongside it.

Geelong has wonderful precincts where historic industrial sites have been reinvented for shopping, hospitality and creative spaces.

A dazzling events calendar stretches throughout the year and across all manner of participation and entertainment: sport, art, music, food, drink and more. Highlights include the Australian International Airshow and Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

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The Wadawurrung peoples of the Kulin nation are Djilang's traditional owners
Visit beaches, cultural sites, wineries and urban precincts within 30 minutes
World-class live music destination. Have you heard of the Foo Fighters?
The Geelong Cats are one of the oldest sporting clubs in the world
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Jack Rabbit, The Bellarine.
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Greater Food and drink Experiences

The hills, valleys and ridges around Geelong produce some remarkable flavours. There are 19 five-star Halliday rated wineries, easily accessible from Geelong and often with excellent food offerings.

The region has some excellent food producers and is building a wonderful reputation for gin and craft beer too, all perfect for exploring on a guided tour.

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Greater destinations

The experiences are diverse but the geography is compact.

Each town, village and precinct has distinct personality and unique reasons to visit.

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Greater Experiences

Find out where to go, where to stay and what to do when you visit Greater Geelong and The Bellarine

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Greater Events

Geelong hosts an impressive range of events all year. Find out what’s on.

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Greater Places To Explore
"This is a beautiful gallery in an artistic area supporting local artists. It has a large exhibition of art works including pottery and jewellery."
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Two people browsing a gallery and retail space within a warehouse. THe walls are full of artwork and there are cabinets full of jewellery
Boom Gallery, Newtown. 


Woman doing a star jump off a diving board at the Eastern Beach sea bath with Geelong city skyline in the background


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