Advance Mussel Supply, Port Arlington, VIC © Advance Mussel Supply

Gourmet getaway in and around Geelong  

Travel tip

Use the Bellarine Peninsula as your launchpad for driving the Great Ocean Road; Barwon Heads is just a 20-minute drive from its starting point in Torquay.  

Gourmet getaway in and around Geelong  

Bellarine Peninsula, VIC © Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine

Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria © Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine

Fun fact

The Bellarine Peninsula produces cool-climate maritime wines, and is known for its chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. The local wine industry began in the mid-1800s, and was introduced by early Swiss settlers. 

Little Creatures Brewery, Geelong, VIC © Geelong and the Bellarine

Little Creatures Brewery, Geelong, Victoria © Geelong and the Bellarine

Essential

The Q Train departs from either Queenscliff or Drysdale and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Space is limited, so advanced bookings are recommended.

Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC © Geelong and the Bellarine

Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, Victoria © Geelong and the Bellarine

Travel tip

Day trippers on foot can catch the ferry from Melbourne’s Docklands across Port Phillip Bay to Portarlington or Geelong. Visit Port Phillip Ferries for information on timetables and the packages and experiences on offer.  

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