Victoria's Surf Coast has some of Australia's best surf beaches,
bustling resort towns, spectacular scenery, lush rainforests and huge
cascading waterfalls. Victoria's most popular surf towns such as Lorne,
Torquay, and Anglesea and of course the infamous Bells Beach are all on
the Surf Coast.
Bellarine Peninsula, to the east of Geelong, is a growing tourist
region with a variety of beaches and seaside resorts and wineries .
Activities on The Bellarine include all the water-based sports and
pleasures you can think of – snorkelling, jet-skiing, swimming
with dolphins, surfing, kayaking, fishing, marine sanctuaries, sailing
Located on the Princes Highway (and railway line) midway between
Geelong and Melbourne (the latter is 32 km away via the westgate
Bridge), Werribee was established as an agricultural settlement in the
1850s, originally named Wyndham and was renamed Werribee (derived from
the aboriginal name meaning "backbone" or "spine") in 1904. Since the
1990s Werribee has experienced rapid suburban growth into surrounding
greenfield land, and becoming a commuter town in the Melbourne-Geelong
growth corridor. Werribee Park Shuttle Service operates daily return
trips from central Melbourne to Werribee Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo,
Point Cook RAAF Museum and Point Cook Homestead.
A place dedicated to story telling of fairy tales and ancient myths
and legends. Located at Anakie on the summit of Mount Elephant,
displays include quaint miniature houses and scenes from fairy tales.
Ph (03) 5284 1262.
You Yangs Regional Park
To the west are the sandstone derived Barrabool Hills and basalt
Mount Duneed, and the volcanic plains to the north of Geelong extend to
the Brisbane Ranges and the You Yangs. The granite peaks of the You
Yangs rise dramatically from the surrounding volcanic plains between
Melbourne and Geelong. Although only 340 metres high, they dominate the
landscape, and are clearly visible from as far away as the bay side of
Melbourne and beyond. The main ridge runs roughly north south for
about 9 km, with a lower extension running for about 15 km to the west.
Much of the southern parts of the ranges are protected by the You Yangs
Serendip Santuary, You Yangs Specially designed bird hides enable you to see some of the 150 species of birds which breed here.
Geelong Wine Region
Whether it is the distinctive maritime flavours of The Bellarine,
the ancient richness of the Moorabool Valley or the rugged, exposed
coastline of the Surf Coast, the Geelong Wine Region is united by
boutique, family owned winegrowers producing premium quality hand