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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.
From wetlands to coastal woodlands, the Geelong and Bellarine region is the feeding ground for many native animals, marine life and migratory birds.
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.
See the transformation from Indigenous hunting and gathering territory, to 20th-century industrial powerhouse, to bustling coastal city.
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.
Get your tastebuds going in restaurants that celebrate the region's excellent local produce, diverse cultural mix and natural beauty.