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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.
Ride the waves, take a walk along the white sand, or cool off during the summer months at bayside and ocean beaches in Geelong and the Bellarine.
Get your tastebuds going in restaurants that celebrate the region's excellent local produce, diverse cultural mix and natural beauty.
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.
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.
See the transformation from Indigenous hunting and gathering territory, to 20th-century industrial powerhouse, to bustling coastal city.
From wetlands to coastal woodlands, the Geelong and Bellarine region is the feeding ground for many native animals, marine life and migratory birds.
From Geelong's vibrant waterfront to quiet bayside beaches along the peninsula, there are plenty of places to cool off during the summer months.
Be charmed by the historic seaside village of Queenscliff with its elegant Victorian-era buildings, art galleries, shops and great places to dine.