Growlers Cafe, Torquay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Local produce

Tempt your tastebuds with a fine selection of local produce such as freshly caught seafood, gourmet cheeses and luscious hand-picked berries.

Gourmet cheeses
Sample delicious local cheeses from selected producers such as Apostle Whey, Timboon and Meredith cheeses. Pat the goats and learn about the process in the rustic farm environment at Drysdale Cheeses. Visit Cheeseworld just outside Warrnambool, or the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery to pick up local cheeses and other region produced fare.

Ocean catch
Visit the local fishing cooperatives beside the wharfs at Queenscliff and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula or Apollo Bay and Port Campbell along the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy and Portland and purchase fresh seafood from the daily catch.

Portarlington is the mussel farming capital of Australia and the home of the Portarlington Mussel Festival in January, so get your fill while you're in town. Pick up fresh mussels from Advance Mussel Supply and down at the Portarlington Pier on weekends.

Berries and tomatoes
Head inland and pick your own berries from farms near Colac, Gellibrand, Deans Marsh, Heywood and the Bellarine Peninsula. Some of the best berry-picking farms include Tuckerberry Hill, Wallington Strawberries, Gentle Annie Berry Gardens, Pennyroyal Raspberries and Shoebridge Blueberries but be sure to check for the best season.

Get your fill of cherry, truss, roma and round tomatoes at Lonsdale Tomato Farm on the Bellarine and stock up on lettuce and herbs while you're there.

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Bellarines Best kept secret

Mason's Creek Olive Grove

Portarlington

Mason's Creek is a small producer of an exquisite extra virgin olive oil that we think is one of the Bellarine's best-kept secrets. Their dry-grown...

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Lonsdale Hydroponics

Lonsdale Hydroponics

Point Lonsdale

Lonsdale Hydroponics is a family owned and run local produce business built in 1998 by Andrew and Helen Pearson and is now run by their nephew Jamie...

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Piknik

Piknik

Swan bay

Piknik is a unique café & store in a converted roadhouse in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. Piknik is dedicated to providing high quality...

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Sea Bounty

Sea Bounty

St Leonards

A family-owned company that has been involved in the fishing industry for over 30 years, Sea Bounty has become one of Australia's leading mussel...

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Ravens Creek Farm

Ravens Creek Farm

Moriac

Ravens Creek Farm is a truly unique farm shop and cafe with pick-your-own berries. Visit Ravens Creek Farm to experience how a real farm works, try...

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Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

Timboon

The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is just 15 minutes from The Great Ocean Road, The 12 Apostles and Port Campbell. The building has been...

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The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop

The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop

Drysdale

The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop is nestled amongst 11,000 trees grown on 165 acres, the largest olive grove on The Bellarine. Lighthouse Extra Virgin...

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Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove and Queenscliff was officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, taking the 'humble meat pie' to new...

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Farmers Harvest

Farmers Harvest

Marcus Hill

Farmers Harvest is a local focused business gathering food from around the Bellarine and near by townships. They stock a wide range of seasonal fruit...

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Advance Mussel Supply

Advance Mussel Supply

Bellarine

Welcome to Advance Mussel Supply. Their shop is now open! Welcome to the home of Fresh Portarlington Mussels and Angasi Oysters. Fresh from the farm...

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