A short drive in any direction will lead you to delicious food & wine, spectacular coastline, historic towns & adventures in nature. Surrounded by water and fertile soils, find your own saltwater therapy by exploring Point Lonsdale and our surrounding region.
The Bellarine hills & valleys are lined with the vines of multi-award winning wineries, cider houses, distilleries & olive groves. There are farm gates offering just-picked freshness & berry farms to pick your own. The Bellarine Taste Trail brings together over 50 farm gate producers, provedores, wineries, beer & cider.
Ocean beaches, surf, dunes & open water on one side, sheltered bay beaches for paddling boats & water sports on the other. Point Lonsdale is the best place to access Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park where there is a greater variety of marine life than on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive or explore the rock pools, catch a break at many of the surf beaches, ride the Bellarine Rail Trail or walk the magical coastline from 'The Rip' carpark via the lighthouse to historic Queenscliff.
The Bellarine hosts some of Australia's best golf courses set amongst the region's coastal beauty. Of the 10 plus courses locally, 6 rank in Australia's top 100. Our local, Lonsdale Golf Club, is just next door and for further sand belt action venture over to Queenscliff, Curlewis or Barwon Heads.
Our region is home to some of Australia's best regional dining experiences including the highly regarded and awarded Igni & Brae. Winery restaurants all provide local produce and wine amongst the vines with a view whilst local cafes and bars provide a friendly and relaxed vibe within our coastal villages. A unique culinary experience can also even be found on the Qtrain.
See the works, hear the stories and be inspired by the Bellarine region's buzzing creative community. Wander through galleries and artist studios and delve into the local history on display at villages up and down the peninsula. Attend high profile festivals and community events and enjoy everything from the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race to the Queenscliff Music Festival.