Our farm & the Bellarine

Enviably located at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, Lon Retreat sits high on a hill in Point Lonsdale, on the edge of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. This area is renowned for its award winning food, wine and historic townships, along side some of the most pristine beaches in the world - all within easy access to the spectacular Great Ocean Road , Surf-Coast and nestled in the Great Southern Touring Route.

Getting here

Lon Retreat is located in Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia. Point Lonsdale is only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport and 40 minutes drive from Melbourne (Avalon) Airport.

Lon Retreat is an easy 90 minute drive south-west of Melbourne, via the M1 and Bellarine Highway.

Feel like a beautiful boat ride? Lon Retreat is only a 7 minute drive from the Queenscliff Searoads Ferry Terminal linking to the Mornington Peninsula and beyond. Enjoy a 40 minute scenic ferry ride sailing Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Searoad Ferries provide a passenger and vehicle ferry service with more information here

Our farm

Explore Lon's walking trails on over 200 acres of rural and conservation land. Follow the walking trails to lakes, beaches and ancient moonah woodlands. Take a meditative walk in our Labyrinth or wander our food forest. Discover incredible rock-pools & shells while hunting shipwreck relics. 

Point Lonsdale

There’s something unique about Point Lonsdale, and it’s not just the wonderful little wine bar in the main street, Noble Rot. It’s the dream position at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay where you can watch the seaborne world come and go while you relax on the beach.

Overlooking The Rip – a treacherous stretch of water where ships navigate the narrow gap between Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean – the horizon is dominated by the Lighthouse. Whilst staying with us, we highly recommend taking the short coastal walk from the Point Lonsdale Village to the Lighthouse, along the cliff-top affording stunning views of The Rip and Bass Strait. Take the time to walk the length of the Point Lonsdale Pier to check out the waves crashing through The Rip and see the passing parade of ships through Port Phillip Heads.

The Bellarine

Should you want to explore further, the Bellarine Peninsula offers an array of options and here are just a few ideas:

 - Try farm-gate produce on the Bellarine Taste Trail

 - Visit a local winery, distillery or cider house 

 -Walk or cycle the Bellarine Rail Trail

 - Play on a world-class golf course (next door!)

 - Wander local art galleries and bookshops 

 - Snorkel, surf or swim with dolphins in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

 - Take a mussel tour by boat or experience an unforgettable dinner on a heritage train