Adventures in the Area

Adventures in the Area



Geelong is often called “The Gateway City” due to its central location, surrounded by some of Victoria’s iconic tourist destinations

The Bellarine Peninsula

From the hills to the coast and every hot spot in between- the Bellarine Peninsula has it all. Spend a day hiking in the You Yangs or touring between dreamy coastal towns such as Port Arlington, Barwon Heads or Queenscliff. Known for it’s makers and growers, the region has a vast range of wineries, micro breweries, distilleries, cheese and chocolate makers to explore. From the hills to the coast and every hot spot in between- the Bellarine Peninsula has it all.

Great Otway National Park

Feel humbled amongst the ancient giants of the Otways Ranges. The striking cool temperate rainforest of the Great Otway National Park boasts one of the highest rainfalls in the state with waterfalls flowing year-round. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around the Otways, discovering the Great Ocean Walk, waterfalls, lush forests, cliff top walks, heritage and coastal trails. Whether you go inland or hug the rugged coast, the Otways is a place for adventure, romance and discovery. For some sailing cross training try off road biking on one of several rail trails in the Otways.

 Bay of Islands Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go. Come early and participate in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

The Surf Coast

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the home of Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver. The official start point of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria’s surfing and beach worship capital.

Catch your first wave at Ocean GroveWith its gently rolling waves and clear blue waters, Ocean Grove is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Australia for those wanting to learn how to surf.

Walking tracks, Taste of the Hinterland and Bike Tracks are all part of the Surf Coast Things to Do in addition to surfing.

Experience the exhilaration of kayaking along the stunning shores of Geelong and the Surf Coast. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the crystal-clear waters as you paddle past golden sandy beaches, majestic cliffs, and rolling waves. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned kayaker, offers unforgettable experiences that showcase the natural wonders of this coastal paradise. Explore hidden coves, encounter marine life, and connect with nature in a thrilling and serene adventure. Discover the joy of kayaking in Geelong and the Surf Coast, where breathtaking landscapes and exciting waterways await your exploration.

The You Yangs

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Magnificent views, birdlife and a mecca for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers - welcome to the You Yangs! The distinctive granite peaks of this park rise abruptly from the flat plains below. Flinders Peak and Big Rock have panoramic views out to Melbourne.  The You Yangs are just 30 minutes away from Geelong.