Melburnians have been making the drive down the Princes Hwy (Geelong Rd) to the seaside villages along the Bellarine Peninsula for more than a century. It's known for family-friendly and surf beaches, historic towns, and wonderful cool-climate wineries.
As well as linking up with the Great Ocean Road, it's just a short ferry trip from here over to the Mornington Peninsula.
The Wathaurong people, who resided here and along the coast to Lorne for over 25,000 years, are the traditional custodians of the Bellarine Peninsula.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Bellarine Peninsula.