Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Geelong and the Bellarine

A thriving food and wine scene, calm breaks, stunning beaches and historic coastal towns.

Get to know Geelong and the Bellarine from your luxury accommodation base

Less than an hour’s drive south west of Melbourne sees travellers arrive in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula. From the Peninsula it is only a hop to one of Victoria’s most famous regions, the Great Ocean Road, but don’t neglect the Bellarine. This area is on the up, offering its visitors everything from a world-class waterfront precinct and a cosmopolitan vibe to smaller seaside towns and inland gourmet hotspots.

The natural place to start is Geelong. The city is a mix of the old and new: cool eateries are housed in refurbished industrial spaces and contemporary builds sit alongside historical structures. Pick up a coffee and wander the streets; Geelong as a booming street art scene. Or, you might make a beeline for the waterfront and settle yourself into one of the al fresco diners. Take your pick from upmarket eateries or a piping hot serving of classic fish and chips. When it’s AFL season, try your luck snagging a ticket to a Geelong Cats home game at Skilled Stadium.

Next on the list is Barwon Heads, a small coast town that has one of the best positions on the Peninsula. Along with rocky headland, ocean beaches and calm estuaries, Barwon Heads boasts a buzzing Main Street dotted with laidback diners, great cafes and small boutiques. Also in the Peninsula’s arsenal are Queenscliff, Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale.

As well as its coastal assets, Geelong and the Bellarine have a cracking food and wine scene. Explore the collection of local breweries, cellar doors, farmers markets and artisan growers by feasting your way through the stops on the Bellarine Taste Trail. Healthy appetites and room in your car boot for take-home samples are a must.

If you're looking for accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula, you'll be spoilt for choice with water activities and seaside historic towns, ride the cycle trails or simply take in the sights and enjoy the region’s fresh produce with some local fine wines.

Explore Beautiful Accommodation's selection of Geelong and the Bellarine accommodation, or browse through the range of boutique Victorian stays.