Weekend Road Trip: Exploring Geelong and The Bellarine Peninsula

weekend road trip to geelong

A couple of months ago we decided to go on a mini road trip from Melbourne down the coast to Geelong. I’d been dying to get out of the city for a few days as we haven’t done much of our usual weekend holidaying around Australia this year due to our trip home in August.

We rented a car and drove down to Geelong early Saturday morning – the drive’s about an hour or so from Melbourne which meant we made it down in good time. I can’t say that I knew much about Geelong or the Bellarine Peninsula, but we managed to keep ourselves busy during our short visit.

Buckley Falls

Just a short ride from our accommodation at Discovery Holiday Parks, was Buckley Falls. These are fairly tucked away and you’d probably miss them if you weren’t looking properly. Buckley Falls are by no means the greatest waterfalls in Victoria, but they’re worth a visit if you’re in the area.

buckley falls geelong victoria



Exploring a little further afield than Geelong, we drove about 30-40 minutes to the Bellarine Peninsular to visit the town of Queenscliff. We had a wander around, and stumbled across an old train track with some retired train carriages – perfect photo opportunity, rude not to.

queenscliff victoria


Little Creatures Brewery

We’ve been to the original Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle in Perth last year, but I really enjoyed our visit to the Geelong one. Not to mention our favourite beer, Furphy is brewed here! We came here for dinner (the food is always pretty decent) and washed it down with a few pints.

little creatures brewery geelong


Bell’s Beach

On Sunday, we decided to stop at Bell’s Beach before heading back up to Melbourne. Despite being a fresh winter morning (bit chilly) we hung around to take in the views and watch some of the surfers braving the ice cold water.

bells beach victoria


We had an awesome stay at our Discovery Holiday Parks cabin, well worth it if you plan to visit the area for a short break.


It just proves that you really don’t have to travel far to explore!

Our stay was kindly sponsored by Discovery Holiday Parks, however all opinions are my own.


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