Bellarine Peninsula

$1490

  • Seven days self-guided walking holiday itinerary (including five days of walking).
  • Six nights local boutique accommodation.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Daily luggage transfers.
  • Welcome pack including detailed walking tour trail notes, maps and luggage tags.
  • Premium local dining experience on your last night, including food and wine.
  • 24-hour local customer support.
  • Walk the sleepy seaside towns of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.
  • Explore world-class wineries and restaurants.
  • Spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, with breathtaking views of the Melbourne city skyline.
  • Explore local maritime history, modern local artists and encounters with Australian wildlife.

Bellarine Peninsula walking holidays

Greater Geelong and the Bellarine is a globally recognised destination, offering a world-class visitor experience. The Bellarine Peninsula is bordered by the Bass Strait and Port Phillip, offering magnificent views of the Melbourne city skyline and the Barwon River. Offering more than 140 hectares of vines – producing some of the best cool climate wines in the country – along with an emerging aquaculture industry, our Bellarine Peninsula walking holidays will have you sipping chilled Pinot Gris and eating world-class seafood in no time.

Day One 

Arrive in Barwon Heads, a popular coastal community that boasts the contrast of the quiet Barwon River and the breathtaking surf at Thirteenth Beach. Enjoy exploring this beautiful town and its modern shops and boutique cafes.

Day Two 

Explore Barwon Heads and take in the stunning bluff that allows for panoramic views of the Bass Straight and the Barwon River. In addition to this you will be exploring the beautiful marsh lands, with the chance to visit a local wildlife park if you would like to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s favourite animals. 12 kilometres walked.

Day Three

Leaving Barwon Heads you will begin a 20-kilometre walk, taking in the beautiful seaside towns of Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. On this self-guided nature walk you will enjoy stunning views of the Surf Coast and rugged landscape. Upon arriving at Queenscliff, take in the picturesque light houses and the local maritime history. 19 kilometres walked.

Day Four

Explore Queenscliff. At the heart of the historic town are rail trails and art trails that can be explored. There is also an award-winning bakery and lots of beautiful shops and cafes that are waiting to be explored. 10 kilometres walked.

Day Five 

You will be transported from Queenscliff to St Leonards. This beautiful towns’ claim to fame is that it’s surrounded by a salt marsh wildlife reserve that provides a habitat for many bird species, including the critically endangered Orange Bellied Parrott. There is an option here to walk an additional 6 km, but it is well worth it to enjoy the serenity of Edwards Point. With views across Port Phillip Bay you will be able to see the city skyline of Melbourne. From here you will continue your self-guided nature walk, meandering around the coast via Indented Heads to the seaside village of Portarlington. 13 kilometres walked (19 kilometres walked if Point Edwards trail completed).

Day Six 

Day six is all about exploring the town of Portarlington. The height of the foreshore here enables some dramatic views to Melbourne and the You Yangs. The north-facing beaches attract hundreds of sun worshippers in the summer. Yet, only a few blocks back the land is rural, still running sheep and beef farms along with olive groves and vineyards. 14 kilometres walked.

Day Seven

We recommend you use your last day to continue to explore the local area. If you pass through Geelong as you head home, there are a number of wonderful things to see and do in this emerging cosmopolitan town. Or you can leave Portarlington and catch the ferry to Melbourne, arriving at the Docklands where you can enjoy a multitude of activities.

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