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Geelong and The Bellarine Insights

Discover food and wine, historic seaside villages and breathtaking natural beauty in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, one hour from Melbourne.

Well-known for

  • Waterfront - the original sea change
  • Coastal villages
  • Fresh seafood (mussel and abalone)
  • Restaurants, cider breweries and wineries
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending Dec 2017)

Geelong and The Bellarine

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 M Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2015/16
Key Insights
$542MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account)
6,000Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account) 
57,000International Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$91MInternational Overnight Expenditure (Year ending Dec 2017)
3,695,000Domestic Daytrip Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
1,359,000Domestic Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$821MDomestic Visitor Expenditure (Year ending Dec 3017)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2015-16 Report by Tourism Research Australia.


Festival and Arts

  • Geelong After Dark
  • Portarlington Mussel Festival
  • Toast to The Coast Wine Festival
  • Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong 
  • Queenscliff Music Festival
  • Meredith Music Festival
  • Queenscliff Winter Weekends
  • National Celtic Festival Portarlington 
  • White Night Geelong


  • Football - Australian Football League
  • Soccer - Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners (co-funded Sport and Recreation Victoria)
  • Cricket - T20, Big Bash League
  • Motoring - Geelong Revival Motoring Festival
  • Golf - Victorian Open 
  • Cycling - Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
  • Sailing - Festival of Sails and SuperFoilers Grand Prix
  • Triathlon - Ironman 70.3 Geelong
  • Walking/Hiking - Destination Walking Event