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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 June 2019)

Geelong and The Bellarine

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 B Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2016/17
Key Insights (Year Ending June 2019)
$783MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account)
8,100Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account) 
63,000International Overnight Visitors
$99MInternational Overnight Expenditure
4.2MDomestic Daytrip Visitors
1.7MDomestic Overnight Visitors
$971MDomestic Visitor Expenditure

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2016-17 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