Aerial image of Clifton Springs & Port Phillip Bay

48 hours on The Bellarine

The Bellarine is a coastal paradise just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne yet worlds apart in terms of tranquillity and charm. With its beaches, rolling vineyards, and vibrant cultural scene, The Bellarine beckons travellers seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re a foodie eager to taste your way through the region, an outdoor enthusiast craving adrenaline-fuelled activities, or simply looking to unwind amidst stunning natural beauty, The Bellarine is waiting to be explored.

Getting to The Bellarine

The Bellarine is an easy destination regardless of where you’re coming from.

From the west, you can simply follow the Bellarine Highway. Alternatively, if you’re coming from the east, board your car onto Searoad Ferries departing from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Ferries depart on an hourly basis and the journey typically lasts about 40 minutes. Be prepared to be amazed by Queenscliff’s new terminal, TARRA Queesncliff, which features an elegant bar, gift shop, and restaurant as well.

Ferry sailing in waters with pier in front

See & Do

Begin your Bellarine adventure with a visit to Tuckerberry Hill, a berry farm offering sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Spend the morning picking your own fresh fruit, immersing yourself in nature’s bounty and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Skydive Great Ocean Road awaits. Experience the thrill of tandem skydiving over the stunning coastline of The Bellarine, taking in breathtaking views of the waters below. It’s an exhilarating way to start your day and create memories that will last a lifetime.

After your skydiving adventure, take time to explore the charming boutiques and artisan shops scattered throughout The Bellarine. Order your City Maps Illustrated map to grab a unique souvenir of your visit, or get creative with a pottery class at Hazy Tales. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or looking to channel your inner artist, The Bellarine’s vibrant arts scene is not to be missed.

Male picking blueberries
Tuckerberry Hill

Eat & Drink

For a leisurely breakfast, head to Annie’s Provedore, a charming cafe known for its delicious artisan fare and laid-back atmosphere. Fuel up for the day ahead with hearty breakfast dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and savour every bite as you soak in the relaxed Hesse St vibes.

When lunchtime rolls around, make your way to Fork N Flower for a mouthwatering meal crafted from the finest local produce. Indulge in a selection of dishes bursting with flavour – it’s the perfect spot to unwind.

As the sun sets, treat yourself to dinner at The Covenant Wine Bar. This intimate wine bar offers an extensive selection of wines from local and international producers, as well as a menu of innovative dishes inspired by the region’s culinary heritage. Sit back, relax, and let the warm ambience and delicious food transport you to a world of indulgence and luxury.

Family sat at table at cafe
Fork N Flower

Stay

After a day of adventure, retreat to the luxurious Starhaven Retreat for a restful night’s sleep. The internationally acclaimed home is located on beautiful gardens overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay, this boutique accommodation offers unparalleled comfort and style. Relax and rejuvenate knowing that you’re experiencing the best of what The Bellarine has to offer.

Outside of Starhaven Retreat - International Acclaimed Accommodation
Starhaven Retreat

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