Mum and daughter on Queenscliff Pier looking out over ocean

Picnic perfection: a culinary adventure for the whole family on The Bellarine

Want to add a bit of flavour to your family holiday? Well, the Bellarine Taste Trail is the perfect place to start. Explore local purveyors and stock up your picnic basket must haves with the freshest delights the region has to offer.

First on your list is Bellarine Smokehouse, a haven for artisanal smoked fish products. Grab some of their best offerings to create the ultimate regional platter that will tantalise your taste buds. And don’t forget to browse their curated selection of delightful treats – you might just discover your new favourite snack!

Make your picnic pop with locally-made goodness! Swing by Manzanillo Grove for farm fresh olives, oils, and spreads. Their shop is packed with delicious produce to infuse your outdoor feast with authentic flavour.

Next, it’s off to White Fisheries for a the best seafood variety. Dive into the ocean’s bounty with the freshest catches straight from the sea. Whether you’re craving succulent prawns, fresh oysters, or plump scallops, you’ll find everything you need to elevate your picnic to gourmet status.

Finally, swing by Wallington’s Local Pantry to complete your picnic spread with additional goodies. From artisanal cheeses to gourmet condiments, you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your cravings and impress the family. And while you’re there, don’t miss the chance to pop over to Ket Baker – their sourdough croissants, breads, and pastries are simply divine.

With your provisions in hand, it’s time to head to the scenic shores of Queenscliff (we recommend Queenscliff Foreshore Reserve) for the pièce de résistance – a leisurely picnic surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the coastline. Spread out a blanket on the vast grass right by the sandy beach, with views of the pier and Princess Park Playground to keep the little ones entertained. Take in the sights and sounds of nature as you savour each bite of your delicious spread. Whether you’re sharing stories with family or simply basking in the moment, it’s a recipe for unforgettable memories.

So why wait? Grab your picnic basket and embark on a culinary adventure that’s sure to delight the whole family. With fresh local produce, stunning scenery, and plenty of laughter along the way, a day of exploring the provedores and farm gates of The Bellarine Taste Trail is calling your name. Bon appétit!

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