Bellarine House accommodates eight people comfortably and can accommodate two extra people on a futon sofa bed. It is located in the quieter part of old Ocean Grove and is central to everything on offer. Bellarine House has comfortable beds and furniture with modern, energy efficient appliances.
Upstairs at Bellarine House consists of :
Lonsdale Suite - King size bed which can be separated into twin singles
Ensuite with twin shower
Barwon Room - Queen size bed
Grove Room - Twin single beds
Barwon and Grove Rooms share a full bathroom and separate toilet
Large Kitchen - Refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, pantry, island bench
cutlery, crockery, electrical appliances, coffee machine
Dining Room - Dining table with seating for eight, three stools at the island bench
Lounge Room - Leather couches, tub chair, 80cm LCD TV, DVD player, CD player,
Outside Deck - BBQ and outdoor setting that seats eight
Downstairs consists of:
Blue Waters Suite - King size bed which can be separated into twin singles
Lounge area with a luxurious sofa, 80cm LCD TV, DVD player
Laundry - Washing machine, dryer
If you are wanting to get away from the crowds and still be close to all the conveniences then this is the place for your holiday. Come and enjoy all Bellarine House has to offer. Visit our website for further information.
What's near Bellarine House?
Childrens playground - One minute
Blue Waters Lake - Two minutes
Shops, cafes, restaurants - Ten minutes
Barwon River - Fifteen minutes
Main Beach - Twenty minutes
The playground has equipment for small children and plenty of space for older children to kick a ball.
Blue Waters Lake is a hidden gem and the entrance is only a short walk from Bellarine House. The lake has a lot of birdlife all throughout the year and there are beautiful old trees to shade your walk on a hot day. It's a beautiful stroll at any time of year. If you want to walk a full lap around the lake it will take you about twenty minutes.
The Terrace is our main street and it has many restaurants; Italian, Chinese, Thai, Modern Australian. There are also lots of cafes, specialty shops, banks and a supermarket. Behind the main street is Park Lane. Park Lane has a large carpark, bakeries, health food, fruit and vegie shops and more specialty shops.
If you like a good walk you can go through the playground, half way around the lake, across to the river and walk all the way to Barwon Heads (4kms). If that's too far you can cut from the river across to the main beach and back up Field St (2kms). Anywhere in between is possible! These walks will satisfy your need for rejuvenating and revitalising yourself on your holiday. Some of the loveliest things in life are on your doorstep.
The main beach is a twenty minute walk direct from Bellarine House or you can head to the river in fifteen. Bellarine House allows you to leave the car behind.
Attractions you must see!
All of the above walks are accessible by car and then there are many places as close as ten minutes away and up to two hours if you'd like to explore further. We suggest you begin with the Bellarine Peninsula then, if you have the time, the Surfcoast and the Great Ocean Road.
Ask us about these Touring Routes:
Bellarine Taste Trail
Otway Harvest Trail
Bellarine Rail Trail
Then there's the:
Ocean Grove Nature Reserve - Ocean Grove Nature Reserve protects the last remaining stand of original woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula, making it a haven for native plants and animals. Wildflowers including lilies and orchids can be found throughout the reserve and are best seen in spring.
Choose from short strolls to longer walks. Meandering trails and management tracks allow walkers to explore the plants and animals of the reserve and the wetland area.
Clifton Springs Dell - Under the Clifton Springs Country Club and Golf Course is one of the Geelong region’s hidden treasures- the Clifton Springs Dell or Fairy Dell as it was also known. This natural amphitheatre has a beautiful setting and offers spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay with the You Yangs and Melbourne’s high-rise skyline in the distance.
For the Love of Grape Bellarine Wine Tours offers a relaxing and memorable experience to the variety of wineries on offer in the Bellarine, Geelong (Surf Coast), Moorabool areas. Their tours offer the convenience of collection and drop off to Bellarine House. Ask us for more information or to book a tour.
Oakdene Vineyards is a 6 minute drive from Bellarine House and has a cellar door and restaurant. Oakdene won two awards at the 2012 Victorian Awards for Excellence.
Jack Rabbit Winery has unnrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines along with contemporary a la carte dining make this a great location for many an occasion.
Other wineries include Kilgour Estate which was only established in 1989 but has fast become renowned as one of our best, producing very nice chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. The winery is a 20 minute drive towards Portarlington and offers wine tasting and cellar door sales on weekends and some other times throughout the year. Scottsman’s Hill Winery is also another award winning wine producer with absolutely delightful chardonnay, cabernet merlot, sauvignon blanc and Riesling.
Point Lonsdale Light House: Tours of Point Lonsdale Lighthouse are conducted by Queenscliffe Maritime Museum by arrangement with the Port of Melbourne Corporation which controls the lighthouse. Access to Point Lonsdale Light is by pre-booked guided tour only. All tours take approximately 1/2 an hour.
Markets: 1st Sunday: Ocean Grove, Oct to Easter at Kingston Park, Apr to September
Bellarine Aquatic Centre
2nd Sunday: Point Lonsdale (year round)
3rd Sunday: Drysdale (October to May)
4th Sunday: Queenscliff (September to May) and Portartlington (year round)
Saturdays in January: Barwon Heads and St Leonards
Other markets: Geelong Farmers Market, Bellarine Farmers Market, Queenscliff Maritime Swap Meet
Fort Queenscliff: Dates from 1860 when an open battery was constructed on Shortland's Bluff to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy the rare opportunity to tour a 19th Century Coastal Artillery Fort (operating as an Australian Army Base) with over 150 years of Australia's heritage on display. A tour of the Fort takes approx. 1 & 1/2 hours and includes a visit to the museum and the magazines buried under the cliffs of Shortland's Bluff.
Morning & afternoon tea facilities available for groups; enquire for details.
Ferry Day Trip: Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from Queenscliff on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities or leave the car in the car park and go as a foot passenger. The ferry has spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.
There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.
Be served High Tea in the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry twice per month on Sunday. See their website for details.
Arriving at Sorrento, you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings. Walk to cafes and specialty shops or drive along the Mornington Peninsula for the day.
On your return, Queenscliff is dominated by the fascinating 1860s Fort Queenscliff, but has many gracious old buildings including grand historic hotels and guesthouses.
The specially designed all weather ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, no turning required.
Golf Courses: Ocean Grove Golf Club
Barwon Heads Golf Club
13th Beach Golf Club
Lonsdale Golf Club
Curlewis Golf Club
Queenscliff Golf Club
Clifton Springs Golf Club
Portarlington Golf Club
Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary: Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha predominately composed of reef. The eastern half of the reef is basalt, formed from lava flow, and is exposed to the flow of the river. The western side is old sandstone and influenced by ocean swell. On the outer edges of the reef are the wrecks of two ships.
The Blues Train: Starts and finishes in Queenscliff. You'll go on an incredible blues journey down the tracks, and at the end you'll be safely deposited back on the historic Queenscliff railway platform.
The journey includes four musical performances of 30 minutes each, with an interval and rest stop between each. You change carriages at each interval so that everyone gets to see all four acts.
And there's so much more...............................just let us know your interests and we'll let you know what's on offer on the Bellarine and surrounds.