Know It All - Geelong, Bellarine, Surfcoast - Summer 2022

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All the great things you love doing here may be a little different this summer as we do our best to keep you safe. Opening hours may differ and wait times may be longer than usual. So remember to book ahead, go with the flow and bear with us - it will always be worth the wait.


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NEW YEAR. NEW LOOK.

Welcome to the new look Know It All. The region’s favourite guide to all things Eat & Drink, Stay, Shop, Health & Beauty and Play has grown in size and also introduced a new section called Services which expands the list of local businesses you can continue to support. We think you’ll agree that our Design & Production Editor Samantha Hamilton has done a great job with the fresh contemporary design that helps our advertisers shine even brighter. We are also now giving local photographers a place to showcase their work featuring on our covers. As we emerge from another year of lockdowns and closures there has never been a more important time to support local. Enjoy the summer, stay safe and we will see you in the new year. Jon Zabiegala and Garry Flanigan Publishers Provincial Media www.provincialmedia.com.au knowitallmagazine

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Publisher/Managing Editor/Design Director Jon Zabiegala jon@provincialmedia.com.au | 0412 996 210 Publisher/Managing Director Garry Flanigan garry@provincialmedia.com.au | 0422 402 271 Design and Production Editor Samantha Hamilton production@provincialmedia.com.au | 0434 840 379 ADVERTISING Geelong/Bellarine Mark Towse mark@provincialmedia.com.au | 0488 488 162 Surf Coast/Geelong Anwen Thomas anwen@provincialmedia.com.au | 0451 662 028 Colac/Otways Garry Flanigan garry@provincialmedia.com.au | 0422 402 271

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BLACK SHEEP

Black Sheep is Geelong’s best kept secret! Located in the heart of the National Wool Museum, stop by to indulge in a local gin or two or stay a while to feast on modern European inspired dishes. Experience the regions’ very own ‘Chamber of Gin’ showcasing 5 local distilleries from the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast. Our team are shaking up spectacular cocktails for you to enjoy alongside a locally sourced sharing menu, full of twists on classic, elegant flavours. So if you’re chasing an exceptional dining experience in Geelong, look no further than Black Sheep. Open 7 days.

66 Brougham Street, Geelong 5223 2536 | manager@blacksheepgeelong.com.au www.blacksheepgeelong.com.au Black Sheep Geelong 14

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EDGE GEELONG

Edge is the place to be this summer – boasting a prime waterfront location, an extensive all day dining menu, innovative drinks list and a line up of fresh live entertainment! Try our tapas plates for something light to share or dine by the water with a dish from our seasonally inspired menus. As well as live acoustic and DJs, our curated cocktail menu has something for everyone after dark too. Spice up your Friday Knock offs with drink specials from 5pm and don’t forget our famous Cocktail House $12 cocktails Saturday and Sunday to #taketheedgeoff. Open 7 days.

6-8 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong 5222 2666 | enquiries@edgegeelong.com.au www.edgegeelong.com.au Edge Geelong

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THE 18TH AMENDMENT BAR

Nestled secretly above Little Malop Street Geelong is home to Geelong’s most awarded bar, multiple winner of Australian Regional Bar of the Year, The 18th Amendment Bar (A prohibition-style speakeasy) prides itself in delivering 1920s elegance with modern innovation. From their more than 600 bottle spirit selection to their theatrical or classic-style cocktails the 18th Amendment Bar is guaranteed to satisfy all your drinking needs. Stroll up the purposely-designed seedy staircase that resembles a wrought iron factory, pull on the lathe handle and be transported back to Chicago 1925. Then grab some ‘giggle juice’, ‘make some whoopee’ and try not to get too ‘zozzled’.

Open 7 nights a week 82a Little Malop Street, Geelong www.the18thamendmentbar.com.au the18thamendmentbar 16

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MANHATTAN BAR

Conveniently located in the heart of Geelong’s wining and dining precinct, Manhattan Bar is the perfect venue to kick back, relax and enjoy great drinks including delicious cocktails, plenty of craft beers, tasty wines and a fantastic selection of spirits and liqueurs. Manhattan Bar is a New York style Dive/Neighbourhood bar with a non-pretentious and really fun vibe. Whether it’s a perfectly made Old Fashioned, a whisky and beer or one of our famous syringe jelly shots, we promise you won’t be disappointed. With plenty of comfortable seating, old school tunes and great hospitality make sure visit the team and join us for some great fun. Thursday-Sunday nights.

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GROUNDS OF SOCIETY

Located at the ‘Business End’ of town, this welcoming, stylish licensed café offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re on the go, having a meeting or just catching up with friends. There is an all-day breakfast and lunch menu as well as a grab-and-go display case filled with daily-made treats to suit a variety of dietary requirements. Grounds of Society offers catering services from small office meetings to larger events upon request and function space is also available. To pre order online download the Grounds of Society app through the APP Store or Google Play. Open Monday-Friday from 6.30am-3pm. Refer to socials for opening times updates.

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NEWFOLK CAFÉ

Nestled away in an old butcher’s building on a quiet Skene Street corner you’ll find Newfolk, a welcoming neighbourhood cafe serving SmallBatch coffee, an all-day menu and some chilled vibes. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am we strive to bring you the best we can from local farmers, backyard gardens and producers around, all the while keeping things seasonal and delicious. Sustainable values are at the core of what we do and we are always striving to make moves towards zero waste. So come in and hangout for a bit, we’d love to hang with you.

1/105 Skene Street, Newtown 5222 1647 | harry@newfolkcafe.com Newfolk Café

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NEKO GEELONG

neko Geelong is a Japanese and Asian fusion cafe. “neko, ねこ, 猫” literally means cat in Japanese and our mission is to bring a cat-themed and a Japanese/Asian style eatery to Geelong. Our menu reflects the usage of local produce and an array of Asian and Western cooking techniques to bring a special culinary experience to our guests. Our house blend coffee is a traditionally roasted beans from Antico in Melbourne and it has a nutty flavour and we occasionally have Single Origin as our specials. We also provide a wide range of milk options including oat and lactose free milk. Currently open for breakfast and lunch from 7am-3pm Monday-Friday. Catering options also available.

237 Ryrie Street, Geelong 5221 3028 | nekogeelong@gmail.com www.nekogeelong.com nekogeelong 20

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EMPIRE GRILL

Geelong’s oldest continually-trading restaurant has always been known as an establishment where one expects the finer touches as an everyday standard. A unique dining experience to excite your tastebuds, perfect for your next special occasion. A must for visitors or locals. Not only one of Geelong’s most popular restaurants, the Empire Grill is also an ideal venue for your next function. Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner.

66 McKillop Street, Geelong 5223 2132 www.empiregrill.com.au Empire Grill

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PARKERS STEAKHOUSE

Since opening our doors in January 2006, Parkers has become a hit and favourite of locals and visitors from far and wide. Located in an historic bluestone building built in 1853, Parkers has a comfortable ambience to suit all diners. With 13 different cuts of prime pasture-fed six-star beef there will be an option for all meat lovers. If beef isn’t your thing then choose from either the signature dish of Pork Spare Ribs, Lamb Cutlets, Grilled Chicken Breast, Atlantic Salmon or even a vegetarian meal. Open 5 nights Tuesday-Saturday. Bookings essential, ALL bookings online at parkerssteakhouse.com.au

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CAFÉ GO

Geelong’s No.1 café is a couple of blocks back from the waterfront in Geelong’s CBD and has a leafy bohemian courtyard oasis, open fireplaces, all day breakfast, boozy lunches, tasty take-away and delicious Proud Mary Coffee. GO! has revolutionised take-away and now offers healthy home meal delivery, chef-prepared meals, fresh flowers, foodie essentials and antipasto boxes all packaged in compostable packaging. We deliver all over Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and parts of the Surf Coast. Order online. Give us a GO!, use coupon code ‘Goondoit’ for 10% OFF your first order. Let us bring our hospitality to you. Open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm. Saturday 8am-4pm.

37 Bellerine Street, Geelong 5229 4752 | eat@cafego.com.au www.cafego.com.au Café Go

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BB CHICKEN AND PUB

BB Chicken and Pub is inspired by authentic Korean style fried chicken. Select from our vast menu of fried chicken with different flavours, burgers and bites. We have 15 tap beers and ciders, different flavours of soju, cocktails and mocktails with modern vibes. Enjoy a schooner for just $6 during our daily Happy Hour from 5pm to 6pm and on Thursday nights we have $19 cocktail jugs. Bring your friends and have a great night out at BB Chicken an Pub. Open Monday to Thursday 11.30am-3pm and 5-9pm. Friday and Saturday 11.30am-10pm.

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DOSA HUT

Are you looking for reliable and authentic Indian food in Geelong? Australia’s popular Indian restaurant is now serving Geelong with popular dishes! Our chefs have mastered the art of making the dosa, and we serve the largest variety of Dosas. With over 90 varieties at last count, and new ones that our chefs keep coming up with. We also serve the best biryani, Indo-Chinese and even Indian street food Chaat. And not to mention, desserts too, which makes it possible to enjoy a delicious multi-course Indian meal with family and friends. Opening times Tuesday to Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday to Sun 12pm-10pm.

126 Ryrie Street, Geelong 0480 147 048 www.dosahut.net.au/indian-restaurant-geelong dosahutgeelong

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ANTHER DISTILLERY

The Anther Distillery is a place of wonder for the cocktail and spirit lover! Just over an hour drive from Melbourne, The Anther Distillery is housed in the historical Federal Woollen Mills, built in 1915 in North Geelong. Hosting Australia’s Champion Gin (2018, 2019), The Anther Distillery offers gin tastings, cocktails, distillery experiences, events and all things gin! Open hours: Cellar Door – Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-5.30pm, Friday, 12pm-8pm. Distillery Bar – Friday 3pm-8pm. Tastings and Distillery Bar – Saturday & Sunday 12pm-6pm. PH3 Federal Mills, 33 Mackey Street, North Geelong We’re right underneath the big FEDERAL MILLS CHIMNEY! 0424 781 543 | hello@anther.com.au anther.com.au antherspirits 26

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EPIC TASTE EXPERIENCES

EAT, DRINK, RELAX AND RECONNECT WINERIES + MICRO-BREWERS + DISTILLERIES + FAB FOOD PRODUCERS = EPIC TASTE EXPERIENCES New to the region? Enthusiastic about food and wine? Looking for an epic experience? Each tour is private and crafted bespoke for you. We collaborate with you to ensure you have an epic experience. We’ll explore the region’s delicious wonders, hidden behind unassuming farm gates and homesteads to discover the most innovative artisan makers and growers. FALL IN LOVE WITH OUR REGION. 0411 151 920 | info@epictasteexperiences.com www.epictasteexperiences.com epictasteexperiences.com.au epictasteexperiences epicureantastetouring epictasteexper1 #tastetour #epicureantastetouring #epictasteexperiences 27


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GOLDEN DRAGON YUM CHA RESTAURANT

Since opening in the heart of Geelong CBD at the historical Old Bank building in 2015, Golden Dragon Yum Cha has been known as the most authentic Chinese restaurant in Geelong. We are committed to offering our patrons high-quality and authentic Chinese cuisines. We specialise in yum cha, guaranteed to be fresh and of excellent quality. Our chef has chosen a range of traditional Chinese dishes using seasonal fresh ingredients picked from our local supplier. From casual yum cha and dining to corporate functions and weddings, we cater for all occasions. Dine in – takeaway – delivery. Open Monday 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. Closed Tuesdays. Wednesday-Saturday 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. Sunday 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm. 154A Moorabool Street, Geelong 9016 8278 www.goldendragonyumcha.com.au Golden Dragon Yum Cha Restaurant Geelong 28

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SHINYA RAMEN & BAR

Shinya Ramen is an authentic and traditional ramen restaurant that boasts an experienced Japanese chef with a passion for his craft. If it’s soul warming ramen served with the flair and integrity that only a real ramen chef can provide, then look no further than Shinya Ramen. Located in Geelong’s very own university district and close to the waterfront. Open Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm. Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. Geelong Sunday-Thursday 11am-8.30pm. Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm. Brand new stores now open in Little Malop Street zone and in the popular Torquay town centre. Waurn Ponds Store, 132-138 Colac Road | 5200 9348 8a Gheringhap Street, Geelong | 5222 4162 7 McLarty Place, Geelong | 5200 7220 Shop 10, 6-8 Gilbert Street, Torquay www.shinyaramen.com.au Shinya Ramen Geelong shinyaramenwaurnponds

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MAVS GREEK RESTAURANT

Mavs, Geelong’s only authentic Greek restaurant, is located in the heart of Geelong CBD in the bustling restaurant precinct on Little Malop Street. Opened and operated by the Mavromoustakos family since 2017, Mavs Greek restaurant has become one of the most popular destinations in Geelong, where you can enjoy your favourite freshly cooked Greek dishes and famous Greek hospitality. Whether it’s a friends catch-up, a quiet couple’s dinner, corporate event or our famous live Greek music Zorba night we will make your Greek experience authentic and unforgettable. Open Monday from 5pm-9pm, Wednesday to Friday 12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-9.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-10pm. Closing times indicate kitchen closing. 73A Little Malop Street, Geelong 5221 0837 www.atmavs.com.au Mavs Greek Restaurant 30

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MEXICAN GRAFFITI

This is Geelong’s longest standing restaurant, it prides itself on a family friendly and fun atmosphere with the space to cater for large tables and any type of celebration. Separate function or dining also available upstairs. Book now if you feel like a margarita or corona bucket, nachos, fajitas, burrito bowl or something else off our extensive but reasonable menu. We also have a vegan gluten and vegetarian menu. Open Tuesday to Thursday 4pm till late and Friday to Sunday 11.30am till late. Bookings essential.

43 Yarra Street, Geelong 03 5222 2036 www.mexicangraffiti.com.au Mexican Graffiti 31


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MURPHYS

There’s something for everyone at Geelong’s original meeting place, from our classic Restaurant to Irish Front Bar and all the way up to our Rooftop and Skygarden. Immerse yourself in sunshine and breathtaking views while sipping cocktails and craft beer, watch your favourite teams live in HD with Guinness in hand, take the night off and let our chef’s feed the crew, team-up for weekly trivia or tune into our best homegrown live music talents. Hosting a special event? From cocktail parties to sit-down meals, there’s function options for any occasion and budget. Get in touch for more info. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

30 Aberdeen Street, Geelong West 5221 4335 Murphys Geelong 32

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PAKINGTON PANTRY

Our owner has more than 20 years experience in hospitality working in Melbourne and wanted to bring that vibe down to his hometown. At Pakington Pantry we strive to produce extraordinary food in a casual restaurant environment. We use local, fresh, high-quality produce as much as possible to create our dishes and our menu is always changing, keeping the favourites available throughout the year. Coffee is just as important with our house blend Dark Horse roasted by Five Senses. The blend presents herbal aromas and dark chocolate flavours, with hints of blackcurrant notes. Open 7 days 8am-2pm. Outdoor seating available.

3/328 Pakington Street, Newtown 5223 3232 www.pakingtonpantry.com.au Pakington Pantry

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KING OF THE CASTLE

King of the Castle Café is a family owned business located at the north end of Pakington Street in Geelong West, supplying Padre Coffee and offering an all day breakfast and lunch menu you just can’t refuse. With locally sourced quality produce, the chefs provide seasonally inspired menus down to the finest detail and taste combinations that have taken time and effort to perfect. With our industrial cool vibe and ambient tunes playing we aim to make everyone feel welcome. So next time you are our way, why not pop in for a speciality coffee or something off the menu fit for a King and judge for yourself. Bookings can be made via our website www.kingofthecastlecafe.com.au or for your more relaxed spontaneous breakfast or lunch needs walk-ins are always welcome. Open 7 days a week Monday to Friday 6:30am-3pm, Saturday 7:30am-3pm & Sunday 7:30am-2pm 24 Pakington Street, Geelong West 5223 1341 | kingofthecastlegeelong@gmail.com www.kingofthecastlecafe.com.au kingofthecastlecafe 34

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SKINNY DIPPERS CAFÉ

At Skinny Dippers Café we strive to bring you the best café experience at both our Newtown and East Geelong locations. Our menu is carefully constructed to give you the best the season has to offer. We have something to suit a vast range of dietary requirements which includes vegan-friendly options, on our separate plant-based menu, as well as plenty of non-gluten fare. Our cakes and slices are all made in house using quality ingredients. If you like coffee as much as we do then you will love Mikro Coffee, our award winning roaster of choice. 2 Lambert Avenue, Newtown 4222 9542 | skinnydipperscafe@gmail.com Skinny Dippers

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261 Myers Street, East Geelong 5229 8399 | skinnydipperseg@gmail.com www.skinnydipperscafe.com.au Skinny Dippers East Geelong

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SWEET SANDY’S CAFÉ DE WHEELS

Where a creative illusion becomes a decadent reality. Sweet Sandy’s Cafe de Wheels is a Vintage Retro Caravan purposely built to host an Espresso Coffee and Specialist Tea Bar (selling tea’s not available elsewhere in Geelong) which also specialises in decadently different sweet things and creative savoury things all made with love by chef Sandy. Drop in for your favourite hot drink along with a piece of a decadently different cake/biscuit or tart as you are passing by for something a bit different! Hire us for your next event!

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AUSTRALIAN TEA MASTERS – WELL BAR –

Australian Tea Masters has opened a new Well Bar concept which will be the first tea bar in Geelong serving the largest range of teas in Australia, beautiful wellness and tea blends all blended in their own factory. The Well Bar also serves a great range of non-alcoholic beverages,tea cocktails and wellness treats. Located on Ryrie Street, the tea bar stocks more than 200 specialty teas, tea blends and herbal tisanes. Using revolutionary brewing equipment, having a tea at Well Bar will be a unique and exciting experience for each customer with tea served in expressive, innovative, and fun ways, all whilst providing tea education. A huge selection of retail tea packs as well as tea ware is also available for purchase. Wellbar was developed by Australian Tea Masters, a leading tea training and tea blending organisation. Open Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm.

107 Ryrie Street, Geelong 0400 918 892 | info@australianteamasters.com.au www.australianteamasters.com.au australianteamasters

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THE BREAK ARTISAN BAKERY

The Break Artisan Bakery is a wholesale bakery based at Breakwater, Geelong. We pride ourselves on using quality ingredients to create our wide range of delicious breads and pastries that have been satisfying Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Golden Plains and Surf Coast customers for more than 20 years. We have a retail outlet located at Breakwater where you can purchase a selection of our handmade goodies. Our retail outlet is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

33 Leather Street, Breakwater 5229 7889 www.thebreakartisanbakery.com thebreakartisanbakery 38

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WINSTON & CO CAFÉ

Find all your favourites from Butter Chicken to Sticky Date Pudding at Winston & Co Café. Owner Ange opened her delightful café last year after running a successful catering business, Simple Catering Solutions, so she knows what you want! With beautiful customer service, friendly smiles and delicious food – and a glowing reputation for their great coffee – they are a hit with the locals who strongly support the café. The friendly team also offer thoughtfully constructed food packages including savoury boxes, dessert packages, brunch boxes, scone packs and more! Open Monday to Friday 7am-2pm. Saturday 7am-1pm.

172 Boundary Road, Thomson 0439 858 052 winstonandcocafe@gmail.com winstonandcocafe

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WOODHOUSE CAFÉ

Tucked away behind a large glass facade on the busy High Street strip, our warm and charismatic café pays homage to our predecessor – the former Belmont House and Hardware. Walk through the big wooden doors and you will find one of our highly skilled baristas pumping out your brew of choice by Melbourne roasters, Five Sense. Woodhouse is famous for jaffles known as Jafflehouse which is available on ubereats to order. Our chefs are continually pushing the limits to produce fresh, seasonal and delicious breakfast and lunch options. Looking for a function venue? We do that too!

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63DEGREES HIGHTON

63Degrees Highton is located in the Highton Village and is serving up Clark Street coffee daily and is accomplishing new feats. Our menu features an abundance of delicious sweet and savory dishes with ample options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant. All our staff aim to deliver exceptional service and provide a friendly and relaxing environment. Catering is also available for all occasions. Gift vouchers available. Fresh all day menu available from 7am. Open Monday to Sunday 7am-3pm.

87A Barrabool Road, Highton 5241 6833 | 63degreeshighton@gmail.com www.63degreeshighton.com 63 Degrees Highton

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TEMPTING TASTES ASIAN RESTAURANT

We have something for everyone within our tantalising menu selection. Our fine Chinese food ranges from – soups, dim sim, entrees, Noodle Soups, Rice dishes, Noodle dishes, Box Options with Beef, Pork, Seafood, Duck, Mushroom, Omelette, Vegetable, Sizzling, Combinations. Gluten free options available. Abundance of delicious dishes to choose from made from fresh quality ingredients, cooked to perfection by our authentic Chinese chef. Dine in and enjoy the ambience of our authentic Asian restaurant. Menulog – Deliveroo – Uber Eats – Door Dash. Trading hours 10am-10pm Armstrong Creek Shopping Centre, 500-540 Torquay Road, Armstrong Creek 5297 7977 | 0431 007 544 www.temptingtastesarmstrong.com.au temptingtastesarmstrongcreek 42

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TEMPTING TASTES ASIAN RESTAURANT

We have something for everyone within our tantalising menu selection. Entrees, Soups, Noodles and Rice Dishes, Beef, Pork, Seafood, Duck, Mushroom, Vegetables – Meal Deals and Box Options. An abundance of delicious dishes to choose from. Vegan and Gluten Free – ask in house. We pride ourselves in using fresh quality ingredients to create our special custom Chinese dishes. Dine in and enjoy the atmosphere in our authentic Asian restaurant. Menulog – Uber Eats – Deliveroo – Door Dash. Trading hours 10am-10pm

142A Pakington Street, Geelong West 5223 3878 | 0424 368 068 www.temptingtastesgeelong.com.au Tempting Tastes Asian Restaurant 43


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MY BELLARINE KITCHEN

My Bellarine Kitchen is a small home-based baker of cakes, pies, biscuits and sweet treats on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Everything is handcrafted to order with the best quality ingredients (local where possible) by Gabi, a qualified pastry chef with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Gabi brings her love of good old fashioned homemade baking to you made with passion, care and that professional touch. Browse our website for the full cakes and bakes menu and follow our socials to see what is baking this week!

0491 757 647 | mybellarinekitchen@gmail.com www.mybellarinekitchen.com.au mybellarinekitchen 44

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THE COVENANT WINE BAR

The Covenant Wine Bar, Ocean Grove, has recently been refurbished, re-named and relaunched. The space now comfortably seats 30 or more inside and some great street dining too. It is perfect for a private function, get together with friends or a romantic rendezvous With an emphasis on local wines and a select few from around the country, there is always something interesting being poured. The menu is a wonderful selection of Australian charcuterie and cheeses and pizzas with other nibbles and vegan and dessert platters rounding out the menu. A great space to catch up with friend or enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set. The Covenant Wine Bar is the go to place to head to in the heart of Ocean Grove.

2/62 The Terrace, Ocean Grove 5256 3590 | info@thecovenantwinebar.com.au www.thecovenantwinebar.com.au thecovenantwinebar

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THE DRIFTWOOD CAFÉ

We are a café that serves great coffee and fantastic all day breakfasts and lunches. Open Friday and Saturday evenings too. At the Driftwood Café we have a philosophy of using fresh, local, free range, seasonal and organic produce, where possible and we pride ourselves on the quality of ingredients and dishes produced. With a few dedicated fruit and vegetable growers bringing in bags of fresh produce every week and some occasional gardeners with an over supply, we are happy to use products grown in the local area. This was we are able to keep our menu as seasonal as possible, and keep our carbon foot print down. The Driftwood is happy to cater to groups large and small in the café or bringing The Driftwood experience to you. No function is too big or too small.

64D The Terrace, Ocean Grove 5255 1832 | driftwoodcafeog@gmail.com www.thedriftwoodcafe.com.au driftwoodoceangrove 46

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CHEEKY COW

Escape the hustle and bustle of the main street. Situated directly across the road from the beach with plenty of parking (or at 7W if walking along the beach), we have something for everyone at the cheeky cow! We offer a friendly, beachy and relaxing experience and a great ‘value for money’ tasty menu. With awesome coffee, cakes, shakes, meals, free wifi, a dog and child-friendly facilities, we have everything you could want from a café’! Dine in or take away, 7 days from 8am. If the flags are out – we are open – See you at the cheeky cow!!

131 Ocean Throughway, Ocean Grove 5255 1677 | coffee@cheekycow.com.au www.cheekycow.com.au The Cheeky Cow

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FLYING BRICK CIDER CO.

This retro-inspired landmark venue is a must. Think innovative space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, live music every Friday from 6pm and Saturday from 3pm. Now you’ve got an inkling of what to expect – fabulous, funky, fun! Established in 2010, Flying Brick ciders are traditionally crafted from 100% natural fruit – no sugars, colours, flavourings or concentrates. Open 7 Days 11am-5pm. Dinner Friday and Saturday nights. Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.

1251 Bellarine Highway (enter via Swan Bay Road), Wallington 5250 6577 | info@flyingbrickciderco.com.au www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au Flying Brick Cider Co 48

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JACK RABBIT VINEYARD

Jack Rabbit Vineyard’s restaurant, winery and cellar door boasts panoramic views across the bay to Melbourne, the You Yangs and Geelong and has forged a reputation as a gastronomic showpiece of The Bellarine backed up by a stable of multi award-winning wines. The restaurant offers a stunning, seasonal a-la-carte menu featuring an abundance of local produce guaranteed to indulge. For those opting for a more casual dining experience, the spectacular House of Jack Rabbit cellar door and tasting room serves up a terrific café-style menu. Open 7 Days 10am-5pm. Dinner Friday and Saturday nights.

85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine 5251 2223 | enquiries@jackrabbitvineyard.com.au www.jackrabbitvineyard.com.au Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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LEURA PARK ESTATE

Local favourite, Leura Park Estate is renowned as a dynamic force in the production of outstanding cool climate wines, all estate grown. One can only revel in a guided tasting. A cellar door experience will delight, with its rustic chic ambience and friendly staff. Enjoy the much-loved, grassy al fresco area or the ‘Vault’, the opera house-esque living art style compound. Feast on signature Al Fresco platters, stone based pizzas, ‘Saltdog’ freshly battered local fish and chips, Moroccan Lamb or perhaps a hearty fillet steak sandwich? Live music every Sunday, all year round, completes a brilliant picture of relaxation and enjoyment. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. 7 days in January.

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LIGHTHOUSE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL SHOP

The Lighthouse olive grove is located in the heart of the Bellarine with stunning views across the bay to Queenscliff. Lighthouse creates premium, extra virgin olive oils, wholly grown, picked and produced on the farm, with oils ranging from mild, to intense, robust flavours. The collection includes citrus oils that have been made with whole fruit to give a truly zesty flavour. Lighthouse olive expert Rosie is there to guide you through the flavour profiles. The shop offers gourmet pantry items, olive oil products, Oakdene Wines and the award-winning, much-hyped restaurant Merne is located upstairs. Open Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm.

648 Andersons Road, Drysdale 5251 1100 | lighthouseoliveoilshop@oakdene.com.au www.lighthouseoliveoil.com.au lighthouseoliveoil

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PIER VIEW LOLLY SHOP

The Pier View Lolly Shop in Portarlington’s main street is a place of memories and enjoyment of your favourite childhood lollies. Our shop stocks a large variety of container-based pick and mix lollies, prepacked boiled lollies, candy and chocolate bars from England, America and New Zealand along with a selection of Dutch liquorice. We also have a range of gluten-free and sugar-free lollies. Milk-shakes, thick-shakes, slush puppies and 19 delicious flavours of locally-made Nordenfine Ice Cream are also available. Open 7 days 10.30am-5pm except Anzac Day & Christmas Day. Longer on long weekends and holiday periods.

92A Newcombe Street, Portarlington 0413 507 757 | pierviewlolly@outlook.com www.pierviewlollyshop.com.au Pier View Lolly Shop 52

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OAKDENE VINEYARDS CELLAR DOOR

Oakdene is a boutique family-owned vineyard located on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 20 minutes from Geelong. The ‘Upside Down House’ cellar door is positioned amongst stunning gardens and vineyards, waiting to be explored. The cellar door is driven by a small team of locals with an intimate understanding of the region and deep knowledge of the award-winning wines. Oakdene produces small batch cool climate wines with the maritime climate offering excellent conditions for producing high-quality fruit. Oakdene has enjoyed a 5 Red Star rating in the Halliday Wine Companion for many years. Open 7 days per week 10am-4pm.

255 Grubb Road, Wallington 5256 3886 | cellardoor@oakdene.com.au www.oakdene.com.au OakdeneVineyards Oakdenewines

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QUEENSCLIFF GENERAL STORE

Located just walking distance to beaches, holiday parks and the shopping district, the historic Queenscliff General Store café is an icon at the gateway to Queenscliff. It’s the perfect place to catch up with family and friends for breakfast, lunch and coffee dates. Our all day breakfast and lunch menu means there is always something new to try, with a variety of delicious freshly baked goods for those looking for a treat. Take away is available and with online ordering you can skip the queue! Open Monday-Friday 7am-2.30pm. Saturday 8am-2.30pm. Sunday 8am-2pm.

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QUEENSCLIFF & BARWON HEADS SWEET SHOP

Our Sweetshops are an exciting and fun shopping experience with the friendliest service. With an amazing range of British Sweets you’ll find favourites like the original Bon Bons, Pear Drops and Sherbet Lemons. You can Pick n’ Mix your favourite Lollies, or grab a jar of Boiled sweets like Raspberry Drops or Aniseed Humbugs. We cater for all ages and tastes, Salty Sweet coins, Salmiak Rock, Triple Salt it doesn’t get any saltier than this. Come in and try our samples today! Queenscliff Sweet Shop 5/44 Hesse Street, Queenscliff www.queenscliffsweetshop.com.au Barwon Heads Sweet Shop 2/46 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads www.barwonheadssweetshop.com.au queenscliffsweetshop queenscliffsweetshop barwonheadssweetshop barwonheadssweetshop 55


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TUCKERBERRY HILL PICKING PRODUCE AND CAFÉ

Summer is blueberry picking season. The bees have been very busy, and the fruit is plentiful – filling and ripening fast. Soon the bushes will be laden with fat juicy blueberries for easy picking. Local farmers deliver chemical-free summer produce every weekend to our market. The licensed café will be open with BBQ lunches and dinners plus icecream, cakes and coffee. Eight varieties of house brewed beer on tap. Local wines. Keep an eye on Facebook for opening hours and news of events. Currently open weekends. Open in blueberry season (mid-December to early February) 9am-9.30pm every day.

35 Becks Road, Drysdale 5251 3468 | tuckerberry@bigpond.com www.tuckerberry.com.au TuckerberryHill

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BOWLZ

Bowlz is a home away from home for those who seek healthy food alternatives in a cosy living room space. All produce is locally sourced and served fresh daily, made with love. Bowlz opened October 2021 and has quickly become a favourite for acai bowls, salads, homemade treats, smoothies, juices and hot drinks including organic Dimattina coffee. Bowlz has a great vibe from the moment you are greeted by the warm staff taking your order as either a take away option or dining in, relaxing in one of the comfortable arm chairs or leather sofa, surrounded by a bohemian and coastal inspiration to create the Bowlz experience. Sustainability and supporting the local community is a high priority where 5% eco discount is offered for those who bring in their own takeaway containers. Bowlz menu changes regularly with the seasons and is open 7 days a week during summer months from 8am-4pm. 24 Gilbert Street, Torquay bowlz.torquay@gmail.com bowlztorquay.com bowlz.torquay 58

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DUSTYS BULK FOODS

A shopping experience you cannot miss! Torquay’s first organic wholefoods refillery is located conveniently off Gilbert Street in Torquay’s town centre. Dustys allows you and your family to fill and refill your pantry and household goods, without wasteful and unnecessary packaging. Browse through Dustys huge range of certified organic produce and their sustainable lifestyle products. Grind your own peanut butter fresh in store or pour your own local honey. Reduce waste by buying as little or as much as you like and create your dream pantry at Dustys! Open 7 days. Monday to Friday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

2/12 Gilbert Street, Torquay 5297 7600 | hello@dustysbulkfoods.com www.dustysbulkfoods.com dustysbulkfoods

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MAPLE BAKERY

Maple Bakery is a Canadian inspired artisan bakery located in Torquay on the beautiful Surfcoast of Victoria. With speciality products such as Beavertails, Hoodoo Butter Tarts, Nanaimo Bars, Whoopies, Bagels, Baguettes, Pretzels, Pumpkin Pie Tarts and much more, it brings a little bit of The Great White North to Australia. Many of the baked goods have genuine Canadian Organic Rare Harvest Maple Syrup and it gives a beautiful twist to a normal recipe! Maple bakery has an everchanging menu to continually tempt the tastebuds! Follow us on socials @maplebakerysurfcoast

40/10 Cylinders Drive, Torquay 0476 421 051 | admin@maplebakery.com.au www.maplebakery.com.au maplebakerysurfcoast 60

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MEJAVO’S CAFÉ

Mejavo’s Café is located in central Torquay with plenty of access to parking and easily accessible to customers. Mejavo’s café is a daytime café providing Coffee, Tea, Gourmet Pastries, Baguettes, Specialty Cakes, Salads, Milkshakes, Fruit Smoothies, Iced Chocolates and more. Immerse yourself in the sunshine and grab yourself a table outside or dine in and grab yourself a bite to eat after doing your shopping. Mejavo’s is an all round family-friendly café, a great place to meet where you can even have your pooch at your feet, on the tables outside. Good old fashioned friendly customer service from our staff so you can simply relax and enjoy. Catering services available. Shop 2/15 Bristol Road, Torquay 0449 582 445 | mejavoscafe@hotmail.com mejavos

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SURFCOAST WHOLEFOODS

The region’s one-stop shop for everything health, wellness and eco living. The huge range includes local crafted gifts and delicacies, fresh organic produce, groceries, supplements, waste free living aids and more. A huge range of fresh and frozen healthy meals are ready to grab and go, along with all your pantry essentials, and a team of friendly faces ready to help guide you in any direction you need. Grab a nutritious meal and organic pressed juice, browse the shelves, or just come to soak in the beautiful Surf Coast Community vibes. Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm. Sunday 8am-5pm.

Torquay Village, Shop 104, 41 Bristol Road, Torquay 5261 5555 | hello@surfcoastwholefoods.com.au www.surfcoastwholefoods.com.au surfcoastwholefoods 62

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BELLS BAKERY

Bells Bakery bakes the best sausage rolls and pies in town. We bake bread, pies and cakes daily with a new vegan range also available. With our team of experienced bakers we can supply for special events including fundraisers and sporting events. Come into Bells Bakery and relax with a delicious coffee and a chat with friends. Our friendly staff serve with a smile and aim to please. Taste test our gourmet range of jams, spreads, dips and sauces, you will be amazed by the flavours. Eat in or takeaway. Tradies and school discounts available.

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GROW ANGLESEA

A beautiful space to fill your soul and your pantry, GROW Anglesea is not just a café but a hub of goodness. Our ethos is reflected in the products we stock, the famers and makers we support and the beautiful people we employ. Our store has Australian sourced bulk wholefoods, locally grown products and beautiful local artisan wares. Our plant based, vegetarian and GF menu is created with the seasons offering a range of wholesome meals, smoothies, fresh juices, raw treats and bowls all made in-house. Our passion is to provide a space that nourishes the mind, body and planet.

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LANEWAY 73

Laneway 73 is a family affair. Located in the heart of Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, our family has been serving locals coffee, panini and pizza for many years. Come in and see our new adjoining cannoli bar, Cannoli @73 - it has been described as striking with our Italian influenced grocery and panetteria for your eating pleasure. Be sure to try our authentic cannoli and donuts. Our range of speciality wines from regions of Italy, together with local wineries and grazing boxes made to order, are also available.

73 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea 5263 3113 | saltony@bigpond.net.au 73Laneway

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MINERVA AND THE BEAN

Minerva and the Bean is a coffee, food and wine store offering an all day menu of toasties, great coffee and amazing pastries. Speciality wines and gourmet food items have been carefully chosen for your at-home dining needs. Coffee beans or coffee ground to order are also available. Open Monday-Friday 6am-5pm. Saturday 7am-6pm. Sunday 7am-4pm. Wine Bar Now Open – Thursday and Friday nights.

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MOORABOOL VALLEY CHOCOLATE

Just a 10 minute drive towards Ballarat from the Geelong CBD, Moorabool Valley Chocolate is located next to the Geelong Ring Road, on a tranquil horse agistment farm. The cafe serves drinks, snacks, lunches, and desserts. A range of handmade cakes is available, and bread is made on the premises by the owner. Chocolatiers handcrafting a variety of chocolates can be watched through the viewing window, and you can also watch the train running through a village made entirely of chocolate. A feature of the chocolate display is our hand-painted novelty items, which can be made to order. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

320 Ballarat Road, Batesford 5276 1422 www.mooraboolvalleychocolate.com.au Moorabool Valley Chocolate

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SUGAR AND SLICE

Sugar & Slice is a family-run business who specialise in all things Slice. We pride ourselves on high-quality products. We have old favourites; some with a modern twist; as well as some musttry new slices. Our slices are sure to leave you saying “OMG!!” and wanting more!! Our yoyos and truffles complement our slices perfectly. If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with Sugar & Slice. We are currently supplying a variety of cafes, fruit shops and coffee vans throughout Geelong and surrounds, as well as Direct to Public. Contact us today to get your sweet fix!

Home-Based Kitchen 19 Blacker Way, Bannockburn 0430 212 653 | info@sugarandslice.com.au www.sugarandslice.com.au SugarAndSlice 68

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CLYDE PARK VINEYARD + BISTRO

Open 7 days for lunch and tastings 11am-5pm. Discover Clyde Park in the Moorabool Valley, North West of Geelong. Taste exceptional hand crafted cool climate wines and enjoy gourmet foods made with outstanding local produce at the Bistro. Clyde Park has undergone renovations now boasting a stunning open wood fire, full a la carte menu, a more extensive tasting list and indoor and outdoor dining that’s perfect all year around.

2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn 5281 7274 | info@clydepark.com.au www.clydepark.com.au Clyde Park Vineyard + Bistro clydeparkwines @ClydeParkWines clydeparkwines 69


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AUSTIN’S WINES

Opening In January 2022: The Austin’s Cellar Door, Geelong Geelong’s newest wine destination is perched atop the Moorabool Valley among the vines at Austin’s. Seven years in the making, what was once an historical shearing shed has been transformed into a modern wine tasting room. The Austin’s Cellar Door is a vibrant, welcoming space to soak up stunning Moorabool Valley views while enjoying delicious wines and simple but indulgent food. At Austin’s Cellar Door, you can • Discover more about wine from vine to glass, in one of our masterclasses • Connect with friends and family with a picnic on the lawn • Indulge in a local produce hamper and glass of wine while enjoying the views. 870 Steiglitz Road, Sutherlands Creek 5281 1799 | hello@austinswines.com.au www.austinswines.com.au austinwines 70

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PENNYROYAL RASPBERRY FARM & CAFÉ

Pennyroyal Farm and Café is now under new management but will continue to offer Pick your own berries and a new Café which will open on December 3rd. Visit the farm in the Otways and fill a basket with a variety of raspberries, cultivated blackberries, jostaberries, currants and gooseberries, all grown organically now for 35 years. Try our delicious snacks, sweet things, great coffee and scones from our café, to enjoy overlooking the berries. Farm made preserves and other gifts also available. Café and PYO berries open 6 days a week from December 3 until end of January, 10am-4pm (closed on Wednesdays). Closed Christmas Day, reopening Boxing Day then every day until January 11. Check the website for berry prices and availability. 115 Division Road, Murroon (Between Deans Marsh/Birregurra/Barwon Downs) 5236 3238 www.pennyroyalraspberry.com Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm

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BARWON RIVER HOLIDAY PARK

Geelong’s best located Holiday Park! Conveniently located on the banks of the Barwon River, only 2km from Waterfront Geelong. Barwon River Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to explore Geelong and it’s surrounds including The Great Ocean Road. Featuring clean updated amenities and a range of accommodation to suit everyone. Accommodation options range from Poolside Villas through to Budget cabins, Ensuite sites, Powered Caravan and Tent Sites. Also featuring an outdoor solar heated swimming pool, jumping pillow, children’s playgrounds, Pedal go-karts, Basketball ½ court, outdoor table tennis, Campers Kitchen, BBQ areas, Laundry Facilities, Free WIFI and much more. 153 Barrabool Road, Belmont 5243 3842 www.barwonriverhp.com.au Barwon River Tourist Park 76


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102 HARBOUR VIEW

Located in the heart of Portarlington, 102 Harbour View is a brand new, fully furnished apartment offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious lounge and dining area, a European laundry, fully equipped kitchen and a balcony to take in the views of Port Philip Bay. With local cafes, shops, supermarkets and amenities on your doorstep, there’s no better place to stay. 102 Harbour View is also a 5 minute walk from the Portarlington Pier where the Port Philip Ferry terminal is located. With all the home comforts provided it’s the perfect location for short or long stays. Bookings via bookings@102harbourview.com.au.

bookings@102harbourview.com.au www.102harbourview.com.au 102HarbourView

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SURF COAST HOLIDAYS

Situated in Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast Holidays offers holiday homes to suit all sizes and budgets in the coastal towns of Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven. Our holiday homes are very popular in the high season and are available for rent for stays as short as 2 nights to several weeks at a time all year round. There’s no better place to holiday than the Surf Coast! Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD HOLIDAYS

If you are looking for Great Ocean Road accommodation – look no further. We extend the length of the road from holiday homes in Torquay to cheeky little beach shacks in Anglesea. Sprawling luxury family homes in Aireys Inlet to cosmopolitan apartments in Lorne. Warm fireplaces in Wye River to salty, sun-drenched balconies in Apollo Bay. It is fair to say we have every possible taste and budget covered. Proudly Australian owned and operated for more than 40 years we guarantee the best price and even better service.

136 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne 5289 4233 www.greatoceanroadholidays.com.au gorholidays

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QII HOUSE

Allow natures peace to flow into you as sunshine into the trees. Our three Tiny Houses each have unique Japanese Zen names, Ukiyo, Kokoro and Kensho. These tiny eco dwellings have been custom built to compliment the principles of Forest Therapy or Shinrinyoku which is a popular practice in Japan. Shinrin means forest and yoku means bath. The tiny houses underpin Qii House’s philosophy and each is immersed in a forest canopy within the Great Otway National Park. They do have some “quirk”, including red cupboards, colourful furnishings, queen day bed, a large round “fishbowl” window, double sliding glass doors leading to your own private deck with a large custom built eco bath big enough for two, a hammock, yoga mats and some seating. You will also have your own private carpark.

630 Benwerrin-Mt Sabine Road, Benwerrin 0414 789 297 www.qiihouselorne.com.au Qii House Lorne

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PRESTIGE JAYCO

For over 30 years Prestige Jayco has been helping families go on their adventures in an Australian built van. Today that range of new Jayco vans includes Caravans, Pop Tops, Campers and Motorhomes with many different layouts to suit your holiday needs. There is also a huge selection of used vans suiting all budgets on display, why not come in and see just what’s available to Go See Australia in style yourself. We operate a full-service facility – sales yard, parts and accessories centre, service, warranty, and repairs. We’re all about getting you to “Wherever your Adventure takes you.” Open 7 days a week. Closed Public Holidays

182-194 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb 5248 6655 | www.jaycogeelong.com.au PrestigeJayco PrestigeJayco 84

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EYE GALLERY

Eye Gallery established in 2008 and has been in the Highton Shopping Village since 2010. We are excited to be launching another practice at the HomeCo Armstrong Creek Town Centre December 2021. Eye Gallery has optical solutions for the whole family. Book in for a bulk billed eye health check and browse our hand selected range of frames and sunglasses for the whole family at any budget. The Eye Gallery team pride themselves on exceptional customer service and have an experienced team of Optometrists and Optical Dispensers who are here to help you see and be seen.

89 Barrabool Road, Highton | 5243 5600 Shop T05 500-540 Surf Coast Highway, Armstrong Creek | 5221 0225 www.eyegallery.net.au eyegalleryhighton

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SENSORY KINGDOM

Who opens a store in the middle of a pandemic? Dean and Kara from Sensory Kingdom that’s who! Having seen a gap in the local market for sensory equipment they set about putting together an extensive range of sensory toys and therapy equipment. Visit Sensory Kingdom in Belmont where you will find everything from the most popular and unique poppers, to the latest fidget toys, sensory items and therapy equipment. Servicing the public, NDIS participants, therapists and teachers, you will find everything you need in-store, on their website, or just ask and they will get it in for you!

1/57 Thomson Street, Belmont sales@sensorykingdom.com.au www.sensorykingdom.com.au SensoryKingdom 86

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JUST BECAUSE ON BARRABOOL

Nestled in the lovely shopping village in Highton this local favourite Just Because will have all your gifting needs covered. We hand select all the products in store and have many Australian brands such as Apsley Australia luxury candles and diffusers, Robert Gordon and Meg by Design fashion to name a few. Beautiful fashion and homewares to delight. Stop by for a gift and you will be sure to find a treat for yourself too. Free gift wrapping is part of the service. We look forward to welcoming you in store very soon. Wearing, Giving and Living is our motto.

Shop 3, Highton Village, 65-71 Barrabool Road, Geelong 5244 2800 www.just-because-home.myshopify.com justbecausehome

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THE HAPPY SHOE SHOP

Facing the beautiful Barwon River is not your average shoe store ... nestled amongst art galleries and industrial growth you will find the regions premier comfort footwear retailer. We cater from Barefoot styles up to full orthotic support. Sandals, Work, School, Vegan, the Happy and Helpful staff will take the time to get you into the perfect fit. We will surprise you with a fun and quirky range of clothing, jewellery and gifts galore. We are also home to Australia’s very first fully dedicated Nursing Store, Medically Sound and the owners regional Designs, Mabel and Me on the Road. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday 10am-2pm.

19c Rutland Street, Newtown 0413 915 414 | www.thehappyshoeshop.com.au www.medicallysound.com.au thehappyshoeshop thehappyshoeshop thehappyshoeshop mabelandmeontheroad mabelandmeontheroad 88


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SHORTLIST SHOP

Shortlist Shop is not just a shop….. it is a welcoming boutique – run by the designer – offering inhouse designed womenswear and accessories. Shortlist was created from a desire to create simple, fuss free, comfortable, contemporary designs with a slight edge in beautiful to wear natural fibres. We offer personalised and honest styling advice with clothing that is ethically made and embodies confidence, comfort and style. Shop online 24/7 or visit our Geelong West boutique open Monday-Saturday from 10am.

200A Pakington Street, Geelong West 0425 531 132 | info@shortlistshop.com.au www.shortlistshop.com.au Shortlist shop

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THE WILDWOOD COLLECTIVE

Like a jungle in your lounge room, surrounded by all of your favourite artworks, The Wildwood Collective is a love letter to myself and those around me. Here you’ll find all my favourite plants, art, friends and family. Including the studios of Happy Society, Ernest & Joe and Ikigai Home. Come in and have a sneaky peek at all of my favourite things. Our current trading hours are Monday to Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am-1pm.

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MICHELE’S

Having been in busy Pakington Street for more than 26 years, Michele’s has been bringing the best of Europe and Australia’s fashion to Geelong, with a wide range of collections, from casual chic to the uber glamourous. With all our collections being exclusive to us, be sure to stand out in the latest trends, with exceptional quality. To compliment our clothing, we also stock millinery and jewellery – everything the modern woman needs. Be bold and stand out from the crowd at Michele’s. Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. Saturday 9.30am-4pm.

Shop 5, 343 Pakington Street, Newtown 5222 6811 | michele@micheles.com.au www.micheles.com.au michelesnewtown

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BARWON HEADS WINESTORE

Barwon Heads Winestore is a local, independent wine store stocked with a delicious range of wine, beer, cider and spirits. Our collection of award-winning wines showcases many Australian regions and of course, our fabulous local Geelong wine region. In our fridge, the craft beer and cider range is ever changing and features plenty of local producers alongside examples from further afield. If you love gin, peruse our collection of local and international brands – just perfect for a G&T. Drop in and chat to us about party orders, wedding gift registries and follow us on our socials for updates on regular tastings and events.

Shop 2, 86 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 2741 | info@barwonheadswinestore.com.au www.barwonheadswinestore.com.au BarwonHeadsWinestore 92

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THE FOREST COLLECTION

Here at The Forest Collection, our vibrant botanical store is bursting with Geelong’s largest range and broadest variety of speciality indoor plants, pots, hydroponics and so much more! Making the perfect gifts, our lush range is curated by plant enthusiasts with tried and true knowledge and experience. From indoor plant newbies, to seasoned plant parents, we’ve really got you covered. Our gift delivery service also means we can deliver right to your door - and if you’re in Geelong, for orders over $50, it’s FREE! You’ll find us in store Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm!

Industria Breakwater Complex Unit 10, 3 Dyson Court, Breakwater 0413 585 546 | theforestcollection@outlook.com www.theforestcollection.com.au forestcollection

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SURF JUNCTION

At Surf Junction in Drysdale, we are so happy Summer has arrived! We have a great range of fresh new and exciting brands, including the incredibly popular Impala roller-skates. Whether you are looking for men’s, women’s or kid’s clothing, bags, swimwear or footwear, Surf Junction have you covered. Our friendly staff will have you fitted out with the most up-to-date looks and current trends. We are now also happy to offer an extensive range and free shipping for all orders over $50 via our online store at www.surfjunction.com.au. Open 7 days or shop online 24/7. We offer Afterpay and Zip pay instore and online too!

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FROM AROUND HERE

A curation of lifestyle gifts, clothing, plants, homewares, food, wine and spirits for the mindful consumer who wants to truly buy fine locally-made goods from within the region. It’s home to a collection of local creatives, artisans and designers. Each piece is carefully and thoughtfully selected by us from amazingly talented local producers. From Around Here has given us the opportunity to introduce unique wares that excite and inspire and we’re able to share the stories behind these creations. A must visit destination for those seeking a unique retail experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Open most days 10am-4pm.

Shop 1/ 28-30 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet 0417 010749 | mandy@fromaroundhere.com.au www.fromaroundhere.com.au fromaroundhere

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Since 1981, Browse Fashions for Men have been keeping Geelong’s males looking great with the best brands and unbeatable advice. Stocking a hand selected variety of items from quality, reputable menswear labels including Gant, Ortc, Birkenstock, RM Williams, Florsheim, Swims, Saville Row and Calvin Klein, Browse quickly became Geelong’s answer to occasion wear. From a pair of cufflinks to a suit ensemble for a wedding, Louise and the team at Browse have ensured that Geelong men have looked great for all occasions, business and everyday. Timeless styles, the best brands, great advice and expert fitting have made Browse Fashions the perfect choice for men for nearly 40 years. Plus with tailoring and made to measure options available, Browse is the neatest way to look your best in any formal setting. You won’t feel underdressed again with Browse Fashions for Men. Shop 2-3, 111 Pakington Street, Geelong West 5223 2052 www.browsefashions.com.au browsefashions 96

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SUKii

The destination store for quality and style. It’s renowned for delivering the finest edit of luxury and contemporary ready-to-wear fashion and accessories. SUKii is the exclusive stockist for Anine Bing, Clea, Deadly Ponies, Grown Alchemist, Harris Tapper, Letanne Paris, Merlette New York, Mia Fratino, Palma Martin, Raw by Raw, SOH Melbourne, Vieux Designer Eyeware just to name a few.

47 King Street, Queenscliff 0455 552 909 www.sukiiboutique.com SUKii boutique

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WALLINGTON’S LOCAL PANTRY

Located inside Wallington’s WRG, Wallington’s Local Pantry boasts the finest collection of the regions locally grown and made produce all under one roof. With more than 50 local brands to explore, grab a basket and shop our shelves packed full of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, meat, eggs, cheeses, pantry essentials, flowers, jams and condiments, oils and vinegars and sweet treats just to name a few. Stop in, stock up and support local while you enjoy a freshly brewed coffee. Open Monday-Friday 8am-5.30pm. Saturday 8am-5pm. Sunday 9am-5pm.

370 Grubb Road, Wallington 5250 2056 | Pantry@wallingtons.com.au www.wallingtonslocalpantry.com.au WallingtonsLocalPantry 98

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WISH FISH GIFTS

Warm welcomes, sweet smells and beautiful products are waiting for you at Wish Fish, a gorgeous coastal gift, homewares and lifestyle store in Ocean Grove. This pretty little coastal shop will spark joy in every way – as you wander through the carefully curated collection of beautiful products. Known for their stand-out jewellery, cocktail wares, beautiful fragrances and timeless Kennedy Smith Candles – oh – and relaxed linen coastal clothing – there is literally something for everyone. It’s a must-do destination store, while visiting Geelong and The Bellarine. Open 7 days.

99 Presidents Avenue, Ocean Grove 5256 1144 www.wishfish.com.au wishfishgiftandhome

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MR MACS

Arriving on the Bellarine Peninsula in January 2022, Mr Macs Menswear is a charming store for guys with style and flair! Mr Macs Menswear is located on The Terrace in Ocean Grove and offers a variety of fashion for the mature man. Our friendly staff will help you stay on trend with the regular arrival of new stock. Ask about our VIP Program and how you can enjoy a discount on your favourite styles. We are here to help you 7 days a week for all your outfit needs! Open 7 days. Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

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LARD ASS

Lard Ass is about bringing a smile to your face when it comes to eating good food. Our cultured butter is made on a small scale so that flavour, texture and ingredients are quality. Cultured butter is an age-old process of fermenting cream in small vats for more than 24 hours using a natural lactic bacteria and then churning long and slow to ensure the creamy texture is nurtured. The result. A butter that’s low in lactose, buttery and super creamy. Each unit is individually hand-packaged to ensure you take home quality produce. All of our products are locally made and 100% grass-fed with no additives or preservative. Just great butter.

10 Sykes Place, Ocean Grove 0400 720 113 | contact@lardass.com.au www.lardass.com.au lardassbutter

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PEACHS TORQUAY

Fresh Produce Store conveniently located on the Surf Coast in Torquay. We stock a huge range of carefully selected, seasonal produce sourced from local growers, farmers and suppliers. Complimented by our speciality items including a large selection of fresh flowers, deli, pantry, dairy, meat, fish, take home meal options and locally sourced boutique wine and beers. Our produce is perfect for platters, dinner parties, a hearty breakfast or family meal. Open 7 days. Monday-Friday 8.30-6.00. Saturday 8.30-5.30. Sunday Closed.

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WHOMPA

If you can swim, you can use a Whompa handplane. It’s the difference to you being able to hold a line across the face of a wave for a longer more exhilarating ride. Whompa’s sleek ergonomic design is light and strong, giving superior stroke power in the water. After take-off it gives lift, speed & control, ensuring a great ride. Plus it’s small enough to fit in your glove box, so you’ll never miss another wave! Whompa is made from 100% recycled plastic, and we are committed to waste reduction and sustainability, so it’s better for you and better for the environment.

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ARIZONA LIVING

Arizona Living is a magical little plant nursery located in Torquay. When you enter you’ll be excused for feeling like you’ve been transported to another world. Specialising in cactus, succulents, indoors and hard-to-find (but easy-to-care-for!) plants it’s a unique nursery experience you’ll be telling everyone about. The plants are the healthiest you’ll find and the carefully curated range of pots, baskets, weavings, stands and ceramics are beautifully stylish and affordable. It’s an absolute must visit on the Surf Coast. Open 7 days 10am-4pm

Unit 1, 1-7 Haystacks Drive, Torquay 0400 592 752 | arizonaliving@icloud.com.au www.arizonaliving.com.au Arizona Living 104

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GYPSY & CO

Located in the iconic Surf Coast town of Torquay, Gypsy & Co. brings you Bohemian luxe with a touch of European style. Our focus is on leather handbags and accessories with unique silver jewellery and one-off pieces to compliment the brand. Gypsy & Co. brings you collections from across the globe including Italy, Morocco, Guatemala, Mexico, Turkey, India and Indonesia. We also have a selection of carefully chosen Australian brands in store with a focus on supporting local creatives. New to our collection is the Great Ocean Road sea glass and silver jewellery. Summer Hours: 7 days from 10am.

2/7 Bell Street, Torquay 0438 225 334 | gypsyandcocollection@gmail.com www.gypsyandco.com.au GYPSYand CO

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COASTAL HAMPER DESIGNS

Coastal Hamper Designs is a new shopping experience located within and associated with Torquay Lotto & Gifts. We have an array of beautiful Australian Artisans Handmade Organic products and gifts, such as Handmade with love by Nadia, Sauve Soaps, Adriana’s Art, Random Harvest, Pamilli, Charlottes Lab and many more. Choose a pre-made hamper/gift box or personalize your own by choosing products from our beautiful range of bath and body, candles, gourmet food items, men’s products and gifts. Select which basket/box and ribbon you would like and we will beautifully assemble or gift wrap your hamper/gift box and present with love.

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CELLARBRATIONS AT LORNE

Our passion for sharing and helping people celebrate life’s special moments is at the heart of everything we do. Independently owned, Lorne Cellarbrations is stocked with local products selected with our customers in mind while also stocking all your big brands. We have more than 500 local and international wines, 250 beers with a comprehensive range of craft beers and an extensive range of local and international spirits and liqueurs. Conveniently located under the Cumberland Resort, pop in to see us. Open 7 days. Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm. Friday-Saturday 9am-9pm. Sunday 10am-7pm.

Shop 12, 148 Mount Joy Parade, Lorne 0492 914 865 | lorne@cellarbrations.com.au www.cellarbrations.com.au Cellarbrations Lorne

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THE HAPPY HERB SHOP

The Happy Herb Shop is a charming shop based in Belmont, Geelong. We provide natural herbal teas and tonics which can have significant positive effects on health, mood, libido and more and can assist you with natural addiction support, smoking alternatives and pain management. We stock a large range of incense, crystals, essential oils, smudging products and giftware. We also offer alternative therapies including, reiki, massage, kinesiology, bowen therapy, access bars, hypnotherapy and frequency therapies, as well as readings and mediumship. We run a regular meditation group and spiritual development courses. Come and say hello... you’ll be glad you did. Trading hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

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DENTISTS & DOCTORS

Enjoy the highest standard of dental care in our modern, comfortable practice offering state of the art technology. Exclusive new patient special of $220 includes a comprehensive exam, clean, polish, fluoride and all x rays. We provide a comprehensive range of dental services including All-on-4, Dental implants, Wisdom teeth surgery, same day Crowns, Bridges and Veneers, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Teeth whitening, Botox, Preventive & Children’s dentistry. Dentists & Doctors is an accredited practice with Happy Gas, IV sedation and General Anaesthetic services available. All health funds are accepted with payment plans options available. Open Monday - Friday from 9am-6.30pm. Weekends by appointment.

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PINCH SALT & FLOAT

We offer Salt Room therapy and Float experiences as well as infrared sauna, lymphatic drainage, and ice bath. Our focus is to offer a personal and attentive approach with a focus on the individual client. Choose from our range of wellness treatments and experiences and prepare to free your mind.

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VITALITY LASER AND SKIN CLINIC

Award-winning skin experts with more than 28 years of experience on the Bellarine. Our highly qualified doctors, nurses and dermal clinicians offer the most advanced world-leading technology proven to deliver the best results including luxurious spa and beauty treatments performed by our talented beauty therapists. We specialise in laser, laser hair removal, injectables, non-surgical cosmetic treatments for dermatological disorders or diseases including acne, inflammatory conditions, photo-damage, ageing, eczema and psoriasis. When you combine the high standards of service and treatment levels with state-of-the-art equipment you get outstanding results. That’s why we are leaders in the industry. Personalising the experience for each client is one of the cornerstones of the clinic’s philosophies.

V I T A L I T Y LASER & SKIN

Shop G057, Gateway Plaza, Bellarine Highway, Leopold 5250 1319 | enquiries@vitalitylaserskin.com.au www.vitalitylaserskin.com.au vitalitylaserskin

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GEELONG GALLERY

Natasha Bieniek, Wendy Whiteley 2016. Collection of the artist. © Natasha Bieniek

Anne Zahalka, The Pioneer 1992 pigment ink on rag paper mounted onto gatorboard. Courtesy of the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne, and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

Frederick McCubbin, A bush burial 1890 oil on canvas. Geelong Gallery, purchased by public subscription, 1900. Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Geelong Gallery was established in 1896, and is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries. The Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. The Summer 2021-22 exhibition program includes Frederick McCubbin— Whisperings in wattle boughs (until February 13), Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize (until February 20), and Exhume the grave—McCubbin and contemporary art (until March 6). Open daily 10am-5pm. Entry fees apply. 55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 5229 3645 | info@geelonggallery.org.au www.geelonggallery.org.au geelonggallery geelonggallery 118

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BOUNCE INC

BOUNCE, is a global active entertainment brand and it offers a range of adventure-challenge features for adrenaline hunters of any age. The venue has a ‘Free-Jumping’ arena encompassing wall to wall trampolines and a giant airbag for developing freestyle skills and practicing tricks. For the little kids there is an adventure-challenge playground and a café to refuel as you go. BOUNCE runs fully hosted and facilitated kids’ parties and also has the BOUNCE Freestyle Academy coaching program for those who want to learn transferable movement skills that can be applied to a range of life pursuits and action sports. Open hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-4pm.

174 Torquay Road, Grovedale 9131 5099 www.bounceinc.com.au bouncegeelong

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PIVOTONIAN CINEMA

The Pivotonian Cinema screens latest release, art house and independent films in 2k digital cinema and is open every day from 10.30am. Enjoy our fully licensed candy bar with a range of regional wines, beers and snacks including homemade choc tops, popcorn and more! Available for private screenings and group bookings. The Pivotonian is the home of quality cinema in Geelong. Book now! Open 7 days 10.30am-late. (Closed Christmas Day).

Corner Moorabool and Verner Streets, South Geelong info@pivotcinema.com.au www.pivotcinema.com.au pivotcinema 120

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LIBERTY BALLOON FLIGHTS

Magical balloon flights over or close to Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula take place regularly at sunrise, which is the safest and most awe-inspiring time of day. At this time of the morning, the landscape slowly comes to life as we drift along, held in a timeless capsule with views of the urban and rural landscapes around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. Fantastic photo opportunities as the sun rises over Port Phillip Bay. A memorable experience to share with family and loved ones. We call this the peaceful adventure. Champagne on landing and a beautiful waterfront breakfast after the flight, is the end of a morning you will never forget. To receive $25 off per person please quote promo code KNOWITALL25.

1800 BALLOON (22 55 66) info@libertyballoonflights.com.au www.libertyballoonflights.com.au/geelong libertyballoonflights

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GEELONG GAOL MUSEUM

For 170 years, the Geelong Gaol has overlooked the town from behind its imposing gates. Today the Geelong Gaol is open as a Museum where you can experience the brutal conditions our prisoners endured with a range of exhibitions exploring Victoria’s penal history. Nightly ghost tours explore the haunted halls and cells by lantern light, while weekend paranormal investigations take you to the hot spots hoping to answer the age-old question of spirit existence. Geelong Gaol Museum opens 12-5pm weekends, school and public holidays. Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours available 7 nights a week. Investigations available Friday and Saturday nights. 202 Myers Street, Geelong 1300 865 800 | info@geelonggaol.com.au www.geelonggaol.com.au geelonggaolmuseum 122

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SEE THE MUSIC

Led Zeppelin - Photo by Philip Morris

Spiderbait - Photo by Simone Tyrrell

Peter Garrett - Photo by Lisa Kenny

Just as great music moves the soul, great photography speaks to the spirit. Combined, great music photography will stir many senses and emotions, especially if the photo is of an artist familiar to the viewer. Our current exhibition of music photography, See The Music, features all genres of music, from local acts to global superstars, from the 1960s to today. The exhibition is open 10am to 5pm Wednesday’s to Sunday’s until 30 January. Entry is just $10 adults; $8 concession; U15 and Carers are FREE. A must-see exhibition for anyone with a love of music or photography. 46 Douro Street, North Geelong 4222 8359 contact@focalpointdarkroomgallery.com.au www.focalpointdarkroomgallery.com.au focalpointgeelong

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ARTISANS OF AUSTRALIA

Artisans of Australia was established in 2019 as a creative hub to showcase the amazing artisans working in Australia. After the challenges that many artists have faced in 2020/21, this space has become even more important. Here you will find resident artists, who open their studios to the public on the third weekend of the month; a modern gallery with regularly changing exhibitions; classrooms where regular workshops and demonstrations are held by professional artists; and a shop area filled with stunning and diverse artisanal products made by Australian creative practitioners, ready to be taken home or gift to someone special. Gallery, café and shop – Open 10am-5pm daily. Studios – Open third weekend of the month. 33 Murradoc Road, Drysdale 5292 2181 | info@artisansofaustralia.com www.artisansofaustralia.com artisansaustralia 124

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ADVENTURE PARK

Adventure Park brings EPIC FUN to summer! With more new rides headed for the park in 2021-22 it really is the ultimate destination for families in summer. Ride the Tsunami, Victoria’s only triple funnel waterslide and the ultimate family water ride that whips riders down dark tunnels and whirlpool funnels at crashing speeds. It joins the Tornado and a huge line up of epic waterslides and action rides like the Lazy River, Crazy Coaster, Ferris Wheel, Little Buggy Speedway cars, the classic new spinning Tea Cups ride open now, and a unique new Air Balloons ride set to open in 2022. See website for opening hours. 1249 Bellarine Highway, Wallington 5250 7200 | havefun@adventurepark.com.au www.adventurepark.com.au adventurepark adventureparkgeelong adventureparkoz 125


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CURLEWIS GOLF CLUB & THE RANGE @ CURLEWIS

The fastest growing club in Australia keeps getting better! Green fee players and new members are welcome to enjoy top golf, lessons, clinics and the hip clubhouse facilities. Play like a Pro at The Range @ Curlewis featuring Victoria’s first Toptracer range installation. With 18 indoor outdoor driving bays, a spectular Mini Golf course and X Golf Simulators, this is THE place for fun on steroids! Stay tuned for the opening of the most dynamic Clubhouse facility in the region. Scheduled for opening early February, the new Curlewis precinct will feature a top restaurant, Spike Bar and a next level Pro Shop. Did we also mention luxe accommodation for 120 guests that won’t break the budget? The Range Open 7 days 7am-late for fun, awesome dining, drinks, coffee and snacks. 1345 Portarlington Road, Curlewis 5251 1111 | hello@curlewisgolf.com.au www.curlewisgolf.com.au Curlewis Golf Club

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POTATO SHED

The inaugural 2022 Potato Shed Summer Series takes over the outdoor stage Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout January. Friday Night Flicks; Saturday night Live n’ Local showcasing different styles of music, from local Bellarine bands to Kate Daley singing Fleetwood Mac; Damon Smith bringing a blues vibe and the Glitter Gang kicking off their 30th Anniversary at the Shed. Gigs for Kids rounds out the weekend, with Sunday shows from the Mik Maks, Dazzling Dan the Magic Man and Family Fun Day favourite Anna Lumb (Super Amazing Giant Girl) in her new show. Make your summer a Shed Summer – book your tickets now via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ potatoshed. Subscribe to Spud News to keep up-to-date with ticket releases via our website. 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale www.geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed 5251 1998 | potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au potatosheddrysdale 128

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SEA ALL DOLPHIN SWIMS

Sea All Dolphin Swims is based in the historic town of Queenscliff, located 30 minutes from the Great Ocean Road and 2 hours from Melbourne CBD. Our nature-based tourism business offers a wide range of marine experiences, with both snorkelling and sightseeing options. Operating for over 35 year our tours are a clever blend of fun, adventure and education. The Sea All Dolphin Swims experience will be one you’ll remember forever! Snorkel equipment and light refreshments are provided. Private Charters available, bookings essential. Please contact our office on (03) 5258 3889 for further details. Open 8:30am-5pm every day except Christmas day.

Shop 3, Building 6 Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff 5258 3889 | crew@dolphinswims.com.au www.dolphinswims.com.au dolphinswims

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB

The Anglesea Golf Course, situated on the Great Ocean Road, is an undulating 6074m Par 73 layout set in natural bushland. Also there is the ever present resident population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos which number approximately 300. The club has a dedicated 6 bay driving range and hire balls open to the public. Kangaroo Tours are conducted on weekends and during the school holidays – book online via our website. Our 18-hole Mini Golf course is open daily from 8am. Enjoy lunch and dinner 7 days a week in our Bistro or why not come for a drink on the deck overlooking the golf course? Golf Links Road, Anglesea Clubhouse 5263 1582. Bistro 5263 3434. Golf Bookings 5263 1951 info@angleseagolfclub.com.au www.angleseagolfclub.com.au angleseagolf 130

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FAIRY PARK

Family attraction Fairy Park, located just 30 minutes from Geelong, has taken 60 years to create. Dedicated to tales, myths and legends the park features 32 scenes housed in awe-inspiring castles, cottages and caves set among beautifully manicured gardens with breathtaking scenery. Stories include all the classics that we know and love. See Cinderella at the Grand Ball, Jack in his beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White among many more. The medieval themed Camelot Playground keeps energetic kids busy where they’ll explore secret passages, climb daring towers and meet mystical creatures. Dining options include take-away-food and picnic grounds. See website for opening days and prices. Discover the magic.

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EHW MUSCULAR THERAPIES

With qualifications from multiple modalaties, Nathan specialises in the directional correction of muscle and tendon. Reducing and eliminating pain and restrictions in the body while increasing recovery times and speeding up the healing process after an injury. Nathan’s muscular therapy techniques are fast and effective, with results that you can notice and provide relief from both long term issues and acute re-occurring pain in the body.

23 Govett Crescent, St Albans Park 0448 367 824 www.ehwmusculartherapies.com.au EHWMuscularTherapies 134

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BEAU’S LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE

Give your lawn and garden the edge it deserves with a well maintained lawn with trimmed edges. Beau will provide you with expert advice on lawn care, fertilising and will get your lawn looking green. He loves a good lawn and it shows with his care and knowledge. Services available include: Lawn mowing, edging and pruning, gardening care, green waste removal and landscaping. Contact Beau to organise a quote and a regular lawn and garden service.

0430 288 412 beauslawnservice@yahoo.com beauslawnservice

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ACCLAIMED PAINTING

Acclaimed Painting can revamp your home or business! From increasing street appeal, to creating a fresh feel… Acclaimed can assist! We are your local repaint and maintenance specialists for your interior and exterior needs. Let our highly skilled painters increase the value of your home with a coat of paint! Fully qualified and insured. Acclaimed High Pressure Cleaning can bring your home, pathways, driveways, tennis courts and decks back to life with a commercial clean! We remove dirt, grime and moss with our professional grade machines. Contact us today for a no obligation quote. Josh 0407 884 051 acclaimedpainting@hotmail.com www.acclaimedpaintinggeelong.com.au Acclaimed Painting & Decorating acclaimedpaintinggeelong 136


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ECO LAUNDRY

Eco Laundry Room Ocean Grove is a modern, futuristic self service laundry, proudly owned and operated by local residents Bernadette and Ken Giblin. We provide a clean, high quality facility using state of the art Tesla washers and dryers, with varying sizes for every type of load. Our convenient location gives customers the opportunity to shop and support locals, while they wait. Eco Laundry Room facilities are fast and friendly on your clothes and the environment. Our washers offer an abundance of washing cycles, from our fast turbo wash to our specially designed doona or wetsuit wash. Another popular specialised cycle is the drum clean option offered for free on all washers, sanitising the drum before you wash. We also have the option of 24/7 access via the Eco Laundry Room App. Ocean Grove Marketplace Shopping Centre 1300 326 880 | oceangrove@ecolaundryroom.com.au www.ecolaundryroom.com.au ecolaundryroom(oceangrove)

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TORQUAY DRY-CLEANING & LAUNDRETTE

We are Torquay’s only on-site drycleaning, originally built as a Laundrette in 1979 by the Berryman family, then in 2004 drycleaning was introduced with a large range of services including – suits, wedding and normal dresses, coats, shirts and doonas. We also offer a wash dry fold service and ironing of clothes and bedding. The Laundrette offers 12 dryers and 15 washing machines varying from 6kg -18kg with card and coin payments. Operating Covid-safe. Mention this add for 20% off drycleaning. Drycleaning: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm. Laundrette: Open 7 Days a week 6am-8.30pm.

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TECHHEADZ

Torquay’s trusted local Phone repair shop. TechHeadz is Located in the heart of Torquay North, specializing in phone and tablet repairs, along with a wide range of accessories. With an understanding of how essential your device is these days, TechHeadz boasts lightning fast turnaround times and can often repair your device on the spot! A commitment to high quality service combined with extensive warranties takes the stress away, and you will always be greeted with a smile whilst being treated with respect and patience.

Shop 3, 222 Fischer Street, Torquay North 5261 6036 | info@techheadz.com.au www.techheadz.com.au techheadzTorquay

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SURFCOAST SADIE

A happy home is a clean home, so leave your free time for you and your family to enjoy and let Surfcoast Sadie work for you while you unwind. Our business is all about making your home dazzle and shine and we specialise in the following cleans: rentals, domestic, holiday homes, BNB’s, spring cleans and entry/exit/final cleans. We are reliable, dependable, honest and secure. Your fury family members will be treated with care and respect at all times so give us a call and leave your troubles with us. Attn: Anwen

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INDEX EAT&DRINK Geelong 63Degrees Highton Anther Spirits Australian Tea Masters - Well Bar BB Chicken Black Sheep Box Office Café Cafe Go Dosa Hut Edge Geelong Empire Grill Epic Taste Experience Golden Dragon Yum Cha Restaurant Grounds of Society King of the Castle Manhattan Bar Mavs Greek Restaurant Mexican Graffiti Murphys Neko Geelong Newfolk Pakington Pantry Parkers Steakhouse Shinya Ramen Skinny Dippers Café Sweet Sandy’s Café de Wheels Tempting Tastes Asian Restaurant Armstrong Creek Tempting Tastes Asian Restaurant Pakington Street The Break Artisan Bakery The 18th Amendment Bar Winston & Co Café Woodhouse Café Bellarine Cheeky Cow 142

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Driftwood Café Flying Brick Cider Jack Rabbit Leura Park Estate Lighthouse Olive Oil My Bellarine Kitchen Oakdene Wines Pier View Lolly Shop Queenscliff General Store Queenscliff Sweet Shop The Covenant Wine Bar Tuckerberry Hill

46 48 49 50 51 44 53 52 54 55 45 57

Surf Coast Bells Bakery Bowlz Dustys Bulk Foods GROW Anglesea Laneway 73 Maple Bakery Mejavo’s Café Minerva And The Bean Surfcoast Wholefoods

63 58 59 64 65 60 61 66 62

Goldens Plains Austins Wines Clyde Park Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Café Moorabool Valley Chocolate Sugar & Slice

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STAY Geelong Barwon River Holiday Park

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Surf Coast Great Ocean Road Holidays Qii House Surf Coast Holidays

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