The lighthouse at Port Londsdale is a favourite with visitors. Image: Shutterstock

Bellarine Peninsula

Image: The lighthouse at Port Londsdale is a favourite with visitors. Image: Shutterstock

Bellarine Peninsula

The Bellarine Peninsula is southwest of Melbourne on the opposite side of Port Phillip to the Mornington Peninsula. It offers many of the same features of Mornington - seaside towns, ocean views, dining and drinking options, but is less developed than its eastern neighbour so you get more of a local experience.

Bellarine Peninsula
Chilled out coastal towns
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The Bellarine Peninsula is southwest of Melbourne on the opposite side of Port Phillip to the Mornington Peninsula. It offers many of the same features of Mornington - seaside towns, ocean views, dining and drinking options, but is less developed than its eastern neighbour so you get more of a local experience.

The peninsula is dotted with charming seaside towns that make you forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're looking to spend a day snorkling in the pristine waters, sipping on wine at a local winery, lazing by the beach or fossicking around markets, the Bellarine Peninsula has got you covered. The region is accessible by car via Geelong, or via the ferry which departs from Docklands.