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This Autumn


A Must Shop Distination At Mill Markets

The Mill Markets operate two massive venues located in Daylesford and Geelong. With a total of over 10,000 square metres of undercover floor space, (three acres), treasure hunters have the opportunity to spend many hours browsing and meandering through the eclectic mix of products.

There is a fantastic variety of home decor, furniture, records, vintage clothing, books, fine china, glassware, industrial items, jewellery, antiques as well as Australian pottery, homewares, memorabilia, retro fashions and collectables.

Open to the public, seven days a week.  With a combined 400 stall holders over two venues, there is always something for everyone. Also enjoy quality food and coffee at each.

Geelong P 5248 2390
Daylesford P 5348 4332



Northern Aquatic & Community Hub

With state-of-the-art facilities, the Northern Aquatic and Community Hub is a vibrant space for leisure and recreation activities, cultural and health programs, and community events. 


  • A 25-metre pool, warm water pool, Learn to Swim pool, water play area and waterslide
  • Spa, sauna, and steam room
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Reformer pilates and cycle studios
  • A centrally located café
  • Childcare facilities
  • Auditorium with commercial kitchen
  • Expanded car parking spaces, landscaping, and aesthetic improvements to Corio Library.

Not long to go now until it's opened, so be sure to be one of the first to enjoy these amazing facilities!


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The Perfect Way To Escape, with 20% off for Easter Glamping!

Located in the stunning Bellarine Peninsula just 25 minutes out of Geelong, Coastal Glamp is nestled in the vines at the Bellarine Estate Winery.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, friends get together, birthday or simply a great weekend away, any excuse really…

If you’re bringing along the kids, there are games to entertain you all and if you’re a group, enjoy tents being placed in your very own space.

Explore this incredible region and coastline, offering so much to see and do or simply just sit back and relax. Camping amenities are all on site as well as everything to ensure the perfect getaway.

Book at: Coastalglamp.com.au/bookingsonline or call 0410 758 165 or email for further details: contact@coastalglamp.com.au

The Dinner Series At Tarra, Queenscliff

Nestled in the scenic Queenscliff Ferry Terminal, TARRA Queenscliff introduces its exclusive Dinner Series, inviting you to "savour the story". More than a meal, each event is a narrative woven from the personal culinary journeys of the award-winning Executive Chef, Michael Demagistris and his talented team.

Following the huge success of the first Dinner Series – Nonna’s Kitchen, TARRA Queenscliff is thrilled to present the second chapter in the Dinner Series: "Global Palate". This event is not just a presentation of diverse global cuisines; it's an insight through Executive Chef, Michael Demagistris world-spanning journey and the many experiences that have shaped his craft.

Michael's path has taken him to some of the world's most revered kitchens, from the innovative environment of Noma in Copenhagen to the boundary-pushing Alinea in Chicago. There, he absorbed everything from the art of foraging to the intricate science of fermentation and the meticulousness of execution to the creativity of plating.

At Noma, every ingredient was chosen with purpose, a philosophy that profoundly influenced his approach to cuisine. In contrast, Alinea was a stage where the dining experience transcended the ordinary, where Michael learnt the complexity of flavour profiles and how to create a narrative through taste.

While grounded in modern Australian traditions, this menu will be a combination of his encounters, channelling the essence of Parisian, Swiss, Roman, and Italian flavours.

With "Global Palate," we invite our guests to embark on a journey that is not just international flavours, but global cooking techniques that transform food. Each course is a chapter of Michael's story, each flavour a marker of his journey.

This ticketed event aims to connect diners to extraordinary food and the memories and adventures that inform each dish.

Bookings at tarra.com.au 


Your Chance To Win At Freckleberry

Looking for a sweet escape? Then look no further than Freckleberry Chocolate Factory. Handcrafted with love and care right here in Geelong. These delicious chocolates are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

For your chance to WIN a $80 Freckleberry chocolate easter egg decorating kit (see ad), scan the QR code. Plus get a bonus intro discount for entering. 

One of the most exciting things about Freckleberry is their ever-expanding range of flavours and chocolate creations. Whether you’re a fan of classic milk chocolate or you’re looking to try something a little more adventurous, there’s a flavour for everyone to enjoy. From the creamy and smooth chocolate blocks to the indulgent richness of dark chocolate coated strawberries, each bite is like a little adventure for your taste buds.

But Freckleberry chocolate is more than just a tasty treat, it’s a brand dedicated to creating high-quality Belgian chocolate that’s both fun and unique. With their commitment to creativity and innovative packaging designs, you are sure to find the perfect treat for any occasion, whether you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, a special gift for a loved one, or simply want to indulge in something delicious.

Head over to the Factory Direct Outlet Store located at:

1 Baxter Road, North Geelong

Open Mon – Fri 9:30am – 4.30pm.

For weekend opening times, please refer to socials page.

P 5229 8432

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