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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 Not Far From Open Day Now!

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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Sensory Tools & Toys to Help You Thrive

Sensory Kingdom is a local business located in Belmont. Owned and operated by a family who have both the experience and knowledge of the benefits of what sensory objects can bring. Unable to previously source many of these products locally for their own family, they worked tirelessly towards the vision of Sensory Kingdom, opening their store just over two years ago. Offering a bright, bold and welcoming interior, it is a wonderful place to browse and enjoy a large variety of quality sensory items and toys for both children and adults. Owners, Kara and Dean are consistently researching and expanding their knowledge, to ensure they continue to provide the very best of sensory and educational items and toys locally.

Open Monday to Saturday 10am–5pm.

P 1300 608 119

Sh 9-10/57 Thomson Street, Belmont



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 our award-winning Executive Chef Michael Demagistris and his talented team.

Spanning tales from his Nonna's Kitchen to globe-trotting restaurant experiences, the series promises a monthly exploration of the stories behind the plates. "Each menu is a chapter from my life, shared through the universal language of food," says Chef Michael. Crafted from scratch using locally sourced and hand-foraged ingredients, the dinners are a testament to simplicity, quality, and the art of storytelling.

Bookings at tarra.com.au 


Your Chance To Wine 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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