The 2020 Geelong Highland Gathering will be held this year on Sunday 15 March, 9-5pm at Osborne Park, Swinburne Street, North Geelong. The 2020 Geelong Highland Gathering will mark 163 years since the very first event was held on New Year’s day in 1858 and will be the 63rd event in the modern era, which begun in 1958.
Located on the banks of the Barwon River at Geelong’s historic Fyansford Paper Mill Complex, Provenance Wines offers an authentic taste of the region through the highest quality wine and food. The working winery and bluestone cellar door/restaurant are complemented by cathedral like ceilings.
Perched high on the majestic cliffs of the Bellarine Peninsula, amidst rolling paddocks and vines, is iconic winery and restaurant Jack Rabbit. Patrons cannot help but delight in the ‘to die for’ views which span across the bay to Melbourne, the You Yangs and Geelong. The view isn’t the only thing to excite – a stunning a la carte menu featuring an abundance of local produce will indulge even the most discerning culinary whim. A stable of sophisticated cool climate wines guarantees to cap off a truly brilliant regional experience. Jack Rabbit is open seven days a week 10.30am - 5pm for lunch, guided tastings and Cellar Door sales. It is also open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner.
The Door Gallery, Café and Wine Bar is nestled in the heart of the arts precinct in the historic Fyansford Paper Mill on the Barwon River. Located in a stunning, historic bluestone building, they offer a great menu of fresh healthy homemade gourmet pizzas, platters to share, sensational curries, local wine, Fairtrade coffee and a variety of fantastic teas, plus delicious home baked delights. Children are most welcome. The Door Gallery Café Is a place where you can hangout, relax and snack in the tranquil ambience, savour your favourite drink, enjoy some delicacies, listen to live music and browse through their collection of antique doors.
Torquay Rotary Club once again are conducting their now famous Annual Book Fair on the Australia Day weekend in January 2020. There are masses of books and many bargains with books selling from $1. Come along and join in the fun of browsing and picking up some books for a good holiday read. All the proceeds will be donated to Rotary Community Projects. Book Donations are gratefully accepted, please phone Rhonda. The Torquay Rotary Book Fair will be held at the Torquay Scout Hall, Spring Creek Reserve (Footy Ground). Event Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10am – 4pm Sunday: 10am – 1pm
Fairy Park features 22 animated scenes housed in awe-inspiring castles, cottages and caves and complemented by digitized sound and lighting. Visitors can witness Cinderella at the Grand Ball, see Jack and his Beanstalk, join the Teddy Bears at their Picnic and hear the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, among many others. At the park’s medieval Camelot Playground, children can explore secret passages, climb daring towers and meet mystical creatures including Aladdin and Sinbad. The summit at Fairy Park provides breathtaking 360° panoramic views of Mt Anakie’s extinct volcano and the rich landscape beyond. Dining options at the park include picnic grounds and electric BBQs with the kiosk open weekends and holidays. Fairy Park is open most days and seven days during the school holidays 10am - 5pm (please check the website for details).
Experience Australian wildlife at Jirrahlinga, established over 30 years ago by Tehree Gordon as a sanctuary and wildlife shelter for orphaned and injured wildlife. Don’t waste the day watching the world on TV or on your computer, visit Jirrahlinga and see it first hand, listen to the keepers and ask them questions, they are only too happy to help pass on their skills and knowledge. Meet the collection of Koalas, Wallabies, Echidnas, Dingoes, Raptors and more. Listen to the experienced wildlife handlers. The kids will love patting the animals and the photo opportunities with many of the animals. Jirrahlinga also offers an Animal and Water Bird Rescue service for injured animals. If you would like to help bushfire wildlife and animal survivors, Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary have organised Team Rescue Jirrahlinga. Email email@example.com to request a registration of interest form.
The 8th annual Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) Geelong will have a new home at Johnstone Park in the heart of the CBD. Located right next to the Geelong Train Station, and a couple of minutes stroll to the waterfront and entertainment district, it's so central.
In the late 1990’s a study of resident’s in the Bellarine Peninsula, conveyed a genuine love of performing arts and a clear need and want of all things creative. So the concept for a theatre and arts hub took shape, as did the plans for what was to become the Potato Shed. The official opening took place on 14 March, 2001 and since that time what it would represent and what it achieves today, far outweighs any of the initial expectations. It has become a seriously thriving creative hub with so much on offer and something for everyone…
The township of Queenscliff is a much-loved destination, adored by both locals and holiday makers alike. It is a coastal town brimming with a mix of beautiful wide tree-lined streets, dotted with many historical homes and cottages. It is also abundantly rich in history which has been well preserved over the years.
Geelong Gaol sits prominently on Myers St, a daily reminder of the stark reality of what it once was and of a time when life was a daily struggle for many. Opening in April 1853, it was purpose built for prisoners who were being housed locally in small forced labor huts and in the extreme conditions of hulks that sat in Corio Bay.
Located in the heart of the Geelong City, this sophisticated dining establishment is located in the historical OLD BANK building at the Corner of Moorabool and Ryrie Streets. The Golden Dragon is committed to offering their patrons traditional high-quality and authentic Chinese cuisines of excellent quality using seasonal fresh ingredients picked from the local suppliers.