Mountain to Mouth: Plan to stay a few days or Get your Friends and Relatives West-Side

Fact: There are almost as many locations and accommodation types in Geelong and the Bellarine as there are Walking Circle Songline stations. 

Fact: Geelong and the Bellarine is the leading destination when it comes to weekend escapes. 

Need another fact?: Geelong is the first (and only) UNESCO City of Design in Australia. 

Around 60 minutes west of Melbourne and with a waterfront that faces north, Geelong is no longer a Sleepy Hollow; it’s now recognised internationally as a UNESCO City of Design – the first city or regional centre in Australia to be honoured as such.

Photographer: Dean Walters

Destination-wise you can stay

  • Geelong
  • Barwon Heads
  • Ocean Grove
  • Drysdale
  • Portarlington
  • Point Lonsdale
  • Queenscliff
  • Bannockburn or
  • Lara.

Accommodation-wise, you can choose from:

  • Hotels and Motels
  • Caravans and Camping
  • Self-Contained apartments
  • Resorts
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Retreats
  • Farm Stays
  • Holiday Houses 
  • Backpackers

One of the reasons we were recognised as a UNESCO City of Design was for Mountain to Mouth.

Plan to stay a few days and spend time discovering the birthplace of Stuart Devlin, designer of currency of 36 countries, including Australia; and Grant Featherstone, one of the founders of modern furniture design.

The Ute was born here, as was the Hills Hoist, modern refrigeration techniques and The Thruster, which revolutionised modern surfboard design.

Visit the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, take the time to stroll through  and partake of the bounty from one  of our world-class award winning wineries, dine at Gourmet Traveller Best Regional Restaurant 2017 Igni; take in a round or several of golf at Curlewis Golf Range; all in preparation for the 80km two day extreme arts walk Mountain to Mouth.