Whitehall hosts Boxwood Workshops

Boxwood returned to Queenscliff late in February for a long weekend of immersion in traditional music. Around 40 musicians from all over Australia stayed at historic Whitehall Guesthouse where they had lessons with Boxwood’s Chris Norman from Canada, James Kelly from Ireland and Rennie Pearson from New Zealand. Chris Norman is founder and director of […]

The sky’s the limit for new Port Phillip sea pilot service

To ensure the safety of a ships passage within the port waters of Victoria, licensed pilots are employed by pilotage services providers to guide ships into and out of port waters. The new kid on the block is the Australian Pilotage Group (APG) who recently guided its first ship into the Port of Melbourne. Marine […]

The Q Train – a true complement to The Bellarine Taste Trail

The Q Train has only been operating for 4 short months and already is the talk of the town. And not just our town as evidenced by the number of bookings from across the Bellarine, Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne. Seems the Dinner Train Service operating on The Bellarine Railway just 15 minutes from Geelong is […]

GPAC launches its 2018 theatre season

Oh what a night it was! Geelong’s theatre enthusiasts gathered at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre eager to find out what is in store for the 2018 theatre season, and they were not disappointed. A generous nine shows will grace the Playhouse and Drama theatre stages bringing laughter, tears, and every emotion in between. First […]

Queenscliff – a sense of place

‘My heart pounded as I noted the empty beds and the partially opened tent flap. The girls were gone.’ My two daughters disappeared from the Queenscliff caravan park just after sunrise in January, 1985. I didn’t hear them leave their bunks. Nor did I hear the annexe unzip just enough to release the girls out […]

The Tall Ship ‘Tenacious’ sailed around Port Phillip Bay

The Tall Ship ‘Tenacious’ a three masted Barque, sailed around Port Phillip Bay last month, completing a voyage that proved memorable for those on board. The ship is one of two operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and along with the ‘Lord Nelson’ is fitted out to accommodate people with various disabilities including lifts for […]

That’s a wrap for Queenscliff Music Festival

All good things must come to an end, and on Sunday evening the Queenscliff Music Festival wrapped for 2017. Like any good 21st birthday party, there were plenty of beers, cheers and even a few (happy) tears! Music lovers from all walks of life were treated to three days of sensational sounds from all corners […]

Bellarine Community Health – a new chapter

Bellarine Community Health’s (BCH) recent Annual General Meeting was vastly different to that of the past three AGMs where most of the attendees were hostile about losing not just Coorabin and Ann Nichol House aged care facilities, but their sense of community and involvement under the previous BCH Board and CEO John Fendyk. Since stepping […]

Roll up, roll up, roll up for summer fun by the sea

Wonderland Spiegeltent is a beautiful1930s nostalgic wooden mirrored travelling European, airconditioned, circus tent and it’s coming to Barwon Heads for a fantastic night out or day out for family and friends over the summer holidays. Featuring a spectacular program of live entertainment for all ages – Circus, Cabaret, Comedy, Music and Kids Shows. CIRCUS WONDERLAND […]

Merne – a hothouse of local talent

After only being operating for a short time Merne at Lighthouse has been crowned Victoria’s Golden Plate winner. Merne also won Best Contemporary Dining and Best Customer Service awards. Golden Plate Judges said that Merne was a ‘hothouse of local talent’ owned and operated by Matt Dempsey, Caleb Fleet, Graham Jeffries and Josh Smith. “This […]