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COME AND SEE THE RICH HISTORY AROUND THE BAY.........
   
 

Werribee Mansion, Geelong & Queenscliff


Main Features of this Tour
  • Werribee Mansion
  • National Wool Museum
  • Fort Queenscliff
  • Torquay Surf Shops
  • Bell's Beach

Please refer to the route map at the bottom of the page

And of course, all the extras you get with a

Daytours Victoria, personally escorted tour.
Queenscliff Pier near Fort Queenscliffe

This tour arround the bay, takes in historic Werribee Mansion, on the way to Geelong.

WERRIBEE MANSION will leave you gaping, when you realise that one family could have owned so much of Victoria - which isn't a small place.

For the people who journeyed to the Mansion from Melbourne, it must have been like going to a different country.

The mansion is now under the control of the State Government and Parks Victoria, and it also contains the National Rose Garden, a must for any gardener-visitors to Victoria.

Laid out in the classic "Palaces of the rich and royal" style, you'll spend the whole time wandering around with your nose stuck in the petals, smelling the different fragrances (and there are quite a few of them).

The Mansion is quite fascinating and not just one of those "not another mansion/church/monument" tourist stops. The history of the property, which really was more like a small country, gives you an insight into the time.

GEELONG:

Geelong - City by the Bay Geelong's Eastern Beach

75km from Melbourne , along the Princes Highway

Victoria ’s second largest city, and gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road .

Overlooking Corio Bay , Geelong was once a major wool shipping port, the legacies of which remain in its many attractions.  The waterfront precinct is a colourful mix of bustling old wharves, convict-built and modern piers, woolstores, restaurants and boats.

Eastern Beach:

The style is art deco, with pools, fountains, grand staircases, lights and kiosk all reflecting the theme.  Beautiful lawns, huge palm trees and picnic shelters reinforce imagery born out of the 1920s and 30s.

National Wool Museum : 

Australia ’s only comprehensive museum of wool, showcasing wool’s enduring impact on Australia ’s social & economic life.

The machinery, skills, textiles, magic and mystery of wool – and quite a few sheep as well.  This museum is very dynamic, with changing displays, as well as the permanent and incredibly interesting displays. It's all housed in a fantastic historic bluestone woolstore from 1872. Not to be missed. This is enthralling.

From Geelong, we head out to one of the most famous surfing beaches in Australia - TORQUAY.

We pass the factory outlet headquarters of RipCurl, Billabong and various other Australian surf manufacturers.

We can stop if you wish to buy any genuine Australian surf gear.

On to Torquay beach and then the surf beach, which will give you a very good contrast between the 2 types of beaches.

We continue on to Bell's Beach, which is one of the world's great surf beaches. It's all to do with the Southern Ocean approach to the shore and the break. "Point Break" the movie, featured Bell's Beach, as the ultimate surfing destination.

We return to Geelong (and Melbourne) via the small beachside
towns of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, which in the summer, have 18 hour rush-hours, as holidaymakers pour in from Melbourne. Queenscliff Bed & Breakfast

We pass through Queenscliff, one of the oldest of Victorian
towns and the defence point against attacks by enemies who never came.

The opening shots in both world wars were, however, fired from here.

Queenscliff still gives you an idea of the original affluence of the town, which has continued, as Queenscliff has retained it's position as a beach-holiday and weekender spot for the wealthier Melburnians who don't holiday at Portsea, or those who had the foresight to buy early.

There are some magnificent homes here.

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