Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | ESCAPE -

Be sure to take in some of the Gee­long sights be­fore head­ing out to the winer­ies. Art lovers will en­joy the ex­cel­lent col­lec­tion of Aus­tralian art at the Gee­long Art Gallery. For more con­tem­po­rary works, check out what’s show­ing at Boom Gallery in a red-brick old wool mill build­ing near the Bar­won River. The Narana Aboriginal Cul­ture Cen­tre in nearby Grovedale has a gallery with Victoria’s largest col­lec­tion of in­dige­nous art as well as fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights into Aboriginal cul­ture. The Bel­lar­ine beck­ons with beau­ti­ful beaches and quaint, laid-back coastal towns. Stroll the streetscap­e of 19th-cen­tury build­ings in his­toric Queen­scliff and take a guided tour of Fort Queen­scliff, ex­plore the light­house at Point Lons­dale, take a long walk along the stun­ning stretch of beach at Ocean Grove, and grab your board for a surf at Bar­won Heads’ Thir­teenth Beach.

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