Bellarine At Fed Square -live Music, Food, Wine, Port Phillip Bay, Hmas Canberr

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Level 32, 121 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Tel 03 9653 9777 Fax 03 9653 9757



The Bellarine comes to Federation Square

The Atrium, Fed Square, 28 February 2010, 10am - 5pm, FREE



Experience the live music, winery cellar doors, local produce and learn about great marine

experiences in Port Phillip Bay including diving the HMAS Canberra at the Bellarine Beach Party, a

special free event at Federation Square on February 28.


Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, The Bellarine is a scenic bayside region nestled around Port Phillip

Bay including Barwon Heads, Portarlington and the historic town of Queenscliff. 


Come and discover the many attractions that make this stunning region one of Victoria’s most beloved

holiday destinations. 


Highlights include:


The Blues Train (Queenscliff) presents live music performances (11am – 4pm) sit back and enjoy

live music from Jimi Hocking and Mojo Webb, two regular performers from the legendary Blues Train, one

of the most unique and popular attractions in the region (www.thebluestrain.com.au). Running between the

months of August and May, the Blues Train offers a night of dinner and entertainment aboard an authentic

steam train.


Port Phillip Bay on display - Discover why Queenscliff is one of Victorian’s most beloved bayside

playgrounds. Learn more about Victoria’s newest diving attraction the HMAS Canberra, touch marine

creatures and environments in a special interactive exhibit from the Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre,

and find out more about marine adventure activities in the bay such as snorkelling, scenic touring, fishing,

swimming with dolphins or Australian fur seals.


Savour the flavours of the Bellarine Taste Trail

The Bellarine Taste Trail is a new self guided gourmet trail comprising of 32 operators including local food

producers and farm-gates, provedores, restaurants, cellar doors and accommodation. Bellarine Taste Trail

experiences on offer at Federation Square include:



Seven ‘cellar doors’ Enjoy free wine tasting of the region’s distinct cool climate wines from

award winning boutique wineries. Wineries on site will include Leura Park Estate, Bellarine Estate

and Oakdene Vineyards. If a wine takes your fancy you can buy a bottle to take home. With many

Bellarine wineries selling only to restaurants or at the cellar door, this is a rare opportunity to taste

and pick up product normally only available in region. 



Beer Tasting sample beer from the Bellarine Brewing Company, the only microbrewery on the

Bellarine. Sample their Port Pilsner, the Queenscliff Ale or the Mussel Stout, their infamous,

flavoursome stout brewed with Portarlington's Australian Blue Mussels.



Farmgates come to you Sample the wares from Lighthouse Olive Grove and Mason’s Creek

Olive Grove. You will also be able to taste fresh blueberries and a range of jams and other berry

delights from the Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm, celebrating the opening of their new café and

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berry shop. And try abalone at Bellarine Estate, which serves as ‘farmgate door’ for many loca

producers in the area. 


 

Special discount vouchers available only on the day pick up vouchers on the day for marine

adventure tours, dining experiences and accommodation to save money on your next visit. All offers are

available for anyone who visits on the day, including:


Vue Grand - 20% off the final bill when you dine in the Vue Grand Dining Room


Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours - Bring a friend and receive 15% off your total

booking fee. 


For The Love of Grape Winery tour - 20% off for any groups booked for 4 or more


The Beach Party 'Hangover' Cure - 50% discounted accommodation package at Bellarine Bayside

Holiday Parks (Portarlington) including 2 nights accommodation, bottle of wine on arrival, breakfast,

fresh seafood package from local fisherman Jenkins & Sons and discounts with local traders. 


Interviews are available with participating operators including:

Hugo T. Armstrong, Director - The Blues Train / President of Bellarine Tourism

Lyndsay Sharp – co-owner, Leura Park Estate winery

Peter Kenny – owner, Bellarine Estate winery 

Other operators available for interview include marine tourism businesses (diving, dolphin swim, fishing

charter), farmgate and food producers, winemakers, brewers and the Marine Discovery Centre. 


High resolution images and interviews with other participating operators are also available. 


For interviews, images or further information, please contact:


Danielle Poulos, Destination Communications Unit, Tourism Victoria

PH: (03) 9653 9770 Email: danielle.poulos@tourism.vic.gov.au


Emma Crameri, Destination Bellarine Marketing Officer, Geelong Otway Tourism

Ph: (03) 5244 7107 email: ecrameri@geelongcity.vic.gov.au



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