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6 Reasons You’ll Love Living Close to the Bellarine Peninsula

Nestled just a short drive from Geelong and the scenic wonders of the Bellarine Peninsula, Harriott in Armstrong Creek is perfectly positioned between the city and the coast.

Here are 6 reasons you’ll love living close to the Bellarine when you call Harriott home.

1. Coastal getaways every weekend

The Bellarine Peninsula is dotted with incredible beaches, coastal towns and destinations, all an easy drive from Harriott. This means every weekend has the potential to be an exciting seaside or countryside adventure. Here are some of our favourite spots:

• Thirteenth Beach – 10 minutes
• Barwon Heads – 15 minutes
• Torquay – 20 minutes
• Ocean Grove – 20 minutes
• Point Lonsdale – 30 minutes
• Portarlington – 40 minutes
• Queenscliff – 40 minutes

For an even more epic adventure, the start of the Great Ocean Road is just a 30-minute drive from Harriott.

Walkway of the legendary Bells Beach – the beach of the cult film Point Break, near Torquay, gateway to the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia, where he began the famous Great Ocean Road

2. Set sail

There’s something especially scenic about travelling via ferry, and Harriott places you close to a number of sailing adventures. Travel to Melbourne Docklands from either Geelong or Portarlington aboard Port Phillip Ferries, or explore the Mornington Peninsula by catching a Searoad Ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. There are so many ways to soak in the beauty of the coast and explore everything Victoria has on offer.

3. Wineries galore

The Bellarine is a renowned winery region, and so Harriott is surrounded by a number of award-winning vineyards, cellar doors, distilleries and breweries. Whether you’re looking to enjoy date night, a birthday party or a dinner with friends and family, there are so many places to indulge close to home.

• Nicols Paddock – 14 minutes
• Mt Duneed Estate – 15 minutes
• Waybourne Winery – 15 minutes
• Provenance Wines – 21 minutes
• Flying Brick Cider Co – 23 minutes

Waitress Serving Group Of Friends Beer Tasting In Bar

4. Stay active with ease

Coastal and scenic environments make staying active all the more enjoyable. With so many beaches, walking and cycling tracks, lookouts and beautiful streetscapes dotting the Bellarine Peninsula, it’s easier than ever to fill your week with movement and exercise. Plus, you get to benefit from beautiful outlooks as you do it.

5. Seaside pursuits

From the renowned surf beaches of Torquay, Barwon Heads and Bells Beach to the more serene local destinations of Breamlea Beach, there’s a beach nearby for every day of the week. For the adventurous types, fishing, swimming, paragliding, and surfing are just some of the outdoor pursuits for a day at the beach.

6. Serene wetlands on your doorstep

500 hectares of lovely wetlands provide a home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The Sparrovale Wetlands will connect to the Lake Connewarre System, and the Barwon River Trails to create one of the largest indigenous vegetation areas on the Bellarine Peninsula. Wander along the sandy trails, observe the rich birdlife or sit and watch the world go by, in a sanctuary just moments from your front door.

Life at Harriott is an invitation to embrace a coastal lifestyle filled with enjoyment, adventure, recreation and wellbeing. To explore everything our thriving community and its surrounds have to offer, come and visit our display at the corner of Barwon Heads Road and Harriott Road in Armstrong Creek. Open 7 days, 11am to 5pm.

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