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Travellers who are looking for a pet-friendly rental will find Ocean Grove suitable, as many rentals are pet-friendly. House rentals are the most pet-friendly type of accommodation in Ocean Grove. In addition, a night in a pet-friendly accommodation there costs, on average, $294. If you prefer to stay central, a few of the pet-friendly holiday lettings are less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
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Located on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, to the south west of Melbourne, Ocean Grove is a bustling town with the perfect holiday atmosphere.
Whatever you're looking for, you'll find the perfect accommodation in Ocean Grove. Stay in a sea view villa cabin complete with well-furnished bedrooms and kitchenette and enjoy shared facilities like barbecue, recreation room, spa, swimming pool, tennis court and children’s playground. Riverside modern loft apartments are a hit amongst larger groups, big families or couples. Often featuring a terrace or garden with private swimming pool and barbecue area, this style of holiday apartment in Ocean Grove is ideal for visitors seeking privacy.
Be it for an action-packed summer holiday by the beach or a quieter winter or spring escape exploring local wineries and attractions, Ocean Grove is a great Australian holiday destination.
Getting to Your Ocean Grove Accommodation
Ocean Grove, Victoria, is easily accessible by air from major Australian cities. Domestic airlines operate daily flights from various cities to the regional airports that service Ocean Grove, which include Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport, and Essendon Airport.
If you’re arriving from overseas, take a flight that lands in Melbourne itself. From Melbourne's Southern Cross Station, take a train to Geelong Station, switch to one that connects through Marshall, and then change to the number 55 bus. Alight at the Ocean Grove Market Place terminus.
Alternatively, you can access Ocean Grove by road using public transport, on a coach from bus companies like Premier Stateliner, which operates in South Australia. Enjoy a bus ride through Mount Gambier to Apollo Bay and into Ocean Grove.
Family holidays in Ocean Grove
Located a few kilometres from Ocean Grove at Wallington, is Victoria’s first ever water theme park. The appropriately named Adventure Park packs in every family activity. Not just thrilling water rides but also a a wide variety of activities and experiences including archery, electric cars, volleyball and mini-golf as well as an adult jumping castle. Snack on the delicacies sold on the park's own food outlets or bring your own and enjoy a family picnic.
Yet another treat for the entire family, A Maze 'n Games is also located in Wallington and offers a wide variety of fun activities. Its main draw is a huge 15km long timber maze. The park also features a mini-golf course, puzzles and several interactive games to keep visitors of all ages happily engaged. The dedicated playground makes an ideal space for kids craving simple recreational fun while grown-ups enjoy barbecuing in the adjoining area.
The Barwon River divides Ocean Grove from Barwon Heads, its twin coastal town. Take your kids to the Jirrahlinga Koala Sanctuary located here. A tranquil environment, visitors come here to enjoy the rare chance of touching and playing with friendly koalas and joeys in their natural habitat. The place is also ideal for picnics.
What to See and Do in Ocean Grove
Ocean Grove, on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, is famous for its unbroken stretch of sand and thrilling water sports. Step out of your majestic holiday rental and hit the beach, or enjoy a slow, relaxing afternoon amid nature reserves.
Ocean Grove offers many exciting attractions. Grab your board and venture out into the azure waters at the surf beach for a thrilling experience. You can also simply swim, bask in the sun, and enjoy laid-back family fun.
With your fishing equipment, hop onto a boat in Barwon River and put your fishing skills to the test. Wander along the river at Barwon Heads, marvelling at the amazing wildlife in the area. Explore the mangroves, or stay on until evening and capture a magnificent sunset over the water.
Visit the Adventure Park and experience a wide variety of family rides that will offer lasting memories to the little ones. End your holiday by stopping at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club for a game, and let the kids try out different games in the children's playroom.
Toast to the Coast in Ocean Grove
The Melbourne Cup weekend of November is a good time to book a holiday cottage in Ocean Grove. The region’s biggest annual festival, Toast to the Coast, is all about showcasing the region’s best wines along with gourmet dining experiences. Award-winning wineries from Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula and Moorabool Valley offer samplings of their wines. Several wineries participate in this 2-day long festival, drawing more than 4,000 visitors. With this comes the opportunity to meander past vineyards and enjoy a gourmet lunch while soaking in picture-perfect settings and enjoying live music.
Take a stroll through Clyde Park Bannockburn browsing through the wine collection by the region’s best and emerging winemakers. Shop for artisanal products at the Clyde Park Market as you listen to the lone Scottish piper filling the valley’s air. Wine dinners at Saint Regis, Waurn Ponds are extremely popular and fill out soon. During the festival, the place features a special Toast to the Coast lunch menu which includes an assortment of snacks, main course platters and desserts. Yet another hotspot during the festival is Leura Park which is known for its multi-award-winning wines.
The special shuttle bus service makes things even easier looping every 30 minutes around Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast, Bellarine North and Bellarine South. If you prefer you can book a chauffeur driven 1966 Mustang Convertible or another vintage car and venture out on a winery tour with a gourmet picnic lunch en route.
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