We promise you will never get bored at Swan Bay, with an assortment of exciting activities to suit everyone involved!
For The Explorers and Nature Lovers
Located in Geelong, Swan Bay is a celebrated area within the region, not only for its remarkable magnificence, but for its role in the region’s eco-system. Swan Bay is wildlife’s central hub of Geelong, with an abundance of endangered species and rare sightings, makes it such a unique experience like no other.
With direct access to the water’s edge, Swan Bay offers that seaside escape where you can really feel at one with nature. Get amongst it all, by kayaking or boating through the bay and watch the wildlife unfold before your eyes.
See the bay from a new perspective underwater by scuba diving the Port Phillip Heads Reef or discovering the wrecks of the Lonsdale ships dating back from the 1800’s. Not to mention the vibrant, psychedelic marine life who have made these wrecks their home. Get up-close and personal snorkelling in the clear waters with playful bottlenose dolphins and Australian fur seals. It is an experience to tick off the bucket list and on your very own doorstep.
For The Leisure Seekers
Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale have plenty of fantastic restaurants and shops on the harbour in easy reach of Swan Bay. Visit Basils Farm, a winery with sustainable farming practices, if you want to enjoy gorgeous views of Swan Bay. It is just 3kms away from the park.
Roll up those golf socks and head down to Curlewis Golf Club, only a 15-minute drive from the park, where new members and green fee players are welcome. Also, the Queenscliff Golf Club is positioned in a unique location on Swan Island surrounded by natural beauty and fresh ocean air. You are sure to have a leisurely afternoon.
Hop aboard The Blues Train for a once in a lifetime experience. Tickets include dinner at the Queenscliff Railway Station followed by a musical journey with 4 live acts to rock your socks off.
The Piknik Café is known for their great coffee and it is within walking distance from the park.
For The Fishing Enthusiast
The majority of Swan Bay is a designated marine park but do not fear anglers, there are many valuable fishing areas at your fingertips. The dominant fishing area ranges from Swan bay through to Point Edwards with a reputation for a glorious catch of gummy shark, yank flathead, whiting, snook, garfish and even salmon if you’re lucky.
For The Dog Walkers and Leg-Stretchers
Start at the leisure centre and wind your way down to the dam on the walking track. Share the delightful view with the Swan Bay wildlife on the bench seats that are on route.
Jump in the car and drive 10 mins to Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, the perfect place for keen ramblers, allowing walkers to explore the stunning beauty of the Bellarine Peninsula.
Charlie’s Hole Walk
1.5 km return – approximately. 30 mins
Coastal Woodland Walk
3.5km return – approximately 1.5 hours
Two Bays Lookout Walk
6 km return to the beach – approximately 3 hours
Bellarine Rail Trail
35 kilometre trail that links South Geelong to Queenscliff following the alignment of the historical Geelong – Queenscliff Railway Line
For more information of walks see Parks Victoria.