The other peninsula, exploring the Bellarine x

11 Nov The other peninsula, exploring the Bellarine x

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Each year, by late October, I hit the proverbial wall. I run at full speed, always and usually by this time of year, I am hankering for the Christmas/Summer break. Given that was still a couple of months away and I needed to maintain momentum, Hubs took a few days off and we snuck down the Bellarine Peninsula for a last minute, mid-week getaway.

We stayed at the fabulous St Leonards Villa (@stleonardsvilla) which perfect for us – modern, stylish, relaxed with 3 bedrooms and full amenities … think big deck, jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchen (perfect when travelling with mini) and super comfy beds. We took our own travel cot which was easy, however the 3rd bedroom contains 3 bunk beds so is perfect for older kids and up to 2 families. Mini LOVED the big deck stairs and must have trekked up and down a thousand times!

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Mid-week at this time of year, St Leonard’s is a beautifully peaceful, tiny coastal town which was just what we wanted. It’s also a great spot to check out the rest of the Bellarine Peninsula with Queenscliff, Ocean Grove + Barwon Heads all a 15-20min drive. So although our heart and second home will always be on the Mornington Peninsula (sorry Bellarine!) we loved our stay and will definitely be back soon. We’ve compiled a short list of our fave places to stay, eat, shop + play below. Enjoy x

STAY

St Leonards Villa –  link to airBNB here.

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EAT

Uncle Jack’s, Ocean Grove (unclejacksoceangrove) | Belsize & Co, Queenscliff (@belsizeandco – pictured) | At The Heads, Barwon Heads (@at_theheads) | coffee locally from Wildings (@wildings_pantry)

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SHOP

Bloomfield + Webber, Barwon Heads (@bloomfieldandwebber) – rad new homewares store by Kate Webber (the babe behind @becauseofjohnny) + Sally Bloomfield

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Florence & Threads, Ocean Grove (@florenceandthreads), pictured below.

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PLAY

The playground at Barwon Heads is absolutely amazing, with killer views! | St Leonards Pier | The Fig Tree Store has amazing coffee + a kiddie play area x

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