Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:20

The Sky Is The Limit for Inclusive Travel

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The Sky Is The Limit For Inclusive Travel Christine Smith established a holiday property management business during her twenty-year career with the police force. Her work with the police exposed her to aspects of bias and prejudice that most of us don't see, and combined with her holiday business experience, made her more aware of the challenges faced by people…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:27

All The Reasons You Need To Road Trip The Bellarine

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Road trips are good in theory, but not so much when you're going in the wrong direction, your phone is on two percent and you've been out of car snacks for the last ten minutes. Luckily for you, Geelong and The Bellarine is only a little over an hour away from Melbourne, meaning you'll be there before you've finished scrolling…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:37

Accessibility Hits The Bellarine

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Great Ocean Stays was recently featured on one of the biggest business websites in Australia, Business.vic.gov.au   And Why?  Because businesses on The Bellarine know the value of inclusive travel.  The value of welcoming people of all abilities to our accommodation, attractions and eateries.  Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine are backing small tourism businesses in the push to create The…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:24

Soccer on A Golf Course? - We have it all on The Bellarine

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Anyone who knows The Bellarine will know that the area is spoilt with championship golf course choices.  But what if I was to tell you about a fabulous and fun activity at one of our best golf courses that involves soccer!
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:05

Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

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The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will be back in 2016 bigger and better than ever. Held on Geelong's picturesque waterfront
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:40

Ocean Grove Beach

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Ocean Grove Beach is located in the centre of the 9.5 km long beach that curves in a broad, south facing
Monday, 15 August 2016 09:23

Queenscliff Music Festival

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Geelong and the Bellarine host some of the most exciting annual festivals in Victoria, including unique offerings of music and dance! 
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 04:56

Hit Your Stride

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We all love our yearly holiday.  It is a chance to escape the daily grind and recharge the batteries.  We all get
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 06:15

Geelong Ghost Tours

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Geelong Gaol opened in 1853 and is one of Australia's most intact 19th century convict prisons.  Explore this prison after dark and
Sunday, 10 July 2016 09:44

It's Cold but We are Still Open!

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The Bellarine doesn't stop being a tourist destination just because it's not swimming weather. Ask any local and they will tell you
Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:13

Do We Want WIFI on Holidays?

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To include WIFI as a key feature at a holiday home is just as much a dilemma for property managers as it is for guests.
Saturday, 11 June 2016 05:44

5 Tips On Planning Your Next Family Adventure

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Trying to plan a perfect holiday on The Bellarine with your family? Well it’s not as hard as you think. If you stick to these
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:27

Creating a Subtle Approach To Inclusive Tourism

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What does “inclusive travel” mean? We usually think wheelchairs & clinical spaces. We see a disconnect from
Saturday, 02 April 2016 06:00

Great Otway National Park A Must See

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Although this large-scale park doesn’t completely fly under the radar, the extent of its beauty 
Saturday, 20 February 2016 22:01

18 Rediculous but Real Travel Complaints from Around the Globe

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"NOBODY told us there'd be so many foreigners."
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:32

Accessible Holiday Homes A Must on The Bellarine

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Australia has an ageing population that is increasingly affected by disabilities. These people are