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What’s On in January

Like the ocean, times and dates may be subject to change without notice so be sure to check the accompanying links for confirmation.

The Nightjar Festival

4 January – 23 February 2018
Torquay Common – Thursdays January
Geelong – Johnstone Park – Fridays February
4:00pm 10:00pm
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A Day Out with Thomas

6, 7, 20 and 21 January
Bellarine Railway, Queenscliff
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7-Day Meditation and Chakra Retreat

Monday 22 – Sunday 28 January
The Summer House, Torquay
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Flying Brick Cider Co Bellarine Sunset Run

Saturday 3 February
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Eat me / Drink me, Great Eats / 20.10.2016

The Farmer’s Place is a consolidated farm-to-plate affair for local farmers and producers of fine artisan condiments and delicacies. You’ll find Timboon ice-cream here for afters, along with the perfect children’s menu. There’s a specials board, as being seasonal, things change depending on the time of year. The cauliflower and fennel soup looked divine, but that’s for another time. We took home the most amazing – and never seen before anywhere – little handmade shortbreads topped with berry coulis. ...

Eat me / Drink me, Wineries / 20.10.2016

Not technically on the Surf Coast’s immediate radar, the 40-minute drive from Torquay to Basils Farm is one of the prettiest this side of Provence. In spring and early summer, the acres of butter-cup‑coloured canola pastures on the road to Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove are something from an Impressionist’s sketch pad. Basils Farm is an art house movie set in the waiting. The view across Swan Bay to Queenscliff is breathtaking. Browse the potager gardens dotted about the property. Some interesting artwork adorns the walls of the farmhouse...