Towns & Regions
Holiday Makers offer holiday homes in three main regions of Victoria.
These locations are outlined below:
- Geelong & the Bellarine Peninsula
- Gippsland Lakes
- Phillip Island
Metung is delightful. A small village on a narrow peninsula that on one side curves around the gentle shores of Bancroft Bay, and on the other looks out across the vastness of Lake King. Originally a fishing port, today Metung is a perfect place for holidaymakers. A fabulous range of houses, from simple cottages to beautiful, architect designed homes. From houses on the water's edge with their own boat mooring, to houses set in the privacy of the bush where you can wake to the call of birds. Boating and fishing are the main activities in Metung. There's good dining in the village cafes, and a safe swimming beach on Lake King.
A bustling fishing port, an esplanade of shops and cafes, safe swimming beaches, and a short walk to the ocean beach - Lakes Entrance truly deserves its reputation as a great place for family holidays. There's so much to do: fishing and swimming, off-the-beach sailing, paddle boats and mini golf, picnics, boat trips and long walks. The fishing fleet, moored adjacent to the main street, is a great sight. It's also the source of abundant seafood, which can be savoured in the restaurants, or bought fresh from the Fisherman's Co-op for the barbecue. In season, just-caught prawns are sold directly from the trawlers.
Lake Tyers Beach
Lake Tyers is separate from the Gippsland Lakes, about 10 minutes drive east of Lakes Entrance. State forest with fabulous bushwalking trails gives way to the sheltered water of the lake, and the pristine magnificence of the coast. Lake Tyers Beach is an ocean beach holiday experience. Easy access to the surf, for fishing or surfing, the ocean also provides a majestic backdrop to the town and is visible at every turn. The lake is sheltered and safe for swimming, and separated from the ocean only by the beach. From time to time, the waters of the lake break through to the ocean, and the prawns rush in!
Located only a short drive up Jemmys point, Kalimna overlooks the Gippsland Lakes.
Lake Bunga is known for its small estuarine lake which is situated between the Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers. It contains yellow-eye mullet and other estuarine species at times.
Phillip Island is an extraordinary place to visit, famous around the world for its international motorcycle racing circuit and its colony of Little Penguins.
Located 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, perfect for both long and short getaways.
Whether its sampling the delicious chocolates made at Pannys Chocolate Factory, visiting one of the many surf breaks, strolling through the koala's natural habitats at the Koala reserve or just sitting in the sun on the deck overlooking Cowes beach at the North Pier Hotel, Phillip Island really does have it all.
Cape Woolamai is a very small town and headland at the southeastern tip of Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. It is home to Cape Woolamai State Faunal Reserve, and the Phillip Island Airport.
Woolamai Beach is the longest and most exposed beach on Phillip Island, and is the site of the island's only surf lifesaving club.
Cowes is the main township on Phillip Island in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is about two hours' drive from Melbourne and can also be reached by coach, or passenger ferry from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula.
Cowes main beach is one of Victoria's only North facing beaches, patrolled during summer months it is a safe swimming beach for families. The main jetty is also popular among fisherman.
Geelong & The Bellarine Peninsula
Also known as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and located only 70km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong is a magnificent bayside city just minutes away from some of Australias most famous beaches, picturesque scenery and beautiful seaside townships. The spectacular Waterfront esplanade has a 19th-century carousel, boardwalk with sculptures and bollards scattered throughout, a sea bath at Eastern Beach and the Geelong Botanic Gardens. With restaurants, bars and cafes galore our produce, wine and beer is second to none. Geelong is the perfect city to visit and enjoy.
The seaside town of Portarlington is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 31 km from Geelong. A popular holiday destination, offering stunning swimming beaches and foreshore featuring a marina, BBQ and picnic areas, bike tracks and a boardwalk winding along the bay. The town is famous for its rock fishing, wineries and the Mussel Festival every January. The landmark Grand Hotel is a must for lunch or dinner. Sitting on top of the sloping foreshore, all eateries have sensational views across the bay and towards the You Yangs mountain range and the glistening city skyline of Melbourne. Take a scenic tourist drive along The Esplanade which runs alongside the picturesque foreshore between Portarlington and St Leonards or jump on the brand new, state of the art ferry at The Docklands and find out why Melburnians have been holidaying here forever!