The Best of Both Worlds


In addition to the wide, tree-lined streets, open parklands and waterways, it is Austin Lara’s location that makes this community so special. Perfectly situated between the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and the endless amenity of Geelong, Austin Lara puts everything you need within reach.

A short 20-minute drive will place you in the middle of Geelong or Pakington Street. Enjoy a day perusing boutique shops before making your way to the foreshore for a range of dining options with spectacular views of Corio Bay.

Looking for an outing on the weekends?

Catch up with friends at a local winery, such as Clyde Park, or take a short 35-minute drive along the scenic Surf Coast to seaside destinations including Torquay and the famous surfing spot, Bells Beach. Explore world-class attractions such as the You Yangs or get the kids together for a day at Serendip Sanctuary. Pack a picnic and enjoy seeing Australia’s native wildlife up close.

Within Lara, you can walk to Lara Village and enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes.

Visit Austin Park with the kids where they can immerse themselves, enjoying the playground equipment, skate park or take in the cricket, tennis and baseball sporting facilities at Lara Reserve.



Austin Lara also offers easy access to the freeway for those making the 50-minute commute into Melbourne’s CBD. Train services from Lara station can take you directly from Lara to the CBD.

With businesses adapting to COVID-19, offering more flexible working solutions, the commute into Melbourne’s CBD 5 days a week may be a thing of the past. Austin Lara will be technology ready to provide connectivity solutions to match that flexibility.

Bob Hand, Managing Director of Latitude Real Estate, says, “we are seeing more and more buyers rethinking where they want to live now that it’s not as important to live close to the CBD.”

“We have seen a huge influx of buyers over the last month – enquiry has doubled and sales have been constant – who are actively taking the next step to live closer to the surf coast.”

Many new amenities are planned in the west Lara region that will make living in Austin even more convenient. As part of the designated growth of the area, these will include both primary and secondary schools, a Community Centre and Neighbourhood Activity Centre.

Austin’s masterplan includes a large community park that will have BBQ facilities, play equipment and a waterway reserve with a network of pathways and crossings that will create places for children to explore.

Austin Lara is destined to become a vibrant new community.

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