Top 5 Things to Do in Lara and Geelong

Top 5 Things to Do in Lara and Geelong

Looking for an outing on the weekend? Living at Austin Lara, you will enjoy world-class attractions right on your doorstep.

So, whether you’re spending the day with the kids, scheduling a date night or catching up with friends, there’s always something to do nearby.

Here are our top 5 recommendations:


Visit the Geelong Waterfront

Overlooking Corio Bay, the Geelong Waterfront is just a 21-minute drive from Austin. A bustling hub of activity, the Geelong Waterfront is home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars, public art displays as well as plenty of activities for the kids.
So, whether it’s eating fish and chips at the Geelong Boathouse, taking a ride on the Geelong Ferris Wheel or going for a stroll along the Eastern Beach Promenade, the Geelong Waterfront is a great place to unwind and have fun with family or friends.

Explore the nearby natural wonders

Austin, Lara is surrounded by great recreation and nature reserves. Trek through the natural beauty of the You Yangs or relax with a picnic and see the wonderful array of wildlife at Serendip Sanctuary – just a 10-minute drive from Austin.

There are also plenty of parks around, including Austin Park, which has playground equipment and a skate park, Lara Reserve, with facilities for cricket, tennis and baseball and Lara Lake Reserve, which has wetlands for the kids to explore.


Browse the boutique shops of Pakington Street

Pakington street is a vibrant shopping strip in Geelong, well known for its fashion boutiques and excellent range of coffee shops. Spend the morning shopping before finishing with a hearty lunch – our favourite picks are 9 Grams, Sticks And Grace and Pakington Pantry.

Take a Drive along the scenic Surf Coast

The Surf Coast is one of Victoria’s natural gems, from ocean beaches, surf, dunes and open water to sheltered bay beaches perfect for paddling, boats and water sports.

Make a day of it and stop by seaside destinations including Torquay and famous surfing spot Bells Beach.


Have lunch at a local winery

Geelong and The Bellarine Peninsula are brimming with beautiful wineries.

Located just 24 minutes from Austin, Clyde Park Vineyard offers award-winning wine and magnificent views of the picturesque hills surrounding the Moorabool River. Enjoy lunch at the Barrell Hall Bistro & Observation Deck with friends and sample the amazing wine on offer.

At Austin Lara, you’ll be a part of a community that provides the perfect lifestyle for a growing family. 

Live just 12 minutes from the Geelong waterfront, 35 minutes from some of Australia’s best beaches on the Surf Coast and a 50-minute drive or train ride to Melbourne. Not to mention, some of the most reputable schools in the country are at your fingertips.

Explore Lara’s most vibrant new community.

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