Here are our favourite hidden and sometimes not so hidden local hot spots!

The best thing about Geelong – pretty much everything is a 5 minute walk from the Achtung Camper workshop and from everything else.

COFFEE CARTEL

If you are a coffee fanatic check out Coffee Cartel down Little Malop street (they are local and very serious about their coffee).

BOOM GALLERY

Another cool warehouse café adjoins the great local BOOM Gallery below (down the ‘river end’ of Pakington Street).

LITTLE CREATURES

Little Creatures have opened a brewery in Geelong (although it’s not walking distance to anything else!) and it’s awesome. A massive space with great food and beers and surprisingly good muffins.  White Rabbit have also just opened their own brewery in the same complex.  It’s about a 7 minute drive from the Achtung Camper workshop.

BELLE’S HOT CHICKEN PROJECT

Belle’s Hot Chicken Project is a small modern bar/diner down Little Malop street which has great chicken burgers and definitely for you if you love your hot food and you love your chicken!

ANALOGUE

Analogue is an old school speakeasy cocktail bar with comfy couches and some Atari and Nitendo’s set up to waste away your work afternoon. It’s also a café by day.

GEELONG CELLAR DOOR

Down Little Malop Street, cool wine bar number 1: Geelong Cellar Door has some great cheese and antipasto platters to match with your wine.

UNION STREET WINE

Cool wine bar number 2: Union Street Wine is just off Little Malop Street and has some great finger food options to go with your wine.

PAKINGTON STREET

Pakington street runs parallel to La Trobe Terrace and is a 3km strip of shops and cafes with the coolest new areas being at each end and more run of the mill good, gift and fashion shops in the middle.

BOOM GALLERY

Worth a mention is the VERY cool BOOM Gallery down the ‘river end’ (The Barwon River) of Pakington Street. Very cool handmade and gifts from local artists mean every treasure you find is one of a kind.

GEELONG WATERFRONT

Go for a walk along the waterfront all the way along from the Achtung Camper workshop (1 minute walk away) to the other side of Eastern Beach and Botanic Gardens, a relaxed 1 hour return walk.

GEELONG LIBRARY

Check out Geelong Library. We are not joking, we hang out at this brand new mind-blowing place at least once a week.  It’s about 3 minutes walk from the Achtung Camper workshop.  Just go and check it out before you judge us.

LITTLE MALOP STREET

Go for a walk down Little Malop street and check out Geelong’s best cafes, bars and some cool boutique shops.

Barwon Heads

Barwon Heads is a beautiful quant little town with yet more breathtaking beaches and some lovely boutiques and cafes.  Be sure to have a meal or drink with wall to wall water front views at At The Heads.

Torquay

Torquay gateway to the Surf Coast, some of the world’s best beaches (Point Addis, Point Impossible and Jan Juc are all breathtaking).  Have lunch or a coffee at Ginger Monkey and a beer and dinner at Blackmans Brewery.

Queenscliff

Queenscliff has beautiful old buildings and architecture and some lovely if not a little more old fashioned (to match the architecture) shopping and eating establishments.