5 Things to Do and See in Rippleside and Geelong

Located in the charming suburb of Rippleside, just north of Geelong, residents of Balmoral Quay are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the local area.

From the majesty of the great outdoors to delightful shops, galleries and eateries, this breathtaking area of Geelong has something to offer for everyone.

Explore life on the water

Embrace the joy of boating at Balmoral Quay, home to Geelong’s first floating marina. Located within Corio Bay, residents can moor their vessel by their doorsteps, ready to take to the water whenever they please. Sailing enthusiasts are only 7 minutes away from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, and all your boating needs can be taken care of at the Geelong Boating Centre, 8 minutes away.

For those who prefer to sit back and let the skipper take over, there is a range of boat tours and fishing charters available within the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula areas.

Discover a gourmet’s delight

Balmoral Quay is surrounded by delicious food and wine options guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palates. Bars, cafés and restaurants like the renowned two-hatted Igni offer amazing fare, created using local produce from the region.

The area is home to a vast range of vineyards that provide wonderful cellar door and dining experiences, such as the exceptional Nicol’s Paddock, just a 21-minute drive from Balmoral Quay. There is also a selection of popular craft breweries, such as Little Creatures in the heart of Geelong.

Retreat to beautiful green spaces

Not only does Balmoral Quay boast its own private parkland, Balmoral Park, it’s also bookended by two beautiful green spaces, Rippleside and St. Helens parks, which are also home to sandy beaches right by the water. Enjoy a picnic close to your new home or take a short trip to the Geelong Waterfront and visit the Geelong Botanical Gardens for an afternoon of leisurely wandering.

Browse charming art galleries and boutiques

If shopping is your thing, the Geelong area caters to your needs perfectly. From the big brands that reside in the Westfield shopping centre to the independent boutiques and antique stores that dot the streets – you can browse to your heart’s content.

Then there is Geelong’s arts precinct, diverse and ever-expanding. Institutions like the Geelong Gallery, Geelong Library and National Wool Museum stand proud as pillars of the community, while small galleries celebrate the new face of Geelong’s arts culture, waiting to be discovered.

Uncover the wonders of the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast

Just a short trip from Balmoral Quay lies the scenic Bellarine Peninsula. Explore historic Queenscliff with its cosy dining venues and eclectic antique shops, dine at one of the picturesque vineyards such as Scotchmans Hill, or play a round of golf on one of the many premier golf courses like Curlewis.

For when you want to travel further afield, the Surf Coast offers early morning surfs at Bells Beach; vibrant towns like Lorne, Torquay and Anglesea; and magnificent sights such as the Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles. It’s a holiday destination that people travel from all over the world to experience, but when you live at Balmoral Quay, it’s just your spectacular backyard.

Balmoral Quay is Geelong’s most prestigious waterfront development, and interest is high, with the latest release of townhomes and apartments now 60% sold. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to live a life by the water, with both Stage 1 and 2 already sold and settled.

Four spectacular home types are still available, enquire for more info on each:
– Waterfront Townhomes and Apartments
– Parkfront Townhomes
– Exclusive Parkfront Apartments
– Mews Townhomes

Balmoral Quay’s display suite is located at 43 Liverpool St, Rippleside, and open by appointment only. For more information or to book an appointment, contact Barbara Wookey on 1300 550 554.