Ocean Grove VIC, Australia

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Ocean Grove VIC, Australia

Ocean Grove vacation rentals

Enjoy a beach life in Ocean Grove

White-crested waves crash onto the sandy shores of Ocean Grove, a lively surf town known for its pristine beaches, golf courses, and first-class wineries. Located on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, it is a family vacation hot spot with theme parks, snorkeling, and interactive museums only a short walk or drive away from many Ocean Grove vacation rentals. Prolific wildlife along the coast provide excellent bird and seal-watching opportunities, and adventurers can take to the skies in plane and helicopter rides. Nearby lakes provide sheltered swim areas, and the beaches are great places to linger and watch the sunrise over the glistening ocean.

Water sports and sky high tours in Ocean Grove

Building sandcastles and beach shacks while seabirds soar overhead is a great way to start a vacation in Ocean Grove. The sand dunes provide a beautiful place to wander _ see if you can spot one of the historic shell middens built by aboriginals 100s of years. Helicopter tours offer spectacular views of the coastline, while horseback riding gives a ground level appreciation of the beauties of Ocean Grove. Divers can explore the wreck of a sunken warship, while water lovers can shriek down waterslides then return home to Ocean Grove vacation rentals to relax before planning their next excursion.

A sunken warship and flying foxes in Ocean Grove

In 2009, the HMAS Canberra warship was destroyed off the coast of Ocean Grove, and now attracts scuba divers to explore the wreck and its artificial reef. Adventure Park offers adventurous fun for the whole family. From flying foxes and a raft waterslide to go-karts, paddleboats, and an archery range, there is something to delight and thrill every age range. Ocean Grove vacation rentals are close to Koombahla Park Equestrian Centre where visitors can take riding lessons, and Buckley Park Foreshore where you can swim, explore the dunes, or find a secluded spot on the beach to take a snooze.

Temperate summers and mild winters

Compared to the rest of Australia, Ocean Grove has much lower daytime temperatures in summer, making outdoor activities a pleasure. With average summer temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s, visitors couldn't ask for better weather to swim, snorkel, dive, and explore the parks and beaches of Ocean Grove. Set on the Bass Strait, it also receives higher winds, so winter days can feel quite cold. Ocean Grove vacation rentals provide a welcoming oasis after days spent wandering a timber maze and playing mini golf in winter, or splashing with the kids at a water theme park in summer.

Ocean Grove is a haven for bird watchers

The white-sand beaches of Ocean Grove sit facing the vast expanse of Bass Strait, only a 2-hour drive southeast around Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne, and half an hour southwest of Geelong. The Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve is a stunning vista of windblown sand dunes dotted with more than 90 historic shell middens, piles of shells made by aboriginals over centuries. Bird lovers will find an astounding array of birds to watch, from Fairy Penguins and Oystercatchers to Hooded Plovers and Short Tailed Shearwater Australasian Gannet.