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The Top 5 Dog Friendly Scenic Walks in Geelong & The Bellarine

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Dog lovers rejoice! We have done the leg work for you and researched the Top 5 Dog Friendly Scenic Walks in Geelong & The Bellarine to get out and enjoy with your four-legged friend/s!

Kingston Park-Rated: Easy

Situated in Ocean Grove, Kingston Park is perfect for those looking for calm. With plenty of off-leash areas for your canine bestie to run free and wild, you can totally make an afternoon of it here. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the sunshine with some snacks and a good book.

The Begola Wetlands-Rated: Easy 

This gorgeous nature reserve is packed with quality walking tracks and stunning wildlife to observe such as native birds and frogs. And as such, your four-legged buddies will have to remain on the leash at all times. With Ocean Grove beach nearby, you’ll be soothed by the sound of waves gently lapping the shore as you casually stroll through lush wetlands.

Bellarine Rail Trail-Rated: Moderate 

This 35km trail will see you and your four-legged buddy come into contact with fully operational vintage trains (so keep your pups on a lead). It takes 8 hours to complete the whole trail, but honestly, just go as far as you would like and double back once you’re ready for a post-walk snack. The trail starts from old Drysdale railway station and concludes at the Bellarine Peninsula Railway.

Barwon Heads to Ocean Grove Loop-Rated: Easy

If it’s coastal views you prefer, then the Ocean Grove Beach to Barwon Heads loop will not disappoint. This easy, low-impact stroll is entirely flat (easy on the paws) and offers brilliant sea views. Hot tip: Park at the 5th carpark along Barwon Heads - Ocean Grove Road and head toward the beach via the stairs until you reach Barwon Heads bridge.

You Yangs - East-West walk-Grade: Easy to moderate

This beautiful bush trail promises spectacular views and lookouts. The hike circumnavigates Flinders Peak which is the highest summit in the You Yangs so 360 panoramic views are guaranteed. Your four-legged buddies are welcome but must be on a lead at all times. Note: You may encounter steep inclines every so often but it is otherwise an easy, scenic walk.

Here at The R Hotel Geelong you are welcome to bring your pawfect friend to STAY. We have 6 ground floor pooch friendly apartments available conveniently located across the road from the Austin Park green space and Eastern Beach.

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