People of Melbourne, start your engines. Igni might be a little hard to find – it’s at the arse-end of Geelong’s CBD on a one-way street, with no discernable signage – but it’s worth the swearing and hurling of iPhones. Not to get all gushy or anything, but it’s probably the most exciting restaurant to open in all of Victoria since Brae. Like Brae, it’s degustation-only (five or eight courses) and a bit of a culinary mystery tour, although they’ll ask your preferences – if you’re in the pro or anti-marron brigade, for example, or if you swing savoury or sweet.
Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula is a landscape like no other. Unlike it's eastern cousin, the Mornington Peninsula, the Bellarine offers the same calibre of drinking, dining and gorgeous beaches but with less pretense. Plus it's an easy 90 minutes or so drive from Melbourne and even accessible by ferry. Pack your bags, here's how to have a great holiday on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Check out our travel guide to the Mornington Peninsula while you're at it.