School

Various public and private schools are located within walking distance of Kingston. They include the Bellarine Secondary School Junior Campus, Surfside State School and Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School. There are also nearby kindergartens and preschool centres.

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Ocean Grove Nature Reserve

The Ocean Grove Nature Reserve is located just besides Kingston and contains the only significant remnant of native woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula as it was prior to European settlement. The reserve has great value for birds, plants, mammals and invertebrates. Extensive paths meander through the reserve.

The Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve work to educate the public about the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve’s fauna, flora and habitat and assist in weed control, planting, protection of vulnerable plants and maintenance of the visitor centre.

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One of Victoria’s best beaches is just on our doorstep. From Point Lonsdale to Barwon Heads, there is over 12 kms of uninterrupted coastline for you to enjoy. Clean, safe beaches offer endless activities all year round. The Ocean Grove beach is also patrolled over summer.

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Kingston Park

A 12.5 hectare park with remnant bushland and passive open space with a BBQ picnic area, playground and open grass areas.  A network of tracks is used for walking and the reserve is home to the popular Ocean Grove Sunday Craft Market.

The rare and threatened Bellarine Yellow Gum is found within the fenced conservation area and scattered around the park. This area is actively managed by the City of Greater Geelong’s Conservation Reserves Team.

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Located just across Shell Rd is the Bellarine Aquatic & Sports Centre which features  a 25m heated pool, Toddlers’ pool, Learners’ pool, Kids water adventure playground with mini-waterslide (open all year round), Outdoor recreation area, Group exercise rooms, 2-court sports stadium, Children’s services room and play area and a cafe.

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Located at the entrance of Kingston, the Ocean Grove Market Place, this expanding shopping centre includes a full line 3,200m2 Safeway Supermarket and 20 specialty stores with onsite parking for 290 cars.

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Adventure Park

Set in 52 acres of picturesque parkland, Adventure Park has a wide range of activities for families, including a 115-metre raft waterslide, go-karts, jumping castles, volleyball, a merry-go-round, paddleboats, the Big Bouncer, flying foxes, an archery range, Adventure Island mini-golf, aqua bikes, moon bikes, juming jets and canoes, the Paddle Pop Express Train and the Adventure Playground. Facilities include a kiosk and cafe, undercover seating and wheelchair access. Gas barbecues and lockers are available for hire, birthday parties can be organised and group bookings are also available for corporate and social clubs.

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