Drysdale is a small town that is quite close to Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula. For the people living in Drysdale, this is the place they align too. Drysdale could have been 100km from Geelong as far as the locals are concerned. No Geelongites in Drysdale, yet most commute the short distance to work and play in Geelong. The town has an approximate population of over 3700.
The town is named after Anne Drysdale whose estate "Coriyule""it's haunted" still sits above the township. The area was formerly known as McLeod's Waterholes and Bellarine. A township began to develop in the late 1840, and a Post Office (known as Bellarine until 1862) opened on 1 January 1855. Until abolished in 1993, the Rural City of Bellarine council seat was in Drysdale. The Bellarine Rail Trail also runs through the town.
Drysdale is a nice small town that deserves a good look over. Allow a few hours and include a coffee and/or refreshment.