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.

Heritage is important in Drysdale with a number preserved century plus old buildings.

All three church denominations have also looked after their heritage, with century old classic design churches.

The Drysdale Hotel is a mid century offer.

The Drysdale Museum is in the centre of the cbd.

The Drysdale War Memorial has a very good profile.

Drysdale is a nice small town that deserves a good look over. Allow a few hours and include a coffee and/or refreshment.


Heritage diary



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course