Lara is a quaint township situated on the outskirts of Geelong on the way to Melbourne. Lara has attracted much development recently as new residents discover the convenience of living a country lifestyle close to Geelong and Melbourne. With railroad and freeways linking both cities Lara is a very attractive option for commuters. Lara has a substantial shopping centre and most of the amenities you would expect to find.
Lara is a satellite townships about 20 minutes from the city centre of Geelong, just off the Princes freeway towards Melbourne. The area is home to a big suburban population and huge rural area with crops and sheep grazing being the main farming industries. Around the region there are some beautiful native bush lands and the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges. …Read more
Around the Lara district there are so many places to see some of Australia's unique nature. Bush trails, hiking and country drives all minutes from Geelong. The fresh air and the rural life is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of city life. …Read more
The townships of both Lara and Little River came into existence in the 1850s after the Melbourne - Geelong railway was established and the train made regular stops. The road to Melbourne was little more then a bush track that took hours to travel. A hotel, called The Travelers Rest, was established at Little River to service the passing travelers selling much needed refreshments. …Read more
Avalon Airport is home to budget airline Jetstar which flies to many of Australia’s major cities. The airport is also home to the Australian International Airshow which is one of the state’s biggest major events. …Read more
Lara is the first township out of Geelong off the freeway to Melbourne. With a express freeway and rail many people are opting to live in this rural town and commute to the bigger cities of Geelong and Melbourne daily for work. …Read more
The rolling hills around Lara with their ploughed fields and cattle overlooking the blue Port Phillip Bay make for beautiful scenes. One look at our Lara photo gallery and you will want to experience this tranquil and beautiful piece of the Bellarine Peninsula. …Read more
Serendip Sanctury is home to a multitude of our native species including emu, kangaroo, koala, cape barren geese and many other interesting animals all in a natural bushland setting. The ideal place for international visitors to see our amazing animals. …Read more