Cheese World Allansford

Located on the outskirts of Warrnambool in Allansford is Cheese World.  If you are having trouble figuring out what this place slap bang in the middle of the South West dairy region is all about the let me inform you – it’s CHEESE!

I realise not everyone is excited by cheese – although I am – but there is a lot more on offer than just a world of cheese.  Let’s start with the obvious. There is a lot of locally made cheese on offer with one of my favorites being the wasabi cheese.  There are regular tastings but you may want to check beforehand on times so you don’t miss out. There is also a very good selection of wines so you can head back home with your evening essentials.  

Cheese World has a large cafe which specialises in cheese platters and Ploughman’s lunches.  It is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks. As you are in dairy country you absolutely must try a milkshake using local product.

If you are not into dairy there is plenty on offer including the Cheese World Museum.  The museum shows off the equipment and household items used in the early 1900s. Great for both adults and children.  Its free so no strain on the family budget there. It is also a way of showing how the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory (owners of Cheese World) have been involved in the local area since 1888.  Only 10 minutes out of Warrnambool so it is well worth the effort.

 



  

Phone: (03) 5565 3127

Address: 5330 Great Ocean Rd, Allansford VIC 3277

Monday:  9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday:   9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday:   9 am to 5 pm
Thursday:   9 am to 5 pm
Friday:   9 am to 5 pm
Saturday:   10 am to 4 pm
Sunday:   10 am to 4 pm

 

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Why I hate the Warrnambool CBD parking meters.

Often people state that hate is a bit strong a word to use but my dislike of these new meters is definitely well beyond just a disliking. I find them so bad that I visit the CBD far less and prefer to shop at the centres. I have asked around and no-one I have spoken to has heard of needing to put your car registration into a parking meter before.
I am quite literate with electronics but this meter through me so much the first time I actually got back in my car and drove off. The second time I was attempting it two elderly ladies stopped to ask if I had figured it out. I stated “not yet” to which they replied “we parked several blocks away because we couldn’t use it” and that “they would look at shopping somewhere else”.
I don’t know what the idea was behind these meters but sitting out the front of a business where I was waiting for someone I witnessed a parade of frustrated people attempting to use the meters. Most had to walk back to their car to get the rego. How does this benefit the Council? Do they save a few free minutes of parking because now when you pull up you can’t use any left over minutes?
With the millions of dollars spent rejuvenating the CBD I would have thought the Council would be doing everything to get people back. This is not the way. If you are visiting – write your rego number down and allow enough time to fathom the parking meters. Best of luck.

 


Cunningham Pier, Geelong

Located just off the main street of Geelong is Cunningham Pier. Originally used for the transport of wool and goods it is now a tourist attraction with a fish and chip takeaway, restaurant and bar located at the end over the water. The pier is quite long and offers parking the full length up to the dining facilities.
Cunningham pier is opposite Deakin University in the old wool sheds and is the dividing point between the Western Beach and the Geelong Waterfront. The pier went through what I would call a tacky stage when it first opened offering a buffet style, all you can eat with singing puppetry and other gimmicks. Thankfully that died and the pier is now a trendy upmarket venue.
The pier has been a popular fishing spot for decades and still has people seated along its edges catching fish like leather jackets and whiting. If if you don’t want to dine on the pier it is worth the walk out to enjoy the views of the bay and look back at the city. The walkway on the right hand side has cover so you are protected from the wind and rain. 

 




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