Hastings is a large suburb with over 10,000 residents calling it home. Located 77 kilometers from central Melbourne, it is home to Esso and BlueScope heavy industry facilities. This results in tankers appearing in the horizon, a fun activity for kids who love the big ships.
While there is only one small beach in the area, Hastings Jetty is a well-known tourist destination that offers safe and fun fishing and boating for people looking for an adventure. Pelicans can be seen flying and floating around the area and are often fed by the fishers plying their trade.
With so much wildlife and nature all around Hastings, it’s no surprise that it enjoys a vibrant yet laidback environment full of cafes, restaurants, and picnic areas.