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Cruise Into Geelong’s Waterfront

We’re dipping our toes in the Geelong water… and have created an afternoon adventure between Portarlington and Geelong – that’s literally got something for everyone!  Departing Portarlington every Saturday (commencing November 11) at 12:45pm and returning by 4:00pm, you can cruise into Geelong’s spectacular waterfront precinct and get exploring! 

Join in the hive of activity and vibrant events! The precinct is alive with restaurants, cafes, landscaped gardens, the famous bollards, attractions, public art – all with the million dollar water views as a backdrop. You can explore on the water – or the land and when the weather heats up, you can cool off on the Eastern Beach swimming promenade. There’s just so much to do.

Oh, and if you’re looking to cruise the other way from Geelong to Portarlington, you can tailor your own experience and cruise at your own pace with these ideas. Departing from Stoney Pier Geelong. Next to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club

Geelong foodies can also book our Wine. Dine. Cruise. Sunset. event on December 2nd, cruising from Geelong the the Bellarine to enjoy wine tastings and delicious dinners.

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun…

We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you… so grab a coffee (or a wine) and have a browse at our top picks for Geelong!

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Attractions

Here’s some of our absolute fave places to discover as you explore Geelong’s waterfront precinct during your flying visit!

Eastern Beach Swimming Enclosure

Get wet… in the large open water swimming enclosure, with diving platforms, an 1920s art-deco pool with beautiful grassed surrounds. Or stay dry and enjoy the stunning walk around the enclosure (with a pre or post ice-cream) from the nearby kiosk.

Famous Bollard Walk

Get up close and personal with the locals… well at least 104 of them on the Waterfront’s famous Bollard Walk!  From bathing beauties to a city surveyors and life savers too… don’t forget your camera for a group photo or two!

The Carousel

There’s something magical about the beautifully restored Carousel… that when you see it in real life it sparks the ‘kid’ in your heart.  A whimsical ride on these hand-carved horses and chariots is a must-do for the kids (both big and little).

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Perhaps one of Geelong’s best kept secrets, the Botanic Gardens (located in Eastern Gardens) is a colourful plant collection full of amazing scents and textures. A renowned regional garden with peaceful surroundings and perfectly groomed lawns – it’s worth the short walk.

National Wool Museum

Explore this interactive museum and its vast collection of international exhibitions!  Housed in an historic wool store, this creative place will intrigue you with its award winning wool garments, paintings and displays!

Play Space at Eastern Gardens

We challenge you to find a more fun playground around!  The Play Space and Sound Garden (in Eastern Gardens) is super fun for the little ones.  Will oversized musical instruments, bamboo gardens and pirate ships with working audio systems… the fun never stops!

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