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Warm-up Winter Weekend – Geelong

Sneak away for a stress-free weekend in the regional capital that truly has it all. Indulge all the senses, as you shop, sip and sightsee around Geelong. REST at the popular Novotel hotel situated in the heart of G Waterfront area and only a short walk once you arrive from your vessel. Featuring newly refurbished…

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July 9, 2021

Geelong Winter Shiraz Festival

Winter Shiraz Festival – A celebration of Geelong Shiraz 3rd & 4th July 2021 > BOOK HERE Enjoy two days of beautiful wine, food and entertainment as the Geelong region – Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley – basks in the midwinter glow. This year, 26 participating wineries are running interesting and diverse programs, which…

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July 2, 2021

5 Fun Family Ideas Under $20 – Geelong

Geelong’s Waterfront and surrounds make for a fabulous fun-filled family day out, even on a budget – rail, hail or shine!  AND you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone! The Waterfront is where you’ll depart your vessel and begin your day, and there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities to choose from. Warm up as you…

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June 17, 2021

Ferry & Stay Package – R Hotel Geelong

by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt  Published April 19th 2021 Bay, play and stay packages The first time I saw the Ritz Hotel, I was staying at the Vue Apartments next door. You can see them to the right of the photo above. I looked out and couldn’t take my eyes off an abandoned white building. It was so evocative,…

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April 29, 2021

A Post COVID Guide to Geelong

Now open to explore, Geelong is ready and raring to give you the grand tour of its wonderful sights and delights. Starting with just a few (because there are many), enjoy the delectable cafes, outdoor spaciousness and adventure awaiting you in G-Town.   The Coffee Scene First and foremost, let’s get you some much-needed sustenance…

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November 5, 2020

A Day Trippers Guide to Geelong

Get out and about for a day of fresh air and fabulousness with a trip across the bay to Geelong.  With Port Phillip Ferries docking into the heart of this gorgeous city, check out these go-getting experiences that await your enjoyment.       Get Playful  Playing host to an extensive range of highly entertaining play spaces, Geelong has four play parks, all within walking distance of the Port Phillip Ferries terminal.   …

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June 24, 2020

Geelong’s 5 Most Instagrammable Hot Spots

When you step off Port Phillip Ferries and into Geelong, you step into a land of Insta magic.  Vibrant hues, contrasting landscapes and colourful characters, there is an Insta picture waiting to be snapped around every corner.  Check out five of our faves that are all located just a short stroll (if that) from the…

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February 16, 2020

Art In Public – Geelong’s Creative Scene

Look to the streets, to the walls, to the paths, Geelong is absolutely bursting with public art. Statues, murals and art installations have been beautifully created by talented artists and perfectly placed across this great city. And the best part… they are all FREE to admire. So, pop on your walking shoes, take to the…

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January 7, 2020

6 Reasons To Go Play in The (Geelong Botanic) Gardens

Summer shade, Autumn hues, Winter buds and Spring blossoms; The Geelong Botanic Gardens are an absolute delight all year through. One of the top ‘Things to do in Geelong’ (TripAdvisor), The Geelong Botanic Gardens will ignite your senses with spectacular colours, perfumed scents and interactive activities. There is so much to discover within the garden’s grounds. Check…

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January 6, 2020

Ferry Nice Mother’s Day Gift

There’s no Hallmark card that could possibly be written to describe how important THIS Mother’s Day is, in such times. But like many of us, there’s been a lot of reflecting and assessing life’s priorities.   {Here’s what we know is true}   ♥ Some Mums are going to need some “Timeout” ♥ Some Mums…

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January 1, 2020

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