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A Day Trippers Guide to Geelong

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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 hafour play parks, all within walking distance of the Port Phillip Ferries terminal.   

Eastern Beach Playground – surrounded by lush gardens and water views, this playground not only has the highs of the swings and the slopes of the slides but also has sea bath and boardwalk! 

Poppy Kettle Playground – a captivating and enchanting playground, complete with hidden impish elves (spy them if you can)

Youth Activities Area – ideal for the older kids with a sweeping skate park, artworks, basketball practice area and plenty of wide-open space 

Geelong Play Space  award-winning (and rightly so), this imaginative adventure area is set amidst the lusciousness of the Geelong Botanic Gardens 


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Get Tasting 

Doing it slightly differently but still deliciously is a host of mouth-watering Geelong restaurants.  Serving it up with spaciousness in mind, get your taste buds tasting and try out these fabulous and famed Geelong institutions…  

The Asian fusion experts of Wah Wah Gee, the South American flavours of Alma, wine and dine at Geelong Cellar Door, USA all the way at Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, eat by the dock of the bay at Wharf Shed Cafe and so many more fabulous foods fares scattered around G-Town to seek out and devour.  To avoid disappointment, be sure to ring ahead and book yourself a table.   


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Get Creative 

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.  The Central Geelong Wall Art Trail, The Bollards, the Waterfront Art Trail, all FREE to admire and yours to discover.   

Read more about where to go and what to see in the Geelong’s Creative Scene Guide. 

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Get Shopping  

Home to not one but two shopping precincts, Geelong lays claim to over 230 retail outlets and that is not even counting the surfeit of stores scattered around Geelong’s picturesque CBD streets and laneways. 

Westfield Geelong play host to over 150 shops, while Market Square Shopping Centre houses a remarkable range of 80 retail outlets.  Both afford spaciousness for your shopping experience and include a stylish mix of highend fashion, funky streetwearmuch-loved chain stores and so much more.    

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It’s time to go getting… Organise your day trip to Geelong with Port Phillip Ferries.  Please note, all tickets must be pre-booked.  Organise yours here