Discover Geelong

Go Discover Geelong

Join in the hive of activity and vibrant events in Geelong’s Waterfront and CBD. 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.

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!

Dream Now, Travel Later

Dream Now, Travel Later

We all know the drill. Now is not the time to travel. Instead, we’re all about short-term pain for long-term gain. We’re staying home now so we can travel soon(er). There will be heaps of time for adventures in the future. We’re not exactly sure when, but we DO know...

Geelong’s 5 Most Instagrammable Hot Spots

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 ferry berth.

Art In Public – Geelong’s Creative Scene

Art In Public – Geelong’s Creative Scene

Have you heard? Port Phillip Ferries are docking into the heart of Geelong! As of Monday 2nd December 2019, Port Phillip Ferries will be cruising daily between Geelong and the Docklands. Taking in the sights and sounds of G-Town is about to be made even easier. Simply disembark the ferry, shake off those sea legs and walk this way.

Geelong Packages

Geelong just got closer!  Take the cruise across the bay direct from Docklands to Geelong and discover some of Geelong's best known spots along the epic Waterfront. Who's in?

1-3 hrs, 20% off

RONE in Geelong

Thinking of catching the ferry to upcoming RONE in Geelong exhibition at the Geelong Gallery? We’ve got a treat for you! The good folk at the Geelong Gallery are offering all ferry passengers 20% off Adult exhibition tickets.

Includes:

  • Receive a 20% discount off RONE exhibition tickets
  • Valid for Port Phillip Ferry passengers
  • Present your ferry tickets upon entry (same day as travel)

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $164 - $174 pp

Craft Beer and Boating

Let Andy’s Trails take you on a tasting tour of Geelong’s best craft beer joints. Cruise across the bay with your crew from Docklands and discover G-Town’s pales, ales, lagers, and colourful characters - and top it off with a tasty lunch along the way.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Transport between venues
  • Tasting paddles at 3 craft breweries
  • A delicious lunch
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Overnight Stay, 15% off

Novotel Geelong Ferry Stays

Enjoy a leisurely cruise from Docklands to Geelong and treat yourself to a night at Novotel Geelong with this awesome offer – a 15% discount on accommodation for Port Phillip Ferries passengers. Novotel Geelong just a hop, skip and jump from our Geelong ferry terminal, right on the waterfront and in the heart of the city.

Includes:

  • Receive a 15% discount off accommodation
  • Valid for the best available rate for the night of your ferry travel

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1-3 hrs, 20% off

Edge 20% Off Food Ferry Offer

Dine at on of Geelong's edgiest restaurants, Edge. Present your ferry ticket to receive 20% off your meal; breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Includes:

  • 20% off ALL food
  • All Day Dining
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tapas

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1-3 hrs, $47pp

Ferry Feed Me Wah Wah Gee

Indulge your taste buds at Geelong Waterfront's Wah Wah Gee with their famed and fabulous 'Feed Me' menu. Usually priced at $55, present your ferry ticket to receive a discount and an absolute delectable dining experience!

Includes:

  • Asian inspired menu
  • Interactive sharing meal for the table to enjoy
  • Discounted per person price
  • Share a range of approximately 8 plates

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1-3 hrs, Complimentary drink

Novotel Wine & Dine by the Bay

Sit down for a nice, relaxing lunch at Waterfront Restaurant at Novotel Geelong and enjoy a complimentary drink to go along with your meal. You can choose from a soft drink, coffee, selected wine or beer.

Includes:

  • Enjoy a lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant
  • Receive a complimentary drink to go along with your meal
  • Choose from soft drink, coffee, selected wine or beer

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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!

Tours

These are our sneaky little collection of ‘not to be missed’ tours when you step off our Geelong berth!

ANDY’S TRAILS

Andy’s Trails are full immersion tours across Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. Andy’s showcases the regions unparalleled produce and craft beverages. They are dedicated to celebrating local produce, gourmet beverages and breathtaking scenery with an informative guide and designated driver whose passion will take this experience to a whole new level.

GEELONG WINERY TOURS

Go where you wish, and stay as long as you want. Find out first hand why Geelong Winery Tours are loved by so many. A family owned business, with intimate local knowledge – showing off their backyward.

SEGWAY GEELONG

Get adventurous, with something that is easier than you can imagine… a stunning Segway tour around Geelong Waterfront.  The Geelong Waterfront tour is a 60 minute Segway experience around the beautiful scenery of Geelong Waterfront and Eastern Park.

Transport Options

Mc HARRY’S BUSLINES

The region’s public service bus line. View timetable information on their website. 

UBER
Simply request a ride anywhere around Geeong and The Bellarine via the Uber app.

GEELONG TRAIN STATION

VLine services the Geelong and surrounding train stations. 

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