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!
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...
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.
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 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?
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!
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!
These are our sneaky little collection of ‘not to be missed’ tours when you step off our Geelong berth!
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.
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.
Mc HARRY’S BUSLINES
The region’s public service bus line. View timetable information on their website.
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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