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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 water or on land, and when the weather heats up, you can cool off on the Eastern Beach swimming promenade. There’s just so much to do.
Be sure to check out this great resource on where to shop, eat, play and explore in Central Geelong Click Here
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun
We’ve made it easy for you to be in the know. Grab a coffee (or a wine) and browse through our top inspo and info for things to do in 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. …
June 24, 2020
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…
February 16, 2020
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…
January 7, 2020
Good news! Getting to Melbourne from the Bellarine has never been cruisier. Leave the car keys at home for a no-fuss, stress-free trip to the ‘big smoke’. Now the hard part is deciding what to do.
Visiting Geelong with kids? You simply MUSN’T miss out on visiting MoPA: Museum of Play and Art – one of Australia’s most acclaimed children’s museums. Based in one of Geelong’s oldest buildings, MoPA is home to a huge range of immersive exhibits and experiences that will entertain the kids all day. To learn more and book your tickets, visit the MoPA website click here. Conveniently, many of MoPA’s play sessions align well with the ferry schedule Thursday to Sunday – so why not make a day of it!
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! Click here for details.
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 walk. Featuring a great tea house where you can have a cuppa or a meal. Click here for further details including a map.
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! Click here for more details
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). Click here for details.
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! Click here for details.
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. Click here for details.
Local Tours and Transport
Looking for more to do or need some tips on transportation in Geelong? Check out some of the best local tours and transit options we’ve put together.