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Things to Do in 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 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.

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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!

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 has four play parks, all within walking distance of the Port Phillip Ferries terminal.   …

Geelong’s 5 Most Instagrammable Hot Spots

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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…

Art In Public – Geelong’s Creative Scene

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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…

Geelong Packages

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.

Attractions

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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.