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Geelong’s Bays, Beach and Botanic Gardens

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Return Ferry Groups (25+ people)
A$31
Booked Garden walk From Price
A$4

Self-Guided Group Itinerary

Geelong’s Bays, Beach and Botanic Gardens

No matter if you are looking for shade during summer, foliage changes during autumn or blossoms during Spring the Geelong Botanic Gardens has something to entice and delight throughout the year.

The gardens are a 20-minute stroll from Port Phillip Ferries Geelong terminal past the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, turquoise water of Corio Bay, and golden sand of Eastern Beach. Along the way, be sure to meet Geelong’s line-up of iconic bollards depicting famous characters from the city’s rich history.

You may wish to arrange a booked guided walk with a volunteer guide from Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens. These knowledgeable guides can introduce your group to the colours and scents of the garden’s amazing plant collection accommodating to special interests and topics.

Picnics are welcome in the Gardens, those in need of a coffee break or a fully catered break the famous Teahouse (which has outdoor seating only) is most accommodating. If you have a large group, forewarning the Teahouse is essential.

Then it is goodbye to the gardens as you meander along the Eastern Beach Reserve paths back to Geelong’s waterfront. There is time to grab a well-deserved sweet treat from Bliss Ice cream or cheeky beer, wine, or cocktail from the Edge Geelong. Remember, boarding begins 20 minutes prior to ferry departure times.

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