Geelong

Geelong - she's got it all

Geelong! City, country, coastline, bay...the grand dame of the Bellarine and gorgeous gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

Families, romance, river...arts, culture...even the fanfare of football fever. History, heritage, hospitality and hometown feel. Business, beauty, basking, boating...the blissful Barwon winding and weaving its way through this simply stunning city.

Collect the kids and frolic in the bayside children's pool. Wander on the waterfront. The sparkle of the sun, the soothing sophistication and spirit of the sea, the divine delights of stunning shops and superb and chic alfresco eateries along Pakington Street.

Prance along the pier; bicycle along the Barwon, caravan or cabin at the tourist park. Or, for a more indulging experience, reside with the refined option and stay a night or two at the Haymarket Boutique Hotel; fine linen and fixtures, antique and heritage detail at every turn. There's a plethora of perfectly priced and appointed hotels too.

National trust listed buildings abound. Visit the old bluestone Australian Wool Museum - telling the true tales of our golden fleece! Journey to the internationally acclaimed Geelong Art Gallery and feast your eyes on a premier collection including Drysdales, Von Guerards, Fred Williams and McCubbins.

Attractions

  • All Ford Day
  • Australian International Airshow
  • Barwon Grange
  • Barwon River
  • Bellarine Rail Trail
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
  • Eastern Beach
  • Festival of Sails
  • Geelong Gallery
  • Geelong Highland Gathering
  • Geelong Museum of Motoring & Industry
  • Geelong New Year Waterfront Festival
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre
  • Great Australian Beer Festival
  • Motor City Music Festival
  • Narana Creations
  • National Wool Museum
  • Pako Festa
  • Royal Geelong Show
  • Simonds Stadium
  • Steampacket Gardens
  • You Yangs Regional Park

Nearby

More about Geelong (from Travel Victoria)

Wading pool and swimming enclosure at Eastern Beach

Wading pool and swimming enclosure at Eastern Beach

Cunningham Pier

Cunningham Pier

Marina, Geelong waterfront

Marina, Geelong waterfront