Explore Victoria's second largest city, Geelong, the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Experience a diverse range of food, wine, cultural and recreation attractions and colonial history. Wander along Geelong's stunning waterfront, showcasing public art, landscaped gardens and the art deco-style pool, promenade complex and restored pavilion at Eastern Beach.
Take full advantage of Geelong's unique north-facing bay at fabulous waterfront eateries, including the restaurant, cafe and kiosk in the Eastern Beach pavilion. Dine at one of the many restaurants or visit delicatessens and wine merchants along Pakington Street. Sample regionally produced wines at one of the many vineyards with cellar doors in the Geelong wine region.
Art on show
Discover the wealth of public art works along the waterfront from the whimsical Baywalk Bollards to the Cargo Boxes. Stroll past the sculptured bollards dotted along the foreshore that chronicle characters from the city's past and present, including dapper young ladies in neck-to-knee bathing costumes, 1930s lifesavers, traditional Aussie families, a Geelong footballer, jaunty sailors, fishermen and a town band.
Explore the city's 100 National Trust listed buildings and delve into the history of wool at the National Wool Museum, housed in an impressive three-storey historic bluestone wool store dating back to 1872. Take in the Geelong Art Gallery's outstanding collection of Australian paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Things to do
Discover the wealth of public art works along the Geelong waterfront from the whimsical Baywalk Bollards to the Cargo Boxes and Paving Splats.
Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions from surf coast to volcanic plains making its food, wine and landscape resist any label.