Geelong Waterfront, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Geelong

Located on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Geelong is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the famous Great Ocean Road. Wander along the stunning waterfront of Victoria's second largest city past public artworks, landscaped gardens, ice-cream parlours and eateries. Take a dip in the art deco-style pool and kick back in the promenade complex and restored pavilion at Eastern Beach.

Local goodies
Take full advantage of Geelong's unique north-facing bay at fabulous waterfront restaurants and cafes, from Cunningham Pier to Eastern Beach. Grab a bite to eat on Pakington Street and visit delicatessens and wine merchants for some take home goodies. Got time for a drive? Spend a day or two exploring the many cellar doors at vineyards across the Geelong wine region.

Art and heritage
Discover the wealth of public art works along the waterfront from the whimsical Baywalk Bollards to the iconic Shark Fins and Cargo Boxes. The sculptured bollards dotted along the foreshore chronicle characters from the city's past and present, including dapper young ladies in neck-to-knee bathing costumes, 1930s lifesavers, traditional Aussie families and jaunty sailors.

Explore the city's 100 National Trust listed buildings, delve into the region's history at the National Wool Museum, and take the kids for a ride on the historic wooden carousel, one of only 200 in operation around the world. Art lovers will enjoy the outstanding collection of Australian paintings, sculpture and decorative arts at the Geelong Art Gallery, including Frederick McCubbin's A Bush Burial from 1890.

Sail on
With a packed calendar of events celebrating everything from music, film and theatre to food, wine and community activities, there's always plenty going on. Love the water? Time your trip for the Festival of Sails – one of the oldest sporting events in Victoria and the Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual keel boat regatta.

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National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store close to the vibrant new Waterfront Geelong. The Museum is...

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Adventure Park

Super charge your summer at Victoria's biggest theme park! With awesome family fun all day long, Adventure Park Geelong is home to some of the...

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Geelong Waterfront, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Public art

Discover the wealth of public art works along the Geelong waterfront from the whimsical Baywalk Bollards to the Cargo Boxes and Paving Splats.

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Geelong Gallery exterior

Geelong Gallery

Treat yourself by visiting the Geelong Gallery, one of Australia's leading and oldest regional galleries. From iconic colonial masterpieces to...

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Old Geelong Gaol

Old Geelong Gaol

The Old Geelong Gaol museum has a great variety of displays that tell the history of the gaol and visitors get hands on experience of the harsh...

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Geelong Performing Arts Centre is a hub for live entertainment in the region, attracting some of the best performers from throughout Australia and...

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