The Carousel
The Carousel

The Carousel

Address: Waterfront , Geelong, Victoria 3220

Phone: 03 5224 1547  


The Carousel is an Armitage-Herschell portable steam driven, hand-carved wooden carousel was constructed circa 1892 and is one of only 200 in operation around the world.

Featuring 36 Dare horses and two chariots, it was purchased by the Steampacket Place Development Board in 1996 and painstakingly restored. There is also a replica 1898 Gavioli Band organ in the pavilion.

The Carousel has become an ideal accessible meeting place for the community, and the owners take pride in providing a memorable experience for all ages and abilities.

This has been made possible with improved access to the pavilion, the welcome installation of a mobility lift and recharge point.

The mobility lift enables a wheelchair to go on the Carousel ride and was specially designed to respect and complement the history of the Carousel.

As well as being a Tourist Attraction and meeting place, The Carousel also offers a wide range of services including children's birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, photo shoots and corporate functions.

Content: The Carousel


TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Carousel Ride per Adult


Carousel Ride per Concession

Please provide proof; concession or pensioners card.


Carousel Ride per Child


Cancellation and booking policy

Entry into the Carousel Pavilion is free, only those actually wishing to ride The Carousel need to purchase a ticket.


  • Child activities

Opening hours

Summer and Winter trading hours are subject to change after 3:00pm due to private hire. For more information go to the website.

Summer: Monday to Friday
10:30am -5:00pm
Summer Trading Hours (October - March)

Summer: Saturday and Sundays
10:30am -6:00pm
Summer Trading Hours (October - March)

Winter: Saturday and Sunday
10:30am -6:00pm
Winter Trading Hours (April - September)

Winter: Monday to Friday
11:00am -4:30pm
Winter Trading Hours (April - September)

Disabled access

The Carousel is for all abilities which includes, access to the pavilion, toilet facilities, mobility lift and recharge point.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road