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



  • Child activities

Opening hours

Entry into the Carousel Pavilion is free, only those actually wishing to ride The Carousel need to purchase a ticket. Summer and Winter trading hours are subject to change after 3pm due to Private Hire. For more information go to their website. Opening Hours: Summer Trading Hours (October - March) Monday to Friday 10.30am - 5pm Saturday and Sundays: 10.30am - 6pm Winter Trading Hours (April - September) Monday to Friday: 11am - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 6pm Summer and WInter Hours Subject to change after 3pm due to Private Hire

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