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Geelong: Historical Walking Tour

The Carousel, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong, Victoria, 3220

Geelong was once regarded in the mid-1800s as the wool capital of the world, and wherever you go there is evidence of that. This is especially the case on and near the waterfront.

There will be many stories. Learn why there is a rabbit painted on 'nearly' every bollard, and why there is a black ball sitting on top of the Old Telegraph Station. Drop into the Old Wool Store, and then check out the Geelong Mural. It is the first mosaic mural to depict a regional history. Since it is virtually indestructible you can touch it.

This is a fascinating look back in time and one they are sure you will always remember. The tour concludes back at The Carousel and by then, you will be ready to call into one of the many waterfront cafes and restaurants for a bite to eat.

Some of the places you will see: The Carousel and Bollards, inside the original Wool Store, Heritage Railway Station, The Geelong Mosaic or the viewing platform at Geelong Library, The Old Telegraph Station and the first Australian automated Telephone Exchange, the new Arts Precinct, Wol Museum, and Customs House.

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 11/11/20 - 17/04/21

    Wed: 11:00am - 01:00pm

Geelong Tours want to give travellers experiences they will not find anywhere else in Australia. They give their customers the opportunity to visit the Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill, the Bellarine, a wildlife sanctuary, an Aboriginal Cultural Centre, plus a walking tour of Old Geelong Town.

Over the last four years, they have been fortunate to take many hundreds of visitors to the Bellarine. Since they are so fortunate to have so many fascinating places close to their city they want to give their visitors the opportunity to have experiences they cannot find anywhere else in Australia, and have fun doing it. Geelong is the second-largest city in Victoria and it really does offer so much to travellers from around Australia and around the world.

Membership:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
The Carousel, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong, Victoria, 3220

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