Geelong | Geelong / Bellarine
Geelong combines cosmopolitan style with coastal feel. The renowned waterfront has been a popular holiday destination for generations with the art deco promenade and swimming pavilion popular with all ages.
The restored antique carousel and the family train that travels along the waterfront to Eastern Beach are favourites with the kids. The area is bustling both day and night with a range of bars, hotels and restaurants. The Baywalk Bollards are a relatively new edition welcoming visitors for the past 10 years. Artist Jan Mitchell transformed the timber pier pylons into more than 100 characters who tell the story of Geelong’s history. Walk the trail or ask the Visitor Centre about guided walks.
Activity abounds with sailing, fishing, boat hire, a bay cruise, helicopter and sea plane flights, a ride on a jet boat or a Harley Davidson. For the not so adventurous there are superb gardens including the Geelong Botanic Gardens perched above Eastern Beach and nearby Eastern Park complete with cycling/walking tracks, picnic areas, playgrounds set amongst magnificent gardens including a tree that is descended from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli.
The ‘Geelong Cats’, a popular Australian Football League team have their home ground at Kardinia Park, now known as Simonds Stadium, is nestled in the heart of the city. On the weekend if there is a game on, you will hear them roar!
If you have a keen interest in history, museums include: the Ford Discovery Centre – since 1925 Ford has been an integral part of Geelong, the National Wool Museum – celebrates the importance of wool to the region since the early 1800s and the Maritime Museum – displays Geelong’s rich maritime roots.
Cultural experiences include the Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong’s Heritage Trail, the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the Aboriginal cultural centre Narana Creations.
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