Things to Do in Geelong

Top Things to Do in Geelong

Things to Do in Geelong

Top Attractions in Geelong

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  • Robert B
    Townsville, Australia151 contributions
    During a holiday in Geelong we had a need to entertain 2 young grandchildren in an area in which they had freedom to burn off some of their energy. We selected the Eastern Beach Reserve partly because it was quite close to our accommodation and it seemed an ideal area.

    On a lovely autumn morning we walked down to the site with seating and shade accommodation alongside a built-in children's playground. It was easy to ensure that the children enjoyed themselves without too many risks of injury. The view across the bay was just so nice with a slight breeze adding to our enjoyment.

    While we were there a party of about 30 primary school students escorted by a number of teachers joined the other people relaxing at this site. It was obviously very popular with these children who spent about an hour at the Reserve.

    We would certainly recommend this place to any visiting family who has children who love runing around.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Barb C
    Geelong, Australia527 contributions
    The fourth oldest gardens in Victoria; a wonderful place, with free entry and a frontage outlook to the waters of Corio Bay. These are part of the expansive Eastern Gardens. Like an oasis on a hot day, usually at least 5-10 degrees cooler. Lawns are lush and beautifully maintained and historic aspects are recognised and acknowledged appropriately. There are 3 main sections- the 19C gardens, the 20C gardens and the newest development, the 21C gardens. A welcoming environment with friendly and helpful staff. Easy to see why these gardens are popular for weddings, concerts and other special occasions. Highly recommended.
    Written 15 February 2022
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  • Aussie_2012
    Melbourne, Australia617 contributions
    This is a very good display on he history of wool in the country particularly in Geelong and regional areas where it was the centre of the wool industry. The displays are fantastic with amazingly built representations of places like woolsheds and homesteads. There is an amazing collection of machines that were used including several that are still to this day in perfectly working order. There is an extensive gift shop and the building also houses gallery spaces for both permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as a very good information centre.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Sharyn
    51 contributions
    So glad that this place is back open after lockdown! Current COVID restrictions were in place but it did not take away from the great atmosphere we experience each time we visit. If you are lucky enough to be seated in Jordana’s section you will be served by someone ‘genuine’ who not only knows her stuff but can add some fun to the night as well! We had the lamb & pistachio koftas and meatball pizza and both were super tasty! It goes without saying that the beers were awesome too.
    Thanks for a great night we’re glad you’re up and running again!
    Written 12 December 2020
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  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,372 contributions
    Made a good couple date to visit the Archibald 100 exhibit at the GG.
    Enjoyed the ‘self-talk’ committee of curiousity versus controversy running through my mind as viewed.
    IMHO mix of genius, rubbish and historical beauty. Well set out and utilised the QR coded info.
    GG makes for pleasurable wandering among the airy high-ceiling room spaces.
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • Pcatz
    Melbourne, Australia254 contributions
    Our first visit and stay in Geelong. The foreshore gardens, parks and walkways are a delight. Very clean and well maintained. Beautiful views across the bay. Nice places to sit and relax and the vast open lawns are lovely.
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,372 contributions
    Personally visited many old Aussie prisons and asylums over the years.
    Enjoy the designs, curious histories and dark or redemptive stories.
    First time at Geelong Gaol. Reception lady, Jodie, was informative,
    passionate and happy to share rich details at entry and then also exit.
    Liked a slow daytime wander of the facility to capture much by eye and ear.
    Definitely worth the ticket. Might try the night ghost tour next time.
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • RickNet
    Mornington, Australia348 contributions
    As quiet park area on the edge of the urban sprawl. Australia is really flat, so for international visitors this is a cascade rather than falls... There is a parking bay close to the falls so the walk is only a couple hundred metres to the viewing platforms. You can view the falls with only a 25m walk from your car if you want.
    The walk is downhill on the way out, the path is well constructed with had rails which are needed due to the bluestone paving being a little uneven.
    There are more parking bays linked to the area and spots to sit and tables for picnics.
    So close to the CBD I cant think of a reason to miss it.
    Written 27 March 2021
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  • Queen Petra
    Sydney, Australia163 contributions
    Nice walk along the Pier. It’s a car park too & has a restaurant & bar at the end of it. Do believe there’s not meant to be any fishing allowed but everyone seems to do it. Great for a little walk.
    Written 16 August 2020
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  • Kay C
    Melbourne, Australia237 contributions
    We rode from Lake Lorne at Drysdale to Queenscliff on this trip. Drysdale is a small regional town with many food outlets. (Check out Restaurants in Drysdale.)

    The path is a mix of Lilydale topping in sections and sealed/asphalt in others. There is one small section of loose gravel. There is not much elevation/incline to speak of.

    There a handful of road crossings but no major highway crossings in this section.

    The views are mainly farmland although you ride along and through housing near Queenscliff.

    An easy ride to and from.
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • Alison S
    Sydney, Australia2,055 contributions
    Bradley encouraged us with wit and enthusiasm to learn about the wonderful feats of the People who lived in the area millenia ago.
    It was amazing.
    Surprising snippets of information and wonderful views of the river and its might.
    Well worth a visit.
    Thank you Brad.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Louise H
    Inverloch, Australia28 contributions
    My 2 & 4yo daughters absolutely loved the carousel, I was blow away by how beautifully it had been restored.
    it is situated in the most beautiful area.
    Written 14 May 2021
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  • sm05060
    4,679 contributions
    An imposing Silo with amazing artwork on it that can be clearly seen from the highway as you drive along. Up close it is difficult to get a good look or photo of it as there's nowhere to park. Unlike many other Silo Artworks this one we were unable to get close to due to the fence around it. But as with the other silos the artwork is superb. Three giant faces that represent important local people, an athlete, long time cement worker and an indigenous queen's descendant, painted by a world renowned street artist who was also born in Geelong. The area would be better to visit if the location was developed around it.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • JLM
    Melbourne, Australia199 contributions
    A very spacious park with plenty of room for activities. Plenty of parking spots with a large wooden based playground for the kids and a nice seaside view further out. This park just needs a few shaded areas with seating and a BBQ set then it would be perfect.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Ashlie
    Geelong, Australia4 contributions
    I have always loved a good walk with the dog or ride around the river. Balyang sanctuary is wonderful place to get outdoors for some activity or just to sit and enjoy
    Written 27 June 2020
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