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Geelong Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
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The Southern region of Geelong abounds in fantastic opportunities and places to go. Experience the wonder of the Greater Geelong and Bellarine area as well as the iconic Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's greatest scenic road trips.
A sizeable city despite the relaxed coastal country feel, Geelong and the nearby towns of the Bellarine offer a variety of activities to lose yourself in. An eclectic mix of natural wonder, spectacular surf, heritage treasures and cosmopolitan shopping precincts, it definitely has something for everyone.
Facing north on Corio Bay, Geelong boasts a glorious waterfront precinct filled with attractions. The iconic bollard sculptures lining the Geelong Waterfront represent the different characters from Geelong's history. If you would prefer to stay dry, cruise the bay in style with Freedom Bay Cruises or the Hygeia. Helicopter flights are available further down the coast for an unforgettable sky tour. Along with sophisticated dining options, the region is perhaps the Australian wine industry's best-kept secret. Go back in time at Geelong Heritage Centre, Victoria's largest regional archive for historically rich precincts.
From Geelong to Portland along the Great Ocean Road there are hundreds of picturesque bay and ocean beaches to choose from all year round. If a little greenery is more your scene, the Geelong Botanical Gardens is the perfect rest stop to relax and have a picnic or bird watch. Take bird watching to a whole new level at Werribee Zoo, home to hundreds of native and exotic animals. Prefer cats to birds? The Geelong Football Club, home to the Geelong Cats, is a hotspot for all AFL fans to see what's on with their beloved teams. Watch a game or stick around to catch the Geelong Cats train.
The Bellarine Peninsula has been building a reputation as a food and wine events destination and the Bellarine Taste Trail brings together many gourmet offerings including wineries, restaurants and cafes, producers of beer, fresh produce, goat's cheese, olive oil and seafood. Facing Port Phillip Bay on its northern and eastern shores, the Bellarine abounds in water activities, from family friendly beaches and fishing to sensational surf beaches and world-class scuba diving sites.
Possessing both the sophistication of a capital city and warmth of regional hospitality, Geelong is a rare metropolis with a community feel.
Geelong Events & What's On
- Steve Salo: Expressions of Landscape Metropolis Gallery
- Lara Food and Wine Festival 2017 Pirra Homestead
- Make the Move Tannoch Brae Retirement Village
- Regional Worlds Longest Lunch - Geelong Steampacket Gardens
- Regional Worlds Longest Lunch – Queenscliff Queenscliff Harbour
- World's Longest Lunch - Bellarine Bellarine Estate
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