Here is a list of some things to do in Geelong and district:
Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional city. It is located around Corio Bay, approximately one hour drive from Melbourne. From Geelong, it is only a short drive to the famous coastline and beaches of the Great Ocean Road.
Things to do in Geelong:
The Geelong Waterfront is the location of the conference. The area is a tourist and recreation area along the shores of Corio Bay. Attractions include a restored 19th century carousel, art deco promenade, the Baywalk Bollards, the Geelong Botanic Gardens, and numerous bars, hotels and restaurants. Options for fishing, boating and swimming are available along the waterfront, as well as seaplane, jetboat and helicopter rides.
Geelong’s retail precinct is located a few blocks back from the Waterfront and is home to a range of major brands and a multitude of smaller outlets. Outside the CBD, there are also shopping precincts in Geelong West, Belmont and Waurn Ponds.
The Barwon River cuts through Geelong and is the perfect location for activities such as walking, bike riding and rowing.
National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool St, Geelong
Geelong Maritime Museum
The Stables Osborne House, Swinburn St, North Geelong
Old Geelong Gaol
Corner Myers & Swanston St, Geelong
Geelong Art Gallery
55 Little Malop St, Geelong
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road extends from Torquay (just 30 minutes out of Geelong) to Warrnambool, covering over 200 kilometres of winding coastal road. It encompasses cliff tops, sandy beaches, lush rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, and amazing views including the 12 Apostles.
Food and Wine
The Geelong region is home to more than 40 vineyard and cellar doors, from Moorabool Valley to the north, the Bellarine to the east and south to the Surf Coast. It is also home to amazing fresh produce including seafood, olives, cheeses and more. Touring routes are available including ‘The Bellarine Taste Trail’ and ‘Otway Harvest Trail’.
Five of the top fifty rated public access golf courses are located in the Geelong region. These are:
Barwon Heads Golf Club
Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (two courses)
Curlewis Golf Club
The Sands at Torquay
You Yangs National Park
Located approximately 40 minutes drive from Geelong, the impressive granite peaks of the You Yangs can be seen rising from the flat, volcanic plains between Geelong and Melbourne. They are a popular destination for many outdoor activities. There are picnic grounds, walking tracks, mountain biking, rock climbing and wildlife.
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