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Geelong Attractions

Geelong is south west of Melbourne on the Port Phillip Harbour, approximately 1 hour drive away.

Top Attractions

The top Geelong Attraction is the Great Ocean Road. Visitors come from near and far to see this unique and beautiful shore. This 243 km stretch of coastline is highlighted by the 12 Apostles (rock stacks formed by the sea) and the Loch Ard Gorge. This latter is where the ship, the Loch Ard, finished her final voyage on the rocks.

Kids & Family
Kids for many generations have loved The Carousel, built in 1892. Recently restored, each horse took about 300 hours of loving care and the removal of about 40 layers of paint to return the Merry-Go-Round to its original condition. Teach your kids about the Wool industry at the National Wool Museum. Find out how the sheep helped form the backbone of Australian farming of yesteryear.

Geelong Waterfront

Geelong has an incredible waterfront, with innovative sculptures and artwork. Old channel buoys have pride of place in one section. Cargo boxes also have been used to decorate an area. These are made of brass and glass and each contains a historical icon, representing an import to the port of Geelong. There are over 100 wooden bollards, spanning the length of the walk, each depicting a whimsical character. ‘North’ is a 7-part sculpture that look like shark fins or sails, ranging up to 3.5m high. There is a water feature containing barcodes made of stainless steel, and bronze ‘Poppykettle’ statues. A delightful walk with lots of photo opportunities!

Day Tours

A day in Melbourne could be an option, or catch the ferry across to the Mornington Peninsula. Set out to explore the Bellarine Peninsula on the Bellarine Rail Trail, or spend the day at Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.

Geelong Attractions Special Deals

Most Popular Attractions in Geelong

3. Balyang Sanctuary

  • Free
  • 61 3 5272 5272
  • Balyang Sanctuary, Marnock Road, Newtown, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily

4. You Yangs

  • Free
  • 61 3 5283 8000
  • You Yangs Regional Park, Little River, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily
  • 2

6. Geelong Art Gallery

  • Free; Accepts donations
  • 61 3 5229 3645
  • Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

7. National Wool Museum

  • Free
  • 61 3 5272 4701
  • National Wool Museum, Moorabool Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Mon to Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat to Sun 10am-5pm

8. Geelong Botanic Gardens

  • Free
  • 61 3 5272 4379
  • Geelong Botanic Gardens, Garden Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 8:00am-5:00pm; Daylight Saving hours: 8:00am-7:00pm

10. Serendip Sanctuary

  • Free
  • 13 1963, +613 8427 2002
  • Serendip Sanctuary, Lara, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 8am-4pm

12. Adventure Park

  • Depends on packages
  • 61 3 5250 7200
  • Adventure Park Geelong, Victoria, Wallington, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

13. The Carousel

  • 5 aud
  • 61 3 5224 1547
  • 1 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Sun 10:30am-6pm
  • 1

14. Johnstone Park

  • free
  • 24-28 Gheringhap St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
  • 1

15. Simonds Stadium

  • Depends on event
  • 03 5224 9111
  • Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm

17. Steampacket Gardens

  • free
  • Eastern Beach, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

18. Little Creatures Brewing P/L

  • free
  • 61 3 5202 4009
  • 221 Swanston St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Tue 10am-5pm, Wed-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm

19. Bellarine Rail Trail

  • free
  • Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

21. The Heights Heritage House

  • Adults 10 aud, Child 4 aud
  • 61 3 5221 3510
  • 140 Aphrasia St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Sun 1pm-4pm

22. Old Geelong Gaol

  • free
  • (03) 5221 8292
  • 202 Myers St | Geelong, Victoria. 3220, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm
  • 1

23. Buckley Falls

  • free
  • 59 Buckley Falls Rd., Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3221, Australia
  • Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

25. Geelong Powerhouse

  • free
  • 61 418 526 640
  • 40 Mackey Street, North Geelong Vic, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
  • Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

26. Simonds Stadium

  • 61 3 5224 9111
  • 370 Moorabool St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

27. The Food Purveyor

  • free
  • 61 419 132 685
  • 2/55 Little Fyans St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

28. Westfield Geelong

  • free
  • 61 3 5215 4000
  • Westfield Shopping Centre 95 Malop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Mon-Thu 9am-5:30pm Fri 9am-9pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-5pm

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