Attractions

Waterfront in Geelong

Geelong Waterfront

Geelong's sparkling revamped waterfront precinct is a great place to stroll, with plenty of restaurants set on scenic piers, plus historical landmarks, a 19th-century carousel, sculptures, grand homes, swimming area…
Cultural Centre in Geelong

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The Wathaurung people – the original inhabitants of Geelong – called the area Jillong, and this precinct in its outskirts offers a fascinating insight into their culture. There's a range of things going on: a galler…
Gallery in Geelong

Powerhouse Geelong – City Precinct

In addition to the street art park in the old power station in North Geelong are these galleries and studio spaces set within a 100-year-old brick wool storing house. Set above the Brougham Street Markets, here ever…
Gallery in Geelong

Geelong Art Gallery

With over 6000 works in its collection, this excellent gallery has celebrated Australian paintings such as Eugene von Guérard’s View of Geelong and Frederick McCubbin’s 1890 A Bush Burial. Also exhibits contemporary…
Historic Building in Geelong

Old Geelong Gaol

Built in 1849, HSM Prison Geelong may have closed its doors in 1991, but this old bluestone jail remains as terrifying as ever. You'll see its grim cells set over three levels, plus the shower block, watchtowers and…
Arts Centre in Geelong

Old Paper Mills

A secret even to locals is this former industrial complex – overlooking a scenic stretch of the Barwon River – that's recently been converted into an arts precinct. It's definitely a work in progress, but a number o…
Museum in Geelong

National Wool Museum

More interesting than it may sound, this museum showcases the importance of the wool industry in shaping Geelong economically, socially and architecturally – many of the grand buildings in the area are former wool-s…
Public Art in Geelong

Powerhouse Geelong

Located in an abandoned power station on North Geelong's waterfront is this street-art precinct full of graffiti, murals and installations by local artists, including big names such as Rone. At the time of research …
Gallery in Geelong

Boom Gallery

Down an industrial street off Pakington St, Boom's warehouse space in an old wool mill shows contemporary works by Melbourne and local artists. It sells great design objects and jewellery, and the attached cafe does…
Beach in Geelong

Eastern Beach

Making up a part of Geelong's scenic waterfront are this sandy beach and art deco bathing pavilion. There's classic European-style enclosed bay swimming, complete with diving boards, sunbathing area and toddler pool…