Must-see attractions in Geelong

  • Beautiful Flowers In Botanical Garden in Geelong Australia

    Botanic Gardens


    Geelong's botanic gardens (established in 1851) are the fourth oldest in Australia and make for a peaceful stroll or picnic. Aim to get here for a…

  • Cunningham Pier entry

    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…

  • Façade of the Boom Gallery building

    Boom Gallery


    Down an industrial street off Pakington St, Boom's warehouse space in an old woollen mill shows contemporary works by Melbourne and local artists. It…

  • Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre


    The Wathaurung people – the original inhabitants and traditional custodians of Geelong – called the area Jillong, and this precinct on its outskirts…

  • Geelong Art Gallery


    With over 6000 works in its collection, this long-established gallery features celebrated Australian paintings such as Eugene von Guérard’s View of…

  • Old Paper Mills


    Largely a secret even to locals is this historic 19th-century paper mill, overlooking a scenic stretch of the Barwon River, that's recently been converted…

  • Geelong Cement Works Silo Art


    The ugly old cement factory that sits atop Herne Hill has been beautified courtesy of three giant murals painted by Geelong-born street artist Rone. The…

  • Old Geelong Gaol


    Built in 1849, HM 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…

  • National Wool Museum


    More interesting than it may sound, this museum showcases the importance of the wool industry in shaping Geelong economically, socially and…

  • Provenance Wines


    The highlight of a visit to Fyansford's historic Old Paper Mill complex is this working winery that's set within a beautiful, cathedral-like red-brick…

  • Geelong Waterfront Carousel


    A prominent feature along Geelong's waterfront is this ornate 19th-century hand-carved carousel, housed within a slick 21st-century glass pavilion.

  • Looking down the stairs toward Eastern Beach children's pool and art deco bathing pavilion

    Eastern Beach


    Making up part of Geelong's scenic waterfront are this sandy beach and art deco bathing pavilion. There's classic European-style enclosed bay swimming,…

  • Geelong Play Space


    At this different kind of play area for kids, in Geelong's Eastern Gardens, near the Botanic Gardens, there's a pirate ship, a musical bridge, sandy areas…

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