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Geelong VIC 3220
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Geelong attractions and activities

Whether visiting Geelong for business or leisure, the Novotel Geelong hotel is one of the best places to stay for experiencing the city’s most popular attractions and activities.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Geelong CBD, overlooking the bay, our accommodation is just moments from great shopping and restaurants and fun activities like helicopter rides, sporting events, concerts and more.

To find out what’s on in Geelong, please visit City of Greater Geelong or Love Central Geelong online today.

Below, you’ll find a short list of the top nearby attractions and things to do on your Geelong holiday. For more recommendations or assistance arranging tours, please contact us or visit Reception during your stay. 

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  • Avalon Airport

    Avalon Airport is a Melbourne airport that specialises in Domestic Flights. Flying Made Easy by a Melbourne airport, choose Avalon Airport.

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    Avalon Airport

  • Scotchmans Hill

    Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. Bellarine…
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    Scotchmans Hill

  • Oakdene Vineyard, Restaurant & Cellar Door

    Located in the Geelong region; with restaurant and accommodation details, tasting notes and ordering.

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    Oakdene Vineyard, Restaurant & Cellar Door

  • Little Creatures Brewery

    Little Creatures is an awesome Australian craft beer, famous for brewing Pale Ale, Bright Ale, Pilsner, Rogers and Single Batches.

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    Little Creatures Brewery

  • Leura Park Estate

    "Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate has firmly established itself as a renowned producer of premium cool maritime climate wines. Leura Park Estate wines are 100% estate grown and predominantly hand picked. A commitment to grape integrity, voice and ‘methode traditionelle’ is showcased…
    read more

    Leura Park Estate

  • Mt Duneed Estate

    "Mt Duneed Estate is home to one of the Geelong region’s most exceptional winery experiences. Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast (or an hour from Melbourne), Mt Duneed Estate offers couples, families and groups relaxed dining, paired with a glass of something…
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    Mt Duneed Estate

  • Jack Rabbit Vineyard

    Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines. Contemporary al a carte dining. An intimate coastal ambience.

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    Jack Rabbit Vineyard

  • Flying Brick Cider Co.

    "Made from 100% crispy, crunchy apples and fresh, succulent pears. Naturally fermented with minimal interference. Dangerously delicious. Crafted in the heart of the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, the core Flying Brick range comprises three…
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    Flying Brick Cider Co.

  • Clyde Park Vineyard and Bistro

    Fine wine, magnificent views and luscious fruit are what you can expect from the Clyde Park Vineyard. The setting on the truly unique hills surrounding the Moorabool River, 30 kilometres north of Geelong, Victoria, places Clyde Park at the…
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    Clyde Park Vineyard and Bistro

  • Tullamarine Airport

    Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.

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    Tullamarine Airport

  • Searoad Ferries

    "The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula. Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula,…
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    Searoad Ferries

  • Geelong Train Station

    Geelong Station is the main station for Geelong, with a large brick station building adjacent to platform 1, an island platform linked by an overhead footbridge, and an iron train shed over it all. Inside the building is a booking office,…
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    Geelong Train Station

  • Westfield

    The best in fresh food and great deals on fashion, beauty and lifestyle products from your favourite stores only at Westfield Geelong.

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    Westfield

  • Target

    Shop the latest women's fashion, kids' clothing, babywear, entertainment, toys, homewares and much more at Target.

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    Target

  • Pakington Street

    Geelong’s favourite “strip” shopping area has to be Pakington Street, or Pako as it is affectionately known to the locals. This cosmopolitan street runs approximately 3.4 km's from West Geelong in the north to the river end of Newtown in the south. The West Geelong section has an Italian…
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    Pakington Street

  • Myer

    Myer, is a mid-range to upmarket Australian department store chain. Myer retails a broad range of products across women's, men's and children's clothing, footwear and accessories; cosmetics and fragrance; homewares; electrical; furniture and bedding; toys; books and stationery; food…
    read more

    Myer

  • Point Lonsdale

    View the dramatic scenery from high points along the ocean foreshore of Point Lonsdale, overlooking The Rip. This notorious entrance to Port Phillip Bay, where ocean and bay waters collide through a kilometre-wide outlet, creates one of the world's most dangerous stretches of water.…
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    Point Lonsdale

  • Geelong Waterfront

    Waterfront Geelong is one of Australia's best waterfront redevelopments, and that's official! The transformation includes new restaurants, beautiful landscaped gardens, walking, cycling and skating paths, attractions and public art.

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    Geelong Waterfront

  • Geelong Central Business District

    Geelong is a city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second-most populated urban area in the state.

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    Geelong Central Business District

  • Barwon Heads

    Relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, a popular summer destination at the mouth of the Barwon River and the location of the hit ABC television series, SeaChange. Wander along quiet riverbanks and ocean beaches, while away the day in friendly cafes, and work on your…
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    Barwon Heads

  • The Carousel

    "Come and spend some magical time at the beautifully restored Carousel at the Geelong Waterfront. The Carousel is an ideal accessible meeting place for the community, and we take pride in providing a memorable experience for all ages and abilities. This has been made possible with…
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    The Carousel

  • Supatramp

    Supatramp is a huge indoor climbing, trampoline park and activity complex offering exciting and challenging experiences for any age.

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    Supatramp

  • South Bay Eco Adventures

    An up close nature based adventure, highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of Southern Port Phillip.

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    South Bay Eco Adventures

  • Simond's Stadium - Home of AFL's Geelong Cats

    Simonds Stadium is one of the largest and most prestigious venues in Victoria and is one of three venues within the state to host AFL premiership matches and the only one outside of Melbourne.
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    Simond\'s Stadium - Home of AFL\'s Geelong Cats

  • Royal Geelong Yacht Club

    "The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is conveniently located on the award winning Geelong waterfront with only a 200 meter stroll into the city CBD. The club's marina offers 250 secure wet berths, storage for 45 on the hardstand and can accommodate…
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    Royal Geelong Yacht Club

  • Narana Creations

    Narana is a significant attraction on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, offering free visitor’s programs. They seek to build understanding of Aboriginal history and culture in a welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, through personal interaction with groups, and individuals from all…
    read more

    Narana Creations

  • Moorabool Valley Chocolate

    The team of chocolatiers take pride in bringing you custom-made, unique chocolate creations as well as running a café at the picturesque location.

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    Moorabool Valley Chocolate

  • Great Ocean Road

    Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond for one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and waterfalls. Experience a diverse array of things to see and do in the region, from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking…
    read more

    Great Ocean Road

  • Geelong Show Grounds

    Established in 1954 the Geelong Showgrounds is a regoinal multi-purpose community recreational and event facility. Located on an 35 acre site on Breakwater Road the Showgrounds is home to the largest regional Royal Show in Australia. Only a convenient few kilometres out of Geelong…
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    Geelong Show Grounds

  • Geelong Racing Club

    The Geelong Racecourse is a major regional horse racing venue in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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    Geelong Racing Club

  • Geelong Museum of Motoring Industry

    GEELONG MUSEUM OF MOTORING + INDUSTRY is the home of an impressive collection of motor vehicles and pays tribute to the industry and manufacturing heritage of Geelong. It is run by enthusiasts for everyone to enjoy and is located in the Industrial…
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    Geelong Museum of Motoring Industry

  • Bollard Trail

    "A walk along the Geelong Bollards Trail always results in meeting some interesting characters. The Geelong Bollards are painted wooden bollards representing over 100 historic Geelong characters, and are one of the main attractions for people visiting Geelong. Located along the waterfront…
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    Bollard Trail

  • Geelong Helicopters

    Whether you live in Geelong, travelling down for the day or are passing through, a helicopter ride is a guaranteed way to make your trip even more memorable. Let us show you Corio Bay, Geelong CBD, Barwon River, the famous Bells Beach and…
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    Geelong Helicopters

  • Eastern Beach

    Eastern Beach is a popular swimming and recreation area in Geelong, Victoria on the shores of Corio Bay. Built during the 1930s in the Art Deco style, a shark proof sea bath is provided, as well as a children's swimming pool, kiosk, and dressing…
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    Eastern Beach

  • Adventure Flight Co

    Greater Geelong’s premier joy flight company offering aerobatic adrenalin thrill seeking flights or scenic tourist oriented flights. We fly from Barwon Heads or Melbourne and capture to best scenes everyday of the local beaches and the Great Ocean Road. We personalise all flights to…
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    Adventure Flight Co

  • Airodrome

    Geelong's First Indoor Trampoline Park. A spring-loaded playground, where your feet will barely touch the ground.

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    Airodrome

  • Adventure Park

    Adventure Park is an amusement and water park in Wallington, Victoria, Australia near Geelong. The park contains many attractions such as numerous water slides and water playgrounds. The park is the first water park in Victoria.

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    Adventure Park

  • Presbyterian Church of Victoria 

    Together with the Presbyterian Church in each of the other states, we form the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which came into being on 24 July 1901 as the mainline Presbyterian denomination in this…
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    Presbyterian Church of Victoria 

  • Market Square

    Market Square is truly Geelong’s Own. Opening in 1985, Market Square is Geelong’s original shopping centre offering over 90 fashion, health & beauty, food, services, electronics and homewares retailers. Open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.

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    Market Square

  • You Yangs

    The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. The You Yangs is a fantastic park for mountain biking. It has two mountain biking areas with over 50 kilometres of exciting trails catering for riders of all ages and ability.…
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    You Yangs

  • WSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    WSUP lessons are a fantastic way to be introduced to the sport of paddleboarding. The WSUP friendly, qualified and experienced staff will take you on a journey to the unknown, paddling your favourite waterway. SUP is so easy to learn that…
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    WSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Surf Beaches

    Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the home of Bells Beach and the official start point of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria's surfing and beach worship capital. Head in the other direction to Barwon Heads and you’ll find Thirteenth Beach, a beach extremely popular with surfers…
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    Surf Beaches

  • Geelong Botanical Gardens

    The Geelong Botanic Gardens is an important garden which conserves plants from around the world. The gardens are located within Eastern Park on the eastern outskirts of the central business district just a short walk from the hotel. They…
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    Geelong Botanical Gardens

  • Bells Beach

    Ride a wave at Bells Beach, located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria in the Great Ocean Road region. Head to Bells Beach over the Easter weekend and watch the world's best surfers carve up the waves at the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition. High cliffs provide a dramatic…
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    Bells Beach

  • Barwon River

    The river and its environs are marvellous places for watersports, walking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing. There are ample facilities to help you enjoy a visit. You can picnic at riverside Queens Park, watch the water cascade over Buckley Falls or stroll or cycle the kilometres…
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    Barwon River

  • Queens Park Golf Course

    A challenging picturesque 18 hole golf course set in a valley bordered by the Barwon River and a walking track to Buckley Falls. Full course facilities and fully qualified staff are available to provide lessons and club hire. The course is…
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    Queens Park Golf Course

  • Geelong Golf Course

    Victoria’s second oldest golf club featuring a stunning 9 hole format around a residential community.

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    Geelong Golf Course

  • East Geelong Golf Course

    East Geelong Golf Club was established in 1923 in the Eastern Gardens at the end of a long gone rail line that once serviced the past Corio Oval (Home of the Geelong Pivotonions, greyhounds and trotters and now is the site of the Geelong…
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    East Geelong Golf Course

  • Curlewis Golf Club

    With a sandy base, a minimum of trees, and naturally undulating couch fairways this Vern Morcom designed links is one of the best courses on the Bellarine Peninsula. Following the opening of the course in 1970, the original design was considerably enhanced in 1976 by a Kevin Hartley…
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    Curlewis Golf Club

  • Barwon Heads Golf Club

    The Barwon Heads Golf Club, located on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, offers eighteen magnificent holes of links golf. Carved into the natural dune landscape the course promises a golfing challenge to be long remembered and a visual…
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    Barwon Heads Golf Club

  • Barwon Valley Golf Course

    Barwon Valley Golf Course is an affordable, picturesque 18 hole public course, bounded by the Barwon River on one side and wetlands with abundant bird life on the other. It is centrally located approximately 3 kilometres from the City Centre,…
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    Barwon Valley Golf Course

  • Village Cinemas

    Hollywood blockbusters and foreign films in a modern chain. Some venues have supersized screens.

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    Village Cinemas

  • The Geelong Arena

    The Geelong Arena is a multi use Sports and Entertainment venue, host of a wide variety of high class events. The venue houses four purpose built basketball courts, inclusive of the Showcourt/Auditorium suitable for local through international sport competitions and events.

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    The Geelong Arena

  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre

    Art and community, growth in activity, innovation, outstanding spaces and people - a region renowned for its artistic energy and engagement. Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) was built on the enthusiasm and commitment of the Greater Geelong…
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    Geelong Performing Arts Centre

  • Costa Hall at Deakin University

    In a remarkable feat of architecture and engineering, Deakin University has converted Geelong's old woolstores into a modern inner city campus site which also contains a state of the art, 1500 seat concert auditorium. This grand space now…
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    Costa Hall at Deakin University

  • The Gordon

    As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in…
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    The Gordon

  • St Mary of the Angels Parish

    St. Mary of the Angels has grown and today is certainly one of the finest churches in Victoria, an icon for Geelong and the State. Such is the majesty and historical significance of St. Mary's, that is is officially recognised by the National…
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    St Mary of the Angels Parish

  • St George's Presbyterian Church

    The Presbyterian Church offers Christians a place of worship.

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    St George\'s Presbyterian Church

  • Deakin University

    Deakin University was formally established in 1974. From its beginnings, Deakin has been shaped by twin goals: - a focus on regional Victoria, creating a university for the Geelong region - a commitment to widening access to university study, in particular through distance education…
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    Deakin University

  • Church of Christ

    Christ Church is a place of great historical, architectural and spiritual significance within the Anglican Church in Australia. Christ Church is a centre for the worship for the community.

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    Church of Christ

  • National Wool Museum

    The timeless Australian story of wool, combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions, presented in an historic bluestone woolstore in Geelong's vibrant waterfront precinct.

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    National Wool Museum

  • Geelong Gallery

    Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary…
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    Geelong Gallery

  • Boom Gallery

    Boom is a vibrant and active contemporary art and design gallery, presenting the work of emerging and established artists. Launched by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby in 2011, Boom has become a multi faceted centre for a range of creative activity and events. Situated in a historic woollen…
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    Boom Gallery

  • Art at Winter Garden

    art@wintergarden is a working studio gallery, situated in Geelong, where you will find art works of excellence including landscapes, still life, portraiture and sculptures.

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    Art at Winter Garden

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Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is a Melbourne airport that specialises in Domestic Flights. Flying Made Easy by a Melbourne airport, choose Avalon Airport.

Scotchmans Hill

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. Bellarine Peninsula grown labels include Cornelius, Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay. The immaculately maintained vineyards overlook Port Phillip Bay, and the wines are a true reflection of this environment. Other labels are also developed both from the greater Geelong area as well as key winemaking regions of Australia and New Zealand.

Oakdene Vineyard, Restaurant & Cellar Door

Located in the Geelong region; with restaurant and accommodation details, tasting notes and ordering.

Little Creatures Brewery

Little Creatures is an awesome Australian craft beer, famous for brewing Pale Ale, Bright Ale, Pilsner, Rogers and Single Batches.

Leura Park Estate

"Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate has firmly established itself as a renowned producer of premium cool maritime climate wines.

Leura Park Estate wines are 100% estate grown and predominantly hand picked. A commitment to grape integrity, voice and ‘methode traditionelle’ is showcased in a stable of wines boasting a distinctive and delightful French-style subtlety"

Mt Duneed Estate

"Mt Duneed Estate is home to one of the Geelong region’s most exceptional winery experiences.

Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast (or an hour from Melbourne), Mt Duneed Estate offers couples, families and groups relaxed dining, paired with a glass of something special."

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines. Contemporary al a carte dining. An intimate coastal ambience.

Flying Brick Cider Co.

"Made from 100% crispy, crunchy apples and fresh, succulent pears. Naturally fermented with minimal interference. Dangerously delicious.

Crafted in the heart of the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, the core Flying Brick range comprises three ciders – Original, Draught and Pear. The Flying Brick Cider House is also always busy crafting up boutique, specialty batches from fresh, seasonal fruit."

Clyde Park Vineyard and Bistro

Fine wine, magnificent views and luscious fruit are what you can expect from the Clyde Park Vineyard. The setting on the truly unique hills surrounding the Moorabool River, 30 kilometres north of Geelong, Victoria, places Clyde Park at the forefront of cool climate viticulture. The property was established in 1979 with small plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Further plantings have increased the holding to thirty-five acres under vine, expanding the existing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, adding the varieties of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Our Pinot Noir consists of seven different clones originating from Switzerland, California, France and Australia.

Tullamarine Airport

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.

Searoad Ferries

"The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.

Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a leisurely 2-hour scenic drive to Phillip Island and the famous Penguin Parade. From Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re very close to the glorious Great Ocean Road."

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Geelong Train Station

Geelong Station is the main station for Geelong, with a large brick station building adjacent to platform 1, an island platform linked by an overhead footbridge, and an iron train shed over it all. Inside the building is a booking office, large waiting room, luggage desk, lockers, and a privately operated kiosk. It is a busy station off-peak, but sees less usage by commuters due to the the lack of car parking and the difficult access to it.

Westfield

The best in fresh food and great deals on fashion, beauty and lifestyle products from your favourite stores only at Westfield Geelong.

Target

Shop the latest women's fashion, kids' clothing, babywear, entertainment, toys, homewares and much more at Target.

Pakington Street

Geelong’s favourite “strip” shopping area has to be Pakington Street, or Pako as it is affectionately known to the locals. This cosmopolitan street runs approximately 3.4 km's from West Geelong in the north to the river end of Newtown in the south. The West Geelong section has an Italian flavour thanks to the Italian immigrants of the 1950’s, while the Newtown end retains the Edwardian and Victorian architecture and character of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Pakington Street boasts a diverse mix of traditional restaurants, Edwardian hotels, funky new cafes, designers fashion stores, upmarket gift shops, European and Australian delicatessens and cake shops, old world antique shops, great Italian style Pizza restaurants, hairdressers, florists, beauty therapists, homewares, craft, shoes and accessories. There’s plenty of free parking areas behind the main strip, so plan to stay the day, enjoy the great coffee shops and cafes and shop till you drop!

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Myer

Myer, is a mid-range to upmarket Australian department store chain. Myer retails a broad range of products across women's, men's and children's clothing, footwear and accessories; cosmetics and fragrance; homewares; electrical; furniture and bedding; toys; books and stationery; food and confectionery; and travel goods.

Point Lonsdale

View the dramatic scenery from high points along the ocean foreshore of Point Lonsdale, overlooking The Rip. This notorious entrance to Port Phillip Bay, where ocean and bay waters collide through a kilometre-wide outlet, creates one of the world's most dangerous stretches of water.

Geelong Waterfront

Waterfront Geelong is one of Australia's best waterfront redevelopments, and that's official! The transformation includes new restaurants, beautiful landscaped gardens, walking, cycling and skating paths, attractions and public art.

Geelong Central Business District

Geelong is a city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second-most populated urban area in the state.

Barwon Heads

Relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, a popular summer destination at the mouth of the Barwon River and the location of the hit ABC television series, SeaChange. Wander along quiet riverbanks and ocean beaches, while away the day in friendly cafes, and work on your swing at some of the finest golf courses in the state.

The Carousel

"Come and spend some magical time at the beautifully restored Carousel at the Geelong Waterfront.

The Carousel is an ideal accessible meeting place for the community, and we take pride in providing a memorable experience for all ages and abilities.

This has been made possible with improved access to the pavilion, the welcome installation of a mobility lift and recharge point. The mobility lift enables a wheelchair to go on the Carousel ride and was specially designed to respect and complement the history of the Carousel."

Supatramp

Supatramp is a huge indoor climbing, trampoline park and activity complex offering exciting and challenging experiences for any age.

South Bay Eco Adventures

An up close nature based adventure, highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of Southern Port Phillip.

Simond's Stadium - Home of AFL's Geelong Cats

Simonds Stadium is one of the largest and most prestigious venues in Victoria and is one of three venues within the state to host AFL premiership matches and the only one outside of Melbourne.

Royal Geelong Yacht Club

"The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is conveniently located on the award winning Geelong waterfront with only a 200 meter stroll into the city CBD. The club's marina offers 250 secure wet berths, storage for 45 on the hardstand and can accommodate vessels on swing moorings.

RGYC offers a full range of sailing experiences from Learn to Sail, through to crewing on dinghies or keelboats. We invite you, your friends and family to come down and enjoy our facilities - we have something for everyone."

Narana Creations

Narana is a significant attraction on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, offering free visitor’s programs. They seek to build understanding of Aboriginal history and culture in a welcoming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, through personal interaction with groups, and individuals from all community backgrounds.

Moorabool Valley Chocolate

The team of chocolatiers take pride in bringing you custom-made, unique chocolate creations as well as running a café at the picturesque location.

Great Ocean Road

Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond for one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and waterfalls. Experience a diverse array of things to see and do in the region, from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to arts, cultural and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk and enjoy fine dining, local winemakers and fresh produce along the way.

Geelong Show Grounds

Established in 1954 the Geelong Showgrounds is a regoinal multi-purpose community recreational and event facility. Located on an 35 acre site on Breakwater Road the Showgrounds is home to the largest regional Royal Show in Australia.

Only a convenient few kilometres out of Geelong with ample toilet facilities power throughout and many undercover and outdoor areas from entertainment or trade shows the Geelong Showgrounds could be the ideal venue for your next event."

Geelong Racing Club

The Geelong Racecourse is a major regional horse racing venue in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Geelong Museum of Motoring Industry

GEELONG MUSEUM OF MOTORING + INDUSTRY is the home of an impressive collection of motor vehicles and pays tribute to the industry and manufacturing heritage of Geelong. It is run by enthusiasts for everyone to enjoy and is located in the Industrial precinct in North Geelong, just a short drive from the CBD at 6 Mackey Street North Geelong. The location for this magnificent repository is the Federal Mills, originally built to manufacture uniforms for the ANZACs in WW1.

Bollard Trail

"A walk along the Geelong Bollards Trail always results in meeting some interesting characters.

The Geelong Bollards are painted wooden bollards representing over 100 historic Geelong characters, and are one of the main attractions for people visiting Geelong.

Located along the waterfront beaches from Limeburner's Point to Rippleside Park, the 100+ bollards are situated at 48 sites and consist of lifesavers, families, footballers, sailors, town bands, fishermen and more."

Geelong Helicopters

Whether you live in Geelong, travelling down for the day or are passing through, a helicopter ride is a guaranteed way to make your trip even more memorable. Let us show you Corio Bay, Geelong CBD, Barwon River, the famous Bells Beach and Torquay, the Gate way to the Great Ocean Road from a view not seen by all. Once you've experienced vertical flight you'll understand why everyone loves the feeling of flying in a helicopter.

Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach is a popular swimming and recreation area in Geelong, Victoria on the shores of Corio Bay. Built during the 1930s in the Art Deco style, a shark proof sea bath is provided, as well as a children's swimming pool, kiosk, and dressing room pavilion.

Adventure Flight Co

Greater Geelong’s premier joy flight company offering aerobatic adrenalin thrill seeking flights or scenic tourist oriented flights. We fly from Barwon Heads or Melbourne and capture to best scenes everyday of the local beaches and the Great Ocean Road. We personalise all flights to your preferences; we can fly at dawn or dusk, east or west, fast or slow – it’s up to you!

Airodrome

Geelong's First Indoor Trampoline Park. A spring-loaded playground, where your feet will barely touch the ground.

Adventure Park

Adventure Park is an amusement and water park in Wallington, Victoria, Australia near Geelong. The park contains many attractions such as numerous water slides and water playgrounds. The park is the first water park in Victoria.

Presbyterian Church of Victoria 

Together with the Presbyterian Church in each of the other states, we form the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which came into being on 24 July 1901 as the mainline Presbyterian denomination in this country in historic continuity with the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland, accepting the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as our supreme standard and only rule of faith and practice, and the Westminster Confession of Faith with slight modifications as our subordinate standard.

Market Square

Market Square is truly Geelong’s Own. Opening in 1985, Market Square is Geelong’s original shopping centre offering over 90 fashion, health & beauty, food, services, electronics and homewares retailers. Open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.

You Yangs

The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong.

The You Yangs is a fantastic park for mountain biking. It has two mountain biking areas with over 50 kilometres of exciting trails catering for riders of all ages and ability.

The park is also popular for its magnificent views, birdlife and for bushwalks and picnics.

WSUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding

WSUP lessons are a fantastic way to be introduced to the sport of paddleboarding. The WSUP friendly, qualified and experienced staff will take you on a journey to the unknown, paddling your favourite waterway. SUP is so easy to learn that WSUP guarantee that you will be able to stand up in your first lesson. The boards are especially weighted to provide correct buoyancy, making SUP super-easy to master, giving you more time to enjoy the experience.

Surf Beaches

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the home of Bells Beach and the official start point of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria's surfing and beach worship capital. Head in the other direction to Barwon Heads and you’ll find Thirteenth Beach, a beach extremely popular with surfers of all ability due to its diverse waves and breaks that stretch along the beach.

Geelong Botanical Gardens

The Geelong Botanic Gardens is an important garden which conserves plants from around the world. The gardens are located within Eastern Park on the eastern outskirts of the central business district just a short walk from the hotel. They were established in 1851 and are the fourth oldest botanic garden in Australia.

Bells Beach

Ride a wave at Bells Beach, located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria in the Great Ocean Road region. Head to Bells Beach over the Easter weekend and watch the world's best surfers carve up the waves at the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition. High cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the natural amphitheatre of the beach and large swells from the Southern Ocean, which slow down and steepen over the reef-strewn shallows, create the outstanding surf.

Barwon River

The river and its environs are marvellous places for watersports, walking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing. There are ample facilities to help you enjoy a visit. You can picnic at riverside Queens Park, watch the water cascade over Buckley Falls or stroll or cycle the kilometres of sealed paths along the river's banks.

Queens Park Golf Course

A challenging picturesque 18 hole golf course set in a valley bordered by the Barwon River and a walking track to Buckley Falls. Full course facilities and fully qualified staff are available to provide lessons and club hire. The course is open to the public seven days a week.

Geelong Golf Course

Victoria’s second oldest golf club featuring a stunning 9 hole format around a residential community.

East Geelong Golf Course

East Geelong Golf Club was established in 1923 in the Eastern Gardens at the end of a long gone rail line that once serviced the past Corio Oval (Home of the Geelong Pivotonions, greyhounds and trotters and now is the site of the Geelong Conference centre)

Curlewis Golf Club

With a sandy base, a minimum of trees, and naturally undulating couch fairways this Vern Morcom designed links is one of the best courses on the Bellarine Peninsula. Following the opening of the course in 1970, the original design was considerably enhanced in 1976 by a Kevin Hartley course Master Plan. Further significant improvements were made following the adoption in 2001 of a second Master Plan by Michael Clayton. With challenging bunkers and firm and fast greens, it is the wind that often determines the level of playing difficulty.

Barwon Heads Golf Club

The Barwon Heads Golf Club, located on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, offers eighteen magnificent holes of links golf. Carved into the natural dune landscape the course promises a golfing challenge to be long remembered and a visual feast never to be forgotten.

Barwon Valley Golf Course

Barwon Valley Golf Course is an affordable, picturesque 18 hole public course, bounded by the Barwon River on one side and wetlands with abundant bird life on the other. It is centrally located approximately 3 kilometres from the City Centre, and is equally suited to both high and low handicap golfers with the flat terrain also making walking a breeze, even though carts are available for hire.

Village Cinemas

Hollywood blockbusters and foreign films in a modern chain. Some venues have supersized screens.

The Geelong Arena

The Geelong Arena is a multi use Sports and Entertainment venue, host of a wide variety of high class events. The venue houses four purpose built basketball courts, inclusive of the Showcourt/Auditorium suitable for local through international sport competitions and events.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Art and community, growth in activity, innovation, outstanding spaces and people - a region renowned for its artistic energy and engagement. Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) was built on the enthusiasm and commitment of the Greater Geelong Community with a need for a high quality facility for the benefit of our artists and audiences.

Costa Hall at Deakin University

In a remarkable feat of architecture and engineering, Deakin University has converted Geelong's old woolstores into a modern inner city campus site which also contains a state of the art, 1500 seat concert auditorium. This grand space now provides Geelong with a venue able to house large-scale concerts, conference meetings and lectures. Only a ten minute stroll from the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, The Costa Hall is a perfect venue for entertainment producers and conference organisers.

The Gordon

As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in Western Victoria.

St Mary of the Angels Parish

St. Mary of the Angels has grown and today is certainly one of the finest churches in Victoria, an icon for Geelong and the State. Such is the majesty and historical significance of St. Mary's, that is is officially recognised by the National Trust of Victoria and the Historical Buildings Council.

St George's Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church offers Christians a place of worship.

Deakin University

Deakin University was formally established in 1974. From its beginnings, Deakin has been shaped by twin goals:

- a focus on regional Victoria, creating a university for the Geelong region
- a commitment to widening access to university study, in particular through distance education programs.

Church of Christ

Christ Church is a place of great historical, architectural and spiritual significance within the Anglican Church in Australia. Christ Church is a centre for the worship for the community.

National Wool Museum

The timeless Australian story of wool, combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions, presented in an historic bluestone woolstore in Geelong's vibrant waterfront precinct.

Geelong Gallery

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. A particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region.

Boom Gallery

Boom is a vibrant and active contemporary art and design gallery, presenting the work of emerging and established artists.

Launched by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby in 2011, Boom has become a multi faceted centre for a range of creative activity and events. Situated in a historic woollen mill Boom houses art & design galleries, an extensive stockroom, education & workshop area, cafe & event space and a dynamic studio complex.

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Art at Winter Garden

art@wintergarden is a working studio gallery, situated in Geelong, where you will find art works of excellence including landscapes, still life, portraiture and sculptures.