Things to do in Geelong

Geelong is a fast growing attraction from close to an hours drive from Melbourne. The serene port city is located approximately 75 km to the south-west side of buzzing Melbourne city. It could surprise many to know Geelong offers so much to do and enjoy at the cost a simple hours drive from Melbourne. Check out the below compilation of the best things to do and attractions, places to see and visit in Geelong – Victoria.

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Best Attractions & Places to see in Geelong, Victoria

The best place on What’s Best to learn what all to do in Geelong. If you are in Geelong or visiting soon, do check out the below list of all the best things to do in Geelong, Victoria – Australia.

Mt Duneed Estate Geelong

Mt Duneed Estate Geelong

Nice winery, restaurant and experience at the Mt. Duneed Estate in Victoria close to Geelong. Don't miss out the wine tasting and the refreshing applied cider. Some photos from our visit for you. [Click here to read more...]
Geelong Museum of motoring+ industry

Geelong Museum of motoring+ industry

To get the finest experience of the history of motoring as well as learn about the automotive culture and heritage of Geelong, visit the Geelong Museum of motoring+ industry (GMOM) on 13 -35 Mackey Street North Geelong, which is just a short drive away from The Federal Mills. Here, you can witness an impressive collection of motor vehicles that are on display as a tribute to Geelong's ma[Click here to read more...]
Old Geelong Gaol

Old Geelong Gaol

Want to learn history while getting spooked out of your wits at the same time? Old Geelong gaol is where you need to be with your family and friends to learn about the twisted history of this 19th-century prison. Even though the jail operations may have closed its doors, this bluestone jail still remains a terrifying place where you can satisfy your curiosity of encountering the supernat[Click here to read more...]
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Lomas Orchards (Wallington)

If you want to spend an evening or two in the lap of nature, picking your own fruits and vegetables, then the ideal destination for your next outing would be Lomas Orchards located in Wallington, Geelong. Experience the bliss of the changing seasons by taking a walk through the natural gardens that are home to freshly grown raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and other varieties that[Click here to read more...]
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Geelong powerhouse

Located in North Geelong, there is a rich platform for all street artists to show off their skills and is a must visit place if you want to see some ephemeral street art. Ian Ballis, the curator of this project, manages the entirety of Geelong Powerhouse art space that comprises of a 3000 sqm building that sits on a vast stretch of about 6 acres of land, making it Australia's largest ind[Click here to read more...]
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Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre 

The Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Geelong is an award winning Centre for Aboriginal Culture. Narana is a famous attraction on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road which also offers free visitor’s programs. The primary aim of this centre is to create an understanding of Aboriginal history and traditions in an atmosphere which is welcoming and friendly. This is achieved through personal inte[Click here to read more...]
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McGlashan’s Wallington Estate (Wallington)

McGlashan’s Wallington Estate is a boutique winery located on Swan Bay Road in the very heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. This winery produces several of the finest award winning, cool climate wines from hundred percent estate grown grapes. This winery specializes in Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir. The McGlashan’s Wallington Estate is open for wine tasting, gourmet and s[Click here to read more...]
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Geelong Gallery

The Geelong Gallery is considered to be one among the finest provincial galleries in the whole of Australia. This gallery is home to a very diverse collection of more than 4000 pieces of art. The gallery forms an integral part of Geelong Arts Precinct along with the Courthouse and the GPAC and it is built on an annex of the Town Hall in Geelong. The Geelong Gallery dates back to 1896 alt[Click here to read more...]
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Steampacket Gardens Geelong

The Steampacket Gardens is a beautifully designed park not too far away from the Geelong Pier and the Geelong Yacht Club. The Steampacket Gardens have an open lawn with all kinds of beautiful trees around the perimeter making this park a beautiful place to have nice and quite family picnics or to just sit down and enjoy the warm sunshine. A small walkway on the northern edge of the garde[Click here to read more...]
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Cunningham Pier Geelong

The most iconic structure on the magnificent waterfront of Geelong is probably the Cunningham Pier. It was opened back in the mid-1850s during which the pier served as a vital part of the port, and there was even a rail which was used to load and unload cargo. The Cunningham Pier was originally known as the Railway Pier, and this pier saw commercial use up until the 1970s after which it [Click here to read more...]
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Bellarine Rail Trail Geelong

The Bellarine Rail Trail located on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia is a 32-kilometer long walking and cycling track which follows the route of the South Geelong to Queenscliff branch line which is no longer in use. The line passes through the towns of Leopold, Curlewis, and Drysdale on its way to Queenscliff from South Geelong. From the Western Section between South Geelo[Click here to read more...]
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Little Creatures Brewery Geelong

Little Creatures is an Aussie brewing company which is based in Fremantle, Western Australia. This brewery was originally established in the year 2000 by the brewers of the Matilda Bay Brewing Company. The Little Creatures Brewery in the South of Geelong opened its doors to the public in the month of December in 2013 and thus it is one of the newest attractions of the city of Geelong. In[Click here to read more...]
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The Carousel Geelong 

One of the real jewels of Geelong’s spectacularly beautiful waterfront is Carousel. It is one of the “Must See” attractions for any tourist visiting the city. Geelong’s Waterfront Carousel overlooks the harbor and offers stunning views of the Corio Bay. It is a certain point of attraction of the waterfront precinct with its glass pavilion and modern sail like steel glistening in the sun.[Click here to read more...]
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National Wool Museum Geelong

The National Wool Museum is located in the very heart of Geelong’s vibrant and charming waterfront precinct. The Museum is set in a historic 1872 bluestone wool store, and this very foundation formed part of the vast complex which housed the wool broking firm of Denny’s Lascelles Ltd at the time when the wool capital of the world was none other than Geelong. At the National Wool Museum, [Click here to read more...]
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Mount Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre

Located towards the north of You Yangs, nearby the Little River town is the Mount Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre, which is Australia's largest feral-predator-free ecosystem. With the aim of preserving endangered wildlife and restoring habitat, this ecosystem has been specially made to protect threatened species from going extinct. Mount Rothwell is a hidden gem that attracts[Click here to read more...]
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Fort Pearce Geelong

Fort Pearce used to be a defensive facility occupying a portion of Point Nepean in Victoria. It is one of the many places that have a rich historical significance in this area and acts as a getaway destination for those interested in learning history as well as witness the spectacular views of the ocean and the bay. Here, you can see various heritage monuments and equipment as the old ba[Click here to read more...]
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Port Philip Heads Marine National Park Geelong

This is a protected marine national park situated near the vicinity of the Port Phillip Bay, between the Mornington Peninsulas and Bellarine, in Victoria. It is internationally recognized as a dive site that offers fantastic snorkelling and diving experience. You can visit six different and separate marine areas which are Mud Islands, Swan Bay, Point Nepean, Portsea Hole, Point Lonsdale,[Click here to read more...]
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Thirteenth Beach Geelong

You're more of a beach person, and nothing quite says in the more than watching waves breaking at the shores, swelling the fresh salty air, and taking a walk along the beach side, then 13th Beach Geelong welcomes you with open arms. This 4.5 km picturesque stretch is also a popular destination for new and professional surfers as it provides varied conditions to suit both. The place is es[Click here to read more...]
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Balyang Sanctuary Geelong

Balyang Sanctuary Geelong is perhaps the most popular picnic destination in Geelong as it offers spectacular natural vistas and complete modern day amenities. If you want to head out for a picnic on a weekend or simply want to take a stroll around the magnificent park, come right over to the end of Shannon Avenue, Newtown, located beside Princes Bridge. This beautiful sanctuary in the he[Click here to read more...]
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Swan Island Geelong

Swan Island along with Edwards Point spit and Duck Island are sand barrier islands that separate Swan Bay from the Port Phillip area in Victoria. This area is famous for its natural vegetation which includes patches of coastal woodland, expanses of coastal scrub, and vast stretches of salt marsh. Swan Island being a part of Port Phillip Bay Islands Important Bird Area and Swan Bay, house[Click here to read more...]
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Lake Connewarre Geelong

Lake Connewarre is a vast and shallow estuarine Lagoon, located in the lower areas of the Barwon River and is known as the largest area of indigenous vegetation that remains on the Bellarine Peninsula. This site has been preserved by the concerned authorities for maintaining the ecological diversity of the entire region. The reserve consists of a variety of wetlands and communities assoc[Click here to read more...]
Geelong Art Gallery

Geelong Art Gallery

Geelong Art Gallery or Geelong Gallery is one of Victoria's major galleries in the city of Geelong. It is approximated that the Gallery houses more than 4000 works of art, created by some of the most renowned and upcoming artists of Australia. If you have a taste for old and contemporary art forms, come to 55 Little Malop Street, Geelong. But that's not all; you can also browse other loc[Click here to read more...]
Oakdene Vineyards (Wallington) Geelong

Oakdene Vineyards (Wallington) Geelong

Oakdene Vineyards in Geelong is an ideal romantic getaway for all of the newly married couples and is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. The Oakdene Vineyards is a sprawling property of two hundred and thirty acres of enchantingly beautiful lush costal farmland located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 90 kilometers south of Melbourne near Ocean Grove in Geelong. The Oakdene Vineyards [Click here to read more...]
Serendip Sanctuary Geelong

Serendip Sanctuary Geelong

Serendip Sanctuary Geelong is a beautiful nature that still remains quite tucked away from human visitors and is an ideal place for spending a quiet day out in Melbourne. This sanctuary is the perfect example of the vast grassy woodlands and wetlands of the Western Plains, and is the perfect place to get to know more about the wetland ecology and birdlife. Here, you can see and interact [Click here to read more...]
You Yangs Park Geelong

You Yangs Park Geelong

Part of the same old routine devoid of any excitement and adventure? You Yangs Park Geelong might just be the escape destination you need to break the monotony and find yourself at peace once again. This is a park that offers spectacular trails for multiple activities, whether you want to ride your bike or simply take a walk among nature that will give you a much-needed breath of fre[Click here to read more...]

Things to do in Geelong, Victoria
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