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Geelong Activities

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You can choose to spend time out on the water, on the beach, exploring the stunning coastline, wandering through vineyards or seeing what delights you can find in the heart of the city, but whatever your interests are you will find plenty of activities to fill up your days with when you come to Geelong. Food lovers, nature lovers, adventure seekers and anyone who loves the water will find so much to see and do in Geelong you simply will not know where to start.

Geelong is a city that is based along one of the best parts of the Victorian coastline where you can easily access the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula and interesting coastal communities in the surrounding regions. Geelong is also a place where you can watch major events which include the Toast to the Coast and the Avalon International Air show, wander through interesting markets and take in beautiful attractions such as National Park, surf beaches, historic townships and a great city life. Wander along the Geelong waterfront where you can find cafes, eateries, dining restaurants and shops and a trip to Pakington Street is always a must do where you will find the home of the Pako Festa and streets that are lined with delicatessens, restaurants, boutiques and more.

There are nearby wineries where you can visit for the day to sample some award winning wines, National Park that offer great bird watching, bush walking tracks, mountain biking and picnic ground to sit in. Set out on one of the scenic touring routes on a bicycle that you have hired for the day or perhaps you might like to explore the Bellarine Rail Trail. Browse through museums, galleries and historic buildings, do some shopping in the city where there is much to find or experience dining at its very best in one of the many restaurants in and around the city of Geelong.

From the city to the waterfront there are many various activities that all ages can look forward to when you come to Geelong. Enjoy a holiday with the kids including year swimming, beach fishing, surfing at some of the county’s best surf beaches, take a guided coastal walk or jump on board one of the many cruises or charters that depart daily. There are fishing charters, dolphin spotting cruises, party cruises and the chance to watch frolicking whales at play from the lighthouses and vantage points along the coastline. Take the kids to the swimming pools along the beachfront, spend the day at the water amusement park, join one of the many tours to see the sights in and around the city, play a round of golf, take to the skies for a helicopter ride, join a food and wine tour or swim at the falls at Buckley Gorge.

The activities in Geelong are vast, so you can take it slow or speed the pace up with your choice of things to do. Plan something for the family, a romantic outing, business event or backpacking stop over filled with excitement as the city of Geelong has many clubs, bars and pubs that provide excellent entertainment all night long. All year round there is plenty on offer in Geelong, from river cruises along the Barwon River that snakes its way through the city, to the foreshore, rugged coastline that presents many opportunities to the neighbouring towns and coastal communities that all hold something unique. Geelong is an interesting city so why don’t you find out more about the variety of activities that you can look forward to when you holiday here!