Geelong is one of those ideal holiday destination where you can bring the kids for a perfect trip away, plan a special occasion like a wedding or business event, come for the weekend for a couple of days of rest and relaxation and with so much to do people keep coming back time and time again. Being Victoria’s second largest city and just 75 kms west of Melbourne, Geelong has quickly become a hive of activity with attractions and activities and famous sights and treats to all take in while you are here. Based along the very popular Corio Bay, Geelong is also one of the main access points to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road.
Explore the rugged coastline and its stunning beaches and bays and enjoy some of the best surf breaks that even the pros love to surf. With year round swimming, beach fishing and many other water sports, to great to list them all, you will be able to spend so much time by the water’s edge. Book onto a fishing charter for a day of deep sea fishing, go scuba diving, watch migrating whales from any of the vantage points along the shoreline, take in the foreshore attractions such as Eastern Beach and its swimming enclosures, view the interesting bollards that dot their way along the beachfront, dine at any of the esplanade eateries and restaurants or make your way down to the Cunningham Pier where there is much to see.
Geelong offers a huge mix of dining options that is aimed at family dining, backpackers, a quick bite to eat, take away and fine dining. Choose from city locations, beachfront dining, picnic grounds and a variety of cafes that line many of the streets of Geelong where with every meal you can try something new and exciting. Foodies love the culinary delights along with the neighbouring wine region of Geelong where you can join a food and wine tour for the day or set out to make your own tracks and visit any number of cellar doors for some taste testing.
Visit the Geelong Botanical Gardens, spend the day at the Zoo with the kids, visit the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Ford Discovery Centre or any of the other museums, galleries and beautifully restored historic buildings that dot their way through the city. Cruise the Barwon River, take a drive to Buckley Falls for a day of sun and swimming or explore nearby towns and coastal communities that all have their own interesting attractions. Choose to spend your days relaxing under the warm summer sun that is present for pretty much most of the year, set out on one of the seven coastal walks that take in a number of sites along the way, take the kids on a bicycle ride around the city or along the beachfront or just soak up the heritage and history that makes up this Victorian city.
With miles of beaches, parklands, gardens, wineries, city highlights, family fun, romantic escapes, top notch business facilities and perfect locations for special occasions, Geelong has proved to be the ideal spot for all occasions. With every style of accommodation to accommodate all travellers and tourists, an endless list of activities for all ages and famous attractions throughout the city, Geelong is a number one holiday destination that can’t be missed out on.