Geelong

Geelong - Great Ocean Road - Victoria

The beautifully designed city of Geelong is the largest non metropolitan area in Victoria and is situated on Corio Bay south of Melbourne. The fact that Geelong was first settled in the 1830's by Europeans will be revealed with a drive along the charming Esplanade where these monumental old mansions stand majestically as a reminder of its significant past. Originally home to the Wathaurong people where their well known and respected Indigenous culture became apparent with the escape of famous convict William Buckley. Buckley's writings uncover the unique traditions of Aboriginals, who welcomed him into their lives, and have become one of the most irreplaceable pieces of Indigenous culture.

Take to the waterfront with a relaxing swim in the refreshing sea-baths and stroll along the wonderfully restored promenade lined with cafes and restaurants to keep the hunger at bay. Wander out along the beautifully maintained Cunningham Pier before checking out the famous sculptures along Bollards Trail. Check out some of Geelong's history as a wool processing centre at the National Wool Museum and car enthusiasts should make their way to the Ford Discovery Centre detailing Geelong's long association as a major manufacturing centre.

Geelong plays host to a multitude of activities including stunning beaches, parks, galleries, gardens, markets and festivals. Decide to be as busy as you like, with your choice of accommodation available in a multitude of options. If relaxing is what you are craving, a nice drop of wine at some must-see vineyards may tempt you into sheer bliss. Visit Bannockburn Cellars, Scotchmans Hill, Pettavel and Shadowfax. For something really special spend a magnificent night at the Sofitel Mansion and Spa and by day the Werribee Open Range Zoo awaits your arrival.


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