Things To Do
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EVENTS Geelong - provided by The City of Greater Geelong, will let you know what is happening within Geelong and surrounding areas.
CENTRAL Geelong - is provided to let the public know what is happening in and around Central Geelong including the fabulous Geelong Waterfront.
Every month there is something to see or do in the Geelong Otway region. Whether it be a sporting event, fair, or a festival, there is always endless entertainment and something for everyone to enjoy
Geelong is Victoria's second largest city, only 1 hour drive from Melbourne, it is home to just over 180,000 people.
Geelong is the gateway to some exciting places- whether you want the charm of Queenscliff or the beach lifestyles of the surf coast - Geelong has something for you
Visitor Information Centres are located at: Stead Park, Corio. National Wool Museum, Moorabool Street, Geelong Market Square Shopping Centre.
FREE CALL 1800 620 888
Geelong Performing Arts Centre is the best place for theatre, concerts, music and dance in Geelong. Visit GPAC with friends for a night of live theatre and entertainment
Geelong is the proud host of the National Wool Museum, which traces the history of Australia’s wool industry over the past 2 centuries. Only a few hundred metres away is the Geelong Art Gallery, which hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year. Also in the area is the Ford Discovery Centre, which offers a behind the scene look at how cars are designed and manufactured today. The centre also takes you on a trip down memory lane, tracing the development of the automobile over the last 75 years.
Natural Attractions & Activities
A short drive from the city centre is the beautiful Buckley Falls, based on the Barwon River. Geelong is also just a short drive from the spectacular sights of the Great Ocean Road, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula.
Sea All - Eco touring, adventure and fun. Swim with the wild dolphins and seals of Port Phillip bay, Queenscliff. Group bookings & Fishing Charters available..
Geelong is also home to some fine golf courses, fishing spots, animal parks and activity parks for the kids.
One minutes walk from Austin Park is the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, with its beautiful marina. Visitors are welcome to wine and dine while watching the regular yacht races.
Geelong has the best shopping centre in regional Victoria, from small strip shopping to large undercover centres such as Bay City Plaza and Market Square featuring department stores including MYER. It is only a 5 minute walk from Austin Park Townhouse to these centres.
Enjoying food and wine adds a new dimension to any journey. Whether you sit in a restaurant overlooking the waterfront or in a coffee shop, you'll often find the region's fresh local produce featured on the menu. The restaurateurs of Geelong all have the same philosophy - make sure it is fresh and local. Fresh foods produced in this area include mussels, crayfish and local organic fruit and vegetables.
Four Points Sheraton Hotel: Eastern Beach Road, Geelong. Ph 52231377. Newly opened complex includes buffet, a la carte and casual dining in an elegant and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a casual drink in a relaxed atmosphere only minutes walk from Austin Park.
Le Parisien: Steampacket Gardens, Wharfshed, Geelong. Ph 52293110. Only a short stroll from Austin Park Townhouse this beautiful restaurant serves French cuisine and is perfect for a romantic night or special occasion.
Empire Grill: 66 McKillop St, Geelong. Ph 52232132. A short drive to this upmarket restaurant is well worth the gourmet meal and dining experience offered at this well known local establishment
The Beach House Restaurant: Eastern Beach Reserve, Geelong. Ph 52218322. Located around the corner from Austin Park on the waterfront, this restaurant offers fine dining for a memorable night out
The Wharfshed Café: Steampacket Gardens Wharfshed, Geelong. Ph 52216645. Also on the waterfront, the Wharfshed has great coffee and is handy for a light snack or casual meal.
Courthouse Café: Cnr. Little Malop St & Gheringhap St, Geelong. Ph 52293470. Very good value contemporary eating for the freshest lunch in town.
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