Waterfront fun in Geelong
Geelong may be the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road, but its waterfront has given travellers a compelling reason to stop and take a break. It is not only beautiful, but lots of fun.
Combine a relaxing stroll along the famous Bollard trail with a tour of the waterfront onboard a miniature train. Waterfront Geelong Train Tours host return trips from the Carousel to Eastern Beach pools. Departures occur every half an hour.
Giant Sky Wheel
The Giant Sky Wheel is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Easy to spot on Eastern Beach, this nostalgic attraction will have you taking in spectacular views of the waterfront and CBD. By night, the wheel is illuminated by over 300,000 dazzling LED lights. Tickets start from $9.
It’s magical, whimsical and delights all ages. The waterfront carousel was constructed in 1892 and is one of only 200 in the world that still operates today. The incredible restoration of the carousel included 300 hours of work on each of the 36 horses. Riders are serenaded by an original Band Organ and enjoy great views of the waterfront.
Stand up paddle-boarding
On a sunny day, why not round up the family and take part in a stand-up paddleboard lesson on the Geelong Waterfront? WSUP runs a number of beginner classes that’ll have you safely on your feet in no time. Prices start from $55 for 1.5 hours.
Eastern Beach Reserve
In this beautiful part of the waterfront, you’ll find picnic facilities, playgrounds, a shark-proof sea bath and free parking. The Eastern Beach Reserve is a hotspot for locals with kids in tow. Pack your bathers, some snacks and your sunscreen. There are also a number of cafes nearby.
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