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Things to do in Geelong

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outdoors & Recreation
“quality products at a nice price. Wine, Beer, Cheese and Bread. Milk and meals, Ice Cream and Chocolate and a dozen oils and sauces. Lots of Gluten free and some Vegan stuff. Coffee and advice”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Admire the genius of a Frederick McCubbin masterpiece at Geelong Gallery, one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia, visit the Powerhouse Museum to see works by some of Australia's finest street artists, or be challenged by the modern sculpture, ceramics and artwork on display at Salt Contemporary Art in Queenscliff.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“sweeping lawns, BBQs and Shelters and a large beach. there are historic landscape elements and a great Kids Pool ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Interpretative displays that explain the beauty and importance of wool and the Wool Industry for Geelong and the region ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“and bar and light finger food. Request your favourite song and dance the night away!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“From high end to budget shopping, a great place to go for some retail therapy”
  • 10 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“A five star fine dining experience. Highly recommended for either lunch or dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Winner of Best Country Pub! Amazing modern Italian menu, great local & international wine list & gorgeous beer garden on a warm day/night. Lunch & Dinner”
  • 4 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Great for all sports, AFL, Big Bash Cricket WBBL, so many other sports head off at the Stadium”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little Northern Italian Restauant serving great food & italian wines. Lunch & Dinner”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Love this place, great staff - wonderful food - ask Tony to sing something!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“GPAC live theatre shows are always fantastic - check their website for the season calendar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Entertaining for young children and families, beautiful views over core bay. Thomas the tank engine train rides, open grass spaces. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Bohemian lounge bar, with vintage furniture and red walls, for coffee, cocktails and craft beers”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Films that are worthwhile, small Cinema with comfy seats and local feel. Support Local ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Australian Restaurant
“A five star fine dining experience. Highly recommended for either lunch or dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little Northern Italian Restauant serving great food & italian wines. Lunch & Dinner”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Love this place, great staff - wonderful food - ask Tony to sing something!”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Classic an iconic Geelong Restaurant - quality meets an amazing location on the waterfront”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great environment and one of the oldest hotels in Geelong. Serves local drinks with amazing tastes. Good selection of food available on the menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“A cool place to people-watch on the spectacular Geelong Waterfront. Enjoy a coffee, drink or fabulous food from this iconic restaurant/ bar which features an extensive sun-drenched alfresco area and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If it is good weather a bite her is stunning. Asian infusion looking out over the water”
  • 5 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Recently renovated and kid friendly, has a good variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The mussels are excellent. Views are great with open air seating and a rooftop space with great views.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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