Geelong is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. With the Bellerine Peninsula on the outskirts, it has a great blend of history with a modern twist. Take a look at just a few things we think are great about our beautiful home town, Geelong.
Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city. It is home to more than 150,000 residents. It was settled back in the 1800s, and dominated by grand architecture. Geelong’s waterfront boasts some of the most amazing seafood restaurants. Take in the view at well renowned Fishermens Pier, then after dining take a stroll along the Promenade walk.
There is always something happening along the waterfront, family bbqs, markets, helicopter rides, train rides for the kids, whatever your pace you can find an activity to suit your needs.
Formerly known as Kardinia Park, Shell Stadium, Baytec Stadium & Skilled Stadium, Simonds Stadium has been Geelong’s home ground for the past 60 years. Simonds Stadium is Victoria’s only venue for AFL Premiership matches outside Melbourne, and was built way back in 1941.
With recent upgrades it is fast becoming one of the best venues to watch sport. Geelong loves it’s football, and that vibes reinstates throughout the town. Why not jump on the bandwagon and support the cats!
With an international reputation as one of Australia’s best surf beaches, Bells Beach is a breathtaking spot, in or out of the water and home to the The Rip Curl Pro, the longest running professional surfing contest in the world.
There are several surfing spots in the precinct from Southside to Steps Reef. To get to Bells Beach, travel along the Great Ocean Road past Jan Juc, turn left into Bells Boulevard and follow the signs. One of the meccas of surfing and well worth a visit, if only to view the beach and surf from the lookouts.
Wine tours & tastings.
Experience the Geelong wine region on a tailored tour. Charters and private tours are available for day trips, special occasions, events and festivals. The new Bellerine Taste Trail is fast becoming the Bellarine region’s top destination for foodies and wine lovers. Geelong is spoilt for choice with some of the best wineries right at our door step.
Geelong Botanic Gardens
One of Geelong’s best kept secrets. Displaying one of the most amazing plant collections, these gardens will stimulate your senses with an array of scents and colours. Established over a century and a half ago the Geelong Botanic Gardens has a fascinating history and recognised heritage value.
An exposed site of 200 acres with the bay frontage, it has transformed during the past 150 years to become Eastern Park and the Geelong Botanic Gardens. It is a wonderful setting to host special occasions such as weddings, or other celebrations.
Powerhouse Geelong is a ground breaking project and industrial street art space, located in North Geelong. The power station in 40 Mackey St has been empty since it was abandoned 45 years ago. The art space includes a 3000m² building, sits on 6 acres of land and is Australia’s largest indoor legal space to create ephemeral street art. The curator of this exciting project is Ian Ballis.
Geelong is also becoming a mecca for artists, Powerhouse is just one example of this, and a big one at that! You are sure to be blown away by this amazing raw display.
Little Creatures Brewery
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory… but for beer. A true brewery village experience, with a bustling Canteen and the colourful Mystery Lane. True to form, you can grab a fresh beer, a bite to eat inside or out and watch the brewers racing around doing their thing.
On the first Sunday of every month in Summer, Mystery Lane transforms into a craft market, supporting local doers and makers to sell their wares.
And there is so much more…
Wilsons can help you find your perfect location in Geelong that best suits you. We have a variety of properties just waiting for you to have a look at. Contact us today and let us tell you why Geelong is the best place to live!