When visiting Geelong, the Waterfront is a good place to start. The outlook over Corio Bay is a wonderful side dish to the vast number of places to eat and drink. It’s also an ideal backdrop for a casual walk or taking in one of the range of events held in the vicinity throughout the year.
You shouldn’t stop at the Waterfront though. Just a couple of blocks to the south there’s an entire cultural precinct featuring Geelong Gallery with an ever-more-impressive schedule of exhibitions and the Geelong Arts Centre which is currently being transformed into one of the best creative and performance spaces in the country.
The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is so breathtakingly impressive it’ll convince non-readers to pick up a book, while the National Wool Museum is sharing important stories and cool non-wool events too.
Little Malop Street and surrounds has become the go-to place at mealtimes. Eateries with interesting menus and attentive service, alongside
venues dedicated to the experience of drinking and a sprinkling of really fun live entertainment, make it a memorable night out. Further afield there are some brilliant precincts. Pakington Street – Pako to locals – is a well-balanced mix of eating out, quality fresh goods, retail and boutique shopping.
The more you explore Geelong, the more there is to love.