Wed 23 Oct 2019
There's so much more to Geelong than a pretty waterfront but it's a great place to start. There's public art scattered across the coastline, perhaps best known for the Bollards; the colourful characters who highlight historic events and people who shaped the city (stay tuned for an augmented reality update soon).
Old, industrial spaces are being transformed into creative hubs, urban precincts and fabulous eateries. From the conversion of an old mill into the East Coast headquarters of Little Creatures brewing, to state of the art office spaces and historical buildings.
The city's cultural precinct at the west end of Little Malop Street features the excellent Geelong Gallery, the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (as impressive inside as its world-famous exterior) and the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. City Hall and the Old Post Office lend an air of history and grandeur to the area while street-art murals offer a modern twist. Laneways branch off to the left and right, with night spots and exciting eateries popping up everywhere.
A jam-packed schedule of events keeps the city busy throughout the year, from international cycling, airshows and sailing festivals, AFL matches ('carn the Cats) to intimate performances and live music.
Geelong has been reinvented. Come see for yourself.