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Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city. It has a distinct town-like quality with friendly locals and a relaxed vibe, but it’s still a popular business hub with its industry and first-rate conference centre. And if you happen to be in town on business, lucky you! With its stunning Waterfront and fabulous pubs, bars, and dining Geelong is the perfect destination for business travellers.
Geelong has one of the most stunning waterfronts in the country. Don’t leave town without visiting it!
How to Get to Geelong, Australia
Geelong is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne International Airport. If you don’t have a car the Gull Bus is easiest way to get there.
Geelong is well serviced by public bus. The CBD itself is easily traversed by foot but if you want to venture further afield hiring a car is best.
Where to Eat in Geelong
The Edge // Edge is an innovative bar-dining experience. Enjoy grazing plates, tapas, classic pub fare, and your favourite drink while enjoying waterfront views.
Wah Wah Gee // Perched out on Cunningham Pier Wah Wah Gee has stunning views and blow-your-socks off tasty Bao Buns.
Yeah Boy // Yeah Boy serves wholesome, delicious, nourishing foods that’s cooked from the heart. Think Kentucky Fried Cauliflower, Vegan Soul Bowls, and Sticky Beef Bibibap.
The Hot Chicken Project // Nashville-style fried chicken that will knock your socks off served with American sides like slaw, fries, and pickles. Dine in or on the tables outside.
Armageddon Cake // Finish your night with a delicious treat from Armageddon Cake Dessert Bar. There’s a huge range of sticky cakes and slices to choose from. For something truly decadent try the Death By Chocolate with warm chocolate sauce.
Where to Grab a Drink in Geelong
Beaves Bar // This vintage bar with its retro wallpaper has a decent drinks list with a good selection of local craft beers.
18th Amendment Bar // An award winning bar with quality drinks and customer service. Their drinks list is pages long.
The Piano Bar // This Las Vegas-style party piano bar prides itself on being Geelong’s ‘best night ever’. Dancing on the tables is a requirement!
The Barwon Club // Geelong’s leading venue for live bands has legendary cult status within the Australian music scene.
Union Street Wine Bar // Hidden down a city laneway Union Street Wine attracts patrons who love good food, good wine, and great company.
Things to See in Geelong
Stroll the Geelong Waterfront // Take a stroll along the waterfront past the beautiful old carousel to Eastern Beach and its art deco promenade. Finish your walk with coffee and cake, or a meal with a glass of wine.
Ride the Sky Wheel // Hop on the largest travelling ferris wheel in the southern hemisphere for amazing views of Geelong and Corio Bay. At night the wheel comes alive with over 24 stunning light patterns illuminating the night sky.
Take in a show at GPAC // Enjoy a show at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Part of the Geelong Culture Precinct, GPAC has film festivals, touring productions, concerts, and musical theatre.
Get Spooked on a Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour // This tour takes you through one of Australia’s most intact convict prisons. Be haunted by stories of convicts, murderers, and lunatics on an after-dark ghost tour.
Visit Little Malop Street // The heart of central Geelong’s entertainment, dining and drinking scene, the laneways of Little Malop Street are the coolest spot to eat, drink, and be merry.
Also check out:
- Geelong, Australia After 5:00 pm
- Wellington, New Zealand After 5:00 pm
- Sydney, Australia After 5:00 pm
- Melbourne After Five: Australia’s Coffee Capital
- Brisbane After Five
- Auckland After Five