While staying in our Geelong accommodation relax and take a stroll along Geelong's Eastern Beach. The Eastern Beach boasts a recently restored art-deco swimming pool and park complex, with a children's pool, shark-proof sea pool, fountain, parklands and cafes. Embrace your inner child, while staying in our Geelong accommodation, and ride the antique, hand carved carousel on the Waterfront, beside Steampacket Quay. The Carousel was made in New York over 110 years ago and features 36 carved wooden horses, two chariots and is housed in an award winning steel and glass pavilion with a organ playing 19th century fairground tunes.
Appreciate colourful public art, while staying in our Geelong accommodation, by wandering down the Waterfront between Rippleside Park and Limeburners Point and the Botanic Gardens. This public art project is known as the Baywalk Bollards and features 104 brightly painted, hand carved bollards, which tell the history of the personalities of Geelong: From bathing beauties of the 1930s to local footballers; from lifesavers to a volunteer rifle bands; from a Koori family to explorers. While staying in our Geelong accommodation, visit the Geelong Gallery and see artistic representations of the local convict escapee William Buckley, as well as Australian and European paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Visit the National Wool Museum, while staying in our Geelong accommodation, and learn about the primary industry that has played a fundamental role in Australia's growth and national psyche. Also worth a visit is the Old Geelong Gaol, which was built by convicts in 1853 of bluestone. Or trace local family histories, browse historical publications and newspapers at the Geelong Heritage Centre.
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Hotels in Geelong start at AU$129 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.