So much to do...

The Geelong region offers a diverse and exceptional lifestyle. 

A leisurely stroll or ride along the award-winning Waterfront or the more challenging Bellarine Rail Trail is popular on weekends all year round. Sailing on Corio Bay, skiing on the Barwon River or just enjoying our region’s beautiful beaches are also favoured pastimes.

There are sport and recreation activities for everyone. From joining a crowd of thousands to watch the Geelong Cats play at GMHBA Stadium in the Australian Football League competition, or taking part in the many local sporting opportunities offered to all ages. There are facilities for all seasonal sports from top class golf courses and equestrian facilities, quality cycling facilities, an international standard baseball centre, all-weather thoroughbred racing facilities at the Geelong Racing Club, high standard infrastructure at the Landy Field athletics track and state-of-the-art leisure and aquatic facilities.

Geelong is a city with great cultural energy. We are proud of our artistic traditions, local culture and rich natural and built heritage. The National Wool Museum and the Geelong Gallery are popular destinations for locals and visitors with a number of exciting contemporary exhibitions staged throughout the year. Theatrical and musical productions are also regularly held at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the Potato Shed on the Bellarine. 

Multicultural diversity is celebrated throughout the year through events such as the Pako Festa and the National Celtic Festival. Each weekend you can visit one of a number of markets held in the region, and during the summer months night markets are proving a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Major events play a key role in providing social connections and economic benefits to the region. The Australian International Airshow, Festival of Sails, national and international cycling events, and triathlons are just some of the high profile major events on our doorstep.

Add to this our wonderful wineries and fine dining options, there really is something for everyone!

Statistics from the City of Greater Geelong Enterprise Geelong: Facts at a Glance (Nov 2015).

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Page last updated: Friday, 2 November 2018