A beachside escape from city life, the bayside city of Geelong is a destination of choice for both Australians and international visitors.
What to see and do
From its thriving culinary scene to the roar of the GMHBA Stadium crowd when the Cats take the field during the AFL season (March-September), there is never a shortage of things to do and see around Geelong. The following list is designed to provide a brief snapshot of the city's numerous attractions.
There are few places more picturesque then the city's waterfront to walk, cycle or skate. The waterfront is also home to a number of cafes and the city's historic carousel.
A day at the beach is never far away when visiting Geelong. Surfing, swimming and water sports are commonplace along the beautiful peninsula surrounds.
Built in the 1930s, Eastern Beach's spectacular palm-tree lined staircase overlooks the stunning Corio Bay and provides visitors with beach to rival any other.
GMHBA Stadium is the city's sporting centre, home to the successful Geelong Cats AFL team. Also host to a number of other sports including cricket and soccer, the stadium is a must visit for all sports fans while in Geelong.
Little Creatures Brewery
Having opened its doors in a restored textile mill, Little Creatures Brewery has rapidly become a staple of the city's growing craft beer scene. Visitors can tour the brewery to watch brewers at work, have a bite from the canteen or simply relax with a craft beer of choice in hand.
Victoria's biggest water theme park, Adventure Park offers a range of entertaining activities for the whole family to enjoy, including water rides, carousels and mini-golf.
The capital city of Victoria and Australia's second-largest city, discover Melbourne's multicultural and vibrant centre.
What to see and do
From its growing art scene to the internationally renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground, there is rarely a dull moment around Melbourne. The following list is designed to help provide a brief snapshot of the city's numerous attractions.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, 94 acres nestled in the heart of the city, provide a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city. Receiving nearly two million visitors annually, the gardens offer a moonlight cinema, endless picnic lawns and boat tours and are a must to visit when in Melbourne.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere and has been a part of Melbourne life for 140 years. From fresh produce to food, clothing and souvenirs, the market is an incredible place to experience the extent of Melbourne's multicultural and welcoming heart.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Affectionately known as 'the G', the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a world-class sporting arena that has been host to numerous events of international acclaim.
With a capacity of over 100,000, experiencing an AFL game is a must if around during the season (March - September). The stadium also offers tours that take patrons through the stands, media and coaches areas, change rooms and members lounges on the days when no events are taking place.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is host to an expansive collection of world-class artwork and holds regular large-scale exhibitions showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists.
Free tours of the gallery are available.
Nestled in the heart of the CBD, Federation Square acts as a meeting point for residents and visitors alike. It is often host to events or broadcasting of prominent sporting events on a live big screen and is also a popular spot to relax and spend time with friends.