Things To Do
Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city offers opportunities to relax on the Waterfront and experience culinary delights in our many fine restaurants and cafes. There is something for everyone along the Eastern beach promenade – from the antique, hand carved carousel; to the ferris wheel, Thomas the Tank train ride along the foreshore and the recently restored art-deco swimming pool and park, which includes a children’s pool, shark-proof swimming area, swings and rides.
- The National Wool Museum
- Geelong Art Gallery
- 21st Century Botanical Gardens
- Deakin University
- Costa Hall
It is an easy walk to Simonds Stadium (home of The Geelong Football Club) , night clubs and movie theatres. For the kids and young at heart why not try go-kart racing; model aircraft flying; Adventure Park, Victoria’s largest water park; cinemas and paint ball events.
Gold Star Stays Torquay is a five minute walk to some of the best beaches for swimming and surfing on the whole surf coast. Most beaches are patrolled from January to April. You can also enjoy shopping at Australia’s Surf Retailing capital (Rip Curl and Quiksilver etc, with shop and factory outlets).
In Torquay there are free tennis courts, lawn bowls and numerous walking tracks along ocean cliff tops and surrounding hills. Also horse riding, fishing (boat ramp), joy flights: Tiger Moth World; hang gliding, sailing, water skiing and two surf schools.
Why not visit Bells Beach, a world renowned surf beach where Easter International Surf Titles are held. Watch the whales from the cliff tops. Enjoy a wine on the balcony whilst watching the sunset over beautiful beaches with vast expanses of ocean in the distance and rolling hills behind. There’s even a Surf Museum that you can visit.
Torquay is also a great place to use as a base to explore the region further. You could also:
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