A monthly calendar of themed markets including Farmers, makers, arts and crafts operates throughout the year across Geelong and region.
In addition to Geelong Art Gallery in the CBD, there are numerous urban and regional galleries throughout Geelong showcasing local and touring artists’ works.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Browsing through historical memorabilia, collectables and antiques is a popular pastime, and Geelong has amassed an extensive offering of antique and second-hand dealers to excite collectors of all manner of objects.
Mackey St North Geelong is a hotspot for collectors, with Geelong Vintage Market and 123 Retro Antiques operating from a huge warehouse precinct. How Bazaar in North Geelong and the Mill Markets in Newcomb are also popular destinations for collectors, along with numerous other speciality second-hand and antique dealers specialising in niche markets across Geelong.
Geelong is truly spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. From fine French dining, fabulous fresh seafood, international cuisine from every corner of the globe, wholefoods and vegetarian fare, casual snacks or tapas and great pub meals, to really good coffee, cakes and healthy fresh lunchtime options, there are so many great places to eat in Geelong. The Waterfront precinct of Geelong is buzzing with cafes, bars and restaurants, the city has a diverse range of dining experiences to offer, and the popular café culture of Pakington St Geelong West is dotted with uber cool cafes, hole-in-the-wall eateries and bars. Plus, it seems like every village on the coastal or country trail has its’ own unique offerings to satisfy an appetite for good food.
WINERIES & CELLAR DOORS
Geelong boasts some 40 wine producers across The Bellarine Peninsula, Surfcoast and Moorabool Valley regions, many of which run popular cellar door venues and highly acclaimed restaurants, some also offering live entertainment.
Boutique craft breweries are also popping up across the region, including Little Creatures Brewery in South Geelong and Flying Brick Cider House in Wallington.
There are over 20 golf courses in Geelong and Region, some among Australia’s finest and most challenging, and more recently several new courses have been created, designed by some the worlds’ leading golfers. Many of our golf courses are in stunning locations, some featuring spectacular bayside or ocean front views.