"Geelong" Top 5 Page for this destination Geelong by Billy_26

Geelong Travel Guide: 318 reviews and 670 photos

The beautiful City of Geelong is positioned on the picturesque Corio Bay.

I am fortunate to have this view on my very doorstep and still stare almost every day in amazement.

The Bay has ever changing colours and the different Boats and Ships that pass by are a constant amusement.

At night when its dark outside, the twinkly lights come out to play.

The most special time is at Full Moon when moon casts shadows across the water. The magical Harvest Moon being the most spectacular.

Geelong was once the most important winegrowing area in Victoria in the 1860's. The vineyards were completely wiped out by a nasty bug (the root aphid Phylloxera Vastatrix to be precise) and economic factors and the winerys are now slowly being re-established to there former glory. The region is gaining a new awareness of fabulous food and wine.

A perfect base for travels along the coast.

Geelong is the starting point for one of the World's greatest coastal drives - The Great Ocean Road. I am "gunna" write more about this oneday.

Geelong is only 20 minutes drive from Bell's Beach, Queenscliffe & Barwon Heads.

Close to the River, Beach & Bush.

Geelong is Victoria's second biggest City, but don't let that put you off, it is just like a big country town. It is safe, laidback & friendly.

Geelong is presently undergoing an awakening and it is an exciting time to be travelling. The town and surrounds are being re-born.

A new multi lane freeway has been built, which makes the trip from Melbourne a short 45 minute drive (70Kms).

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  • In a nutshell:Friendly and laidback and situated on a beautiful bayfront
  • Intro Updated Jun 12, 2003
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2005 at 6:16 AM

    Thanks for sharing your home town with us, love ALL your babies especially the kitties - hope you have a wonderful birthday

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 3:47 PM

    I'll be sure to check out the "Traditional Woolen Products such as Sheepskin Car Seat Covers" haha

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 10:11 AM

    Luv those Bollards! Fascinating art and "legend."

  • Mez77's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 4:03 PM

    Geelong looks great! With any luck, will be travelling the Great Ocean Road at xmas. If you do put together a page, I'd love to see it. Mia

  • doolemma's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 5:40 PM

    Agreat tour of Geelong--great restaurant tips

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 7:00 AM

    Great page -- great view! Nice restaurant tips! Thanks for sharing! -- Greg

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 12:05 AM

    Fantastic page Billy.. This is a beautiful place, lots to see and do here!!! ;-)) Ohh, I have a B'date question.. ha,ha...

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2003 at 10:42 PM

    Geelong -- a fair dinkum record of a tour around this unique town, beautifully presented. Thank you.

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2003 at 5:45 AM

    Thanks for visiting my site... I enjoyed your page...You kept me guessing about Geelong until the very end. Your philosophy on travel is dead on.... Enjoy your day overlooking Geelong Bay ! B L A N E

  • Aquamantos's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 6:48 PM

    Very interesting page.....you really have a great view from your home!!!! :o)

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