WHAT’S ON IN AUGUST
As we shift into the second half of the year, many of us may be looking for new things to do around our neighbourhood. Luckily, our beautiful Geelong region is rich in culture, food, nature escapes, and everything between. With something for everyone, here’s our list of the top must-do activities in Geelong.
Follow the Bollard Trail
Enjoy the city’s art on the waterfront by following the famous Bollard Trail, a series of timber artworks representing locals and the history of Geelong. There are over 100 of these colourful characters to be discovered, so grab the family and head on an outdoor adventure!
Eat, drink, and explore on Little Malop Street
Only a few blocks away from the waterfront is Geelong’s prized jewel, Little Malop Street. Renowned for being home to the city’s coolest spots to eat, drink, shop, and explore. While in the area, visit a nearby architecture wonder by walking to the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Afterwards, cross the road to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, a hub of theatre, music, and drama.
Get lost in the Geelong Gallery
Established in 1896, Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s oldest regional art galleries. Discover an impressive collection of Australian and European paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts dating as far back as the 1800s. Prefer contemporary art? Enjoy their temporary exhibitions from time to time featuring international names such as RONE, a local who actually grew up in Geelong, whose street art is beloved across the world.
Marvel at the National Wool Museum
Located in a historic and beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store, this is Australia’s largest museum dedicated to wool and showcases the country’s incredible history of the wool industry from the 1840s through to present day. One of the museum’s biggest highlights is its impressive Axminster Jacquard carpet loom on display, built in 1910.