Victoria’s Surf Coast and the best sights in Geelong

Victoria's Surf Coast and the best sights in Geelong
Geelong was named in 1827, surveyed in 1838 and proclaimed a city in 1910 with everyone from pastoralists and lighthouse keepers to gold miners and mariners playing a part in growing the port settlement.That history is celebrated in Geelong and around the Bellarine Peninsula with vintage estates and thoughtfully curated museums recalling the days when this part of the state was an outpost on the colonial frontier.Visit the Old Geelong Gaol, stroll the Queenscliff Heritage Walk, explore the Fort Queenscliff Museum and Queenscliff Maritime Museum, ride the Bellarine Railway, browse the National Wool Museum and dive on the wreck of HMAS Canberra with Queenscliff Dive Centre.
Tour the Split Point Explore the lighthouse at Aireys Inlet, drive a section of the Great Ocean Road built by 3000 Great War veterans as a memorial to those who died in the conflict and get lost in the heritage grounds at Geelong’s Botanic Gardens.There are four National Trust buildings in and around Victoria’s second-largest city – Barwon Park, Barwon Grange, The Heights and Portarlington Mill – and the Geelong waterfront is home to the Bollard Trail which stretches from Limeburners Point to Rippleside Park and presents 100 characters from history in a quirky and creative way.

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