Attractions & Activities in Geelong
When you stay Rydges, you stay local, and there’s nothing quite like a truly local experience.
It’s time to wine and dine! My local tip doesn’t just make the most of the many wineries on Geelong’s doorstep – instead, head over to Basil’s Farm for a beautiful long lunch featuring the best food in the region matched with local wines. With gorgeous views across the bay, and a few llamas floating around, a short drive down the Bellarine highway is all you need to experience the best of the region.
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Located in the heart of the CBD, Rydges Geelong is in a prime position, surrounded by all the attractions, activities and events Geelong has to offer.
Days can be spent meandering through shopping centres and boutiques, perusing museums and galleries, and café-hopping in town. For those seeking fresh air, there’s the sparkling Corio Bay foreshore, Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Of an evening, you might cheer on the Geelong Cats at Kardinia Park, catch a show at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre or visit a local brewery.
In addition to the city’s vibrant attractions, Rydges Geelong is the ideal base for what the greater region has to offer. Geelong is known as the “Gateway City” because it’s surrounded by the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula, Great Otway National Park and Port Phillip Bay – all of which should be on your bucket list. Wineries, rainforests, scenic drives and charming coastal towns are all within reach from Rydges Geelong.
There are so many things to do in and around Victoria’s second largest city – and Rydges Geelong is the best place to start.