Geelong has been wonderfully reinvented. Old, industrial precincts are now home to breweries, dining experiences and cultural centres. The food and drink scene is creative and clever, sourcing the best produce from the surrounding hills and dishing it up in imaginative ways.
Geelong’s favourite playground is the waterfront area with glorious wide open spaces and paths, a captivating schedule of events, fabulous places to eat and drink and the sparkling backdrop of Corio Bay.
More than 100 whimsical Bollards line the foreshore, each one representing significant characters from Geelong’s history, from indigenous people to early European explorers through to the owner of an iconic local pub.
The Eastern Beach precinct includes an art-deco swimming enclosure and children’s pool surrounded by lawns and old trees perfect to shade your picnic or BBQ.
Around Geelong, there’s adventure to be had in state and national parks. The granite peaks of the You Yangs are home to mountain bike tracks, hiking trails and abseiling and rock climbing faces. At the foot of the hills, Serendip Sanctuary is home to flocks of native birds and native wildlife including kangaroos and emus.
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Gpac is a well utilised facility providing a wide range of performances and events and the opportunity for participation in the performing arts.
Art and community, growth in activity, innovation, outstanding spaces and people - a region renowned for its artistic energy and engagement.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) was built on the enthusiasm and commitment of the Greater Geelong Community with a need for a high quality facility for the benefit of our artists and audiences.
GPAC opened in 1981 with performing arts, functions, events and customer service in mind. With over nine spaces, it boasts two theatres, four conference and event spaces, a restaurant and cafe.
Today it is a well utilised facility providing a wide range of performances and events and the opportunity for participation in the performing arts. The organisation is committed to excellence in all that it does, ensuring an exciting and bright future.
GPAC is one of a group of state owned cultural agencies including Victorian Arts Centre, Museum Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Australian Centre for Moving Image and Film Victoria.