The fabulous new face of Geelong is its beautiful waterfront precinct, with excellent restaurants and bars, landscaped gardens, broad walking paths, regular events and the backdrop of sparkling Corio Bay.
There are lots of attractions, including a hand-carved steam-driven carousel that’s more than 110 years old and is worth a million dollars. And yes, you can still take a ride on it.
Then follow the trail of more than 100 whimsical bollards that relate Geelong’s history as they guide you along the foreshore to the Botanic Gardens. These historic gardens have undergone a $2 million redevelopment, and are part of the huge Eastern Park which features mature trees, picnic and barbecue rotundas, a 9-hole golf course and lots of open space.
The Geelong Performing Arts Centre is the city’s cultural hub, and you’ll also find well-stocked galleries and museums and a great variety of shopping precincts in the city centre.
Click or hover over image for more information
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.