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.
Le Parisien Restaurant offers a full a la carte menu with a true French accent and the best panoramic views of Corio Bay. Our menu contains a wide selection of dishes, including plenty of seafood! Our wine list includes regional, Australian & International wines. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; offering fine food, wines and dedicated service to the Geelong region.
The Wharf Shed Café offers casual waterfront dining and is open seven days a week, from breakfast till late. Dining is available all day at very reasonable prices. We also have an extensive bar so just call into the Wharf Shed Café for a glass of wine, a coffee and cake or a quick bite to eat.