Stepping out of the shadow of big sister Melbourne, Geelong is all grown up; drinking wine, eating fancy foods and throwing parties. Geelong is the new black.
The north-facing waterfront, sprawled across three-kilometres of lush lawn, parks and beach, attracts families, personal trainers, sailors, bungee enthusiasts, skateboarders, picnickers and other breeds of sun-worshipping human. All fed and watered by dozens of bustling cafes, bars and restaurants.
But look beyond Geelong’s dazzling façade and you’ll discover an exciting urban art scene; galleries and cafes supporting local artists and serving outstanding coffee. A few miles further and you’ll come across lush volcanic plains, historic seaside towns, windswept beaches, award-winning wineries and festivals galore celebrating music, food and the good life.