Located just over an hour outside of Melbourne, Geelong is Victoria’s second biggest city. It is known for its AFL team, foreshore, stunning beaches and surrounding regions. It is the perfect destination for locals looking for a day trip or those visiting from interstate or overseas. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Geelong available on RedBalloon. From outdoor activities and water sports, to scenic tours and kids’ activities, you’ll find the perfect range of Geelong activities with something for everyone.
Things to do in Geelong from RedBalloon
You’ll find a wide variety of things to do in Geelong on RedBalloon. Whether you’re after an activity to enjoy on the weekend or ideas to keep you busy during a mini getaway, these experiences are the best way to explore the Geelong attractions and all the sites of this region. To help make finding the best Geelong activities easier, we’ve curated a list of some of our top-selling experiences in the city.
- Swimming with wild dolphins and seals: swim with dolphins, seals and fish in their natural habitat in this unforgettable experience! Meet at Queenscliff to be driven to beautiful Port Phillip Bay, where you will jump in to discover the unique marine life in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.
- Hot air balloon flight over Geelong for 2 people: feel the magic of sunrise as you take flight over Geelong in a hot air balloon with a special someone. Watch as the sun paints the sky brilliant hues of pink and orange, illuminating the waking world below, from the city and the mountains out west to the iconic Great Ocean Road.
- 2 night stay with breakfast, massage and more: indulge in two nights of pure opulence and luxury at the internationally acclaimed Starhaven Retreat. Savour a gourmet breakfast on your private balcony with gorgeous views of Melbourne and the Bay, reach a true state of bliss during a relaxation massage and enjoy a movie in the starlit cinema.
Most popular Geelong attractions
There are plenty of amazing Geelong attractions that are worth exploring whilst visiting the city. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Victorian local or a tourist, these popular and hidden attractions should be at the top of your list of things to do in Geelong. Listed below are some of most popular attractions and sights in the area.
Adventure Park in Geelong
If you’re looking for kids activates in Geelong that the whole family can enjoy, then we recommend heading to the Adventure Park. This is the perfect attraction that everyone in your household will enjoy. The Adventure Park family day pass available on RedBalloon will let you enjoy a fun-filled day with a VIP package. Take on the adventure with unlimited rides and attractions and take a break in between waterslides in your own VIP cabana, where you’ll revel in a delicious lunch for the whole family.
Since Geelong is located on the waterfront, the city and its surrounds are home to some pretty spectacular beaches that are worth ticking off your list. You can enjoy the best of both worlds with renowned surf beaches on one side and the calm blue waters of Port Phillip Bay on the other. Some of the best beaches in the area to explore include Eastern Beach, Indented Head, Queenscliff, Portarlington plus so much more. Better yet, why not explore these Geelong beaches with an experience like a flying adventure for a bird’s eye view or from the water on a jet boat.
Geelong helicopter rides
One of the best ways to explore all of the Geelong attractions and sights is with a helicopter ride. You’ll get to enjoy breath-taking views from a whole new level! The flight over Victoria’s Southern Coastline for 2 people is the perfect Geelong helicopter ride. You’ll enjoy a flight over the beautiful Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and the mouth of the Barwon River on Victoria’s spectacular southern coastline. You’ll enjoy amazing views of the local surf beaches, the Bellarine Peninsula and Torquay – the start of the Great Ocean Road.
With our range of experiences and things to do, you can tick off the best Geelong attractions from your must-see list. Don’t know which experience to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience or product in Geelong including any accommodation available on RedBalloon. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
Now that you’ve explored all the amazing things to do in Geelong, why not check out the rest of the state? There is so much to see and do in Victoria that are definitely worth ticking off your list at the same time. Discover an amazing range of experiences in the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula, the Great Ocean Road and more destinations.
If you’re visiting Geelong, we definitely recommend exploring Victoria’s capital city whilst you are there. There are so many amazing things to do in Melbourne from fine dining restaurants to exhilarating flying experiences, you’ll be able to enjoy everything this vibrant city has to offer.