Don't Miss in Geelong
Ride The Geelong Carousel: The restored hand-carved Armitage-Herschell steam-driven carousel was built in 1892 and is one of only 200 still in operation around the world. Find it next to Steampacket Gardens. (1 Eastern Beach Road; 03 5224 1547; open Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4.30 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10.30 am to 5 pm.)
Geelong Waterfront Train: This hop-on hop-off train starts at the carousel and takes you to the Eastern Beach pools. It takes about 20 minutes, and the trains leave every half hour, or every quarter-hour when it is busy.
Barwon Heads Gold Club: Ranked No. 8 among Australia's top 100 public access courses, this club also has a challenging par-3 course. (Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads; 03 5255 6255.)
National Wool Museum: The first woollen mills opened in Geelong in 1868. This museum tells the story of the wool industry from the First Fleet in 1788 when the first sheep arrived. (26 Moorabool Street; 03 5272 4701; open 9.30 am to 5 pm)
Geelong Gallery: You'll find a strong collection of 19th to 21st century Australian and European paintings at Geelong Gallery, which is one of Australia's oldest and leading regional art galleries (55 Little Malop Street; 03 5229 3645; open daily 10 am to 5 pm)
For additional information, there is a Visitor Information Centre on Moorabool Street. (Freecall within Australia: 1800-755-611, 03 352 831 735; Open daily 9 am to 5 pm)