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The Central Geelong Farm-
ers Market offers the freshest
produce and gourmet treats
right in the heart of Geelong.
It operates outdoors in Little
Malop Street, on the second
Saturday of each month from
WET & WILD FUN: No mat-
ter the time of year, Adventure
Park Geelong is a great place to
make a splash. Patrons can raft
the turbo rapids on the River
Torrent Lazy River ride, have
a pirate adventure at Bonito's
Bay Water Play, or hurtle
down the six-lane Aqua Racer.
Younger visitors can enjoy the
Tiny Tots Splash Zone.
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ONLY an hour's drive from
Melbourne, Geelong is set on
the serene shores of Corio
Bay and at the gateway to the
famous Great Ocean Road
and stunning Bellarine Peninsula.
VISITORS keen to soak up the city's
rich maritime history should head to
the waterfront, taking in sights from
the huge pier and art deco buildings
at Eastern Beach, to the modern
architecture and art installations at
There are plenty of ideal places for a
picnic and many cafes and fine dining
restaurants along the way.
Young and old alike will enjoy stop-
ping along the waterfront for a photo
with some of the 100 bollards --- rem-
nants of the Yarra Street Pier --- that a
local artist transformed into statues.
One of the city's most popular
attractions is an historic steam-driven
The colourful reminder of bygone
days captures the hearts of children
and adults alike. The carousel has
taken years of restoration and is one of
only a few in the world still running.
Dating back to 1892, Armitage
Herschell built the portable steam-
driven wonders as waterfront attrac-
tions all over the world.
The hand-carved carousel beside
Steampacket Quay is housed in a
building of steel and glass.
The waterfront precinct also hosts
regular weekend markets where
visitors can sample delicious local
There's also an eclectic collection of
art and clothing at the markets.
GEELONG is one of the state's most
historically significant cities, with
more than 200 buildings registered
with the National Trust.
Beyond the waterfront, its cultural
precinct includes one of the country's
best regional art galleries and modern
The city's National Wool Musem
presents a busy calendar of events
Art, history and
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