Things to do

During your stay with us, ensure you take some time to discover our vibrant city.


National Wool Museum
History of the wool industry, housed in an old 1872 bluestone woolstore.

Geelong Art Gallery
Outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, & decorative arts.

Bellarine Rail Trail
Geelong to Queenscliff – walk it!-ride it!-jog it! Divided in sections with the full trail being 33.5 km long.

Old Geelong Gaol
Old bluestone gaol, which had appalling conditions, & was not closed until 1991.

Botanical Gardens
Historic gardens started in 1851, & overlooking Corio Bay.

Narana Creations
Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Fort Queenscliff
Tours, weekends, & holidays.


  • The Bollards - 104 painted wooden sculptures, arced around 3.5km around Corio Bay, tell the affectionate history of Geelong.
  • Cunningham's Pier - with restaurants and fishing spots
  • Restored Carousel - Built in 1892, and housed in a custom-built glass pavilion at Eastern Beach, this hand carved, 36 horse roundabout is open daily from 11.00 am until early evening.
  • Eastern Beach - with its art deco swimming enclosure and diving facilities, pontoons etc, play area and grassy slopes ideal for a picnic.
  • Royal Geelong Yacht Club

KIDS!!! Big and small

Adventure Park - Action packed fun for a family day out.

Rug Rats Retreat - North Geelong. Largest indoor playground in Victoria.

Fairy Park - for youngsters 2-92. Anakie. Animated fairy stories, and Camelot playground for lots of medieval fun. Set on 23.5 acres.

Supatramp - is a huge indoor climbing, trampoline park and activity complex offering exciting and challenging experiences for any age.


Barwon Valley Golf Club - Belmont. 400 Meters from the Motel.

13th Beach Golf Course

Torquay Sands - Torquay.

Queens Park - Public Golf Course, Newtown.

Elcho Park - Golf Course, Lara.

Balyang - par 3 Golf Course, Geelong.

Geelong East - Golf Club, overlooking Corio Bay.

Mini Golf

Bellarine Adventure - Golf

A Maze'N golf - 6 landscaped acres.


Waterfront Area - from take away to fine dining all tastes are catered for.

James Street Precinct - a favourite area in the city centre for late night meals and night clubs and during the day bakery's, cafes and coffee shops.

Pakington Street - Geelong's centre of cosmopolitan and multiculturalism, offering boutique shopping, cafes, fresh produce and some of the city's best pubs, bars and restaurants.

High Street Belmont - another area where all tastes are catered for.


Village - Ryrie St. Geelong

Reading Cinema Complex - Waurn Pond Shopping Centre, five minutes from Rose Garden Motel, restaurants, and easy parking.


City Centre - Westfield and Market Square.

Pakington Street - trendy and unique shops at the Newtown end & Geelong West end.

Waurn Ponds - Most major shops and eateries in a well spread out area.

High Street - traditional strip shopping centre with variatable range of shops.


There are 3 Wine Regions – The Bellarine, Surf Coast/Otways and Moorabool Valley. As quoted on the Geelong Wine Map "If there is a unifying feature in all of the Geelong wines, it is their strength and depth of colour, bouquet and flavour. Enough reasons to visit. Ask at reception for a map".