Things To See & Do

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


Things To See & Do - 1Cunningham's Pier
Restaurants, swimming enclosure with diving facilities, pontoons etc, from sand to deep water at Eastern Beach.

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.

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

Ford Discovery Centre
History of the Ford motor industry in Geelong.

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

Things To See & Do - 2The Bollards
104 painted wooden sculptures, arced around 3.5km around Corio Bay, tell the affectionate history of Geelong.

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.

Things To See & Do - 3Maritime Museum
The Naval & Maritime Museum, at historic Osborne House, North Geelong. The site of Australia's first naval college, and was once home to Australia's submarine fleet.

Narana Creations
Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Fort Queenscliff
Tours, weekends, & holidays.

KIDS!!! Big and small

Things To See & Do - 4Adventure 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.


Things To See & Do - 5Barwon 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.


Things To See & Do - 6Fisherman's Pier, Seafood restaurant.

Sailors Restaurant, Picturesque landmark, overlooking Corio Bay Wharf Shed Café & Le Parisienne Restaurant Eastern Beach. Right on the water

Club Cats, Geelong football clubs' own venue at Shell Stadium.

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.


Things To See & Do - 7Village, Ryrie St. Geelong

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


Things To See & Do - 8Bay City & Market Square, Geelong.

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Supermarkets specialty shops.

Belmont High Street, K-Mart / supermarkets /specialty shops.

Trendy Pakington Street [Pako St] Wide tree lined avenue, restaurants, upmarket op-shops & factory outlets.


The Minya Vineyard and WineryThe Minya Vineyard and Winery
The Minya Vineyard and Winery was established in 1974 by Jeff and Sue Dans. To preserve the heritage of the area, "Minya" was chosen from the Aboriginal name meaning "Place of Many Birds". Jeff and Sue have been involved in wine and food for over 3 decades now and are sure that you will enjoy Minya with them. The winery offers the facilities for private functions, parties or conferences as well as Cellar Door sales and Concert Series.

Look across the broad landscape that was once the heart of the Geelong vignoble while enjoying great food or tasting the estate's range of regional wines. 65 Pettavel Road, Waurn Ponds Ph 03 5266 1120

For all enquiries, please give us a call on (03) 5241 9441.