Springing into Spring
I don’t know about you, but I certainly have more spring in my step now that Spring has arrived.
I am ready to get out and explore what Geelong & The Bellarine has to offer.
Check out these ideas. Perhaps I might see you out and about.
Anyone for Mini Golf?
I love mini golf! Even when I try to play seriously something will happen and I can’t help but laugh. It is a great way to get moving and have some fun. Check out these local courses.
Bellarine Adventure Golf
Set amongst beautiful gardens complete with creeks and waterfalls, the two 18 hole ingeniously crafted courses will keep players of all ages both entertained and challenged. Multi-level greens, tricky water hazards and sticky sand traps ensure that everyone's games certainly will be an adventure in which both luck and skill play a part.
Curlewis Golf Club
Navigate water, rocks and tunnels as you tackle this cool two-tiered mini golf course. There are two levels per hole: challenging and extreme as the Study Geelong Ambassadors found out! You may even want to have a hit on the driving range and practise your swing.
Geelong Street Art
Geelong has some vibrant and beautiful street art ready for you to discover. Just by wandering through the streets and laneways, you will be delighted and surprised by the abundance of artwork free for you to enjoy.
Here are some places you might like to check out to get you started.
- To The Unknown Mariner - The weathered face of an old man at sea depicts the harsh life lived out in the elements. Designed by Cam Scale, located in Brougham Street.
- Beyonce And Jay Z – The American singer and rapper - artist Danielle Weber, located in Union Street.
- Willem Baa Nip (also known as William Gore and King Billy) was a prominent member of the Wadawurrung people. Created by Cam Scale, located in Denny's Lane.
- Chrissy Amphlett - Divinyls singer and Aussie rock icon, Chrissy Amphlett, went to Belmont Hight school. Created by local airbrush artist Ian Lowe, located on McLarty's Place.
Explore the Barwon River Trail
The Barwon River Trail consists of more than 20 kilometres of sealed paths following the Barwon River. The Trail provides links to a number of reserves, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, a waterbird sanctuary, a waterfall and wetlands.
The Southern path starts from the car park above Buckley Falls, and follows the river along the Queens Park golf course before passing under the single-lane steel bridge over the Barwon River and continues on to Barwon Valley Fun Park, with plenty of play equipment and barbecue facilities available for visitors.
The Northern path runs through the Fyansford common before reaching the junction of the Moorabool and Barwon rivers.
The trail continues along the banks of the river to Balyang Sanctuary and on to the boatsheds, John Landy Athletic Field to Breakwater Road.
Image Credit: @l0okee
Hike, ride and picnic at the You Yangs
North of Geelong, granite peaks dominate the skyline of the surrounding region. Located in the traditional Country of the Wadawurrung People, for generations, families have enjoyed nature walks and views from the summit. There are also ver 50 kilometres of purpose-built mountain bike trails for beginners and experts.
Twilight Sailing on Corio Bay
Take advantage of Geelong’s beautiful waterfront location and try sailing. Wednesday Nights from October to March at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, you can enjoy twilight sailing, an unforgettable social experience. This is a great opportunity to meet skippers and crew, experience some friendly rivalry and most importantly, have an enjoyable evening on the water.
Visitors are welcome to experience sailing on Wednesday nights by signing up for a Sail Pass; an easy and completely free way to join in on RGYC sailing activities.