Just a few minutes walk from the Geelong city center, Cunningham Pier is an attraction in itself. The iconic building at the end of the pier houses an elegant brasserie and a bar with views to savor.
The berth can cater for ships with a total length of 188 meters. Larger ships anchor nearby and will use their tenders to bring the passengers ashore.
The rejuvenated waterfront area will account for many hours of sightseeing thanks to a handful of cafes and restaurants, the Art deco sea baths and the yacht club marina. Highlights along the promenade are the colorful curved bollards paying homage to the city's historical characters.
The visitor center offers different tours.
Take advantage of Geelong's proximity to the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic drives along kilometers of pristine beaches between dramatic cliffs and tranquil mountainsides. Make a beeline for the 12 Apostles, a series of huge rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Take a helicopter ride over the famous natural wonders for a truly unforgettable experience.
Shops and services are generally open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and until lunchtime on Saturday. In cities and larger towns, many shops stay open late on Thursday or Friday evening - usually until 9pm - and all day on Saturday. Shopping malls are often open on Sundays as well.
In remote country areas, roadhouses provide all the essential services for the traveler and, on the major highways, are generally open 24 hours a day. In tourist areas, even ones well off the beaten track, tourist offices are often open every day or at least through the week plus weekend mornings; urban information centers are more likely to conform to normal shopping hours.
Tourist attractions such as museums, galleries and attended historic monuments, are often open daily, though those in rural communities may have erratic opening hours.
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