Down the rabbit hole...Geelong is a veritable wonderland of cultural stories and treasures to discover and explore.
Unearth art studios and galleries, striking public artworks, creative spaces and exciting performing arts locations, and find new ways to connect with our Indigenous and post-settlement histories.
Central Geelong Trails are curated to be completed in a reasonable short walk, between one and three hours.
Trails outside Central Geelong require independent transport.
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Some heritage locations are private residences or businesses and are not open to the public. Please respect people’s privacy by only viewing the exteriors of these locations.
If you're interested in discovering more about other historic locations you find along the route, please visit the Geelong Heritage Centre.
If you will be walking a trail or two, remember to wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a hat, sunscreen and bottled water. Always lock your car if leaving it.
Where to start?
Some Trails, such as Central Geelong Trails, are circular, so you can join them at any point, simply follow the numbers.
Others, like the Bayside Bollards Trail, are best started at either end.
You can also use the app to identify public art wherever you are in Geelong. Simply open the Public Art trail and touch the location button (arrow icon) to search the sites around you. Many of the laneways and large building surfaces in Geelong hold impressive street art. Many of these can also be explored using the Street Art trail.
Visit the Central Geelong website for a Central Geelong Parking Map.
The Trails have been designed to include the safest walking paths, but please take care, especially where the trail crosses a thoroughfare or where the path is uneven (for example: where the Central Geelong Trail crosses Garden Street to the Geelong Botanic Gardens, and to the entrance to Cunningham Pier).
If you choose to diverge from the trail, please use appropriate crossing points.
Toilet facilities are depicted on the map.
There are many cafés, restaurants & pubs along the trails. Visit these websites for more information on dining, entertainment and shopping options in Geelong and the Bellarine: