7 Things to Do in Geelong and the Surrounds This Summer

Anchoridge Armstrong Creek is the gateway to fun in the sun this summer. There’s no shortage of activities, sights and attractions to keep you and the family entertained all Summer long.

We’ve pulled together our top seven things to do around the Geelong region, helping you to have a relaxing, active, and enjoyable summer.

1. Explore the Bay

There are plenty of sights to see and activities on offer around the bay; including experiencing Indigenous culture, exploring pristine coastlines, enjoying local cuisine and hand-feeding native wildlife. With a variety of cruises offering views of the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach and the 12 Apostles to name a few.

Why not pop over and explore what the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer? From award-winning wineries such as Terindah Estate to the history-rich seaside town of Queenscliff, there is something for everyone around the bay.

2. Summer in Central Geelong

Shop, eat, and play in Central Geelong!

Featuring boutique retail outlets, food and drink tastings and so much more all in one convenient location, you’ll be able to find something for the whole family to enjoy. Simply download the Central Geelong app on your phone and get your Summer in the city bucket list underway!

3. Markets Upon Markets

The market season gets into full swing over Summer! Experience artisan crafts, live entertainment, boutique bars and international food at the Nightjar Festival in Geelong and Torquay throughout January and February.

Prefer a day time alternative? Why not check out the Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers’ market, get inspired to be creative in the kitchen with fresh produce from the Golden Plains Farmers Market, or make a day out at the beach complete at the Torquay Cowrie Market.

4. The Great Outdoors

There are plenty of walking trails and local flora to experience around Anchoridge Armstrong Creek – however, if you’re looking for a day trip, take the family and bask in the natural splendour of the tranquil Otway region. You can canoe on Lake Elizabeth, hike the Aire River, discover the Erskine Falls walk or pick berries at the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm. You could even stay the night with ample accommodation if you can’t tear yourself away!

5. Take Your Summer Adventure to a New Level with Geemanji

Get your kids (and yourself) hyped to adventure Geelong and the Bellarine with the Geemanji app!

Strap yourselves in for a wild summer adventure and follow the Geemanji trail. With clues to solve and tools to collect along the way, find the lost treasure on your adventure for your chance to win prizes along the way.

6. Adventure to the State’s Biggest Theme Park

Adventure Park Geelong is Victoria’s biggest theme park, with activities and fun for the whole family. Located only 20 minutes from Anchoridge, you can get your feet wet on 11 feature water rides; from the lazy river to the monstrous new Tsunami; Victoria’s first triple funnel waterslide will leave you soaked and stoked!

Not an adrenaline junkie? That's ok, have a go at some archery, ride go-karts, play mini-golf, or relax in one of their VIP cabanas or sunbeds. Tickets and season passes are available here.

7. Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Cadel Evans’ iconic Great Ocean Road Race is back for another year and is ready to deliver premier cycling action and entertainment for all. From the 30th Jan to 2nd Feb, there is a race for the whole family to be involved in. You’ll be able to get front row action each race in Armstrong Creek as the race comes through from Barwon Heads to Torquay, as well as the dedicated Torquay Towards Zero race.

If finding your new home is on the agenda for Summer, call 0427 308 543 or visit us at our Sales Centre, on the corner of Barwon Heads Road and Central Boulevard, Armstrong Creek, 3217 to chat with our friendly sales team.

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