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Geelong

Geelong is a city located on the south-western coast of Australia, in the state of Victoria. It is located around 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne, and is the second largest city in Victoria.

Geelong has a population of around 200,000, making it the second largest city in the state. It is the administrative centre of the City of Greater Geelong, which covers an area of 1,717 square kilometres. The city is located on Corio Bay, and is bordered by the Barwon River to the north and the Moorabool River to the south.

Geelong has a rich history, having been founded in 1836 by John Batman, a settler from Tasmania. It was initially a port town and trading centre, and was the first port of call for many immigrants to Australia. It grew rapidly in the 19th century, becoming an important industrial centre and the largest port in Victoria.

Geelong is known for its beautiful beaches, parks and gardens, and is a popular tourist destination. It is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Geelong Art Gallery, the National Wool Museum, and the Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

Geelong is also home to a number of important historical sites, including the Old Geelong Gaol, the Geelong Botanical Gardens, and the Eastern Beach Reserve. It has also been the site of a number of important events in Australian history, including the Australian Rules Football Grand Final, the Geelong Cup, and the Geelong Show.

Excursion tips for a day in Geelong

As a tourist visiting Geelong in Australia, there are plenty of activities to do and sights to see. Here is a list of some of the top things to do in Geelong on a day trip:

1. Visit the Geelong Waterfront - take a stroll along the waterfront, explore the boardwalk, and take in the stunning views of Corio Bay.

2. Explore the Eastern Beach Reserve - relax on the beach, take a dip in the ocean, and explore the nearby playground and picnic area.

3. Visit the National Wool Museum - learn about the history of wool production in Australia, and explore the interactive exhibits.

4. Explore the Geelong Botanic Gardens - take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and admire the beautiful flora and fauna.

5. Visit the Geelong Art Gallery - explore the permanent and temporary exhibitions, and get inspired by the works of local and international artists.

6. Tour the Ford Discovery Centre - learn about the history of the Ford Motor Company, and explore the interactive exhibits.

7. Visit the Eastern Hill Lookout - admire the stunning views of Geelong, Corio Bay, and the surrounding countryside.

8. Take a cruise on Corio Bay - take a leisurely cruise on Corio Bay and admire the scenery from the water.

9. Tour the Geelong Gaol - explore the old prison, and learn about the history of the city.

10. Visit the Little Creatures Brewery - sample the local craft beers, and take a tour of the brewery.

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The climate in Geelong

The climate in Geelong, Australia is generally mild throughout the year. During the summer months (December to February), temperatures typically range from 18-25°C and there is usually low rainfall. In autumn (March to May), temperatures drop to around 10-20°C and rainfall increases. During winter (June to August), temperatures range from 5-15°C and rainfall is at its highest. In spring (September to November), temperatures begin to rise again, ranging from 10-20°C and rainfall begins to decrease. Overall, Geelong has a mild climate with low temperatures in winter and high temperatures in summer.

Cruise weather for Geelong

Our weather forecast for Geelong helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 8.4 °C
46.4 m/s
76.3 m/s
66.5 %
18.3 m
69.4 %
1,009 hPa
07:29:30
17:29:10
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 4.5 °C
26.6 m/s
56.5 m/s
18.5 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,014 hPa
07:28:42
17:29:58
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 11.0 °C
min: 4.5 °C
17.6 m/s
50.4 m/s
73.8 %
22.0 m
78.3 %
1,017 hPa
07:27:53
17:30:46
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 11.3 °C
min: 3.9 °C
16.9 m/s
38.5 m/s
31.7 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,027 hPa
07:27:02
17:31:35
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 3.6 °C
7.9 m/s
10.1 m/s
33.8 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,034 hPa
07:26:10
17:32:25
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 4.2 °C
5.8 m/s
7.9 m/s
75.4 %
24.1 m
84.7 %
1,036 hPa
07:25:16
17:33:14
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.9 °C
min: 6 °C
10.1 m/s
8.6 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,035 hPa
07:24:20
17:34:04
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 4.6 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
3.4 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,032 hPa
07:23:24
17:34:54
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 15.2 °C
min: 3.6 °C
14.4 m/s
36.1 m/s
38.4 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,026 hPa
07:22:25
17:35:45
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 7.2 °C
20.5 m/s
50.8 m/s
98.7 %
23.2 m
74.5 %
1,019 hPa
07:21:26
17:36:35
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 3.5 °C
21.6 m/s
54.7 m/s
5.9 %
24.1 m
79.6 %
1,021 hPa
07:20:24
17:37:26
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 3.7 °C
24.1 m/s
57.6 m/s
38.1 %
21.9 m
71.2 %
1,027 hPa
07:19:22
17:38:17
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 1.7 °C
9.4 m/s
16.2 m/s
54.7 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,035 hPa
07:18:18
17:39:08
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 4.1 °C
8.3 m/s
15.8 m/s
84.6 %
24.1 m
67.3 %
1,033 hPa
07:17:13
17:39:59
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 4.9 °C
8.3 m/s
11.5 m/s
63.4 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,031 hPa
07:16:07
17:40:50

Cruises to Geelong

Would you like to travel to Geelong on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Geelong.

Scheduled ship calls in Geelong, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 MS Regatta 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Silver Muse 09:00 am 10:00 pm
May 15th 2025 Thursday, 15th of May 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2025 Saturday, 27th of Dec. 2025 Silver Nova 09:00 am 11:59 pm

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