We visited Geelong on our first day of Holiday in Victoria, around five in the afternoon when we went shopping at the Corio Shopping Centre to buy foods, and during the last day of our holiday. We discovered the beauty and magnetic charm of the Geoolong waterfront with its extensive artistry and makeover in and around the park. I was astonished at how they constructed the Cummingham Pier as a huge car park. It was full with cars when we were there. The waterfront is recorded as the main tourist attraction for the city.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second most populated city in Victoria and the fifth most populated non-capital city in Australia.
Geelong has a rich history dating back from the gold rush in Ballarat, to its transition to a manufacturing hub up to its present transformation as a great city.
The scheduled closure of Ford’s Australian manufacturing base in 2016 was confirmed in late May 2013 and is considered as major set-back there whereby hundreds of workers will be losing their jobs, pretty bad.
Some tourists were also enjoying the beauty of the waterfront when we were here. We too, spent a couple of hours here and that made us unable to visit the city centre of Geelong because our next stop will be the city of Melbourne after which we’ll drive straight out to the airport for our scheduled flight back to Sydney. We would be glad to return here some other time to explore Geelong further.