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    Eastern Beach, Geelong
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    Geelong Waterfront Walk - Bollard Walk

    by cassiejoy42 Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Geelong has been lucky to have artist Jan Mitchell work on our historical Bollards. The Bollards are a historical look at Geelong and its history. You can stroll around the waterfront from Rippleside Park (close to Melbourne Road and St Helen's Beach) to Limeburner's Point - and you can meet all the wonderful Bollards that Jan Mitchell has created.
    There are 104 painted wooden sculptures, and they tell the history of Geelong as you walk around and meet them all. You can pick up a brochure called "Bay Walk Bollards" from the Tourist Information Centre in Corio, or the Tourist Information Centre in the city of Geelong, or even from the canteen at the Carousel.
    This brochure outlines the walk and gives a brief description of each Bollard, including dates where appropriate.
    I visited some of the Bollards today and so have included some photos to give you a bit of a taste test of some of the characters you will meet when you come to Geelong and take the Bollard Walk.

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    Geelong Waterfront, Walking Paths, Restaurants

    by cassiejoy42 Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Whilst "touring" the waterfront this week (October 2005) I took lots of photos of things to see and do along the waterfront. It was a nice day, with a bit of wind blowing and some sunshine. I got sunburnt of course - my nose usually cops it.

    Geelong Waterfront has had some major refurbishment over the last five to ten years. Walk along our sensational waterfront or come up to the City of Greater Geelong for some great shopping. Our streetscape has been refurbished and renovated and shopping is a pleasure with wide footpaths and new sculptures gracing the city streets.

    Hope you like the photos and I hope that Keith is tempted to come and see Geelong with a different point of view.

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    Geelong Waterfront, the Carousel

    by cassiejoy42 Written Oct 19, 2005

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    The Carousel operates most days of the year. There is a cost to ride but I am not sure how much it costs. Not too expensive.

    There is a kiosk in the same building as the Carousel and also some historical items, including a famous music machine from Paris - sorry not sure what it is called.

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    City By The Bay (Eastern Beach)

    by Marpessa Updated Jan 14, 2006

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    In recent years Geelong's Waterfront has been given a make-over and is now not only a prominent feature of Geelong, but a beautiful one too. Walking along Eastern Beach is a must for anyone coming to Geelong. From the Botanical Gardens to Cunningham Pier, past restaurants on the beach, luscious green lawns for having picnics on sunny days, the carousel - the view of the bay, with boats in the distance rocking gently on the water - makes for a perfect setting.

    Plus down at Eastern Beach there is a public swimming pool right in front of the beach, or for people who prefer saltwater, go swimming in the bay. There is an enclosed area with a semi-circular boardwalk around it that is perfect to swim in.

    Or if you just feel like taking in the views at Eastern Beach, there are steep hills to sit on that lead down to the beach, they give perfect views over the bay, especially on a clear day.

    On New Years, Australia Day and Gala Day you will find the waterfront comes alive with parties, rides and music.

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    Walking Tracks

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 3, 2003

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    Walking Track..

    The perfect place for long walks along the beach.. This you can enjoy alone, or with someone. And better still, with someone special. So much to see along here, and when you have walked enough, you can stop at one of the many places for a revivor..

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    Hit the Bollard Trail

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What do you do with the old planks from a pier when the new wood is erected?

    You turn them into Art, if you are Geelong's hometown artist Jan Mitchell. Over the past several years, Jan has spent some dedicated time and effort into these beautiful pictures into Australian life, and a creative way to spruce up the town.

    There are over 100 of these statues here in Geelong, so you may make a game out of it to see how many you can track down in your trip.

    If you would like to check out more on these, stroll through the pictures!

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    Have a Peer from the Pier!

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Waterfront in Geelong, Victoria, Australia

    Geelong is located on the western side of the Port Phillip Bay, which is a major shipping channel for the greater Melbourne and Victoria regions. Within the greater Port Phillip Bay, there is a smaller bay on which Geelong sits. This is known as the Corio Bay, and the Waterfront of Geelong is located here within this smaller bay. Geelong really prides itself on being known as one of the best Waterfronts in Australia.

    There really are hundreds of things to look at and see here in Geelong. In a lucky twist of fate, we also turned up at the same time that the Skandia Geelong Week on the Waterfront, which added to tons of sailors and yachtsmen in town for a big party.

    There are tons of waterfront restaurants, and the walkways are immaculate. The walkways are all well shaped so that it is an easy walk for all, and the view is wonderful.

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    Eastern Beach

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 4, 2011

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    Eastern Beach, Geelong
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    Eastern beach has a beautiful hill landscape for jogging, a gated swimming area, stunning views of Corio Bay. Locals and tourists come here to spend morning walk, jogging, photo shooting, and etc. You can continue walking along the coast all the way to western beach.

    This is a must visit place in Geelong... not to miss the stunning views and a lot of photo shooting opportunities.

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    Relaxing on the foreshore..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 1, 2003

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    Beach..

    Relaxing on the foreshore, in a beautiful parklike setting, with lots of shade trees, is very enjoyable here.
    You can go for a swim, or just enjoy a spot of peoplewatching... Nice place for a picnic too.

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    Eastern Beach

    by keeweechic Updated Oct 17, 2002

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    Eastern Beach had the first sexually segregated baths which were built in 1844. The foreshore underwent a reconstruction from 1924 - 1940 and a shark-proof enclosure was created after a woman lost both arms in an attack. The beach was then restored again in the early 1990s and now has terraced lawns, palms and pools. Across from the beach are the Botanic Gardens.
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  • The Bay Walk Bollards

    by Billy_26 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    104 Painted wooden sculptures (Bollards) made from old telegraph poles are scattered around Corio Bay.

    Each Bollard has a story and is taken from a time in Geelong, Victoria or Australia's History.

    (See more in my 'Bollards' Traveloge)

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    TAKE AN EARLY MORNING WALK

    by nezz Updated Apr 4, 2011
    GEELONG RESIDENTS?
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    OUR FIRST MORNING IN GEELONG WE WENT FOR A WALK ALONG THE ESPLANADE AND WESTERN BEACH ROAD AFTER BREAKFAST. IT WAS A CLEAR FINE DAY AND THE BAY WAS FLAT CALM. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE OUT DOING THEIR 30 MINS OF EXERCISE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A WEEK DAY. THE GEELONG WATERFRONT HAS A NUMBER OF PARKS AND AN AMUSEMENT RIDE AS WELL AS THE CUNNINGHAM PIER. IT IS A VERY EASY WALK WITH NOT MANY SLOPES OR HILLS. YOU WALK PAST THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY AND THEN CONTINUE INTO THE TOWN CENTER FOR SOME SHOPPING.

    THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PLACES TO STAY ALONG THE WATERFRONT AND PLENTY OF PLACES FOR A DRINK OR SOMETHING TO EAT. AS WE HAD JUST EATEN BREAKFAST WE DIDN'T NEED TO LOOK.

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    Geelong waterfront

    by jopetsy Written May 7, 2006
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    Geelong is a wonderful place to relax and jog or stroll and walk along the waterfront as it was really refreshing with a terrific view. There were several restaurants at the waterfront but they usually close early.

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    A bbq or even a swim proves family entertainment

    by ClaireL Written Apr 14, 2003

    At Eastern Beach, Geelong, there are a range of activities to choose from. Wether it be playing cricket on the grass while cooking a barbeque or taking the family for a swim in the bay. Not to mension the wide range of near by restaurants to choose from, or a peaceful walk to the botanical gardens which is only a few hundred feet away.

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    Eastern Beach Area

    by Jarra Updated Mar 23, 2004
    Bay Walk bollards

    The Eastern Beach complex icludes restaurants, sandy beaches, swimming pontoons and diving platforms, gardens, barbecues and picnic areas. Here you can spend a whole day just relaxing and enjoying your life. When I last time visited the Eastern Beach on 30 December 2003 it was 41 degrees Celsius! That's definitely too hot for a Finn.

    From Eastern Beach, it is a pleasant walk west along the foreshore. You can`t miss the Geelong`s famous bay walk bollards, a series of 104 bollards painted by local artist Jan Mitchell to represent figures from Geelong`s history.

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