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Geelong Eastern Sea Baths

LOCATION: Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia.

Geelong Eastern Sea Baths' scenic reserve features picnic facilities, playgrounds and a shark-proof sea bath surrounded by the historical art-deco-style boardwalk

eastern beach reserve is located on the city's waterfront, and is scattered with the renowned bay walk bollards.

The scenic reserve features picnic facilities, playgrounds and a shark-proof sea bath surrounded by the historical art-deco-style boardwalk. Built during the 1930s, the sea bath encompasses several floating islands and is dominated by a large diving tower. The picturesque reserve is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months and is an essential location for the whole family to visit Geelong Eastern Sea Baths.

 

geelong is famous for it's baywalk bollards.

Geelong's most-photographed people don't play football for the local Australian Football League team. In fact they don't do much at all, except stand stoically along the city's foreshore. Without uttering a single word, each is able to clearly tell a story to all and sundry who pass by. There are more than 100 of these huge painted icons guiding visitors along the foreshore walking/cycling track from Rippleside Park, through Waterfront Geelong to Limeburners Point and the Botanic Gardens. They represent a fascinating and fun chronicle of the city's past, focusing on some of the unique characters who played a part.

Among the 104 sculptures are a Koori family, English explorer Matthew Flinders and a Portuguese explorer which stand overlooking Corio Bay near Limeburners Point. At Eastern Beach, you can see bathing beauties from the 1930s and Ian McDonald, the city surveyor who drew the plans for the landmark sea baths.

 

When you visit, don't forget your camera, you'll definitely want to put yourself into the bollards picture.

 

where is geelong

Located 75 kilometres south west of Melbourne, the municipality covers an area of 1,247 km2, comprising suburban, coastal, and country areas. Greater Geelong is bounded by the Moorabool Shire in the north, Wyndham City Council and the Borough of Queenscliffe in the east, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire in the west, and Bass Strait to the south. The region is characterised by the multi-award winning Waterfront overlooking Corio Bay, the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, the Barwon River, You Yangs Regional Park, wetlands, beautiful parklands and wildlife sanctuaries. Geelong is also the gateway to the world renowned coastline of south-west Victoria via the Great Ocean Road.

 
Geelong’s lifestyle is hard to beat. With quality living, wide-ranging recreational choices, a strong and growing economy and a cosmopolitan, vibrant community, there is real reason to love Geelong.

With a population of over 252,217 (30 June 2018) the City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city.

 

To learn more visit: www.geelongaustralia.com.au

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