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Guide to Geelong
Guide to Geelong

Interesting places and facts about the city Geelong in Australia

Geelong is the second largest city in the southern Australian state of Victoria located 46 miles away from Melbourne, a major cultural, economic and political center of the country. In the 1850s, the small town becomes a port city and an industrial center actively developing on the background of the Australian gold rush. Today, the picturesque coastal city with a population of 185,000 is known for the Ford vehicles manufacturing and the local Geelong Football Club's success. However, in recent years the service sector, particularly the tourist industry, has become the most promising economic branch. Millions of foreign tourists visit Geelong each year to enjoy temperate oceanic climate, clear waters, local cultural events and, of course, local attractions. After obtaining the status of a major tourist center the hotels, restaurants, cafes and amusement parks for every taste were build all over the city.
Geelong is not just a port town full of exotic natural resources but also a cultural center of the state with numerous museums of different directions. If you have been to Geelong before, you probably heard of the famous Ford Museum. Numerous exhibits and presented models tell visitors about the automotive industry development in Australia and its impact on the economy of the whole country. Although the National Wool Museum is not so popular among tourists, here you can learn more about the history of the city as a whole and how the wool industry has become a key condition for the appearance and development of Geelong. Besides several interesting museums the provincial city is glad to invite travelers and their children to visit the Geelong Art Gallery housing more than 4,000 works in its large art collection. By the way, located near Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Heritage Centre, Courthouse centre, and city library form a whole cultural must-visit complex.

and cultural heritage

Geelong is not just a port town full of exotic natural resources but also a cultural center of the state with numerous museums of different directions. If you have been to Geelong before, you probably heard of the famous Ford Museum. Numerous exhibits and presented models tell visitors about the automotive industry development in Australia and its impact on the economy of the whole country. Although the National Wool Museum is not so popular among tourists, here you can learn more about the history of the city as a whole and how the wool industry has become a key condition for the appearance and development of Geelong. Besides several interesting museums the provincial city is glad to invite travelers and their children to visit the Geelong Art Gallery housing more than 4,000 works in its large art collection. By the way, located near Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Heritage Centre, Courthouse centre, and city library form a whole cultural must-visit complex.

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