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Eastern Beach Reserve Geelong
#1 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Fantastic swimming area and play equipment for young ones, a larger enclosed sea water area and skate park for teenagers and great paths for walkers and joggers alike.
On a day trip from Melbourne, we always like to take a walk along the beautiful foreshore of Geelong and taking photos of all the fabulous bollards dotted around the parks, near the piers and all over the place.
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Geelong Botanical Gardens Geelong
#2 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Great walking distance from the ciyt and also Esatern Beach with the walk around Eastern Park surrounding the gardens is a must do with views around Corio Bay looking towards the You Yangs and over the Marina.
The gardens are set in Eastern Park with ample parking places, a free mini bus runs from the city to the park,and there are great views over the bay where the bus stops.
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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary Barwon Heads
#3 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
He advises the kids to walk quietly around the animals as they can get scared and how to pat the animals safely, he is a cheerful and great asset to the park.
In this age of thrill parks, iPads and entertainment on demand it’s a real delight to see ‘overjoyed’ on my boy’s faces as they held a blue-tongue lizard.
Bellarine Rail Trail Geelong
#4 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
The rail trail is an easy, go at your own pace, trail that takes you away from the hussle of the busy roads and back into nature.
The scenery is spectacular in parts and the sounds and smells of nature are refreshing, we now look forward to taking the bikes out next time for a longer trip.
Steampacket Gardens Geelong
#5 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
This great waterfront park overlooks the bay and is a fantastic place to wander and enjoy the view.
I love walking along the waterfront here in this park.
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Serendip Sanctuary Lara
#6 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Well-proportioned cages for viewing birds rarely seen up close, bird blinds, large fenced-in areas to see larger birds and some animals, hiking trails, and a picnic area at the car park.
It is truly a quiet "natural" place to just wander at one's own pace and soak in nature.
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13th Beach Barwon Heads
#7 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Easiest access is to drive and park at the surf club.
Right from the convince of the car park to the rolling waves.
Buckley Falls Geelong
#8 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
This is a great secret area of Geelong just out of the city and behind Queens park golf course, a wonderful natural walk along the top of Baron River up to the small but stunning falls.
Amazing views of this feat of nature, with a well maintained walkway that covers both the top side & right down at water level at the top of the falls
Balyang Sanctuary Geelong
#9 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Nestled down a road beside the Barwon is this serene park with ponds and bush trails to wander around the sanctuary.
Lovely park to wander around or have a picnic at for the whole family.
Rippleside Park Geelong
#10 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Visit the park for the great playground but I love the waterfront path that now extends both north and south along the shores of Corio Bay.
Great park for little kids, where they can use their imaginations on all the play equipment.. Toilets close by and picnic tables a bit further on.
Barwon Valley Park Belmont
#11 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
If pull into Barwon Valley Fun Park and surprise boys in back I always here “YEAH, thanks Dad”.
The park itself is a fantastic place to wander by the river and feed the birds while watching the world go by.
Johnstone Park Geelong
#12 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Located in between the Gordon Tafe, Government Buildings, (Revamped) Geelong Library and Art Gallery, Railway Station, Geelong Courthouse and Police station and Performing Arts centre is a lovely park to relax in...
Always beautifully maintained, Johnstone Park has been an oasis in Geelong for many decades.
Geelong Playspace Geelong
#13 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Ok, so I have an 11 and a 13 year old.. we met some friends at Eastern Beach park and found this amazing playspace.
Right near Eastern Park Botanical garden (or it could be part of it.
Poppy Kettle Playground Geelong
#14 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre Little River
#15 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Roraima Nursery Lara
#16 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Felt like we were walking around in Jurasic Park.
Kevin Hoffman Walk Lara
#17 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
The Dell Picnic Area Clifton Springs
#18 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Lake Lorne Reserve Drysdale
#19 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Pleasant stroll in nature (plenty of birds too).
Most days there is a coffee van in the car park, on the weekend the shop at the station is usually open for ice creams and snacks.
Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve Ocean Grove
#20 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Portarlington Beach Portarlington
#21 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Barwon Heads Village Park Barwon Heads
#22 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Dog Rocks Batesford
#23 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Ocean Grove Nature Reserve Wallington
#24 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
I love the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve I often go there as I live nearby because it is quiet and is beautiful bush area so close to busy Ocean Grove.
This amazing nature reserve is the last remaining area of native woodland on the bellarine peninsula.
Yarrabee Native Garden Lara
#25 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Limeburners Lagoon State Nature Reserve Corio
#26 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
can take the walking and hiking trail from car park on foreshore rd that takes you to the entrance of hovells creek.
Airlies Playspace Ocean Grove
#27 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Point Henry Foreshore Reserve Geelong
#28 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Jetty Road Adventure Playground Clifton Springs
#29 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong
Highton Reserve Highton
#30 of 40 Nature & Parks in City of Greater Geelong