10 things to do in Geelong, when there’s “nothing to do”

Choice overwhelm? Issa thing 💁🏽‍♀️

When you’re not chillin’ & minglin’ with your homies at Yeah Boy, one may possibly feel overwhelmed with boredom, restlessness and think to themselves “ahhh…. There’s nothing to doooo in Geelonggg..”.


Nope, nope, nope – we ain’t having that kinda energy in this room because ACTUALLY, Geelong has quite a few hidden gems that you’d be intrigued to discover.  Yep, Geelong has fun hidden treasures 😜

Below, Yeah Boy has listed 10 things to do in GFunk, when there’s nOtHiNg tO dO 

Piano Bar!

We LUUUUUV these guys, and you could too!  If we had to describe Piano Bar in 3 words it would be:  Wild, Groovy and simply put, a VIBE. At Piano Bar, you will find yourself blasting the lyrics to your favourite songs, dancing on tables with cocktails, and admiring the super talented pianist & singers. Not only this, but Piano Bar is renowned for it’s incredible Drag Queen shows.  Whether it’s Drag Bingo or Trivia Night, these Queens deliver the glitter and personality that we all need.

Do yourself a favour, and have a boogie down at Piano Bar!

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2.  Curlewis Driving Range

Unleash your inner Happy Gilmore at the Curlewis Driving Range!  Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this hidden gem along Portarlington Road ticks all the boxes for an entertaining time🤘🏌️‍♂️ 

Open from 7am – 10pm, Curlewis Driving range will help you finesse your form, or simply have fun!  Play games on the TopTracer Range Screens with sensory technology, aim for a goal with in-built AFL posts, or just play some mini-golf with your bae, boo or bestie!!  With their scrumptious bistro & bar, you can munch on a burger and sip a bev as you putt 😜⛳️ 

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3.  Boom Gallery

Consider yourself to be a bit arty farty? Legends – Boom Gallery is calling your name! 😍 Launched by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby in 2011, Boom exhibits original art & design by local, interstate and international artists, designers and makers!  🖼 💖 

With ever-changing exhibitions and artworks, Boom never loses its creative touch. Here at Boom, you walk into a world of design, stunning hand-made creations and of course, incredible coffee.  This hidden gem based at the River-end of Pako is great for an intimate catchup and soul recharge 🤎 

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4.  Go to the Botanical Gardens for a stroll

The O.G go-to for most Geelong locals, a simple walk along the Botanical Gardens. 🚶‍♀️ 

Go out, get some fresh O2, grab a pal, talk some shizzle, and immerse yourself into Geelong’s breathtaking jungle of colour and flora. The Geelong Botanical Gardens conserve stunning plants from all over the globe.  Not only can you sit back, relax and lie on the well-kept lawns, but you can also gain some knowledge about different plant species and learn how they’re an important part of Australian history. 🌷 

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5.  PIXAR Putt Geelong

“Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt takes Geelong to infinity…and beyond!”

We cannot get enough of this ADORABLE pop-up mini golf course inspired by Pixar ‘s dearest films including: Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Soul, The Incredibles, and more and will feature a new hole from Disney’s recent hit movie, Luca.  

Whether you want to putt around 9 or 18 holes, this course has the perfect medley of difficulties that’ll build upon them golfing skills 💪   

Oh and for our adult PIXAR lovers, ‘Pixar Putt After Dark’ sessions are available for ages 18+ from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights!! How-bow-dat!!!!!!!

Kachow your way around Transvaal Square (Geelong Waterfront) from Thursday 23 December – Sunday 30 January!  

Source: PixarPutt,com.au

6.  Pinot + Picasso

To paint, or to wine……..  wineeeeee not do both?! 🍷 🤷🏽‍♀️🖌 

Unleash your inner Picasso while sippy-sipping your favourite beverages at Pinot and Picasso!  This fun-filled adventure is the ultimate catch up with friends and opportunity to paint a masterpiece 🎨 👩‍🎨 

Artist or not, you will leave this place in stitches, and absolutely wholesome memories 💖 

( Bookings do apply – as spaces fill up quickly! )

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7.  Go for a hike at Buckley Falls

Bored?  Tie up your shoelaces and get your booty down to Buckley Falls! 🕺🏽

Whether your dying for a hike or some meditation-time on the large boulders that rise above the stream, these falls are a great way to spend a few hours exploring and recharging your inner battery. 

At Buckley, you will find yourself hopping on stone after stone, and eventually try to keep your balance so you don’t fall into the lake 😂  MOVING ON, A few hundred metres along the river you will see the old Fyansford Paper Mill hanging over the cliff edge… A beautifully abandoned piece of architecture.  

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8.  Ms Bartronica Gaming 

Unleash your inner gamer at Ms Bartronica Gaming!  This lil’ arcade hub nestled in Ryrie Street is perfect for a long night of playing a multitude of games, or a simple to pitstop in for a quick game and a coupl’a drinks!  From Pac-man to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to Super Mario Bros,  the games are all genuine originals – yep, no reproductions here! 🤘 

Totes recommend if you’re up for a nostalgia fix or in a competitive mood with your pals 🎮 👾

Photo: Alan Weedon (alnwdn.com)

9.  Go shopping at Geelong Vintage Market

With an endless array of knick knacks, records, vintage treasures, antiques, jewellery and clothing across their 4 locations, the Geelong Vintage Market will take you riiiight back to yesteryear.  Housed in a beautiful old glass factory which provides 2000 square meters of vintage heaven  you will find a delicious array of significant items from generations back.

The Geelong Vintage Market is a superb place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare.  Yes, with a number of rooms full of authentic valuables, you will totally need hours.   Also, don’t fret if your belly starts to rumble.  These legends have an on-site cafe which specialise in coffee and nibblies.  

The best part about this place is there’s something for everyone here!  🎥 ☎️ 🎙 📺 ⌛️

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10. Industry Boulders

Ever wanted to try rock-climbing?  Now’s your chance!

Whether you’re a beginner or expert, Industry Boulders is known for its pristine facilities & entertaining bouldering walls for any difficulty level.  🧗‍♀️ 

This venue is a MUST if you’re keen to try something new, challenging and ambitious.  Did we mention that the vibes here are ✨ immaculate ✨

Y’all gotta give this place a try – you won’t regret it!

Source: IndustryBoulders.com
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