Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city still holds the old fashioned charm. I went to Geelong from Melbourne, which was an hour’s drive. I stayed at the Novotel, a comfortable hotel at Geelong’s waterfront. Geelong is known for food and beers.
Places to visit
I went to Tulip Bar and Restaurant on the Pakington Street, where the dishes go up to $40, offering varieties of Victorian wines. Besides, there lies Box Office Café on to the street easily locatable. I had the classic eggs and avocado the toast, an excellent start for the breakfast. Then I went to a farmers market that covered a vast region produce with animals of the farm. I tried some cheeses and locally grown chills, accompanied by milk. The highlight was berry flavored cruffin.
For lunch I headed Clyde Park that offered pizzas that were wood – fired and tons of seafood along with pork-belly meat. It has a separate menu for weekdays and weekends ranging going up to $32. Then I went to the Boom Gallery that displayed Geelong’s evolving art scene. For the dinner, I went to the Hot Chicken Project, a Nashville styled chicken bar on Little Malop Street. They offer gourmet fried chicken and chips with a selection of wines. I even visited Armageddon Cake; open Wednesday to Sunday for evening cake, coffee and tea from 7PM.
The next day I went to Freckleduck café situated right in the heart of the city and offer a good range of food and coffee. I even visited the Little Creatures Brewery that offers beer tastings galore.
It is recommended to visit Geelong for at least a week before heading to any other place, so that you can get sufficient time to cover everything situated in and around there.