Best free picnic areas in Geelong
Have a lazy lunch near Barwon River
Pack a picnic basket and head to the picturesque Barwon River. With its lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere, it is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal with family or friends.
Take a walk along the riverbank, or simply sit back and soak in the natural beauty.
Take in the views from Eastern Park
Located near the Geelong Botanic Gardens, Eastern Park offers ample space for picnics and outdoor activities. Enjoy panoramic views of Geelong from the hilltop, or explore the park's walking trails and playgrounds.
Stop and smell the roses at Pevensey Park
Head to the park’s Ron Robertson Rose Garden for a picnic that smells as lovely as it appears – it’s one of the best places to enjoy roses in Victoria.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Eastern Park, sit and admire the flora when in season, or when not in bloom, head to the northern side of Pevensey Park, which features a playground for children and large grassy area for the perfect picnic.
Best free bike trails in Geelong
Ride along the Bellarine Rail Trail
Embark on a cycling adventure along the Bellarine Rail Trail, which stretches from South Geelong all the way to Queenscliff.
This 35km scenic trail takes you through picturesque landscapes, including vineyards, farmland, and coastal areas. Bring your own bike, or rent one from a local bike shop.
Cruise the Ted Wilson Trail
Explore the Ted Wilson Trail, a shared path that winds its way along the Barwon River. This 12km bike path offers stunning river views and is suitable for cyclists of many different skill levels.
Keep yourself protected on the trip with bike cover in case the unexpected happens.
Head down the Barwon River Trail (South)
At just over an hour long, this 6.4km bike trail is popular with walkers, dog owners, bird watches and bike riders alike.
Featuring picturesque scenery on either side of the riverbank, this family-friendly bike trail is relatively flat and makes for a smooth and leisurely ride.