Local Attractions

Geelong is Victoria's largest regional city. Its location is unparalleled anywhere in the state or country. An hour by road to Melbourne, Geelong is the gateway to world famous beaches. Holiday makers simply won't find a better region to come and unwind. Whether it's a relaxed holiday or days filled with activities, Geelong is a great place to visit. Stay at Riverglen and enjoy a friendly family atmosphere.


Make your choice from Deluxe Cedar Spa Cottages, Cedar Cottages, Holiday Cabins, Ensuite Cabins, Ensuite Powered Sites or Powered Sites. Take a cool dip in the sparkling swimming pools, a bounce on the brightly coloured jumping pillow, a play in the play ground, a game of table tennis or just sit back with a coffee or glass of wine on your verandah or perhaps a stroll around the river.

Geelong's Carousel, art deco promenade and swimming pavilion are big attractions for families just as they have been for very many years. Today, the addition of new bars, hotels and restaurants, a children's playground and a range of activities on offer, create a unique, vibrant feel to this picturesque part of town. Catch a glimpse of the city and regions heritage with a visit to one of Geelong's museums.


Eastern Beach

Situated adjacent to the Barwon River, Riverglen is just a few minutes drive to the heart of the city and its waterfront location - a waterfront that's a great place to be at anytime. Iconic ocean beaches, a short drive away and a pace of life that is not so frantic- gives it a distinctive sense of serenity. You can't help but relax Immerse yourself in the city's history and heritage, its cultural precincts, its high quality and wide-ranging local produce. Fine dining and lively café culture, its bright busy retail centres and entertainment options. And of course its home to one of the AFL's most successful clubs in recent years - the mighty Geelong Cats.


Royal Geelong Yacht Club

With a proud history spanning over 150 years, the club plays host to many major events on Local, National and World Championship levels, including the annual Festival of Sails that attracts over 4,000 sailors and 100, 000 visitors over the Australia Day Weekend.

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club boasts excellent facilities and services for members to enjoy the club. Meet old and new friends in our safe and friendly environment. The Marina is unique in that it faces north and the bay views from our bars and lounges are simply the best!

Yacht Club Yacht Club


Barwon River
Barwon Valley Park Barwon Valley Park


The Ford Discovery Centre in Brougham Street showcases the near- century old association between Geelong and Ford Motor Company. The National Wool Museum celebrates the significance of the wool industry in this region which hails back to the early 1800’s Ten minutes drive out of town is the maritime museum at Osborne House in North Geelong. It was Australia’s first naval college, and served as a submarine base in 1922. Discover the gallery precinct on the Arts and Culture Trail- it reveals a few hidden treasures along the way.


From shopping the big brands through to discovering small original boutiques, there is something for the most discerning shopper. As a coastal city. Geelong is a great place to shop for your favorite surf or skatewear brands. Spend a few hours exploring the two main shopping centres or the precincts of Ryrie, Moorabool, Malop and Yarra Streets. The friendly office staff at Riverglen will be happy to offer advice and provide you with brochures and directions to all local attractions.


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